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Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Chanel (Amber) on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 09:20 am:


Hi hi :)

Does he use sign language?
no but a neat thought.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is he a linguist?... in other words, he now no longer lectures, but instead, he spends his time *writing* about the things he used to teach...
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 04:45 pm:


is he a linguist?... in other words, he now no longer lectures, but instead, he spends his time *writing* about the things he used to teach... no you were so close you have a key word in there.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does his job involve writing?

does he do his job exclusively in one language? or is he some sort of translator?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 6:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 06:34 pm:


Does his job involve writing? yes keep following up with this.

does he do his job exclusively in one language? yes, English. or is he some sort of translator?no wrong direction keep going with your top question.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does he write scholarly works?
works for public domain (everyday people)?
textbooks for schools?
fiction? nonfiction? biographical?
Historical research?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 06:49 pm:


does he write scholarly works?
works for public domain (everyday people)? yes that is his plan.
textbooks for schools?
fiction?this one. nonfiction? biographical?
Historical research?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 1:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he one of those people who writes novels?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 01:08 am:


Is he one of those people who writes novels? yes he is working on it at the hotel.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 3:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah... interesting. So he is at the hotel...
studying the environment for the novel? so that he has time to write the novel?
Is the novel category (besides fiction)...
romance?
mystery?
sci fi?
fantasy?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 03:56 am:


Ah... interesting.thanks. So he is at the hotel...
studying the environment for the novel? so that he has time to write the novel? this one.
Is the novel category (besides fiction)... not really.
romance?
mystery?
sci fi?
fantasy?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 1:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a book of poetry?
Is it more along the lines of 'The Da Vinci Code' or 'Five people you'll meet in heaven'? That sort of fiction?
Lana (Lana)
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 01:33 am:


Is it a book of poetry?
Is it more along the lines of 'The Da Vinci Code' or 'Five people you'll meet in heaven'? That sort of fiction?
none of these really.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 6:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay. An english teacher became the manager at a hotel so that he would have time to be a novelist. All we have left is to figure out the sort of book?

Does the book have anything at all to do with the hotel/life in the hotel? Or is his job at the hotel strictly a job that isn't as time consuming?

Is the book more on the order of...
Commercial fiction? (The Bridges of Madison County)
Literary fiction? (Cold Mountain)
Mainstream fiction? (Anything by Michael Crichton)
You've already said no to genre fiction.
subcategories...
historical fiction? (like Titanic, Gone with the Wind, the Grapes of Wrath)
dramatic fiction? (Some Shakespeare, Little Women)
Suspense/thriller? (Anything by John Grisham)
Western? (Something with Cowboys and Indians)
Horror? (Frankenstein)
Young adult? (Harry Potter)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bonus conundrum: Of which lines from Shakespeare is this puzzle now an example?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Much Ado about Nothing?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 4:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, but good thinking:)
Tony (E20)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bonus conundrum: Of which lines from Shakespeare is this puzzle now an example?
Answer:
J That which we call a Rose by any other name would be Tackybritish?

Referring back to the puzzle statement ("All work ..."), is our hero trying to write a piece of drama, but writers' block has set in ... resulting in "No Play"?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 06:37 am:


Okay. An english teacher became the manager at a hotel so that he would have time to be a novelist. All we have left is to figure out the sort of book? that and more about the English teacher's state of mind.

Does the book have anything at all to do with the hotel/life in the hotel? Or is his job at the hotel strictly a job that isn't as time consuming?

Is the book more on the order of...
Commercial fiction? (The Bridges of Madison County)
Literary fiction? (Cold Mountain)
Mainstream fiction? (Anything by Michael Crichton)
You've already said no to genre fiction.
subcategories...
historical fiction? (like Titanic, Gone with the Wind, the Grapes of Wrath)
dramatic fiction? (Some Shakespeare, Little Women)
Suspense/thriller? (Anything by John Grisham)
Western? (Something with Cowboys and Indians)
Horror? (Frankenstein)
Young adult? (Harry Potter) good questions but it wouldn't follow under any of these. However his wife who gets to see it is horrified, while flipping through his "book."
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David Burn (Woubit) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 07:43 pm:


Bonus conundrum: Of which lines from Shakespeare is this puzzle now an example? sorry no Shakespeare here.
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 11:06 pm:


Much Ado about Nothing? no, but when I saw this title it made me think of his book or rather lack of one.
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tony (E20) on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:22 am:


Bonus conundrum: Of which lines from Shakespeare is this puzzle now an example?
Answer:J That which we call a Rose by any other name would be Tackybritish? :)

Referring back to the puzzle statement ("All work ..."), is our hero trying to write a piece of drama, but writers' block has set in ... resulting in "No Play"? no but good thinking, this line "All work and no play makes _____ a dull boy." It has everything to do with the book.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 9:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You may have missed one of Lisa's earlier questions ... "Does the book have anything at all to do with the hotel/life in the hotel? Or is his job at the hotel strictly a job that isn't as time consuming?"

Is the title of the book relevant?

Is his wife horrified by the content of the material in the book? Or by the lack of content? By the (ahem) adult nature of the material? Is she recognisable as a character in the book? Is anyone she knows recognisable as a character in the book?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tony (E20) on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 09:04 am:


You may have missed one of Lisa's earlier questions ... "Does the book have anything at all to do with the hotel/life in the hotel? Or is his job at the hotel strictly a job that isn't as time consuming?" yes.

Is the title of the book relevant? no.

Is his wife horrified by the content of the material in the book?yes in a way. Or by the lack of content? this.By the (ahem) adult nature of the material?no pornos here. Is she recognisable as a character in the book? Is anyone she knows recognisable as a character in the book? no to both.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 9:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So ... our hero gives up his job as a teacher to work in a hotel, giving himself time to write a novel?
Does he then find that the job at the hotel is more time-consuming than he thought it would be?

How much has he actually written of the novel:
A paragraph?
A page?
A few pages?
A chapter?
Several chapters?

How long has he been working at the hotel?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 2:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his book titled... "Jack"?
Is his book about 'jack'?
Is his book about jack and squat?
"Title of the Song"?
"Title of the Book"?
Is it stream of consciousness?
Was the wife horrified to read it because the book was just bad? Nobody would want to read it and they would lose money?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 12:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20) on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:16 am:

sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I was a little distracted.
So ... our hero gives up his job as a teacher to work in a hotel, giving himself time to write a novel? yes.
Does he then find that the job at the hotel is more time-consuming than he thought it would be?
no.
How much has he actually written of the novel:
A paragraph?
A page?
A few pages?this.
A chapter?
Several chapters?

How long has he been working at the hotel?a couple months.
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 1:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 02:10 am:

sorry again for the delay.
Is his book titled... "Jack"?
Is his book about 'jack'?
Is his book about jack and squat?
"Title of the Song"?
"Title of the Book"? it doesn't have a title.
Is it stream of consciousness? no to this and all above.
Was the wife horrified to read it because the book was just bad?not so much as bad but____ Nobody would want to read it and they would lose money?
no.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "horrified" the best way to descibe his wife's reactionto the book?

If not, is one of these better:
disappointed?
worried?
embarrassed?
alarmed?
distressed?
upset?
nervous?
concerned?
dismayed?
shocked?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 8:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 01:04 am:


Is "horrified" the best way to descibe his wife's reactionto the book? yes but there are other terms to describe her reaction.

If not, is one of these better:
disappointed? all the terms listed her would describe her except disappointed.
worried?
embarrassed?
alarmed?
distressed?
upset?
nervous?
concerned?
dismayed?
shocked?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the book a tell-all? an expose'? an "unauthorized biography"?

Was his wife's reaction to what he was writing? to the fact that he was writing such a thing? to the way that he was writing it?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's been so hard to resist the parallels to 'The Shining'; but necessary as the man's name was not jack...but is there any relevant similarity?
Annelies Horckmans (Annls)
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 4:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the pages he has already written don't have any content? Or very few like only the phrase 'all work and no play makes jack a dull boy'?

Do the pages he has already written describe how he is going to kill her? anyone else?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 11:54 pm:


Was the book a tell-all? an expose'? an "unauthorized biography"? no to both.

Was his wife's reaction to what he was writing?yes. to the fact that he was writing such a thing?yes. to the way that he was writing it? no.
Rose (Tackybritish)
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By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 12:51 am:


It's been so hard to resist the parallels to 'The Shining'; but necessary as the man's name was not jack...but is there any relevant similarity? You shouldn't resist the man's name isn't Jack but John or Johnny.I'm going to spoil this in a few days if noone objects.
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Annelies Horckmans (Annls) on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 04:16 pm:


So the pages he has already written don't have any content?right. Or very few like only the phrase 'all work and no play makes jack a dull boy'? You got it!Only the phrase is said multiple times.

Do the pages he has already written describe how he is going to kill her? anyone else? no to both of these.
Annelies Horckmans (Annls)
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 8:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they have a child named Jack then?

Is the wife horrified simply because of the content of the book? Or because of what she thinks her husband will do? Or because of her husband's state of mind?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 3:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Annelies Horckmans (Annls) on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 08:06 am:


Do they have a child named Jack then? the name is just part of the old saying.

Is the wife horrified simply because of the content of the book? yes.Or because of what she thinks her husband will do? Or because of her husband's state of mind? yes.

******* Spoiler********
Johnny who used to be an English teacher decided to quit his job and write a book. He is offered to stay in a secluded hotel to take care of it. But there are secrets in the hotel. Slowly he begins to lose his mind talking to people who aren't there. He does constantly work on his book but has never divulged thier contents. His wife he is unerved by his odd behavior and decides to look at the book where it is clear her husband has lost his mind. In his book is six pages of nothing but the line "All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy." Good job everybody.

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