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Writers....again Maybe we should have an unofficial list


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#1 maryportfuncity

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 10:25 PM

Heard 94 year old Sybille Bedford interviewed on radio today. Makes me think again about the lengthy lives of writers. Kind of ironic since their job - as highlighted by Simon Armitage - is the employment that when watched by an audience most resembles dying.

Maybe we should keep a thread headed with all the writers not famous enough for the real DL but still in ripe old age. People like 101 year old Edward Upward and Sybille Bedford.
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:10 AM

I think they live a long time because they conserve energy. You can't really write whilst running around: you have to sit in front of a computer.
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:36 PM

janeo, on Sep 26 2005, 07:10 AM, said:

I think they live a long time because they conserve energy. You can't really write whilst running around: you have to sit in front of a computer.
If sitting in front of a computer for long periods has anything to do with longevity, there are a few DLers who can expect to live a very, very long time. :huh:


p.s. How do i "paste" an image into my post? Come on, someone help me out here...
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:40 AM

StarCrossed, on Sep 26 2005, 03:36 PM, said:

How do i "paste" an image into my post? Come on, someone help me out here...

The answer is right here.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 08:32 PM

janeo, on Sep 26 2005, 07:10 AM, said:

I think they live a long time because they conserve energy.  You can't really write whilst running around: you have to sit in front of a computer.
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Posted 27 September 2005 - 09:59 PM

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"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time."

It's been over 17 months since I was last 100% sober, not a day I want to repeat.




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