Reputation
13,051
Next tag badge:
99/100 score
20/20 answers
Badges
1 23 72
Newest
 plot
Impact
~223k people reached

May
1
revised How much does imperfect grammar put off an agent?
title typo
May
1
comment Formatting for floating text with gradient effect
I think ebooks.SE is a better fit for this; I'm migrating over there. Best of luck!
May
1
revised Formatting for floating text with gradient effect
title
May
1
reviewed Reviewed How do I describe Newtonian physics to the reader in a way that is realistic yet not too complex?
May
1
revised How do I describe Newtonian physics to the reader in a way that is realistic yet not too complex?
re-tagged, a bit of cleanup
May
1
reviewed Reviewed What are some techniques for deciding which of two or more plot directions to go with?
May
1
reviewed Reviewed How can I find Indian names that will be accessible to my readers?
May
1
comment What to avoid when writing the downfall of a character?
In its present form, I think the question is unclear and too broad, so I'm closing it. Of course, edits or a new post with a more focused question are extremely welcome :) And, as always, trying and learning is A-OK on Stack Exchange!
May
1
comment What to avoid when writing the downfall of a character?
I strongly suggest trying to structure Writers.SE questions as "I'm trying to do X; however, I've run up against Obstacle Y." Even in the planning phase, you can have obstacles - maybe you're worried that the downfall will feel unpersuasive; maybe you're worried readers will hate the character; maybe you're worried readers won't even notice he's gone bad. Tell us what you're trying to do, what your concern is, and why you're concerned about that. Don't go for a catch-all "Give me advice about the thing I want to do," because that isn't really answerable.
May
1
comment What to avoid when writing the downfall of a character?
IMHO, this isn't a very answerable question - you're presenting a fairly broad scenario ("A protagonist falls from grace") which could have a million different crucial details to it, and asking "what to avoid." IMHO, "what to avoid" questions are very problematic to begin with, and I'm inclined to close them - they aren't "I'm having a problem," they're "I'm intending to do X, give me general advice about X before I actually attempt it." In your case, I think it's also hard to tell just what it is you need advice on, making it doubly hard to answer.
May
1
comment How can I create drama in a story that is mostly political and procedural?
@Lostinfrance : Oh! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :-)
Apr
27
reviewed Reviewed Should you specify camera action in a film script?
Apr
27
reviewed No Action Needed How much character description is considered necessary in a “plot driven” story?"
Apr
27
reviewed Edit Can I use an abbreviated two-digit format for year in a resume?
Apr
27
revised Can I use an abbreviated two-digit format for year in a resume?
added 2 characters in body; edited title
Apr
27
reviewed Looks OK “Works” in Works Cited when there is only one source?
Apr
27
reviewed Leave Open How can I find Indian names that will be accessible to my readers?
Apr
21
comment Future-In-The-Past Version of 'Should?'
English.SE is the place for grammar questions; I've migrated this over there. Cheers!
Apr
20
comment “The signal on the Zibby is dead” - what is the meaning of “Zibby”?
Heya, Cool question! We don't take research questions on Writers.SE; the place to ask those is on respective sites related to the research topic. In this case, I'll migrate to History.SE, where I think this is on-topic :)
Apr
18
reviewed No Action Needed Effective techniques for describing pain