Turnips

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Mar
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
18
answered Unquestionable Taboos and Self-censorship
Mar
13
answered Simple way/techniques of arranging all the ideas and scenes in a plot?
Mar
11
answered How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
Mar
10
comment How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?
Maybe I should clarify: I do have a good idea of what needs to be done to this story, I just can't get into the mood to actually write it, and that's the problem. Any time I try to add or alter a scene, I just lose inspiration after a couple sentences.
Mar
10
comment How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?
John: Let's assume I actually do need to add things and not delete them. It's a judgment call, and I've had 6 months to make it. I do know how to properly edit; that's not the issue that's causing problems at the moment. Jae: the story has reached its conclusion, and so it is "done," but some elements are lacking depth, and so it is "not done." That's the conflict right there :-p
Mar
9
awarded  Scholar
Mar
9
accepted How should I approach possibly unfamiliar pop culture in fiction?
Mar
9
asked How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?
Mar
8
awarded  Teacher
Mar
8
answered Sympathetic portrayal of devout, rule-abiding characters
Mar
7
comment How should I approach possibly unfamiliar pop culture in fiction?
A) Recognizing the song is a good thing. How they interpret the use of it is really case-by-case. B) The second one. The song lyric generally provides some metaphor for what's going on or sets some mood. But that aspect is kind of lost when the reader doesn't know the song.
Mar
7
awarded  Student
Mar
6
comment How should I approach possibly unfamiliar pop culture in fiction?
Well, I dabble in a couple different mediums, but this issue is mostly a problem for short stories. With longer works or continuing works you can set things up earlier and make the reference be to your set-up instead of to the original piece, and with fanfiction the entire thing is a pop culture reference. But when I'm writing something, say, between 1,000 and 5,000 words, I don't have room to establish anything before introducing the element of pop culture.
Mar
6
asked How should I approach possibly unfamiliar pop culture in fiction?