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revised Is the following deus-ex-machina? If so, should I remove it?
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comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
@Tom Au I totally forgot about that one. It's not a duplicated question, right?
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revised Is the following deus-ex-machina? If so, should I remove it?
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asked Is the following deus-ex-machina? If so, should I remove it?
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revised I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
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comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
@Dale Hartley Emery They said stuff like: "...there is no real sense of drama." "...seems to almost take a break from the plot." "...doesn't seem to be forwarding the plot much." What confuses me the most is that some readers have the opposite reaction, ha: "I like the meandering approach you've taken." "Very interesting twists in this chapter."
Jun
17
comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
Ha, that's all right. I think I should clarify that in my question.
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revised I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
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comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
♦ Oh, well. It's not about the research all the time. For instance, in one of the chapters she encounters an "ex-lover", in another she gets fooled by a librarian, and in the last she is laughed at in class. And I reveal some stuff about her and her thoughts. Anyway, your approaches seem useful. I'll give them a thought.
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15
revised Recommendations for reputable writing critique site for non-native English speaker?
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15
answered Recommendations for reputable writing critique site for non-native English speaker?
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15
asked Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
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15
comment How much time should you devote to learning the craft?
I think you have two kinds of procrastination now: how-to books about writing and Q/A sites about writing. I agree with what and John Smitter. Just write. You'll develop some sort of "instinct" that will come out automatically when needed.
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accepted What are the elements of a good blurb?
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accepted Are there words that are “stronger” than others? If so, why?
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accepted “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break