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Feb
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asked Should one avoid overusing “it” in prose?
Feb
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accepted Should write “I/he/she said” in dialogue with ambiguous action tags?
Jan
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revised Should write “I/he/she said” in dialogue with ambiguous action tags?
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asked Should write “I/he/she said” in dialogue with ambiguous action tags?
Jan
30
comment I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
@John Smithers I do know about rewritting. I've done it with seven stories based on the feedback of beta-readers. It just takes longer for me. Maybe because I don't plan or outline at all. I usually write the second draft from scratch.
Jan
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revised I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
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revised I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
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revised I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
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comment I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
@Standback♦ Interesting option. But since all of them are first drafts, I think it'll take me like one or two years.
Jan
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revised I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
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asked I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
Jan
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answered Character development in a story?
Jan
23
comment I feel my protagonist is too “detached” from the main plot. What should I do?
So, as the girl looks for her place in the world as a soulless being, the protagonist is doing it also. Again I never tell this to the reader; I just throw subtle hints.
Jan
23
comment I feel my protagonist is too “detached” from the main plot. What should I do?
Thanks for you feedback. Well, he's visiting his half-sister because she asked him to. As for the reason he came looking for the girl without a soul, the truth is a mystery even for himself. However, the girl later explains to him that they are somehow "connected." A possible interpretation for this is that the girl symbolizes his own skepticism towards the existence of the soul. But I never reveal that to the reader. Not sure if that will do, though.
Jan
23
accepted Ways of presenting a metaphor/simile/analogy
Jan
23
accepted Would it be annoying for the reader if the all the scenes alternate between “present” and flashback?
Jan
23
accepted Making a female character sound more boyish/masculine
Jan
23
accepted Tips to identify “noise” or “clutter” in your story
Jan
23
accepted “Variation” and “symmetry” in a sentence
Jan
23
accepted Am I overusing the words “started” and “began?”