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Aug
27
revised Should I specify the time/date at the beginning of a scene?
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Aug
27
revised Should I specify the time/date at the beginning of a scene?
added 535 characters in body
Aug
27
asked Should I specify the time/date at the beginning of a scene?
Aug
27
revised Is it better to describe the main character's physical appearance early on in the story?
added 240 characters in body
Aug
27
asked Is it better to describe the main character's physical appearance early on in the story?
Aug
27
comment Does this urge you to read further or stop?
I always thought the Hunger Games was a rip off of Battle Royale: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Royale_(film)
Aug
26
revised Pulling the reader out of the narrative: When it's too much?
added 5 characters in body
Aug
26
comment Pulling the reader out of the narrative: When it's too much?
@Lauren Ipsum Haha, OK, maybe I should just remove that part.
Aug
26
comment Pulling the reader out of the narrative: When it's too much?
@Matt Ellen OK, I'll think about that.
Aug
26
comment Pulling the reader out of the narrative: When it's too much?
@Matt Ellen Well, that's the only place I describe the mother in the whole story. So that the reader can have some idea how she looks like.
Aug
26
asked Pulling the reader out of the narrative: When it's too much?
Aug
24
comment Does this text flow smoothly (description of suicidal thoughts)?
Thanks for your feedback. Yes, it's supposed to sound detached and a bit silly. The story is about a girl who's researching about drowning ducks, jumping cows, hanging chihuahuas after all.
Aug
24
asked Does this text flow smoothly (description of suicidal thoughts)?
Aug
18
accepted Does the following opening grip you?
Aug
17
accepted Tension built upon whether the main character will commit suicide or not. Problem: I'm using first person narrative
Aug
14
revised Does the following dialogue sound stiff and formal?
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Aug
14
asked Does the following dialogue sound stiff and formal?
Aug
14
revised Does the following opening grip you?
deleted 72 characters in body
Aug
13
answered Beginners can break rules too?
Aug
12
comment Does the following opening grip you?
Thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure what genre I write. The only thing I know is that I live in constant horror that someone will classify my work as YA (OK, it isn't that bad. The Fault in Our Stars was pretty good).