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Apr
5
comment Should I make the gender of the narrator more obvious?
@Pravesh Parekh Yes, thanks. Corrected.
Feb
25
comment “Where did X go?” vs “where had X gone.”
Thanks for your feedback. How about the passage in the EDIT?
Feb
25
comment “Where did X go?” vs “where had X gone.”
Thanks, I incorporated your edits. How about the passage in the EDIT?
Feb
19
comment Is the following repetition unnecessary?
Oh, that was a typo. Thanks for noticing.
Feb
11
comment Is the following passage confusing?
@Neil Fein♦ I can post it here as a comment once I finish it. Or should I use the chat instead?
Feb
9
comment Is the following passage confusing?
@NeilFein OK, I updated. Ha, but I think the surround text doesn't add much for clarity. I explained the context a bit.
Feb
8
comment How can I get rid of the “things” in the following passage?
Thanks for noticing the worst. I don't know why but I always write it instead of worse.
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
29
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
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
15
comment Which font should I use when I'm writing?
@what Nice. I'll check it out.
Jan
6
comment Am I providing enough information to keep the reader gripped?
Thanks for spotting that.
Jan
5
comment Is it possible to turn a cliche into something original?
Hmm, the Bible is more original than I thought.
Jan
5
comment Does this entice the reader to continue?
@Nate_Writes To be honest, the first paragraph didn't hook me (as I said, I found it too general). The second one did it, though. That's why I suggested the example above.
Jan
5
comment Is it possible to turn a cliche into something original?
@hidred Thanks I liked the backwards technique. So in my case, daughter rapes father?
Jan
1
comment Will my readers find it hard to care/identify with a character who seems to lack human emotions?
@Seth Gordon Yes, it's a complex idea. That's why I decided to make it a novel not a short story.
Dec
30
comment Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
@Saint Georg Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
Dec
29
comment Will my readers find it hard to care/identify with a character who seems to lack human emotions?
user2005 Yes, she literally doesn't have a soul. So I'm portraying her as less expressive than a normal person.
Dec
29
comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
How about Twilight? It only has one perspective/level of thinking: the benefits of having a vampire boyfriend. And it's one of the most successful novels all time.