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May
18
comment 3 short stories that can be turned into a novel. Should I pick the one with best reviews?
Yes, I'm passionate about all of them.
May
16
comment 3 short stories that can be turned into a novel. Should I pick the one with best reviews?
Thanks. I agree with your points. The thing is, I wrote all those stories for myself and all of them are expandable (I gave it a lot of thought and I concluded that they do end too soon). I think. I won't be 100% sure until I actually do it.
May
15
comment Is it OK to have two different POVs in a same paragraph (third-person omniscient narrator)?
@Lauren Ipsum Thanks a lot.
May
15
comment Is it OK to have two different POVs in a same paragraph (third-person omniscient narrator)?
@Lauren Ipsum Thanks for the suggestions. I'm curious, what kind of changes would you suggest to make it clear that the passage's still in Kuo's thoughts?
Apr
25
comment Listing items in fiction
Thanks. Wow, seems like you've written papers on the subject before.
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.