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Jan
9
comment Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
@what I'm curious why do you think that sentence is less than perfect?
Jan
9
comment Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
Thanks, not sure why I thought it was ungrammatical. "...its curves flawlessly outlined as if drawn with a compass." I was referring to the curves of the heart. Is the wording confusing?
Jan
8
comment “And” vs “with” in description lists
Hey, you're right for some reason in the picture: c2.staticflickr.com/8/7087/7002468621_6072bb7c4b_z.jpg I only thought about its head and wings as black. Thanks.
Jan
6
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
@CLockeWork Thanks. I'll try that.
Jan
6
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
Thanks a lot! Just one thing: isn't the shelves and scrolls the reef and algae confusing to read? The first time I read it I read it like: the shelves and the scrolls and the reef and the algae
Jan
6
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
Well, isn't becoming acting as a metaphor here? Like it became a nightmare?
Dec
13
comment Is there a coherence problem in my story?
Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I'll publish it as a Kindle. I'll post the link in this site's chat room when I'm done (and if I don't starve to death by then).
Dec
13
comment How to effectively jump from one period of time to another in a short story?
Thanks. You mean I write beautifully? Or that I'm handsome?
Dec
11
comment Is replacing “this” with “a” allowed in fiction?
Why did I get a downvoted? Ha, I think this is the first downvote I get on this site. (I'm full of that @Stack Overflow.)
Dec
10
comment Should I use letters or digits in the following case?
Thanks for the edits. So, in the last example you did it because it's incorrect to use digits in dialogue? And one last question: why twentyfor instead of twenty-four?
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A Ha! Wow, English is hard.
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A Oh that was a typo. Fixed.
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A OK, done.
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A Thanks for the info. How about now?
Dec
6
comment Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
Overt themes. I think this is what happened with Life of Pi.
Nov
28
comment Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?
Thanks. I think em dashes are also used in a sudden change of idea?
Nov
5
comment Is repeating the action/verb in a metaphor a sign that is a bad one?
@SF. I think a simile is a type of metaphor: google.com.tw/…
Oct
27
comment Are modern authors still using colons and semicolons in dialogue?
How about YA and mainstream fiction?
Oct
26
comment Do items on a list have to follow the order/logic of the previous one?
OK, I'll revise that part. Used to be worse, initially, I wrote a vast ocean of knowledge and practicality. (Or was it better? I'm not sure anymore).
Oct
21
comment Use past or present tense for lasting fact
@Carina Gunnarsson Oh yeah, that part is present tense.