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revised Our note in footnote of a book
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comment Help write a book review, please
@Pete Wilson - Not sure about the usage of "correct"; it seems redundant. If the book was incorrect, it wouldn't be such a good resource. This could work: The book is one of those rare treasures that is clear, concise, and complete, giving every page real and immediate value.
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answered What's the proper way of formatting writing from a character in a novel?
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revised Help write a book review, please
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answered Help write a book review, please
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comment Tools for science-based world building?
@jalefkowit - Btw, I also recommend reading Orson Scott Card's "How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy" to see where I'm coming from in relation to world-building.
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comment Tools for science-based world building?
@jalefkowit - No such thing as tackling it from the wrong end. Some people like to do the world-building first, and then move onto characterisation second; others do it vice versa. Some jump between both. You're also assuming I'm not spending any time doing characterisation, but that's not the case. World-building is one aspect of the process of fantasy and science-fiction. You're also completely wrong that stories are only about characters: consider something like Gulliver's Travels, for example. The world is an important element.
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answered Our note in footnote of a book
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comment Our note in footnote of a book
Can you clarify? Do you mean you have your own footnotes, but some of the quotes in your work from another text contain references to footnotes in that other text?
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answered Indirect Narration Style
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comment Tools for science-based world building?
@jalefkowit - Sure, that's very true. I suppose I like the fact that world building lets my imagination flow, though. To me, a tool that could randomly generate worlds based on a few scientifically accurate inputs can be a real stimulus to the imagination. I don't see it as a waste, even if much of what I come up with never sees the light of day. It's more creativity I'm after here, prodding me to ask "Why?" and come up with ideas. The best fantasy words I've ever read have had rich, detailed worlds full of depth, and that's a good thing, IMO :)
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comment Tools for science-based world building?
@Nick Bedford : Just to clarify: I like the idea of a scientific-based approach in part because of its factual accuracy, but I'm more interested in the idea of generating worlds at random using a tool that allows tweaking of various "input" numbers, mainly because the resulting "world" can be a great source of inspiration for stories, because it makes me ask "Why?" Yes, I can make it up, but sometimes it's nice to have something that stimulates the brain, a bit like finding an old map in a book.
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comment Tools for science-based world building?
@jalefkowit Well, I agree that too much world building isn't a good thing but disagree about just focusing on characters and shaping the world around them. Characters are products of their time and place. If you are unaware of the time or place, you won't have believable characters. @Nick just because I know the finer details of the world, doesn't mean I would ever tell the reader everything, or even tell them in that fashion.
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answered Potential confusion: referring to home planet as “Earth”
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answered An alternative to saying 'users' when describing features
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