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answered Example of a fictional story without any characters (the story being 1000+ words)
Jun
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comment Example of a fictional story without any characters (the story being 1000+ words)
Could you clarify: when you say "without any characters", do you mean no people at all? Or do you just mean no dialogue or specific characters, but there are people in the story?
Jun
3
comment Is it easy to change genre?
@Zayne - Doh! Thanks, always forget.
Jun
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revised Is it easy to change genre?
Spelling correction
Jun
3
comment What does Character development actually mean?
@DeVil - Yes, the first scenario falls under characterisation, but "character development" can be used to mean "characterisation", depending on context. Example: "I'm going to spend some time on character development, and work out his history."
Jun
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revised What does Character development actually mean?
Fixed some grammar mistakes.
Jun
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answered What does Character development actually mean?
Jun
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answered Do we need a gap of time between drafts?
Jun
2
comment Writing about drug induced hallucinations and paranoia
@Robusto - Fair enough, I imagine my use of the word authenticity didn't necessarily convey what I was trying to say. Wasn't trying to pretend anything, or hide behind semantics, and did not meant to cause offence.
Jun
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comment Writing about drug induced hallucinations and paranoia
@Robusto - Authenticity is not what you initially implied. You're saying that you can't give an accurate portrayal, and that's not the same as "authenticity". Authenticity means undisputed credibility, so when I read Burroughs, a known drug user, that lends his work authenticity, not because of how he's written it, but because I know he's basing it on things he's experienced. That doesn't make other works by non-drug users any less accurate in their portrayal.
Jun
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comment Writing about drug induced hallucinations and paranoia
Agree with @One-Monkey on this, it's simply not the case that you cannot give an accurate portrayal of something unless you've done it or experienced it. If that were true, a lot of crime novelists need to be locked up for some pretty whacked-out murders ;) You may lend your work more authenticity if it were known that it's based on personal experience, but that's about it.
Jun
2
comment Does this microfiction provide a slightly surreal sense when describing an ordinary scene?
@One Monkey - that rule about weather is amusing. William Gibson's "Neuromancer" began with "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel", which just goes to show how silly rules like this can be!
Jun
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answered Does this microfiction provide a slightly surreal sense when describing an ordinary scene?
Jun
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revised Is it easy to change genre?
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Jun
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answered Is it easy to change genre?
Jun
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answered Writing about drug induced hallucinations and paranoia
Jun
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revised Do you have to be good at grammar to get published?
Expanded answer.
Jun
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answered Do you have to be good at grammar to get published?
May
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revised Can a book be written without an antagonist?
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May
27
comment Do books have to be written in sequence?
@JSBangs - you may be right, but I can't think of any books offhand that I read where the characters were bad (as in, poorly thought out), yet it was still a good read. Any examples?