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Writer | Coder | Witty | Liar


Nov
11
comment Am I using too much dialogue?
I want more answers to this question. I have the same God damn problem. One of my friends read the ms and said that I write too many dialogues. Said I was obsessed with it. Which, imho, I am. I love them. Maybe someone can point me to a discussion thread?
Nov
11
comment Am I using too much dialogue?
Reed's on weed.
Nov
11
comment How to format Facebook chat in a novel?
I think what he's asking is how to format chat scripts when writing in a novel. Like two characters talking online. But that's just what I think...
Sep
22
comment Good idea to write a scene with just pure dialogue exchange?
Super. Thanks a ton!
Sep
22
comment Good idea to write a scene with just pure dialogue exchange?
So if I use just two characters, with the dialogue tags, with no third character coming in between, it won't be hard enough for the readers to follow right?
Sep
20
comment Resource for idioms
Favourited it. Because I know how it feels. Because I'm an Indian.
Sep
20
comment Should cliffhangers be used in every chapter?
@Lauren, I just saw this. I was going through the list of my own past questions and I clicked on this and I just saw this. I guess something went wrong with the notifications. I don't know. Thanks for the answer. Sorry for marking it accepted... after 2 years. I feel like an asshole, really.
Jan
17
comment A good approach to show dialogues over radio communication?
Thanks hildred. It's a caper scene. And I've structured the planning scene and the execution scene in a way that certain parts of the planning scene is shown while the execution. I would have used single quotation marks instead of double but I've already used them to show inline planning dialogues in the execution scene. Can you suggest something, please?
Dec
13
comment Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
@what, Amazing! I didn't know it was in first person. I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!
Dec
13
comment Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
Completed the first season. Thanks for the tip! It gave me a clear idea. I don't know why they stopped airing it. It seems to be a decent show.
Dec
13
comment Does the word 'bazaar' instead of 'market' seem more catchy?
Glad to be of help.
Dec
12
comment Should I get rid of short sentences that don't provide much information?
+1 for the link.
Dec
12
comment Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
@what, Thank you for the reply. I guess yours and Standback's ideas are the most engaging.
Dec
12
comment Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
Yes. Yes that clicks with me too. After I posted the question, I kind of thought that maybe if I can show a few important hurdles and I can then proceed with the action. But I guess that's the problem with me, various ideas and not a single gram of confidence to choose which one to work on, which one will be apt. But thank you Standback. It seems I accept all your answers by default. I wish I could accept this answer too. Glad to have you guys around. It's so much help.
Dec
12
comment Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
@Joe, Bingo! I was actually planning to walk on a similar path. Show a few elements of the planning in a prior scene, and then fill in the gaps as the heist takes place. One of the major challenges I have is the fact that the novel is in first person narrative. There would have been so many liberties if it was in third person. But I think I'll pull it off. If you guys know any caper scenes written in First person, please let me know. That'll be a tonne of help.
Dec
12
comment Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
"while Hannah, who was not there, picked up nothing." Hahaha! Extra points for the example of beauty. I totally get what you meant. I practically believed it all this while. Never applied it though; I thought if it is not commonly done, its should not be done. Thanks for standing up and assuring me that I was not the only one.
Dec
3
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
@JohnSmithers, thanks for the title change. I really need to learn how to frame my questions. :|
Nov
29
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
@Neil, I never asked how this sentence was. I just asked whether it is a good practice to write in this style or not. But it's my bad. I should not have used that tag.
Nov
29
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
Thanks Lauren. This is what most of the youth in my country like. Hence the writing style. :)
Nov
29
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
@Neil, actually, this was not proofreading.