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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.
Nov
17
comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
+1 for the quote!
Sep
19
comment What is a beat?
@OneMonkey, Amazing! I'm saving this.
Sep
19
comment Software recommendations for magazine layout?
Of course I can. But I won't be able to provide the full details as I am still learning. So, goto their website or youtube 'how to use corel'. You'll get the idea.
Aug
23
comment Can a book be written without an antagonist?
@Mussri, when it comes to casual talking in english, grammar is the last thing you want to emphasize on.
Aug
7
comment Is it appropriate to credit someone with a quote if I am not absolutely sure they are the source?
I believe the complete dialogue is this: "We believe that the universe itself is conscious in a way we can never truly understand. It is engaged in a search for meaning. So it breaks itself apart, investing its own consciousness in every form of life. We are the universe trying to understand itself." It is said by a character called Delenn from the 1995 series "Babylon 5: Passing Through Gethsemane" Season 3 ep 4. But I am not sure about Carl Sagan.
Jul
7
comment Pitfalls of writing a main character of different gender to the author, specifically first-person perspective?
"because I can't relate to the nuances of the female mind." Hahahha
Jul
4
comment Should cliffhangers be used in every chapter?
My story is in first person.. So It doesn't include intertwined stories.. It is linear and I have only one POVC.
Jun
27
comment How do you build good per-book *and* global indexes?
Yes, I get the idea. I was Googling DTD's when I stumbled upon docbook. And to my bad luck, I could not find any thing on adding words to only global indexes. But I hope you get the solution on SO. :)
Jun
26
comment How do you build good per-book *and* global indexes?
Well, I really think that this question can belong to our site. Because essentially, from what I know about coding, Cellio is probably using a 'software' to write. And the 'writing' she is referring to is a technical documentation. And I mean a Huge documentation. So basically, she has posted the question in the right forum. But as Fein said, we do need writers here who are technically sound.
Jun
26
comment Issues with Scene/Sequel model
Yes. Essentally. And thanks! Appreciate it, @Patches
Jun
18
comment Some doubts on the use of Italicized words
So my use of italicized words in the middle of descriptive sentences is correct. Right?
Jun
18
comment Some doubts on the use of Italicized words
Well.. he has written his own story so I can't ask him to.. hahaha! But you gave an Amazing example there! And yes, To me, bold words seems like an interruption. Thanks for the answer!
Jun
18
comment My first act is lengthy. And I cannot shorten it. Any Suggestions?
Another quote. haha. Thanks again! I'll keep that in mind! :)