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I am a happy enthusiast with some years experience of perl. Not a pro by any means, I just love programming and debugging, I find it a very creative process.


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comment Could a different structure for “Feast of Crows” have been a better solution to Martin's five-year-gap?
@Standback You mean that he was more forgiving in his criticism. I do not believe that GRRM was interested in half the story lines he wrote, they were just his way of delivering information. Case in point: Asha, Aeron, Reek, at least half of Dany's, Jon's and Tyrion's story, Quentyn (!), Cersei, Areo Hotah, Arys Oakheart. I could clearly tell when he was inspired (Bran, Davos, Barristan, Jaime, Melisandre, Griff, Kevan) and when he was just pushing the story from A to B. A fear of trimming the fluff was his problem. Which is what I said. If you want to believe otherwise, go ahead.
Mar
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comment Could a different structure for “Feast of Crows” have been a better solution to Martin's five-year-gap?
"The problems begin when you start thinking, like GRRM did, that you can allow time to pass by adding fluff and new storylines (Brienne, Ser Arys Oakheart, Arianne, Asha Greyjoy, Reek, etc).", "...the critical failure is that most of the story lines we read are uninteresting." As well as the entire last paragraph. "Fluff", my main topic, to me include uninteresting story lines. So, no, that's not an example: Ido's answer says pretty much the same as mine, but in a different way.
Mar
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comment Describing a machine's world in a metaphorical manner
Reminds me of the quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)
Mar
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comment Could a different structure for “Feast of Crows” have been a better solution to Martin's five-year-gap?
@Standback Writing is structure. If you ask a vague question, you will get a vague answer. I cannot go into each character arc and specifically give advice for each of the characters. Well, I could, but it certainly would not be a concise answer. =) What kind of answer were you looking for?
Mar
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answered Could a different structure for “Feast of Crows” have been a better solution to Martin's five-year-gap?
Mar
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comment Could a different structure for “Feast of Crows” have been a better solution to Martin's five-year-gap?
When Feast was released, it was more of an act of desperation, I felt. GRRM just took an amount of character plotlines, bunched them together and called it a book. He has later said that this was a poor decision. I'm not sure what you are asking here. How to fill the 5-year gap, or how to replace the 5-year gap?
Mar
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answered How to improve/fix this short introductory paragraph and dialog?
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comment How to concentrate when writing?
+1 Those are nice tricks. Kind of "empty your mind of the bad" and then "fill your mind with the good".
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