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Sep
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revised Is there a known technique for giving your readers chills?
Rewording, added links.
Sep
25
comment Should I use present or past tense when the narrator talks about an universal/most-often-true statement?
Good question. I think that this is going to end up being partially a matter of context and partially a matter of style, but I'm interested in seeing the answers.
Sep
25
comment Is it permissible to write a short story with little or no dialogue?
@BESW - I agree that this answer is confrontational, and if that was all that was here we'd ask him to tone this down. But this is not just belligerence. There's a point to John's tone, one beyond his predilection to write answers like this, and his answer is helpful and well-written. All that said, if the community were to disagree and flag this, the mods would discuss the situation.
Sep
25
comment Is it permissible to write a short story with little or no dialogue?
@Jay - I read that, just this morning, the case was thrown out on a technicality. Apparently the grammar police failed to read Mr. Smithers his rights.
Sep
25
comment Is there a known technique for giving your readers chills?
@Jim - Yes, thanks. I kinda like the bit about asking about the biological reason for chills, though. :)
Sep
25
comment Is there a known technique for giving your readers chills?
Putting this on hold because, in part, it's polling the community - asking everyone if they've experienced this can produce a lot of answers, all of which are "correct". Possible suggestions: Maybe edit into something more along the lines of what can cause this phenomenon, and tie that more into writing techniques?
Sep
20
reviewed Reject Are there some good books about scriptwriting to study?
Sep
19
comment Overusing “the” and “I”
@AlexFeinman - I think that this is a question that can exist on both sites. OP will get more technical advice there, more writer-friendly advice here. But it might get an even better answer over on English Language Learners.
Sep
19
comment Overusing “the” and “I”
@JohnM.Landsberg - Agreed, it's difficult to comment without seeing a typical writing sample.
Sep
17
comment Is it unusual to use product placement within a fictional novel, and what are the legalities around this?
As an aside: I thought that product placement was specifically when someone paid you to put a product in your film/tv episode/etc? And if you have written permission from the company, how can this be a problem?
Sep
16
comment Can anyone recommend a free website builder?
@KDNovels - No worries, but whether this is on or off-topic is currently being discussed in meta. You may be able to help keep this open by editing it to make it more specific to building a website for a book, as opposed to building a website for anything at all.
Sep
16
reviewed Reject What does Character development actually mean?
Sep
13
revised Are there any cheap printing options for a small order?
edited title
Sep
13
comment Really Stuck: Writing Dialogue
Carl, I've removed the link you included here, since it seems unrelated to the answer. (I did the same on another answer of yours, that had an unrelated link.)
Sep
13
revised How do I add more imagery to this short paragraph?
Removed unrelated link
Sep
13
revised Really Stuck: Writing Dialogue
Removed unrelated link
Sep
11
reviewed Approve How to shorten meandering dialogue?
Sep
10
revised Blog Contributions Copyright
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Sep
9
comment How do I add more imagery to this short paragraph?
This is starting to attract answers before we even know what the question is. I'm going to put this on hold, preventing any further answers until you can clarify the question.
Sep
9
comment How do I add more imagery to this short paragraph?
I'm not quite clear on what you're asking. Do you want a critique of this text, asking if it has sufficient imagery as per your assignment? Do you want us to help you come up with additional imagery? If the former, it's difficult to tell without knowing what the assignment is. If the latter, this is a request to generate text and therefore, I'm afraid, off-topic.