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answered A short story, any comments?
Jul
5
comment What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
I want to highlight a really useful bit here: The conflicts, especially the opening conflicts. I usually don't have trouble noticing the main conflict, but perhaps I overlook other conflicts that make promises of resolution.
Jul
5
comment What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
I like the metaphor of throwing a brick (joke) in the air. Also thinking in terms of potential. I think I can use these as questions for myself as I write: What bricks does this detail/sentence/paragraph/scene throw into the air? What potential does this create?
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Jul
5
revised What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
Typo: readers's
Jul
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asked What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
Jul
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answered Tone and directness in inviting prospective team member
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awarded  Enlightened
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Jun
14
answered Creative writing use and abuse
Jun
13
comment Finding the 'voice' of a character
Yes, Steve Buscemi shows up in lots of my stories ;-)
Jun
13
reviewed Approve Can a title be copyrighted?
Jun
12
revised How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
Add two paragraphs about gauging length from outlines
Jun
12
answered How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
Jun
11
reviewed Approve Screenwriting: Help with paragraph length.
Jun
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answered How to do dialogue?
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reviewed Approve Basing fiction on personal life
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reviewed Approve Basing fiction on personal life
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reviewed Approve Time measures in fantasy worlds
May
24
comment Is dialogue in a novel necessary, or just padding?
It's never a cop out if you follow "it depends" by talking about what it depends on ;-)