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Jun
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comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
Thanks. I have a much better understanding now. I'll offer some ideas later today (unless other people offer them first).
Jun
17
comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
"Dead end" is a too abstract to act on. I'm not sure what it means in this specific case. Can you give a few examples of the exact words that your readers use to describe the problem?
Jun
16
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Jun
16
comment Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
@Kevin, good call. Sometimes I devolve into rant mode, and my advice loses nuance. Which style do you prefer? Go with that. And thank you for not mentioning the possibility that all of my advice is bunk.
Jun
16
comment Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
Done. Thanks for asking, Albey. And thanks for looking it up, Neil.
Jun
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Jun
15
answered Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
Jun
15
answered How much time should you devote to learning the craft?
Jun
14
answered Is it a bad idea to publish individual chapters of my book idea, online for feedback?
Jun
14
answered How could collaborative writing in one world work?
Jun
14
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Jun
14
comment Should I force-developing a story to a setting I have?
I like most of your answer, but I don't like the "should be" in the second paragraph. Science fiction writers can build stories starting from any element: from character, from situation, from setting, from an image, from a memory, from a gee whiz, what if idea, or (as in an exercise Algis Budrys used to assign to his writing students) from random, everyday objects or from three words chosen randomly from the dictionary.
Jun
14
answered Should I force-developing a story to a setting I have?
Jun
11
answered How to make the reader “accept” absurdity?
May
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comment Three Act Structure - How do I include it?
For my part, I was distracted by "very short story," which I took to mean somewhere around 500–1000 words.
May
30
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May
30
comment Three Act Structure - How do I include it?
I've added another answered. (I could have amended my first answer, but I don't like to do that after people have voted it up or down.)
May
30
answered Three Act Structure - How do I include it?
May
30
comment Three Act Structure - How do I include it?
What makes you think there is a gap? What make you think the gap is gigantic?
May
29
revised Three Act Structure - How do I include it?
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