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Writes constantly.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
May
4
accepted In writing a cover letter accompanying a submission to a literary journal, is listing publications in less well-regarded journals detrimental?
May
3
asked In writing a cover letter accompanying a submission to a literary journal, is listing publications in less well-regarded journals detrimental?
Mar
23
awarded  Teacher
Mar
22
answered How does one avoid bland, generic fantasy while they write?
Mar
22
comment Balancing loads of equally-important characters
A small piece of tangential-but-relevant advice--don't make yourself write something if you're not into it. Readers can tell, and there's probably a reason you felt that way in the first place. If you find yourself paying more attention to a few characters, it might be b/c they deserve it. Maybe try to find something that creates the same level of interest for you in the other characters? And if you can't muster it, then maybe you should let them fade into the background.
Mar
22
comment Is the iPad a convenient medium for writing work?
Like several answer-ers, I wrote most of a novel on an iPad. The question is, can you effectively & comfortably touch-type on an iPad? Some people can, certainly. I'd say try to borrow someone's or mess around with one in the store and see if you're one of those people before you buy. Plenty of perfectly adequate, free iPad text editors exist.
Mar
22
awarded  Scholar
Mar
22
comment How best to handle revealing a main character's name midway through a long story in close-third person?
+1 good distinction, and good point about having characters mess up the name switch in-story.
Mar
22
comment How best to handle revealing a main character's name midway through a long story in close-third person?
@NeilFein It would be pretty clear to the reader in-story, but I made my question clearer by editing it to include references on close 3rd. Thanks!
Mar
22
accepted How best to handle revealing a main character's name midway through a long story in close-third person?
Mar
22
awarded  Editor
Mar
22
revised How best to handle revealing a main character's name midway through a long story in close-third person?
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Mar
22
comment How best to handle revealing a main character's name midway through a long story in close-third person?
The idea isn't that the narrator has been lying--it's that the 3rd person narration is really only privy to things the main character knows. And he didn't know the real name until he was told. Generally a very good answer otherwise.
Mar
22
awarded  Student
Mar
22
asked How best to handle revealing a main character's name midway through a long story in close-third person?
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11
awarded  Supporter
Feb
10
answered How to get feedback about the quality of one's fictional writing from friends unbiased by the friendship?