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accepted How do I balance reading time with writing time?
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comment How do I balance reading time with writing time?
Lauren’s comments about using a book instead of the Internet are interesting. They imply I should switch my categories, which would also raise my priority for reading.
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comment How do I balance reading time with writing time?
@Standback, thank you for the comment. Sorry I didn’t get to it sooner. I chose reading since it's the only "important" task I know of that isn't the same priority as or higher than writing for me now. I class "reading" as a non-writing hobby. The only other one, a particular video game, I don’t do until I'm certain there is no more writing in me. Surfing is "writing" because I surf for info that will help me continue, so I do that before reading or video games. While I would be interested in responses to “When should I stop?” I do want to write, so I singled out reading.
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awarded  Nice Question
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asked How do I balance reading time with writing time?
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accepted How do I decide if writing expository scenes that won't be in my finished novel is useful, or procrastination?
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comment How do I decide if writing expository scenes that won't be in my finished novel is useful, or procrastination?
I'd like to learn how to write better questions. I'm not quite sure how I was asking for discussion. I view discussion as a two-way street -- conversation going backwards and forwards. I view SE as a one-way street -- once I get an answer, there is no conversation unless clarification is needed. While my statement could have limited answers (perhaps unwise when a good one can come from anywhere) I didn't see it as asking for a back-and-forth conversation. Does my understanding of SE need to be adjusted?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment How do I decide if writing expository scenes that won't be in my finished novel is useful, or procrastination?
Actually, I think your edit brought out the question I wanted to ask. I am especially interested in hearing the answers of those familiar with pantsing novels, but I won't mind answers from plotters as well. Since that statement seems to be what red-flagged you, I see no reason why that information can't just stay in this comment.
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asked How do I decide if writing expository scenes that won't be in my finished novel is useful, or procrastination?
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accepted Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
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awarded  Teacher
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answered How can I describe the effect of building up a mental exposures?
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comment Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
Why ahouldn't readers thing I'm using novel skills to write short stories? Any time I skim books or websites on the subject, I find the advice tends to run along the exact same lines I've read for novels in terms of characterization, plot structure, ect.
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comment Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
@JohnSmithers, actually, I did get started on a novel. It's going to be a while before its ready for the revision stage, though, and I feel it's important to become more familiar with revision so I'll be better able to push through the first draft. So I'm looking at short stories again while working on the novel.
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comment Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
Thank you for your advice. I don't know of a way to edit this question to fit the Problem X model, but I'll keep this in mind when writing future questions.
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asked Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
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accepted Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?