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Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Why write in a different genre than what you read?
Nov
11
suggested suggested edit on Why write in a different genre than what you read?
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Use of punctuation within quotes with single words or letters
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Referring to fictional version of an author in essay
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Am I using too much dialogue?
Nov
11
awarded  Custodian
Nov
11
reviewed Close What are the appropriate first steps to writing a scientific paper concerning a physical constant?
Nov
7
comment Am I using too much dialogue?
Since when is it advisable to keep dialogue to a "bare minimum". Dialogue is a major component of story writing.
Nov
7
answered How much information should a narrative sentence contain ,from experience on average, for good readability?
Nov
7
answered Am I using too much dialogue?
Nov
6
awarded  Explainer
Nov
6
comment Critque on how this sits as a prologue
I'm personally of the opinion that prologues are mostly unnecessary. Works such as Lord Of The Rings are such that a prologue might often be fascinating to the reader, granting more insight into the fascinating world, but for most stories, often the best way of developing your characters and intriguing your readers is by simply telling the story and unravelling the character throughout it.
Nov
6
revised “Its vs ”the" when referring to an element belonging to the previous sentence
deleted 5 characters in body
Nov
6
revised “Its vs ”the" when referring to an element belonging to the previous sentence
Made examples easier to read by themselves.
Nov
6
comment In what order should I describe a setting?
Intriguing excerpt :)
Nov
6
comment In what order should I describe a setting?
I always try to root the environment building descriptions into the perspective of the character at hand. This is an example from a short story I wrote: Rays of golden sunlight filtered through the translucent, dry surface of a leaf, held aloft by the hand of a small girl. With eyes focused on the veins of the leaf, she spun it in her fingers as she lay on the soft, green grass under the oak tree in the backyard.
Nov
6
answered “Its vs ”the" when referring to an element belonging to the previous sentence
Nov
6
suggested suggested edit on “Its vs ”the" when referring to an element belonging to the previous sentence
Nov
6
comment What does Character development actually mean?
The most effective character development is that which is shown, not told, in my opinion (and hopefully in general). The Han and Greedo scene mentioned above is a good example of this. You learn a great deal about Han Solo through this scene. He's in debt, he's on the run, and he cares for little but himself (or so he thought...). Characters can often be developed on the fly, as if you are learning the character as you write your story. For some characters you may need only start with little more than a single sentence and everything else can be improvised from that.
Oct
23
suggested suggested edit on Literary criticism handbook