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Photographer, musician and programmer.


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
Oct
23
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Rewording to make it easier to read. Removed book name as not relevant.
Oct
23
revised Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Rewording some parts to make them flow better.
Oct
23
revised Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Minor word flow.
Oct
23
revised Can't write, can plan
Word flow and punctuation.
Oct
23
revised How to write good erotic scene?
Reworded (probably not naturally English speaking).
Oct
23
suggested suggested edit on Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
23
suggested suggested edit on How to write good erotic scene?
Oct
23
suggested suggested edit on How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
23
revised How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Wording and basic corrections.
Oct
23
revised Precedence: P.S or Address?
Formatting and some wording changes.