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Jul
4
comment Do people read short stories?
I don't think many people buy short stories nowadays, when you can find millions of them on-line for free. While collections from reputable authors may still sell, I don't think $0.99/story from a relatively unknown author would get much audience. Notable exception: Erotica. Quality erotica short stories still sell well.
Jul
4
comment Publishing price comparisons. Is it allowed?
@LaurenIpsum: Legal, yes. Welcome, no. The shops/networks/firms whose prices are published that way often fight tooth and nail to have them taken down, and make up all kinds of bullshit excuses (and law violations) to have them taken down. Of course they have no actual legal standing but that doesn't mean they won't try to intimidate you with (il)legal threats, e.g. claiming they have copyright on the prices (obvious bs in front of the court but good enough for a C&D letter.)
Jul
1
comment story driven by event rhythm
@Tannalein: Yes, you are right... mostly :)
Jun
28
comment story driven by event rhythm
@LaurenIpsum: I'm fairly certain it was not. The motive of "3, 7, 9, the magical numbers" was prevalent throughout the story, and it was n-th book in a lengthy series, although didn't read like that.
Jun
28
comment story driven by event rhythm
@Tannalein: Agreed. You must know what you're doing if you're doing something like this.
Jun
28
comment Intervening Characters in fiction
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllPowerfulBystander
Jun
28
answered story driven by event rhythm
Jun
26
comment Can a copyright be made in the name of a fictional writer?
Note in case of copyright violation persecution occurs on demand of copyright holder. You need some way of proving that fictional person is you if you ever plan to make use of that copyright; Nicolas Bourbaki can't demand a torrent site takes down his books.
Jun
25
revised Can Anybody Write an “Unauthorized” Guide?
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Jun
25
answered Can Anybody Write an “Unauthorized” Guide?
Jun
24
comment Fixing fundamental flaws of structure and composition under deadline
I suggest: Finish this one. In conclusion notes write a general hint of "how this could be improved" - an abstract of your perfect version. "Unfortunately time constraints made following this avenue of research impossible...."
Jun
24
comment What does Character development actually mean?
The two are often used interchangeably, meaning "fleshing out the character" - both in designing them and in showing them to the audience. Remember the Han Solo and Greedo scene in Star Wars? Its impact on the whole story was minor but it was essential to develop the character of Han, as a ruthless, practical mercenary with no qualms, and subsequent re-release where Greedo shot first caused fan outrage as it totally reversed characterization of Han Solo (not to mention it made the scene far less plausible.)
Jun
24
comment How to write for cartoons?
Actually, a storyboard comes next after the script. The script is less detailed; the storyboard is closer to a shooting script, except in graphical form (all the key frames), and is THE document upon which the actual animation is based - but still it's made basing on a script; script is the phase when all the major edits and changes to the plot are made, such editing of the storyboard would be extremely cumbersome.
Jun
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
Jun
23
answered Is the following sentence structure allowed in fiction?
Jun
23
revised How to avoid repetition
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Jun
23
comment How to avoid repetition
Thanks all; I'm still struggling with some English constructs... :)
Jun
23
answered How to avoid repetition
Jun
22
answered How to write for cartoons?
Jun
21
comment Separate paragraphs without line breaks
@CoreXii: Does it do word wrap? (split on spaces and not in the middle of the word). If so, use a row of _ underlines, like this: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Make it only slightly shorter than the width of the textarea and it will nicely introduce a forced line break and separate the paragraphs.