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I write and teach and run long distances and play a mediocre concertina.


Dec
19
reviewed Reviewed For Fantasy Stories, Should You Include a Map At the Beginning of the Book?
Dec
19
comment For Fantasy Stories, Should You Include a Map At the Beginning of the Book?
What constitutes vast? Square mileage? Population density? Intricacy of the interstellar roadways? Please give some context to the statement.
Dec
19
reviewed Reviewed How to switch pov characters mid-scene without jarring the reader?
Dec
19
comment How to switch pov characters mid-scene without jarring the reader?
Can you add some details about what types of positive and negative feedback you received about this technique. I would like to know why editors oppose the idea.
Dec
19
awarded  Custodian
Dec
19
reviewed Reviewed Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Dec
19
comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Can you elucidate the reasons publishers may or may not care about this rule that modern writers are taught is a relic of a bygone age.
Dec
19
comment Characters with no names
@Tannalein: That's been my thinking, or rationalizing, so far. I am thinking of my characters as stand-ins for anybody.
Dec
19
comment Characters with no names
+1 Jay: This helps me rationalize a lot of it. I think I would certainly avoid naming peripheral characters, as you mentioned in cases like the manager. So far, I haven't run into any cases of pronoun confusion, like, "He gave the bag to him". That, though, might be the breaking point. I don't want to sacrifice clarity and concision just to keep my characters nameless stand-ins for humanity, which, btw, has been my reasoning for keeping them nameless.
Dec
18
asked Characters with no names
Dec
17
comment Looking for some tips on how to improve writing
Yes, welcome. I would recommend paring this question down. I think that if you leave us with the first few sentences, and then ask us a pointed question about an attention grabbing technique, we could help you. As it stands, though, your question (which is three different questions) is beyond the scope of the sight
Dec
16
comment Looking for a verb that means “making something looks very simple by ignoring its complexity or details”
I agree about the somewhat pejorative connotation of oversimplify. I got the impression, though, that the OP was heading in that direction with the use of "basically" in his example sentence.
Dec
15
comment Looking for a verb that means “making something looks very simple by ignoring its complexity or details”
I don't know about that. Simplify means "to reduce". How would you re-phrase the sentence?
Dec
15
awarded  Critic
Dec
15
answered Looking for a verb that means “making something looks very simple by ignoring its complexity or details”
Dec
14
answered Is it a bad writing practice to start sentences with a verb?
Dec
13
accepted How many short stories make a collection
Dec
13
revised Non-cheap ways to make villains evil?
added 204 characters in body
Dec
13
comment How to write realistic female dialogue
Can you add a link to give the OP more access to your research.
Dec
13
answered Non-cheap ways to make villains evil?