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Jul
9
comment Books for children: complexity
It's not that I would like to target specific age range, more like set of cognitive abilities. For example, I just found that for picture books it would be probably futile to mix simple story (early cognitive development) with point-of-view shots (later cognitive development).
Jul
9
comment Books for children: complexity
This is an excellent suggestion, the problem with it is that I would need many, many children to get any reliable feedback. Even if I could organize such an event, I wouldn't like to waste so many families time on some scratch of a story. It is best to gather as much data as possible before, and thus my question. (Of course, I don't expect my first children's story to be perfect.)
Jul
9
comment Books for children: complexity
@Fortiter Thank you for your answer. What I am looking for are data from experiment such as those of Piaget, but more carefully constructed. Some literature (e.g. this) is available, but I was hoping for more context-related information, i.e. children might have some cognitive ability, but what are the stories they actually enjoy? As for age ranges, taking them literary is meaningless, but as @ Jay noted, this is just a sort of indicator expressed in weird units and it is up to parent to use that information wisely.
Jul
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Jan
20
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
+1 for Mercurial, also new Word .docx files are XML, so merging might be possible (I don't know, I use LaTeX).
Jan
20
comment Gadgets that make the world/story broken
@MonicaCellio Well, a question "how to tell if <something> has a problem" would create a dozen of "you need to think about what you are writing" or "when I write, I have a plan" responses. I'm not looking for yet another Captain Obvious, but for something that would be really usable and not only by me, but also any other author planning their story. A list of issues with the most popular solve-it-all tools would definitely help, moreover, mass guessing is especially good in not-missing some important bits.
Jan
20
comment Gadgets that make the world/story broken
That's an example of what I am looking for, thanks! Do you know where I could find more of these?
Jan
20
comment Gadgets that make the world/story broken
It is not only about arbitrary. Creating some door in chapter 10 might be out of place, but doesn't necessarily make the story broken. However, the time travel, even if introduced in chapter 5 probably would if handled incorrectly. See the edit (and thanks for reply!).
Jan
20
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Jan
20
comment Gadgets that make the world/story broken
It is not only a plot hole what I am looking for, see the edit. Anyway, thanks for answering!
Jan
20
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Jan
18
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Jan
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Jan
18
asked Gadgets that make the world/story broken