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bio website psicofrenia.com
location Lisbon, Portugal
age 39
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seen Oct 1 '13 at 11:53

I'm a computer technician and web developer that really likes to read and write and do it for fun mostly.

I just finished to write my first novel, but have also a few shorts and poetry works.

My personal blog: Psicofrenia.com


Jul
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comment First person pov with more than one main chars
he-said/she-said is not my real intent here. It's just a matter of style, not contrasting points of view. Of course, some chapters explain others, but I don't want to force the reader to deal with two different points of view of the same thing. I just want to tell a linear story with its chapters told in first person. It shouldn't be quite straight forward in the normal 3rd person way. My only real concern is that the reader will see a lot of "I", but the "I" is not the same person. Each chapter will have a different "I", explained in the title.
Jul
29
comment First person pov with more than one main chars
Time-stamp is something I prefer not to use, but I liked your answer and I'm really into using character names in titles in this case. Btw, in the book you mentioned, can you tell me if the author only titled the chapters BRUNO or MELUSINE, or he add something more like BRUNO (The Avenging Sword)?
Jul
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accepted First person pov with more than one main chars
Jul
29
comment First person pov with more than one main chars
I really don't like to use a narrator. It's related to my writing style. Normally, my main char tell the story so he is also the narrator but I don't like to have a specific narrator outside this scope.
Jul
29
comment First person pov with more than one main chars
I saw "I Am Number Four" movie and, after that, I just decided I didn't want to get nothing more from the series ;-) But of course, each character will be really differences from the others so, I believe it's easy to tell by the way they act/speak who they are but... Even so... I was really concerned about that specially because, in 3rd person, you will "Karen turned on the the radio" and in 1st person you will only say "I turned on the radio". Simply by having the 3rd character exposed makes it easier to know who are talking and acting.
Jul
28
comment First person pov with more than one main chars
Yes, they probably will some chapters but, of course, in that case they will be referred as any other character.
Jul
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asked First person pov with more than one main chars
Jul
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answered Are agents too busy for new clients? What should I do next?
Jul
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comment What format should I use for this project?
This is a "writing" site... You can create a movie but I think that would fall really outside the scope, even you being able to create a script of how you would film. The concepts are too different. But, in any case, what I told works for movies as well. You can create the movie and sell it to a publisher to be distributed. Such formats would most likely be a DVD or online streaming classes. You could also develop your own site to make self-publishing and, you could use online services. There are a few around that allow you to charge for content.
Jul
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answered What format should I use for this project?
Jul
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answered Is it necessary to make clear “when” an event occur in a flashback?
Jul
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awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
5
comment An (Collaborative) Online Outline
Sem problemas ;-)
Jul
5
comment What steps can be taken to avoid libel / copyright issues in social commentary?
"This license is you authorizing us to make your Tweets available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same". This is in Twitter TOS. You athorize us to make your tweets avaiable to the rest of the world and let others (you and me) do the same. But, if you don't agree, like I said, this is not an affirmation just an opinion. Go and seek the facts ;-)
Jul
5
comment Project Management Software Using Google Drive
Indeed that would be my choice also ;-) One thing I learn in some years working with CMS development and administration, is that editors love to use offline MS Word and import the .doc file to the online CMS. Most CMS have such functionality. Not something I use would do myself but, people have a tremendous capacity of resist change and learn new things, even if so simple as Markdown. ;-)
Jul
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comment Project Management Software Using Google Drive
That's what I use for my writings. I write the text and commit. The reviewer checks the text, and commits. Everybody that has the web repository is automatically notified on every change. I didn't suggest that because it won't work so well for binary files and a lot of people loves to write with MS Word. I use plain text.
Jul
5
comment Do people read short stories?
I wrote something about that in my personal blog yesterday. Unless you ask for friend bloggers to create a review of your books, and post about it like hell in a lot of forum, and such kind of tricks, you will sell almost nothing. Even doing so, it's not that easy
Jul
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answered Project Management Software Using Google Drive
Jul
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answered What steps can be taken to avoid libel / copyright issues in social commentary?
Jul
4
comment Do people read short stories?
Not an answer but, in fact, I have the same feeling: people don't like short stories. I, for example, don't buy short stories or books with short stories collections.