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I am not actually Von Kaiser.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
Which he would NEVER do because to state that he is not a member he would have to admit to being a member of the Rosicrucians. If you add up the letters in that sentence they add up to 23. EXACTLY
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comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
Um, I'm pretty sure I was only referring to conspiracies that aren't actually true.
Mar
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answered Do I need permission from people I am writing about if I am writing about a true story that was reported in the media?
Mar
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answered What are the common editing requirements for a short story in an anthology?
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answered Writing an article avoiding Libel
Jan
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comment What are good examples of backstory in natural dialogue?
I'm not going to go so far as to -1 this but I think there is a very real difference between narrative prose and screenwriting here. Absolutely, exposition in screenwriting is usually boring and takes away from the story; you have a limited time to engage the viewer, after all. With longer form fiction, you do have that time, and indeed sometimes the backstory can be plenty exciting.
Jan
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answered Putting a dialogue a tag before a quote
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answered What can I use instead of “but” and “however”?
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answered Am I breaking the “show don't tell” rule in the following passage?
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awarded  Revival
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comment Real, serious and based on personal experience idea, but no previous practice. Where to begin?
Yeah, +1 to classes not meaning a lot. I actually have my BA in creative writing and my biggest gripe with them, aside from how easily peer reviews can get politicized in college, is that the whole process encourages you to write one and exactly one draft of something for your weekly or twice-weekly class. In the "real" (read: post-college) world, I have yet to write something that I've wanted to show to others at all before at least the 3rd or 4th draft, and that's even probably on the early side.
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comment Real, serious and based on personal experience idea, but no previous practice. Where to begin?
@petajamaja There's no one piece of advice I can give that works for everyone except to say do whatever makes you write more. Some people will find it hard to get motivated to write stuff that isn't really what they want to write; others don't have this issue and can sit down and write whatever every day. Just whatever you do, you've got to write it, get it down onto paper, and then go back and revise, revise, revise. The revision is probably more important than the first draft in the overall process.
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answered Real, serious and based on personal experience idea, but no previous practice. Where to begin?
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awarded  Quorum
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answered Characters with non-standard names
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answered Does this passage break the rules of telling and not showing?
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answered Would it be annoying for the reader if the all the scenes alternate between “present” and flashback?