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Aug
10
comment Setting Up The Climax & Eventual End of The Story
Not a duplicate, but probably useful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/16188/…
Aug
10
comment Revision Process Order
Mercedes Lackey famously rewrote her entire first trilogy seventeen times. Five is not a lot.
Aug
5
answered How to format common words that are made “special”?
Aug
5
answered I am looking to self publish a book but I don't need everything the sites offer
Aug
3
comment How much effort should I spend explaining plot device?
I generally agree. It depends what genre you're writing in — history? thriller? SF? mystery? Different genres have different expectations. If the bomb's workings are not a major plot point, then don't bother going into technical detail. In a thriller it will probably be much more important than in a SF story, where you can just handwave it as TECH which TECHs the TECH scanner and be done with it (or your hero guy doesn't understand TECH at all and it's all "blah blah blah" to him).
Aug
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comment self publishing
One of my clients worked with XLibris also, but she felt they were unresponsive and difficult to work with.
Jul
28
comment How to write about Autism and Intellectual Disability?
@evilsoup ah, I didn't know that, thanks. I think the general idea of "find an organization of autistics and talk to them" is still valid.
Jul
28
comment How to write about Autism and Intellectual Disability?
Why don't you try autismspeaks.org? Part of their mission is outreach and education. I think they'd be pleased to help you create a character who was neuroatypical but not cliché.
Jul
24
comment What is a good tool for organizing story notes?
@user2859458 No, but Scrivener is now available for Windows. :) literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php?platform=win
Jul
24
comment What type of writing is suited to an aspiring professional storyteller?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Stack Exchange is not like other sites. We are not a discussion board. We require clear, practical, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. There is no way for the community to provide a canonical answer to your question as posted. If you can edit this into something like "These are my strengths; what kind of writing lends itself to them?" we may be able to help you. Otherwise we'll have to close this.
Jul
20
comment Thinking as a character
Possible duplicate? writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3938/…
Jul
18
answered Scene order: is this order of scenes confusing?
Jul
17
comment Where are the six honest serving men?
I would think those questions would be even more important in non-fiction, given that it's a kind of reporting.
Jul
16
comment Main noun: How do you decide where to place it?
@AlexandroChen That's only true in certain languages — Russian, for one. In English, the most important part of the sentence can be anywhere.
Jul
15
comment Do I have to write my book in the main character's POV?
@what Not every version of "A tells B's story" is problematic. Maybe this one isn't problematic. I am asking because I want to know: is it problematic? Is the story set up so the female character is sidelined? Or is she an equal force in a story which happens to focus on someone else who happens to be male? That isn't problematic. If the story doesn't yet exist for us to read so we can make our own decisions, the only thing I can do is ask the question.
Jul
15
comment Do I have to write my book in the main character's POV?
@what What caught my attention was the phrasing. "I want the story from the girl's view, but i really want the story to revolve around the guy." So "girl" (child) and "guy" (adult) -- that phrasing has sexist connotations. Did Firebird mean it that way? I have no idea. I think the question is worth asking. Maybe Firebird could have said "I want the story from Person A's view, but i really want the story to revolve around Person B," and then I wouldn't have noticed.
Jul
15
comment Do I have to write my book in the main character's POV?
@what Your questions are legitimate. Why isn't Watson's story interesting enough to tell? Why don't we ever find out what happened to him in Afghanistan? And for the record, Firebird may well have an excellent answer for why s/he wants to tell a man's story with a female narrator -- but I'm never going to know if I don't ask. I wasn't posing those questions as rhetorical.
Jul
15
answered Based on where I put a comma in a long sentence, can it confuse the readers from the way its supposed to be read?
Jul
15
comment How do you describe the sound of someone being dragged across the floor?
Why don't you have one friend drag another across the floor and record the sound? Then you can play it back as often as you need to figure out what it sounds like.
Jul
14
answered Do I have to write my book in the main character's POV?