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Jul
14
comment How to deal with a story that 95% of it takes place in a different language country and the protagonist speaks in it?
Related, possible dupe: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1742/…
Jul
13
comment Writing song lyrics
Oh, that's why "Yesterday" is so bloody easy to parody. I've heard gag lyrics more often than the real ones.
Jul
10
comment Learning to write transitions and segues
Your first order of business is to go read more, I think. :)
Jul
10
comment How do I get from the plot outline to an scene-for-scene summary?
While I haven't used the technique myself, you may find Motivation-Reaction Units could work for you: advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/writing-the-perfect-scene Goal/Conflict/Disaster, Reaction/Dilemma/Decision.
Jul
9
answered How to decide whether a story is worth writing?
Jul
9
answered At what point disappointment and frustration within the story makes the reader abandon it?
Jul
8
comment What to do with cliched metaphors?
@DoubleDouble "a million bucks, all obviously counterfeit" I will cheerfully steal that and credit you. What an awesome phrase. :D
Jul
8
comment What do you think about having very different tones in a single story?
@what I'm teasing you. You're saying Shakespeare, who is considered the greatest English writer of all time, is no longer appropriate as a role model. I'm joking that your comment is so wrong that it verges on profanity. :) (Obviously that's not true, and I'm just joking.)
Jul
8
answered Capitalizing generic names
Jul
8
answered What to do with cliched metaphors?
Jul
8
revised How rough should a rough draft be
made minor edit so I could undo my accidental DV
Jul
8
comment What do you think about having very different tones in a single story?
@what Shakespeare is "not fitting blueprints for literature today"? Do you kiss your mother with that mouth? ;)
Jul
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answered What do you think about having very different tones in a single story?
Jul
8
awarded  structure
Jul
7
comment Writing a Novel
"Sentence enhancing" and "story flow" must be done by a human, or several humans. You can do some basic polishing with software, but you'll need beta readers and an editor to bring the entire work together.
Jul
7
comment When having a character ask a question…
They are all fine. Which one you choose depends purely on aesthetics and your inner ear.
Jul
7
comment Using filler words like 'So', 'Anyway'
Define "effective" in this instance. What effect do you want to achieve?
Jul
7
answered Fragmented sentence
Jul
6
comment Writing a character that has many names
Look up what Tolkien did for Aragorn in LOTR. He was called variously Aragorn, Strider, Telcomtar, and Estel, not to mention the Heir of Elendil and the First Ranger of the North.
Jul
5
comment How to handle dialogue?
Related, possible dupe: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3938/…