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Dec
23
comment Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
I like both of these!
Dec
23
comment Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
@horsehair My suggestion is that the time between steps 3 and 4 should be one scene from the killer's POV. "Oh dang, he's still alive. Now I have to go after him again." And killer resumes plans. Still doesn't work?
Dec
23
comment How to format the transcript of a telephonic conversation for email?
I'm not sure what your question is. Why can't you write up the minutes and email the document? What problem are you trying to solve?
Dec
23
comment How to format the transcript of a telephonic conversation for email?
Do you mean "write up a transcript of the conversation"?
Dec
23
answered Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
Dec
23
comment Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
One caveat: Please do not give the person a spouse or child for the sole purpose of killing said spouse or child in order to raise the stakes for the character.
Dec
23
revised Arch Hero and Arch Nemesis in one book
fixed the grammar and spelling which the previous edit did not
Dec
22
reviewed Reject Arch Hero and Arch Nemesis in one book
Dec
22
comment Arch Hero and Arch Nemesis in one book
How about the animated film Megamind? The protagonist starts as a villain battling his antagonist, Metroman, a hero. We get both their life stories to the present. When Metroman is removed, Megamind creates a new hero antagonist to fight. Then [SPOILERS!] the new hero goes bad, and Megamind has to become good to fight him.
Dec
22
comment How to make travel stories interesting?
@horsehair I think you are deliberately defining "falsehoods in writing" in a way which very few people do. According your strict, proprietary definition, yes, a travel story on a blog or a travel book will either be dressed in pretty lies or should be labeled news. And I also think 99.999~etc.% of readers are not going to define "falsehoods" the way you do. I'm honestly not sure what kind of help you think the community can offer you, given the restrictions you're putting on yourself.
Dec
22
comment How to make travel stories interesting?
@horsehair Then you aren't writing "travel stories"; you're writing news. And you should approach it as such. Don't ask for help about making "the news" interesting. "The news" doesn't need to bother with being interesting. It's just reporting facts. That's what you're doing, right? You only want to write down what happened.
Dec
21
comment How to make travel stories interesting?
Not a dupe, but closely related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3240/what-makes-for-interesting-travel-writi‌​ng-blogging
Dec
20
answered How to make travel stories interesting?
Dec
17
comment Use of ellipses at the end of a passage
Four periods, no spaces.
Dec
17
comment How do I find flaws in a character I'm building?
@Lostinfrance Exactly. Such a person might open and fund community centers or scholarships, which are useful and helpful, but make sure they prominently bear the person's name. "Look what a great philanthropist I am!"
Dec
17
revised Changing main character within a trilogy, is a good idea?
added 2 characters in body
Dec
17
comment How do I find flaws in a character I'm building?
@NeilFein I agree with Lostinfrance; make that an answer.
Dec
17
answered How do I find flaws in a character I'm building?
Dec
17
revised How do I find flaws in a character I'm building?
added 3 characters in body
Dec
17
answered Should you emphasise text within quotation marks?