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Feb
20
reviewed Approve Who should I use for my POV character?
Feb
19
comment Coming up with names for 4 children
Are you asking for character names for the superheroes (LaffyTaffy Lad, Mister Butterfingers) or the kids (Bob, Aki, Gaetano)?
Feb
19
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Feb
16
comment how can I make my main character interesting and not bland?
Of course she can. "Barbara walked into the gym, and my fingers turned nerveless. The ball fell. I turned my head to avoid another of her withering glances, but I couldn't help looking back. She was so beautiful! My whole chest constricted just hearing her laugh. The end of my ponytail fell into my mouth practically of its own accord." She has now observed her own crush and nervousness, plus her habit of chewing on her hair, and given us some backstory on her sexuality.
Feb
16
answered Struggling to define a character without giving him viewpoint status
Feb
16
comment how can I make my main character interesting and not bland?
Why don't you have habits, problems, and a backstory for your main character? Are you getting blocked or you just can't come up with anything?
Feb
16
comment Trying to avoid being cliché
@TommyMyron Thanks! I always wonder if anyone is going to get my slightly obscure metas. ;)
Feb
15
answered What should I do after I finish writing my novel?
Feb
15
reviewed Edit Trying to avoid being cliché
Feb
15
revised Trying to avoid being cliché
improved flow
Feb
15
reviewed Reject Trying to avoid being cliché
Feb
14
revised Trying to avoid being cliché
edited body
Feb
14
answered Trying to avoid being cliché
Feb
13
answered Formatting a Story Teller's Dialog
Feb
12
comment Writing a Platonic Relationship
"Once the obstacles are removed, you have a happy ending and the story is over." The pursuit of romance story is over, but the entire story doesn't have to be. In the book The Wizard in Spite of Himself, the protagonist marries and the next five books are about the married couple and their kids. David & Leigh Eddings have two series about married couples and their continuing adventures. I don't watch Bones, but Bones & Booth get together in S6 and marry in S9, and the show is now in S11.
Feb
11
comment Writing a Platonic Relationship
I'd like to add "obstacles within reason." If you just keep throwing crap in their way, it becomes harder to suspend disbelief. You can only keep the reader aching in suspense for so long before the obstacles start to feel arbitrary and ridiculous.
Feb
9
answered Writing a Platonic Relationship
Feb
9
comment Is it a good idea to start each chapter with a snippet from a fictional book?
@Robert So many people looked for The Book of Counted Sorrows that Dean Koontz finally had to collect all his little epigrams into one volume and publish the thing.
Feb
8
comment Is it a good idea to start each chapter with a snippet from a fictional book?
I had to look it up too; I thought it was bol with one L. :)
Feb
8
answered Is it a good idea to start each chapter with a snippet from a fictional book?