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Aug
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comment Hand gestures of “Come on” and other short words
In Italy, the "come here" and "hello" gestures are the opposite of America's: "come here" is palm down, fingers curling in, while "hello" is palm up, fingers curling in.
Aug
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comment Ways of presenting a metaphor/simile/analogy
(1) No, your movement of emotions/sensations is still wrong. Peace comes after the orgasm. The orgasm is a release of tension. (2) Naked isn't the point of your image. An infant is very specific: helpless, blind, dependent, innocent. Your characters are naked, tired, and may or may not be at peace, plus they are sexual adults. Adding the infant image sends completely the wrong message.
Aug
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comment Ways of presenting a metaphor/simile/analogy
Personally, (1) I'm wondering how the narrator can be "at peace" but come "violently" like "someone had punched a big hole in a dam" and (2) infants don't have the dexterity to hold anything, much less one another. You could say children hold one another, but children don't cuddle sexually; you'd want that image if they were comforting one another after a trauma. Which, lordy, I hope sex is not.
Aug
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comment How do you make a character witty?
::shrug:: I'm following what you're saying, but IHMO it seems pointless. It's the extreme of an informed characteristic: you're bluntly telling us that the guy is funny without ever allowing us to be amused. Yes, if you tapdance around it enough you could, but I don't know why a writer would want to.
Aug
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comment How do you make a character witty?
I still don't understand "That is, the character amuses other characters, not the reader." So you're saying that your Funny Character makes jokes which Other Characters find funny, but the Reader thinks are... appalling? tasteless? boring? I don't grasp what you're aiming for. Why wouldn't a funny character just be funny? Why is "the reader is impressed with the character's wit" different from "the Reader thinks the Funny character is funny"?
Aug
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
@naught101 Um... wow. That is a very broad comment.
Aug
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
@naught101 How do you make someone funny and not show it? The character makes jokes no one laughs at?
Jul
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comment Legalities about fictionalizing current events
Not a duplicate, but some of these answers may be useful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2555/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5808/…
Jul
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reviewed Reject At what point can a story be considered “erotic”?
Jul
29
comment When to use semicolons and when to use em dashes?
Jay and @PaulA.Clayton We've discussed Dashes vs. commas vs. parentheses: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1409/…
Jul
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comment When to use semicolons and when to use em dashes?
@PaulA.Clayton I was debating whether to say "independent clause" (vs. "dependent clause,") but I also know that the OP's first language is not English, so I was trying to keep it straightforward.
Jul
29
comment First person pov with more than one main chars
@Psicofrenia It was just "Bruno" and "Melusine." Ooh, and I even found the book for you: Roberta Gellis's Fires of Winter. amazon.com/Winter-Casablanca-Classics-Roberta-Gellis/dp/…
Jul
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answered When to use semicolons and when to use em dashes?
Jul
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answered At what point can a story be considered “erotic”?
Jul
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answered First person pov with more than one main chars
Jul
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reviewed Reject How do you avoid purple prose?
Jul
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comment I want to write a Choose Your Own Adventure styled e-book, what's a good approach?
My guess would be to use Adobe InDesign, although that's expensive for someone who's not in graphic design. I might suggest asking this question on Graphic Design SE, since they've have a better feel for what programs will allow the dynamic link updating. I think InDesign can be tweaked to update dynamically, but Scott and Alan Gilbertson on GDSE will know for sure.
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed Good Outlining Solutions For OSX?
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reviewed No Action Needed Resources on Minimalist Style of Creative Writing