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awarded  Enlightened
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Jun
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answered How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
Jun
11
reviewed Edit publisher tag wiki excerpt
Jun
11
revised publisher wiki excerpt
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Jun
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answered Is it correct to use verbs like “sighed” and “laughed” as dialogue tags?
Jun
11
comment Book Plot Sugestions
You forgot the ninja exchange students who show up riding sharks.
Jun
7
comment How do you avoid purple prose?
@sh1ftst0rm It's more that the adjectives are excessive, redundant, and unnecessary. Does it matter in the moment of a breakup what his jacket feels like? "Buttery leather" is a standard image; "butter-soft" is redundant. Purple prose just piles on everywhere there's a space to pile on, being as extravagant and flamboyant as possible while still attempting to keep a straight face and not actually be parody. It's the Liberace of writing.
Jun
4
comment Avoid blending Fantasy and Sci Fi
@jschabs Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series went from scifi to fantasy to a blend within the universe's timeline; whether it was any good is up to the reader. Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters series is steampunk fantasy, while her Talents series is futuristic scifi with mental powers.
Jun
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comment How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
@DarekWędrychowski Ones which can roll easily.
Jun
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comment Dream analysis research
@celtschk Then the IP should have started with 555. :)
Jun
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answered Dream analysis research
Jun
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comment How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
@DarekWędrychowski Apparently it refers to both, which I did not know. I do know pine pitch is pretty dark from attempting to scrub it off my hands. :) Even if coal tar is darker than pine tar, one version of pitch does come from pine, so the association makes sense.
Jun
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answered How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
Jun
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reviewed Approve The street is filled with cars and people
May
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comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
Out of curiosity, are they different bells or bell patterns? Otherwise you hear A bell and you know it's A time, but for example in the extremes of seasons or if you're blind or indoors, you won't know WHICH bell.
May
31
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
@DarekWędrychowski She also had a character use an "alarm candle," for want of a better term: the candle was set in a metal bowl and had a bell in the wax. When it melted down to the bottom (three hours or whatever) the bell would fall into the bowl and chime. Time's up!
May
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answered Time measures in fantasy worlds
May
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comment How do I organize a paragraph that lists several steps after an introduction?
@MonicaCellio I agree with your perception of weight. I think it depends on the actual content whether I would break out "First" into its own paragraph or not.
May
30
comment How do I organize a paragraph that lists several steps after an introduction?
@Cerberus I disagree. The way this particular sentence is phrased lends itself much more to a colon. I'd trip over a full stop there.