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May
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comment Is it OK to have two different POVs in a same paragraph (third-person omniscient narrator)?
I would buy this, now that you've pointed it out. I think Alex would have to tweak it just a little so that the reader would know that this was still Kuo's thought about her, though.
May
14
answered Is it OK to have two different POVs in a same paragraph (third-person omniscient narrator)?
May
14
comment How to distill a plot into a logline?
@what Oh, I see. Well, then you've really answered your own question. Your method for creating the hook is quite explicit -- I tend to be more intuitive about it.
May
14
comment How to distill a plot into a logline?
@what I'm a bit confused by your comment. You need a step-by-step guide to figure out your own protagonist? Or to reword a sentence?
May
12
answered Successful stories that don't follow the standard story template?
May
12
answered How to distill a plot into a logline?
May
9
revised Can a good headline contain a pronoun?
added 61 characters in body
May
8
answered Can a good headline contain a pronoun?
May
8
reviewed Reject How to Cite an Author Who Has a Pen Name
May
8
comment Common process for creating social media content?
The first thing you can do is clear the jargon out of your vocabulary. Task is not a verb.
May
5
answered “In order to” vs “To”
May
5
answered What can I do to make my writing less choppy?
May
3
comment Alternative word for “she”
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5438/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3161/…
May
1
answered How does the placement of transition sentences affects the meaning/tone of a piece?
Apr
30
answered How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
Apr
30
comment How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
@Burnlan The kind of character meer2kat is referring to is a cabbagehead: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/7857/…
Apr
30
comment How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
One of the reasons Star Wars (bugger the ANH nonsense) works so well is because it is structurally a Hero's Journey, lifted directly from Campbell and Hero With a Thousand Faces. Part of the reason the prequel trilogy doesn't work is that it's not based on a similar millennia-old structure. (That, and the crappy dialogue and total lack of characterization. But I digress.) So yes, if your plot works, then your created world will enhance it. If your plot has holes you could fly a star destroyer through, no amount of cool world-building will fix it.
Apr
30
comment How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/9505/…
Apr
30
comment If not in the prologue/intro, where would a hook be?
@what Well, yes and no. Patrick O'Brian wrote his Master and Commander novels in that godawful 18th-century circumlocution, and they did very well.
Apr
29
answered If not in the prologue/intro, where would a hook be?