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Passionate, sporadic writer


Nov
28
comment Fictional diary for a novel
I agree with @Strix's comment on the question with one exception; Flowers for Algernon. Thanks for reminding me about that classic, @neilfein, definitely gotta reread that sometime soon.
Nov
23
comment Where is the best place to “twist” a series?
I agree completely with this. Hint at it fairly heavily throughout the first book without potentially giving it away; when it becomes clear in the second book, a reader (or at least a reader like me) will be totally pumped and wanting to read more.
Nov
23
comment What helpful writing exercises do you use?
If the last sentence was rephrased as a question, would it be acceptable?
Nov
23
comment Is there a special software for writers?
@MGOwen: Good idea, I'll add a bit.
Nov
23
comment What to do about readers reading into things?
"The idea that the intent of the author doesn't matter personally bothers me." +1 for that. None of the people in my life seem to think author's intent is worth a damn.
Nov
22
comment How to go about breaking up a looooong YA story?
Yeah, that's a better way to phrase it. I'll edit my answer to make it more clear.
Nov
22
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
I agree, this isn't really a duplicate. This is a more practical question (i.e. "how can I physically record these ideas") whereas the aforementioned question is more abstract (i.e. "what can I do with ideas to make them into stories").
Nov
22
comment What helpful writing exercises do you use?
People who voted to close: I think this is a very real question. Perhaps it could be made less broad, but it's helpful nonetheless.
Nov
22
comment Character Development - How much is too much?
Not necessarily. If I understand you properly, a minor event can be the best way to show a character's personality. The bad development would be leaving nothing for the reader to figure out, I guess, and that can easily happen with too much development. I'm not saying it's always a good idea, but there is definitely no limit IMO.
Nov
20
comment Is there a special software for writers?
MGOwen: I disagree. For a person like me who's running a pretty craptastic laptop, Word takes up a lot of resources and tends to lag my system a bit. Not a big deal when I'm writing a paper for a class, but if I'm working on a long-term personal project, it's too bloated to be practical. I love Word, but an editor like yWriter really is better suited to writing.
Nov
19
comment Should I start writing on paper first or start directly on the computer?
Yeah, exact duplicate IMO.
Nov
19
comment Is there a special software for writers?
Lemme just check the website - oh yeah it's free.