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Dec
11
answered How to deal with self-criticism?
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
10
answered Do I need to register my work to retain copyright?
Dec
9
awarded  Precognitive
Dec
5
answered How can one effectively organize scenes and snippets?
Dec
5
comment How to switch pov characters mid-scene without jarring the reader?
Since one of the OP's complaints was overly short chapters, I like the idea of considering them as sections instead.
Dec
5
awarded  Commentator
Dec
5
comment Is this character generator useful?
StrixVaria: "Prefers warm meal or dinner" also has the problem. I haven't an idea how I'd answer that for any character in my mind right now.
Dec
2
comment Are there any useful guides to writing stories based in RPG universes/aimed at a role playing audience?
@blueberryfields: It's usually necessary to read a lot of books before writing one. If you think it a waste of time, then you probably shouldn't try writing in that genre.
Nov
29
awarded  Beta
Nov
28
comment How deeply should I study the background of a community before writing about it?
Or, for that matter, how much you care about getting it right. Or whether this is a specific community, or a generic one. If it's Victorian London, I'd suggest working harder at getting it right more than if it was some generic East Asian village.
Nov
27
answered Any Technique to See if Your Idea is Original?
Nov
27
comment Any Technique to See if Your Idea is Original?
We don't really know how old storytelling is. All we know is that it goes back farther than we have any records.
Nov
27
answered When should I avoid the passive voice? When might I use it?
Nov
23
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
It helps a lot if you write plain text, rather than a word processor format. I figure if I've got the text down, I can do whatever else I like later.
Nov
23
comment Do I need to register my work to retain copyright?
From what I've read, that simply doesn't work as a proof of date. You could have just mailed yourself an empty unsealed envelope, or for that matter an unsealed envelope with blank paper in it, to be replaced later.
Nov
22
awarded  Scholar
Nov
22
accepted Third-person objective in action scene
Nov
22
comment Third-person objective in action scene
This is something of an experiment, although I have my reasons for this. BTW, third person omniscient seems to me to be thoroughly unsuited for many uses, as there's lots of cases where you'd want to keep out of somebody's head, or leave some events unexplained for some time. I can't see how to write a murder mystery, for example, from that POV.
Nov
19
awarded  Supporter