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Common, repeatable methods of achieving particular storytelling effects or of avoiding narrative pitfalls.

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You have structured a well-worded question here and I imagine you put a lot more energy and effort into the writing of your dissertation, so I find it hard to believe that your writing is so bad that …
answered May 31 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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@LHH I'm posting an actual answer in response to your comment above. Firstly, I gathered it wasn't the actual scene. There's nothing wrong with posting your actual writing so long as you are asking a …
answered May 24 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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I think Secespitus hits the nail on the head by saying: People will rarely look at the letter of a word means. They know what "tiptoeing" implies and that is all they need to imagine the scene. …
answered Mar 26 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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It's a brilliant answer from Amadeus (as always). I'd like to add a technique for when you cannot find a metaphor/simile that hasn't already been overused: distracting with detail. For example, say …
answered Jul 12 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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I have a leather-bound notebook with the words, ‘Quickly become feral’ embossed on it to remind me that that’s what works in progress do, because I’m an advocate of Annie Dillard’s advice: “A work …
answered Jun 8 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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I think if any of us could tell you how to write like a Nobel Prize winning author, we wouldn't be in this forum :) But, seriously, this kind of writing takes a great deal of experience and practice. …
answered May 8 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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Along with balancing positive and negative feedback, it's helpful to stick to 'I' responses, rather than 'You should do X' type responses. I try to frame my responses using my own experiences as refe …
answered Jun 14 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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I’m a little confused by your question and it may be worth providing more information if you want more answers, but these are my initial thoughts: As per the link that @J.G. has provided suggests, fu …
answered May 31 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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Anne Lamott again... she has a very dry sense of humour... Now, practically even better news than that of short assignments is the idea of shitty first drafts. All good writers write them. This …
answered May 18 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio
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I guess it is a matter of taste, but how can I be sure? Some stories can be told in either tense and it won't alter the feeling of them drastically, the difference can be quite subtle. Also, some …
answered May 1 '18 by GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio