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comment Is it illegal to provide samples from previous published work?
Might be better on law.stackexchange.com
2019
Jun
16
comment How do I become a better writer when I hate reading?
As soon as I read the words "nerds and geeks", I was instantly reminded of xkcd.com/747
May
20
comment Writing “hahaha” versus describing the laugh
@Kai True, I guess that does make sense.
May
20
comment Writing “hahaha” versus describing the laugh
It was from a middle school English teacher. Her arguments was the opposite, that boring is bad and we needed lots of variety. I see where both arguments come from.
May
19
comment Writing “hahaha” versus describing the laugh
"Stylistically, many people recommend against using tags that aren't your basic 'said' or 'asked' but you can get away with a few." Really? I've always heard the opposite, that "'said' is too boring, use other words whenever possible, like exclaimed, announced, complained, shouted, explained, etc."
May
19
comment How do you earn the reader's trust?
Maybe there are rumors, but nobody is brave enough to talk to Bob about his rampage? Maybe the situation is, "Bob could have been roofied? But what if he wasn't? What if he does that to me if I tell him the rumors?"
Feb
22
comment How do I avoid the “chosen hero” feeling?
+1 for "Arthur, who mystically pulled a gun from a stone"
Feb
22
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Feb
21
comment How can I add more depth to my poem?
The worst mistake I see in younger poets tends to be obsession with rhyming.
2018
Nov
7
comment Do readers need to identify with fictional characters?
You can relate to a character even if they are completely different. Black/Female/Chubby would be identifying with the character. I could easily relate to a story about a chubby black woman trying to patent something, but that doesn't make me a chubby black woman.
Aug
27
comment How many characters can I introduce in the first chapter before the reader gets overwhelmed?
I have 5 main characters, but this is helpful.
Aug
27
comment How many characters can I introduce in the first chapter before the reader gets overwhelmed?
This question is one that I am facing at the moment
May
30
comment Where do I start?
Usually if I decide to paint a tree, I start with finding the paint my sister stole
May
29
comment Dealing with inability to sustain interest in an idea
What does "TLDR" mean?
May
29
comment Dealing with inability to sustain interest in an idea
If I got a nickel every time this happened to me, I'd trade it in for gold and build a mansion out of it
Apr
20
comment Should I describe a person or a room first?
@Secespitus I find burnt treasure hunters better with mustard
Apr
14
comment How do I find logical errors in my novel?
What I do is start with a basic overview of the plot, then a chapter-by-chapter overview, then a very basic summary. Eventually, my story will become a full book. Since it's not front-to-back, it's easier to not make stupid mistakes.
Apr
14
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Mar
29
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2017
Nov
17
awarded  Scholar