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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment How can I indicate that a particular relationship between two male characters is purely brotherly (Philia) rather than romantic (Eros)?
"When they hang out, they do male things, eat steak and watch football (a metaphor for war)." It seems like you're saying that the characters you're citing can't be gay because they're too masculine. That rubs me the wrong way. More broadly, your suggestion that working on a project together keeps friendships from becoming romantic reads like you think some personalities are more gay than others. I have lots of same-sex friendships were we just hang out, and a big part of the reason I fell in love with my boyfriend is because of the time we spent sharing our hobbies with each other!
Aug
15
comment Help, I cannot decide when to start the story
Related: How to think of a good beginning?
May
29
revised The Good, the Bad, and the Semicolon
added 8 characters in body
May
29
revised How important is writing for games?
deleted 14 characters in body
May
10
comment How can I answer high-school writing prompts without sounding weird and fake?
-1 The OP isn't asking about writing for a creative writing class, but specifically for a standardized test. For a test, it's best to go in knowing a safe strategy that will let you write an essay you can be confident will score well every time. Experimenting and trying to be as creative as possible has its place, but not during a test.
May
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revised How can I answer high-school writing prompts without sounding weird and fake?
edited body
May
10
answered How can I answer high-school writing prompts without sounding weird and fake?
May
8
comment Is there a need for better software for writers?
@MonicaCellio I'm a hobbyist screenwriter, and there is definitely a lot of software to help with writing in the correct format. After I tried to write using just a text editor, one of the first things my writing group had me do was buy a screenwriting program!
Apr
29
answered How to creep the reader out with what seems like a normal person?
Mar
27
answered Will it be accepted, if there is no ''Main Character" stereotype?
Mar
27
comment Will it be accepted, if there is no ''Main Character" stereotype?
"Provides them wise thinking. Good luck. A charm. In some cases special powers, too." This isn't universally true. Main characters like Arthur in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Frodo in Lord of the Rings, Bilbo in The Hobbit, and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz are the most ordinary and unspecial people in their entire stories. The fact that they are so ordinary makes it so much more difficult for them to deal with the extraordinary problems they encounter - and that draws us in.
Mar
20
revised How to write a chaotic neutral protagonist and prevent my readers from thinking they are evil?
Fix typos
Mar
8
answered Too soon for a plot twist?
Mar
7
answered How to write a chaotic neutral protagonist and prevent my readers from thinking they are evil?
Mar
4
comment How would we write a misogynistic character without offending people?
"I was thinking that, because I thought the readers might think that I, the writer, is expressing my voice through him even though it's not the case." Anyone who can't make the distinction between what a character does and who the author is is not a reasonable, intelligent reader.
Jan
21
comment Story that's too depressing?
Relevant: writing.stackexchange.com/questions/30943/…
2018
Nov
30
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
answered How do you create a huge array of characters?
Sep
17
answered Question regarding SAT essay