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by Floss
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Is this a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: Is this a good idea?

Bridey wrote:PrinceCorwin, write however you want to write: find your own voice and be proud of it.

absolutely. i,d remind pc, though, that some voices are more appealing to different audiences than others. some audiences will contain very sensitive individuals, apparently.
by Floss
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Who should I read next after RB Parker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Who should I read next after RB Parker?

if it,s a direct replacement you,re after, and you,re not happy with the estate-authorised continuations, you can look to some of parker,s own influences. raymond chandler is a good place to start. he only wrote 6/7 novels, but parker himself wrote two additional books with chandler,s philip marlowe...
by Floss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Formatting suggestions for a lot of internal dialogue sci fi telepathic theme
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Formatting suggestions for a lot of internal dialogue sci fi telepathic theme

if possible, format as normal dialogue (including using said as the tagging verb) and have the context highlight the telepathic nature of the communication.
by Floss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Novel Editing Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Novel Editing Issues

as a general rule... defend creative suggestions that you feel strongly about with your editor, but -- assuming they're a pro and not just someone random you met in starbucks -- simply defer to them on anything to do with formatting, layout, etc. although, i,d definitely listen to them with an open ...
by Floss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Is this a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: Is this a good idea?

unless you are writing an epistolary novel -- e.g, lucy kellaway,s martin lukes effort a few years back -- i,d suggest your 1st person narratives use the sort of language a person would speak out loud if telling the story to a friend some time after the event. so textspeak is out, unless that charac...
by Floss
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk into a Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1835

Re: A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk into a Bar

gr wrote:How did I not know about this?!

"A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk into a Bar"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3UxDiFgBqQ

-gr


i don,t get it. why is he so upset with so much useful input to help strengthen his premise.
by Floss
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Beta 035 Changelog
Replies: 49
Views: 5431

Re: Beta 035 Changelog

overly nostalgic reminiscence for long-forgotten topic
by Floss
Thu May 21, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 159053

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

ugh

terrible news. one step closer to having another barrier to creativity removed, allowing thousands more talentless hacks to generate thoughtless drivel on the move.

floss
-- sent from my iPhone
by Floss
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's research forums ?
Replies: 90
Views: 5650

Re: Writer's research forums ?

Hugh wrote:Yes, good to see Floss back on the forums (particularly when I agree with, er, him). It's been too long.


thanks hugh. it has been a while, but people stopped asking for advice so i stopped giving it.
by Floss
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's research forums ?
Replies: 90
Views: 5650

Re: Writer's research forums ?

whilst i agree that realistic is the goal rather than real... no one would accuse ian fleming,s bond of being an accurate portrayal of life at six... i very reluctantly have to agree with pigboy on this one. and you know how much that upsets me. a deep understanding of your subject gives you the abi...
by Floss
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's research forums ?
Replies: 90
Views: 5650

Re: Writer's research forums ?

because they do. trust me.
by Floss
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's research forums ?
Replies: 90
Views: 5650

Re: Writer's research forums ?

by Floss
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 292
Views: 19911

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

devinganger wrote:A successful interstellar ambush requires four elements.

this one i like. i want to know the four elements now.
by Floss
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's research forums ?
Replies: 90
Views: 5650

Re: Writer's research forums ?

<twitches tail>