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by Floss
Mon May 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I'm not sure if I can call myself a writer
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: I'm not sure if I can call myself a writer

oh my. exan, you are already better than the vast majority of people out there. i say this because i see three excellent qualities in your post... one -- you have proven that you know how to finish a tale. so many people who want to write, never get round to finishing anything. you have at least one...
by Floss
Fri May 15, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

krastev wrote:Your personal opinion is totally irrelevant.
i,m sure you,re right.
thank you for correcting me.
by Floss
Fri May 15, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words please don,t do that. Star Trek's Klingon, Avatar's Na'vi, Lord of the Rings' Quenya, Sindarin... So why not? two of those are tv/movie settings where the created languages are designed to flit by in a few moments and are never...
by Floss
Thu May 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

Nobbo wrote:I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words

please don,t do that.
by Floss
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 301
Views: 63362

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

pchis1 wrote:A pale shadow falls across my desk. A hot hand squeezes the shoulder of my cotton shirt. ‘Curran, come with me. Now, please.’


First line of Red Skies Over Solapur, my novel set in India, 1946/7.



[waits patiently]
by Floss
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Feedback on opening paragraph please
Replies: 7
Views: 3240

Re: Feedback on opening paragraph please

oh my.

[crouches in preparation]
[pupils dilate]
by Floss
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: When to quit...?!
Replies: 19
Views: 2996

Re: When to quit...?!

Basically, I think I’m asking for “permission” to keep going. no, i don,t think you are. i,ve seen this before quite a few times. this is you asking for permission to quit. sorry. permission denied. starting stories is easy. finishing them is hard and doing it well takes practice. i don,t care if t...
by Floss
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Advices for Writers
Replies: 3
Views: 3215

Re: Advices for Writers

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hahaha
thanks for the share
by Floss
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 301
Views: 63362

Re: The first line to my active book;

This is what my life has become - sitting in front of yet another inane television sitcom or overacted docudrama, it’s hard to tell the difference nowadays. I’m drinking an oversized glass of wine - enough to do more than dull the pain. is that the opening of your wip or a cry for help if the latte...
by Floss
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Is this a good idea?
Replies: 14
Views: 7417

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: 3741

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: 3443

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: 3099

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: 14
Views: 7417

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...