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by Floss
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 300
Views: 59097

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: 2315

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: 2626

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: 2881

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: 300
Views: 59097

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: 7117

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: 3591

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: 3377

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: 3059

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: 7117

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: 3651

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: 12487

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: 230050

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: 12172

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.