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  Topic: Toward and Towards.
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 4
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PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:17 pm   Subject: Toward and Towards.
Just make sure you remain consistent. If you use 'toward,' then always use 'toward.' (in that story, at least)
  Topic: how to be a great writer (NC17)
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 24
Views: 13361

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:19 am   Subject: how to be a great writer (NC17)
Finally. Way down there (had to go through almost all of them before I found it) - The Master Plan - http://www.artdamage.com/buk/masterplan.htm

starving in a philadelphia winter

trying to be ...
  Topic: how to be a great writer (NC17)
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 24
Views: 13361

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:04 pm   Subject: how to be a great writer (NC17)
FL
Yeah, I've looked. I can't find it. A college teacher had photo copied the poem for me and I lost it, so I've been searching for it ever since (about a year and a half). Haven't seen it so far.
  Topic: how to be a great writer (NC17)
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 24
Views: 13361

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:23 am   Subject: how to be a great writer (NC17)
I've been looking for a Buk poem that has lines in it that go something like:

I moved to Los Angeles to write and to drink
but I found that I couldn't do both,
So I decided to quit writing and to ...
  Topic: Dungeons and Dragons ... research.
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 21
Views: 11967

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:19 am   Subject: Dungeons and Dragons ... research.
Another dork's explanation:


1. What does the book do? It gives the rules, and sets the game up, right?

In D&D, you have three basic books: The Player's Handbook, The Dungeon Master's Guid ...
  Topic: This isn't a rhetorical question
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 14
Views: 7386

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:14 pm   Subject: This isn't a rhetorical question

"Hmmm," I hmmmed.


That's great. I can go with a tag like that.

But, since tags are mostly invisible, it really jars a person out of the story if they're too 'adverby' or just too awkward.
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  Topic: This isn't a rhetorical question
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 14
Views: 7386

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:36 pm   Subject: This isn't a rhetorical question
You can always use said, even if it's a question. I find that using asked will break the rhythm sometimes, but I couldn't tell you why, since it has the same number of syllables.

Ok. Good. I was ...
  Topic: This isn't a rhetorical question
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 14
Views: 7386

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:56 am   Subject: This isn't a rhetorical question
Do you say 'said' or 'asked' after a rhetorical question (from which you expect no response)? I assume that since it's a question, then it should be asked. But, since an answer isn't actually expect ...
  Topic: Submitting novels to agents.
Dr. Schadenfreude

Replies: 3
Views: 3308

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:02 am   Subject: Submitting novels to agents.
Wow, thanks for those links. Absolute Write is great. Lots of good advice and just friendly chatter about writing there.
 
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