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by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Ever so familiar, this one - for you, too?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Ever so familiar, this one - for you, too?

:lol: Sounds familiar, indeed - except for two things: 1. I never learned much English in high school. Or rather, I learned the assigned reading by rote, and learned the assigned English Lit by rote. I never understood it until - luckily, in the same year - I picked up some books of literary critici...
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Horror? More than meets the eye
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Horror? More than meets the eye

Yes! Horror rules! :) At least, the old-fashioned Poe-esque horror. The new "Saw"-film-type horror? Not so much. That's not horror, that's splatter. :P
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Need an expert?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Need an expert?

Sigh. I went to that spreadsheet, and just about everyone's contact details say DM [something]@[something] - no .com, no .org or .org.au etc. What does that mean? :( I understand they want to protect themselves from spam, but I can't contact them like this.
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: We need this!
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: We need this!

I can't see anything but a quote. Inspirational, yes, but still a quote. :|

Here's what inspires me...

Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat, K. 495. :) Sir Neville Mariner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with Peter Damm on the horn. Heavenly! :)
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 03 Mar 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Terrible advice
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Terrible advice

Yep, that sure is horrible advice. :P

"You're not a real writer until you've..." ---- yeah, just get away from me.... ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: That first draft
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: That first draft

Yep. Many, many things might go wrong in the first draft. The mistake that beginners often make is thinking that no writer may ever make a mistake during that first draft. They think that writing must be easy, because it's looks so easy! :roll: And speaking of which ... 15 Reasons People Still Think...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Care and Feeding of The Weary Writer
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Care and Feeding of The Weary Writer

Not necessarily. Weary eyes get bleary, and then weary minds think "Surely that couldn't have said that..."
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Care and Feeding of The Weary Writer
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Care and Feeding of The Weary Writer

Good words for tired writers. :) Also ... *snigger, chuckle, great big belly laugh* ;)

Sorry, but for a second there I had a Freudian slip moment when I read that first quote. Instead of "lingering fear", for a second I thought it said "lingerie fear". :roll: :lol:
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Writing is hard! Or is it a block?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Writing is hard! Or is it a block?

That does make sense - and writing can certainly be a hard slog sometimes. Here's a limerick about it that I wrote earlier. ;)

A hack writer bragged "I'm the Bard!"
and proceeded to write drivel, marred
by anachronisms
and malapropisms -
he didn't know writing was hard!
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Twisted Tropes
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Twisted Tropes

All right, let's give this a shot. Just for example ... take this old, old trope: the hero wins the day, the villain is cast down - hooray! :D To twist it, how about ... the hero wins the day, but the lady-in-distress turns out to have been in love with the villain, and they get away together. Or: t...

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