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by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: We need this!
Replies: 2
Views: 47

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: 57

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: 76

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: 92

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: 92

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: 84

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: 67

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...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Commonly confused words
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Commonly confused words

This is a good list! Thank you, Rkcapps. :) English isn't my first language, so during my first two or three years in Australia, whenever I encountered an unfamiliar word, I would look it up in a portable dictionary that I took to school with me. When I write, I still look up words if I'm unsure of ...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Will the Reader ...
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Will the Reader ...

None of these are a huuu-uuuu-uuge bugbear for me. I just close the book and throw it out (or return it, if it's a library book), that's all. ;)

I have to wonder if "Wheeee—ain’t writtin’ (sic -Ed.) fun!" (or the other spelling/grammar mistakes) are intentionally ironic... ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The literary devices - useful
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: The literary devices - useful

Onomatopoeia, Cage! :D I don't think it's hard to pronounce, but I've heard it done several times. It's "Oh-no-ma-toe-PAY-ah"; try it a few times and you'll see what I mean. Here is a short (but funny) video about onomatopoeia. https://gawker.com/5685838/mel-brooks--carl-reiner-on-the-2000...

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