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by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 19 May 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Interactive Map of Myth, Legend & Folklore
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Interactive Map of Myth, Legend & Folklore

Beautiful! A great resource. Thanks for sharing. :)
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 09 May 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: On the nose?
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: On the nose?

"On the nose" means exactly what it sounds like... when you write everything - EVERYTHING - into a scene, when you can summarise it. :) Trust your readers. They can figure things out. They're not dummies. :) And speaking of which, I'd better get a move on and finish my latest chapter - and...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 04 May 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: sticky sentences all gummed up
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: sticky sentences all gummed up

Sticky sentences? :shock:

I never have, nor will I ever, write sentences that are such a chore to read that readers will give up on them, whether on the train or in the sunshine, if I can avoid it in any way. :twisted:

Sorry - let me rephrase that:

I don't write sticky sentences! ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 04 May 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Want to know when you can and can't use passive voice?
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Want to know when you can and can't use passive voice?

This thread was started by Rkcapps -> passive.

Rkcapps started this thread -> active.

Both are correct :)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Ever so familiar, this one - for you, too?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

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: 84

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: 150

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: 127

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: 125

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: 171

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...

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