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by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:00 am
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Hard truths of being a writer
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Hard truths of being a writer

Um, Rkcapps ... I posted the exact same thing right here.

But Jenaaaaaaaaa....! :)
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The Inner Life of Characters
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: The Inner Life of Characters

Hmm, this sounds similar to the outlines that I already work with. They include a list of characters (the major ones) and their back-stories, their goals, likes and dislikes, etc.
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Tropes to stay away from if you're writing paranormal
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Tropes to stay away from if you're writing paranormal

Yep - if you're writing about vampires and werewolves and ghosts, you're writing paranormal. And if you are ... here are some things to stay away from , courtesy of Jenna! :) (Warning: NSFW, some swear-words). One last thing to be aware of: vampires, werewolves, ghosts = paranormal. But if you inclu...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Scenes
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Scenes

Let's have a look at this, point by point: 1. Yes, interesting characters are vital. That goes without saying. Boring ones will sink your novel. ;) And yes, an MC thinking alone in his room (or something like that) slows down the story, which is why I use such scenes very sparingly and usually get a...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Chapter Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Chapter Discussion

Hmm. They do sound like scenes. :) I thought I was onto a good thing when I made my scenes into chapters. (Huzzah!) ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 28 Sep 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Kill your darlings
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: Kill your darlings

:( I hate "killing my darlings". Fortunately, I haven't had to cut scenes so far - just "darling" bits of dialogue. Oh, well. It's not so bad. Good dialogue can be recycled into another scene. ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 28 Sep 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: What is a Critique Partner?
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: What is a Critique Partner?

:lol: Jenna's always good fun. :) But yes, I agree - she does use ... *lightning flashes, thunder cracks* Adult Language. (Gasp! We've never been so appalled in all our lives!) ;) Coming back to the subject - yes, finding a CP is a very good idea. It's like the "Reviews" sub-forum here, bu...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: 5 Reasons Most Writers Quit
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: 5 Reasons Most Writers Quit

Ideas Are Easy. :lol: Yes, they are. Whenever I tell people that I write books, they say "Oh! Yes! I have an idea for a book, I'm a writer too!" ;) Writing Is Hard! :lol: Yes, yes it is. If all you have is an idea, then sooner or later, you'll run out of steam. You need a good plot, charac...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The Voice
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: The Voice

:) The first one is very cute. Thanks! :) The second one (on author's voice) is interesting. I was writing my next chapter earlier, and the description of the beach reminded me - I know I usually focus on dialogue, to the detriment of description. So I'll make sure to include description, too. Thank...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Getting rejected?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Getting rejected?

Sorry, what's a comp sale? Do you mean a comp (i.e. comparison) title?

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