Are you improving as a writer?

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Are you improving as a writer?

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Re: Are you improving as a writer?

Postby Rath Darkblade » Fri, 17 Jul 2020 4:08 pm

I'm sorry, but the audio on this video (especially the background music) gave me a headache. DNF. :(
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Re: Are you improving as a writer?

Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 17 Jul 2020 7:21 pm

After 2 mins, I can't hear any background music...

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Re: Are you improving as a writer?

Postby Rath Darkblade » Mon, 20 Jul 2020 6:34 pm

Let me try again ... *fast-forwards to the 2-minute mark* Yes! :) No background music.

And yes, I'm improving as a writer. (Yay!) For instance:

1. I'm finishing what I start;
2. I'm learning from other writers about techniques (e.g. allegories, metaphors etc.);
3. Yes, I definitely enjoy reading what I write. (I always have! I wouldn't write it otherwise).

And so on.

But the one I agree with the most:

One sure way to tell you're improving over time is when you wince from re-reading your older stuff.

For instance:

Me when I started writing, when I just finished high school: "Wow! This is wonderful! I'm making funny references to other things, I'm learning stuff. Writing fan-fiction is great."

Me now: *face palm* :roll:

(Let me just add, in my defence, that I started writing a long, long time ago -- in a galaxy far away ...) :P
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Re: Are you improving as a writer?

Postby Rath Darkblade » Mon, 20 Jul 2020 9:56 pm

And speaking of which ...

10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes that Editors are Tired of Seeing

It's good, but I prefer Jenna. For instance ...

10 Worst Tropes in Science Fiction (with a surprise! I won't spoil it, take a look and see) :)
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Re: Are you improving as a writer?

Postby Rkcapps » Tue, 21 Jul 2020 6:24 pm

I like Meg, I've seen hers, but Jenna is always fun, and I hadn't seen that one, thx!


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