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by Bill
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: A Month of Writing Exercises
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: A Month of Writing Exercises

Seated at a small table, in her hotel room, Mary translated her thoughts and notations into typewritten words. Brian sat opposite her, his chin resting on his hand, his elbow on the tabletop, gazing at her. She smiled, without looking up. “Stop that, please,” she said. “What should I stop?” “Staring...
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How do you write eloquently?
Replies: 23
Views: 1923

Re: How do you write eloquently?

I have no idea what that means. wotf017 I just write the first thing about the tale that comes into my head; where I am, who I am, what I am doing and why. When I write dialogue I try to put as much emotion into the phrase as necessary. I've been writing for fun for quite a while and decided to ente...
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Rules of Writing
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

Re: Rules of Writing

Basically there is the first rule: Never pay to be published or anything attached to it. wotf011
And something Ray Bradbury insisted on, 'Go live in a library' and read, read, read. read, read, and read some more. wotf022
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Authonomy.
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Authonomy.

Did anybody here ever visit Authonomy? Was it a help? Did you learn anything? Yes, I know it was basically a scam. Focussed on gullible people who wanted their book published while having the privilege of paying for it. But it did serve a purpose for...how many of us? I met people who were there to ...
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: RULES for critiques
Replies: 15
Views: 8974

Re: RULES for critiques

Brad. I'm a newbie. I have a story that is on sale at Zon. It was the only copy sold there (I had more sales on Xixii.de but no comments) it was given 5 stars and a few complimentary words. I would appreciate a full comment, but I am not sure how to go about it (call me stoopid). So, what do I do? R...
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Anyone up for a 750 word read?
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Anyone up for a 750 word read?

Hello, I'm new here. I've been writing on and off for a few years (15) more for fun than anything else. I have entered two stories for the WotF contests, not that I expect to win but I'm looking forward to the comments. So, how do I go about 'critting' your tale? I don't have a website only an email...
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: RULES for critiques
Replies: 15
Views: 8974

Re: RULES for critiques

Brad. I'm a newbie. I have a story that is on sale at Zon. It was the only copy sold there (I had more sales on Xixii.de but no comments) it was given 5 stars and a few complimentary words. I would appreciate a full comment, but I am not sure how to go about it (call me stoopid). So, what do I do? R...
by Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Revision Tips and Tricks
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Revision Tips and Tricks

Nobody is interested in a story about dead people. No, I don't mean Zombies, but lifeless characters. Characters are brought to life when they speak, apart from action that is their only job, to communicate with the reader. The author provides the physical description but how do they provide the oth...

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