ALostTerrapin

ALostTerrapin

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    1. Re: Writing Rituals

      I take a minute to collect myself and write out a few bullet points detailing the goals for my session/chapter and what my intentions are.  If it’s a POV I haven’t written in some time, i’ll do a quick (...)


    2. Re: 200 Chapters! 463k Words!

       That’s some serious dedication. Gj  :peoapproval:


    3. Re: 3k....0.0

      🎉Congrats!🎉 


    4. Re: Creating A climax

      Also, your story reminds me of something I saw in an interview with Steve Erikson about his Malazan series. He mentions that the inspiration of one of his plotlines was "what would happen if the Native (...)


    5. Re: Creating A climax

      Whatever your climax happens to be is a result of whatever your overall story arc is. This also typically flows from A. What your protagonist wants, and B. Why they can't have it. It's possible that (...)


    6. Re: Creating A climax

      Whatever your climax happens to be is a result of whatever your overall story arc is. This also typically flows from A. What your protagonist wants, and B. Why they can't have it. It's possible that you (...)


    7. Re: Is it bad practice to only use action beats before dialog but never during or after?

      Like Nestor said, the first one is correct. You typically only change paragraphs in dialog to denote a change in speaker. If you split it up like your other example, it's possible readers may get more (...)


    8. Re: Poor Ratings Spree?

      I've gotten .5 ratings a couple times the instant I posted a chapter. No one unfollowed or unfavorited, so it seems like someone was just lurking the front page and giving .5 to stories on the latest updates (...)


    9. Re: One of the Biggest Mistakes in Writing

      Tbh, prologues are just something people do thoughtlessly. They’ve seen them done and just assume it’s a thing you just do. The problem is that most prologues have a very specific purpose based on what (...)


    10. Re: Film and Visual media in conjunction with a broken Publishing system has ruined the novel

      I'm not quite sure I see this. There's plenty of literary fiction novels out there these days. Whether you want beautiful or experimental prose, it's there. It's just not popular. I don't think you (...)


    11. Re: Are you scared to post your work for people to see?

      A little bit, but I probably fear looking at feedback more than the actual posting part. The negative response starts to act like a negative conditioning at some point, and it’s just easier not to look. (...)


    12. Re: Hooking the Reader

      It didn’t hook me personally.  1. I found the writing style a little awkward. It feels like the POV character is being evasive with his own thoughts, which is a bit off putting, especially this early. (...)


    13. Re: Can't think of anything

      I've found that the easiest way to come up with prompts or story ideas is to do these little inversions and then build on them. So ask yourself, "What if its like Genre/story, but..." What if it's (...)


    14. Re: 100+ reads!!

      Congrats!  That's just the first step. I'm sure there will be many more to follow.  :peoapproval:



    15. Re: So frustrated with readers

      I think pretty much every author can sympathize, but at the end of the day you can't take it so personally. It's not like the readers are slighting you, or making an active decision not to rate, they just (...)


    16. Re: I feel like the star rating is inflated

      Eh, I mean all rating systems are relative. Most of the faults with the system can be attributed to the voting/rating habits of people online, so they’d most likely be present in any alternative system (...)


    17. Re: What's the typical number of followers/readers for a story?

      Err, well if you’re looking for averages, I’d say the average story gets little to no readers/followers.  Just thinking back on my past rankings, you can be very small and not particularly well rated (...)


    18. Re: Does a Staggered Release Schedule Discourage You to Write?

      Yep! Idk something about a schedule makes it feel like work. I think stress has something to do with it, for me. I’m so much more invested in my story when people are reading it that I get stressed (...)


    19. Re: Anlother one joins the writing

      Hello and welcome!