MadmanRB

MadmanRB

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    1. How much dialog is too much?

      I cannot help but notice that my stories, no matter what my genre, are extremely dialog heavy. It's still a habit I carried over from my short stories, as in there I didn't have the room for large inner (...)


    2. Re: My new and improved first chapter, need feedback though.

      Okay final edit for now, I will let this one sit for a few days and see how you folks feel about it. I removed some parts, did some revisions and (hopefully) smoothed it out. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E47xFGvMqT5c3OXafslNCYk9cvDTtAKWjYxetKqRJAo/edit?usp=sharing (...)


    3. Re: My new and improved first chapter, need feedback though.

      Okay, I will give it a go. Still, any tips I find here, I will apply to the best of my abilities.


    4. Re: My new and improved first chapter, need feedback though.

      Okay I edited the document based on some suggestions I got elsewhere... The link to the revised draft is different though, so please click the link I provided in my post above or just go here: (...)


    5. Re: My new and improved first chapter, need feedback though.

      Yeah paragraph spacing was never my strong suit, I always get confused on where and when to split things as paragraphs in general have no set rule. Since a paragraph can be as long as a single sentence, (...)


    6. My new and improved first chapter, need feedback though.

      I want to get feedback for my revised first chapter, as I want to see where I need to improve and if it's engaging enough to justify writing a chapter 2. So first brief story synopsis and concept without (...)


    7. Re: Has anyone written a novel that reads more like a comic book?

      Well it's not like my story is 100% superhero themed, it's more like 78%. It goes beyond the premise of say "never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way." The heroes will have character (...)


    8. Has anyone written a novel that reads more like a comic book?

      I can't say I have, and well, maybe it's time I change that. After many tries at writing my story, I find myself trying to emulate writers based on the most common suggestions. My most recent drafts (...)


    9. Re: The Tarantino approach/ non linear storytelling for opening chapter/chapters?

      Still, while my base story isn't 100% new, I still need to tell my audience how my universe works in some form or fashion. I know that readers like the element of mystery, but there are still some "establishing (...)


    10. Re: The Tarantino approach/ non linear storytelling for opening chapter/chapters?

      You know, even if you do the non-linear approach and start with an action scene, when the time comes to bring in the current opening chapters (as far as I understand it 1-9), you will still have both (...)


    11. Re: The Tarantino approach/ non linear storytelling for opening chapter/chapters?

      Wow, you weren't kidding with the part of the heavy dialogue. The scenes in episode 1, assuming that's the story you were talking about, are fine for an opening chapter (or chapters, I suggest you cut (...)


    12. The Tarantino approach/ non linear storytelling for opening chapter/chapters?

      As I am writing my story, I cannot help but notice it's a bit slow for the genre I am aiming for. After all, my story is action/science fiction based and so far my opening chapters are almost nothing (...)


    13. Re: Suggestions for training scenarios for my MC to foreshadow his command ability.

      How about a compound raid? Nice stakes, can show resourcefulness, and also command ability, bravery, or whatever trait you want to give him. An Ambush situation is fun too. Yeah I could go for that. (...)


    14. Re: Suggestions for training scenarios for my MC to foreshadow his command ability.

      Well its not like I am not open for suggestion still, I mean you kind of had a decent suggestion with this: If you want simulation ideas: try something where he has to make a judgement about saving (...)


    15. Re: Suggestions for training scenarios for my MC to foreshadow his command ability.

      Well when I say superhero elements I am not aiming for silver age stuff where he helps little ladies cross the street and saving a cat from a tree after gets superpowers. Now as for the size of my organization, (...)


    16. Re: Words per chapter

      Well as long as around 4K is acceptable guess I am fine. So far my largest chapter is up to the 5K mark, but a lot happens in that chapter and cutting it down may do it a disservice.


    17. Re: Showing vs. Telling

      Agreed, plus if you are trying to do something more fast-paced it may be more beneficial to tell.


    18. Re: Suggestions for training scenarios for my MC to foreshadow his command ability.

      Well I still have to show my MC's skills somehow, I mean if he's a rookie he sure can't take charge in a real world crisis, can he? And what about the show dont tell rule? And what about avoiding the (...)


    19. Re: Suggestions for training scenarios for my MC to foreshadow his command ability.

      Well I don't want to spend 800 chapters building my character or his skills dragging the story down with needless training montages, endless missions that don't have much bearing on the story as I kind (...)


    20. Re: Are classic superheroes dead?

      I dunno, this world has become too cynical and jaded for classic superheroes to really shine anymore. I mean yes on one hand it's nice to have escapism and want the classic good vs evil storytelling back, (...)