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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-01-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,222
Posted By RyleyAlexander
I'd give him a dark past. Perhaps he was an...

I'd give him a dark past. Perhaps he was an alcoholic (maybe even accidently killed someone driving drunk and has nightmares still about it as the guilt eats away at him), who made some of the same...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By RyleyAlexander
I have to do this in two sets or I'd never get it...

I have to do this in two sets or I'd never get it to three.

Drama:
1. Dexter
2. Supernatural
3. Walking Dead

Comedy:
1. Family Guy
2. American Dad
Forum: The Library 09-01-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,173
Posted By RyleyAlexander
That makes sense. I think it would be a lot more...

That makes sense. I think it would be a lot more palatable to me too. I'm reading one right now that I really like. It's actually listed under romance, but's more paranormal mystery than anything,...
Forum: The Library 08-23-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,964
Posted By RyleyAlexander
What do you consider inappropriate? Language?...

What do you consider inappropriate? Language? Violence? That might help to know. Also, do you mind me asking how old you are? Should we be suggesting teen or young adult?

Lord of the Flies is a...
Forum: The Library 08-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,173
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Ilseum, yes, that's my main focus. I write mostly...

Ilseum, yes, that's my main focus. I write mostly horror, but to make truly believable characters, sometimes a love interest is needed. I'm mainly needing some experience in it for a non-horror story...
Forum: Fiction 08-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By RyleyAlexander
There was one sentence that bothered me: "Doing a...

There was one sentence that bothered me: "Doing a quick survey of himself he found he was bleeding; but from where?"
Something about it seemed a slower pace than the rest, maybe just the fact that...
Forum: Fiction 08-16-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By RyleyAlexander
There is some good writing here, but I think it...

There is some good writing here, but I think it may need a little more info. I wasn't sure exactly what was happening in the story. Also, I'd like to know what the significance of the two letters...
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,173
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Thanks for the removal Tau. I'll make sure to use...

Thanks for the removal Tau. I'll make sure to use that in the future should it happen again.
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,173
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Oops, somehow this double posted. Is there a way...

Oops, somehow this double posted. Is there a way to delete one?
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,964
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series has nothing...

Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series has nothing inappropriate in them either. Lol.
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,964
Posted By RyleyAlexander
I haven't read the other, but yes, Watership Down...

I haven't read the other, but yes, Watership Down is a masterpiece. I want to read that one again. I read it when I was in fourth grade in one sitting. It was so good, I couldn't stop reading. It...
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,173
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Reading outside my normal genre, need suggestions.

I've been told and have read and know I need to, but really don't want to, read some romance novels. I hate romance novels. But I know that reading some of them is the best way to help me improve any...
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 39,418
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Horns had some really sad moments in it too. When...

Horns had some really sad moments in it too. When Iggy's grandmother who he thought was the only person left in the world that still loved him told him that she hated him and wished he never been...
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 39,418
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Pet Semetary. I read it during a time when I was...

Pet Semetary. I read it during a time when I was dealing with three deaths in my life (about a year after really, but still missing them). As with most novel to movie adaptations, you wouldn't expect...
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,695
Posted By RyleyAlexander
My favorite is Stephen King. I do think he has...

My favorite is Stephen King. I do think he has influenced my writing. I've learned how poetic simple situations can become with the right wording and how that poetry can create a feeling that impacts...
Forum: The Library 08-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,874
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Now I'm reading "The Girl Who Loved Thom Gordon"...

Now I'm reading "The Girl Who Loved Thom Gordon" by Stephen King. It's the story of an eleven year old girl who gets lost in the woods during a family hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail. There are...
Forum: Character Clinics 08-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,797
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Do you have any theories on where these subhumans...

Do you have any theories on where these subhumans are coming from? Or how to get rid of them? Why do you think they want to hurt you and others?

I know you don't know your exact age, but what...
Forum: Board Games 08-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 54,550
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Snake meat, no. Shark, goat, and alligator...

Snake meat, no. Shark, goat, and alligator though, yes.

Have you ever quit a job without giving two weeks notice?
Forum: Board Games 08-02-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12,429
Views: 224,474
Posted By RyleyAlexander
pants

pants
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-02-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Believe it or not, youtube is a great place to...

Believe it or not, youtube is a great place to learn about medical things. If you have a very strong stomach, check out this video series filmed for medical students in Germany.
...
Forum: Fiction 08-02-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By RyleyAlexander
I'll be looking forward to reading the rewrite....

I'll be looking forward to reading the rewrite. It's a great story!
Forum: Research Section 08-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,029
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Rei- when you mentioned the coin, it reminded me...

Rei- when you mentioned the coin, it reminded me of something I'd heard about once. A blind woman had a friend or family member fold all of her money in a special way. A one dollar bill was folded in...
Forum: Fiction 08-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By RyleyAlexander
Thank you Escribir. I will definitely add in a...

Thank you Escribir. I will definitely add in a flash back. I think that will help the reader understand the relationship better. Maybe back to when they first met?

I'm glad you like the imagery. I...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-02-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,497
Posted By RyleyAlexander
I think some of it depends on the type and feel...

I think some of it depends on the type and feel of the book. If it's a fun, playful type of novel, I think shorter chapters tend to work better. If it's a very lengthy novel, than longer chapters...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By RyleyAlexander
By natural setting, do you mean a place that...

By natural setting, do you mean a place that teens naturally hang out? Or someplace in nature, like at a beach?

Thank you for responding. I think I'll have to do some reading, you're right.

Any...
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