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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-18-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By K.S. Crooks
From what you mention start with the Dark...

From what you mention start with the Dark Wizard's escape, unless the protagonist is somewhere/doing something interesting. Then the escape can come second. Perhaps You want to show the protagonist...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By K.S. Crooks
It depends on the personality of the person...

It depends on the personality of the person reading the story. For me it's unpredictability. I need a story to have twists that, while still in keeping with the workings/internal logic of the story,...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-27-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,240
Posted By K.S. Crooks
If more fantasy-type creatures appear in a...

If more fantasy-type creatures appear in a sequel, to stay in the same tone of the first book it would help if a few of the creatures or their land/region was mentioned in some fashion in the first...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-29-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By K.S. Crooks
A child born from earth and air Those who...

A child born from earth and air
Those who oppose must beware

A child born from earth and air
The coming evil their burden to share

A child born from air and earth
Their power shall bring...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-23-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By K.S. Crooks
One of the best for me is the end of The Girl Who...

One of the best for me is the end of The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest- Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander have been through so much individually and together, but Mikael realizes they don't...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 06-25-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,395
Posted By K.S. Crooks
To help yourself stop editing while you write try...

To help yourself stop editing while you write try writing using pen and paper. When you finish a chapter type it into your computer and give it a once over to make sure the plot and tone are the way...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-30-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By K.S. Crooks
The aliens could have created life on earth and...

The aliens could have created life on earth and feel a parental responsibility for everything here.
The genetics of humans and some other species can be used as a cure for a disease many of the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-12-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,681
Posted By K.S. Crooks
meditons, infintiles, nanospheres, quantum...

meditons, infintiles, nanospheres, quantum spheres, primordial sphere, primordial particle, first-mass, first-particle. You can also mix and match. Hope this sparks a few ideas.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-26-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,647
Posted By K.S. Crooks
I think the key is t make the introduction feel...

I think the key is t make the introduction feel natural and not forced. Decide on the why and where a plot line will come into play and this will guide you to know when it will become involved with...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-29-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By K.S. Crooks
One method is a combination of words that makes a...

One method is a combination of words that makes a person wonder why they are together- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; The Hunger Games; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; The Da Vinci Code; Seven Deadly...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-18-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,191
Posted By K.S. Crooks
Use your senses. Whenever you create a scene...

Use your senses. Whenever you create a scene think of what the characters will see, hear, smell, touch and perhaps taste. Place some aspect of theses in the story to give the reader an idea of what...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-18-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,894
Posted By K.S. Crooks
Know what you want the end to be like, otherwise...

Know what you want the end to be like, otherwise you won't recognize it when you get there. Take it one chapter at a time, one major event at a time. And keep the writing fun. If you make feel like...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-18-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By K.S. Crooks
I like my characters, so I want to spend time...

I like my characters, so I want to spend time with them.
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-18-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,509
Posted By K.S. Crooks
When I begin editing "that" is the first word I...

When I begin editing "that" is the first word I attack, then - "which, but, however" and I never use "just unless referring to some act of justice. It's good to figure out the words you personally...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-18-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,671
Posted By K.S. Crooks
For me most of the time its the opposite. My main...

For me most of the time its the opposite. My main characters appear like ordinary people and discover their power as the story progresses. Occasionally I want a character to look the part because it...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-13-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,460
Posted By K.S. Crooks
As a writer, maybe as the reader, I would want to...

As a writer, maybe as the reader, I would want to know whether magic and technology were developed and progressed side-by-side or if one was created before the other. If one is newer than the other...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-05-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,992
Posted By K.S. Crooks
My first choice would be "Some are born great",...

My first choice would be "Some are born great", second choice " Don't be afraid of the dark".
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-29-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By K.S. Crooks
Remember the prosecution must disclose all they...

Remember the prosecution must disclose all they know to the defence, but not the other way around. Perhaps you have the prosecution caught off-guard more than the defence. You can have a witness lie...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-16-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,636
Posted By K.S. Crooks
Find the time to write and edit. For my writing,...

Find the time to write and edit. For my writing, portraying the flavour of my story- Taking the colours, sounds, smells and textures I envision and conveying them to a reader.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-10-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,973
Posted By K.S. Crooks
A question I have is the time period of this...

A question I have is the time period of this story. If it's modern then why is the gangster not using a digital camera and saving the file on a USB? As for your question I don't think an anonymous...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-18-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By K.S. Crooks
An very interesting concept. How much of the...

An very interesting concept. How much of the previous life would people try to go back to, considering the new childhood and family- (nature vs nurture). Your two examples are considered to be "good"...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-17-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,856
Posted By K.S. Crooks
I have a Batman symbol tattoo on my right...

I have a Batman symbol tattoo on my right shoulder. It's a promise to myself, and a warning to others ;) that I will always work to improve myself in all aspects of the human condition. Oddly...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-09-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,386
Posted By K.S. Crooks
One of my favorite aspects of writing is creating...

One of my favorite aspects of writing is creating obstacles for the characters and figuring out how they will or won't overcome them. Having a variety of mental, physical and emotional challenges...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 06-18-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,795
Posted By K.S. Crooks
Of the three I prefer "A logician's fantasy". ...

Of the three I prefer "A logician's fantasy".
What you have described for your book feels a little like what Stephen Hawking did in A Brief History of Time, where the only equation he had in the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 06-18-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,969
Posted By K.S. Crooks
Also consider evolution. If your dinosaur species...

Also consider evolution. If your dinosaur species have been for millions of years then they could be considerably different than anything indicated in our fossil records. Possibly start with the...
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