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Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-06-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By LostThePlot
It always seemed to me that the bad guys were...

It always seemed to me that the bad guys were just the more interesting characters. They had pathos and a vision for the world; driven by the idea of changing things while the heroes always just want...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-06-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By LostThePlot
And I agree with both of these. 'Bad...

And



I agree with both of these. 'Bad people' is (IMHO) something we tell children so we don't have explain to them why someone very similar to them dismembered their family. And that's ok,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-06-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By LostThePlot
It may be because they will be dealing with...

It may be because they will be dealing with another publisher to get it into Romania and since you still own your work they have to get your approve it before they hand it to someone you've never...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-05-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By LostThePlot
... Were you thinking about this before I...

...

Were you thinking about this before I mentioned volcanoes?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-05-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By LostThePlot
I dunno; I don't think switching perspectives...

I dunno; I don't think switching perspectives will make dangling children over a volcano any more sympathetic ;)

No but really, I totally agree.

Playing with a reader's idea of good and bad is...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-05-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By LostThePlot
A lot of difference, at least I think so. ...

A lot of difference, at least I think so.

Anyone can do a bad thing, even otherwise good people. No, not just out of nowhere, but under stress or with an offer of something sufficiently precious ...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-05-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By LostThePlot
Off the top of my head: Ty, Prez (?) and Tim.

Off the top of my head:

Ty, Prez (?) and Tim.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-04-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By LostThePlot
I love pushing characters to make difficult...

I love pushing characters to make difficult choices, watching them make it then sticking with them as they have to cope with all the fallout from it. Watching them walk the line between good and evil...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-04-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,494
Posted By LostThePlot
That's an interesting perspective and I can...

That's an interesting perspective and I can understand why it helps. In the real world I work in video production and part of that means that I notice camera use in a much more functional way,...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-04-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By LostThePlot
Context matters a lot .Topical comedy shows use...

Context matters a lot .Topical comedy shows use real names all the time with no problems and it's almost unheard of for comedians or comedic works to be sued. That doesn't mean someone might not try...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-03-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By LostThePlot
Being able to solve my characters problems. ...

Being able to solve my characters problems.

I said broadly the same thing else where but I figure this is worth some expansion. Unlike the real world where sometimes bad stuff just happens with...
Forum: Introductions 01-03-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By LostThePlot
One of the big reasons I decided to go find other...

One of the big reasons I decided to go find other writer was, hopefully, to find ANYONE else who likes weird writing that pushes their buttons. Happy that it's happened so fast.

I definitely try...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-02-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,494
Posted By LostThePlot
Personally I don't worry about being verbose or...

Personally I don't worry about being verbose or not when I'm writing something. I find it's better to just get stuff down then trim it off later. It's much harder (at least for me) to come back later...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-02-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,919
Posted By LostThePlot
I alternate between listening to something and...

I alternate between listening to something and not listening to something. For just general writing (and especially for proofing) I like having voices there to cover up the sounds of the real world....
Forum: Introductions 01-02-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By LostThePlot
New here, long time writer.

I made myself a new years resolution that I'd actually start being a bit more proactive with my writing instead of 'eh, I'll get published tomorrow' which I've been doing for the last three years. So...
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