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Forum: Tips & Advice 10-24-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By Jacobs
No. But sometimes a lot of effort does go...

No.

But sometimes a lot of effort does go into making them so - Tony Soprano comes to mind; always doing it for his family.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-03-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By Jacobs
I'm of the opinion that it's better not to get...

I'm of the opinion that it's better not to get distracted by new ideas (store them) and to finish work. Finishing is a skill in itself.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-03-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,484
Posted By Jacobs
Whoops. Already posted to this thread. Sorry.

Whoops. Already posted to this thread. Sorry.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-03-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jacobs
Give him/her a point of view.

Give him/her a point of view.
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-23-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,867
Posted By Jacobs
Interesting: in the latest Game of Thrones,...

Interesting: in the latest Game of Thrones, Brienne and Tormund seem to be beginning a romance and it seems like it'll follow a normal arc of hate>love.

I guess you could class that as one common...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-23-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,484
Posted By Jacobs
A central theme. Represented by a character,...

A central theme.

Represented by a character, who goes on a journey and changes.

The plot is provoking that change.

The basic structure I use is...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-12-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Jacobs
Belly button piercing I can understand. Dick...

Belly button piercing I can understand. Dick piercing, not so much.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-09-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,534
Posted By Jacobs
Both.

Both.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-09-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,870
Posted By Jacobs
I like the W graph. But this is better:...

I like the W graph. But this is better: http://www.kalbashir1.blogspot.co.uk/
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-09-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,876
Posted By Jacobs
I think so. I think that's why, sometimes, you...

I think so. I think that's why, sometimes, you wait to meet the monster.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By Jacobs
What's likeable? Is Tony Soprano likeable?...

What's likeable?

Is Tony Soprano likeable? Why? Why not?
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-09-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,814
Posted By Jacobs
One way is to focus on the primary arc and...

One way is to focus on the primary arc and identify the minimum numbers of characters in the particular story needed to achieve it.
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-03-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,794
Posted By Jacobs
Here's a tip:...

Here's a tip: http://kalbashirstorytips.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-antagonist-is-externalization-of.html

So if your argument is "crime doesn't pay" then the protagonist will represent / learn /...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,786
Posted By Jacobs
Some famous writer said that he always leaves...

Some famous writer said that he always leaves something in the tank for the next day, so there's always something to finish off, always some reason to sit down and get into the writing again.
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-05-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,423
Posted By Jacobs
Because if it was "innate" and "naturally emerge"...

Because if it was "innate" and "naturally emerge" it would have "organic flow"
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,836
Posted By Jacobs
People tend not to appreciate backing up work...

People tend not to appreciate backing up work until they lose it!
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,423
Posted By Jacobs
I think the whole idea that writing should "flow...

I think the whole idea that writing should "flow and be organic and innate and naturally emerge" is false. If that were true, we'd all be writing perfect first drafts.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,760
Posted By Jacobs
To put across a point of view. To display and win...

To put across a point of view. To display and win an argument. Theme.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,307
Posted By Jacobs
Ah. The illusion of not having to do any work.

Ah. The illusion of not having to do any work.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Jacobs
Ass on chair. Fingers typing on keyboard. ...

Ass on chair. Fingers typing on keyboard.

Just producing content solves the problem.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,252
Posted By Jacobs
Got to plot and outline. Especially if you want...

Got to plot and outline. Especially if you want to pitch for work.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-22-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,838
Posted By Jacobs
Reminds me of James Bond. Where the baddie would...

Reminds me of James Bond. Where the baddie would want to fire a nuke and make it look like the US was firing against the Russians to provoke retaliation.

So today, the substitute could be tech...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-22-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By Jacobs
Sticking with the laptop at Starbucks thing.

Sticking with the laptop at Starbucks thing.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-22-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By Jacobs
Start with the bad guy doing bad stuff. Or...

Start with the bad guy doing bad stuff.

Or start with a problem.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-22-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Jacobs
US Copyright Office.

US Copyright Office.
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