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Forum: Free Writing 05-15-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By KarlR
Based on your OP, it sounds to me like you've...

Based on your OP, it sounds to me like you've graduated. You're no longer a wannabe, but a full-fledged writer!

Now get to work. You've only just opened the door....
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-29-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6,184
Views: 478,281
Posted By KarlR
And here it was that KarlR found himself indebted...

And here it was that KarlR found himself indebted to the goblin and asked himself, "How to repay the kind words of a familiar face from another life if not by the sincerest form of flattery," and...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-29-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,814
Posted By KarlR
I'm with Reddy. Pay attention. That doesn't...

I'm with Reddy. Pay attention. That doesn't mean you have to lead a 'rich life.' It only means that you have to pay attention to how life works around you. Go buy an ice cream cone at Dairy Queen...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-29-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,397
Posted By KarlR
A compelling story well told. I keep coming back...

A compelling story well told. I keep coming back to that. Maybe I'll put it on my headstone. These are the two key elements to talesmanship.

First and foremost, have a story that will entice...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-29-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6,184
Views: 478,281
Posted By KarlR
Welcome flea. Verbose as ever, I see....

Welcome flea.

Verbose as ever, I see....
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-07-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,110
Posted By KarlR
Well said, and thank you, AE! And you said...

Well said, and thank you, AE!

And you said 'deign.' That made my day!
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-29-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,984
Posted By KarlR
Troublesome little quandary, isn't it? I...

Troublesome little quandary, isn't it?

I like to insert something between--to identify and isolate the pause.

"I wasn't trying to steal it. I was..." Sheila groped for the right words. "I was...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-11-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By KarlR
Anthony, Look...

Anthony,

Look here:http://www.writersbeat.com/showthread.php?t=29202. There's some good stuff.

Karl

On second look, guess you already asked!!
Forum: The Notice Board 03-11-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 45,833
Posted By KarlR
Video did not kill the radio star. Just knocked...

Video did not kill the radio star. Just knocked them from their lofty perch. This is just an ongoing segment of market fragmentation. The automobile DID replace the horse--only because it was an...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-02-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By KarlR
First: Your confession is a little disquieting. ...

First: Your confession is a little disquieting. As if the internet wasn't anonymous enough? Jeez....

As far as characters go, I tend to treat them like people. Some I like, some I don't. Some...
Forum: Board Games 03-02-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9,470
Views: 206,745
Posted By KarlR
Ate my cat!

Ate my cat!
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By KarlR
Gaines, My other choice was the 'making...

Gaines,

My other choice was the 'making love' thread. Should I have posted my answer on both?:smartass:
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By KarlR
My first novel was so heavily laced with f-bombs...

My first novel was so heavily laced with f-bombs that every proof reader commented. I broke out the chain saw and hacked away gigantic portions to make it readable. Good that you're presenting this...
Forum: Introductions 02-25-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By KarlR
I joined this forum because I feel sometimes like...

I joined this forum because I feel sometimes like I am getting out of touch with writers when the only way that I deal with them is as an editor; that I have lost track of writers' concerns and of...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-24-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By KarlR
Did you try poking it with the thing?

Did you try poking it with the thing?
Forum: Introductions 02-21-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By KarlR
Welcome, AE. Already your approach places you in...

Welcome, AE. Already your approach places you in a position of high regard!
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By KarlR
Keep good notes Shrub. And go back an read your...

Keep good notes Shrub. And go back an read your own story from the beginning. Reading your own work (as opposed to trying to remember) will expose glaring inconsistencies immediately.
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-20-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By KarlR
^ What she said.

^ What she said.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By KarlR
The hands on the clock tick slowly, bringing...

The hands on the clock tick slowly, bringing closer the explosive celebration of the New Year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tens of thousands of happy revelers press sweaty bodies against one another in the...
Forum: Fiction 02-02-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By KarlR
Nicely done, Nadja! (Did you know your name is...

Nicely done, Nadja! (Did you know your name is Russian for 'Hope?')

It was (almost) perfect. My only critique would be to drop the 'ha ha.' Your character just finished telling us she's no...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-01-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,714
Posted By KarlR
F**king cold. (-15F) And conservative. ...

F**king cold. (-15F)

And conservative.

No, wait, I already said that.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By KarlR
LSB's got it. The point is less the 'faith' and...

LSB's got it. The point is less the 'faith' and more the 'belief.' Write passionately about something you believe in. Then substitute the religion for whatever it is that you're writing about. ...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By KarlR
Dude, Hmmm.... Where have I seen this...

Dude,

Hmmm.... Where have I seen this before?

Interesting to see the different takes on your rant in different locales.

'Greedo does not shoot first' gets first prize, BTW.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-27-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By KarlR
If the name of the river is going to change based...

If the name of the river is going to change based on the cultural background of the character referencing it, why not just call it "the river?"
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By KarlR
Use of character names can be a stylistic touch. ...

Use of character names can be a stylistic touch. I have a book that uses each character's first and last names each time they are mentioned ( a la 'Charlie Brown'). At first it irritated me to do...
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