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Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,294
Posted By Sepulchrave
I guess we'll have to disagree about writing...

I guess we'll have to disagree about writing style- character traits come up in the writing, for me, not just in some initial description. And sexuality is a very basic trait.

Read through any...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,294
Posted By Sepulchrave
And again, I say: do you really not include any...

And again, I say: do you really not include any details of a character that aren't directly relevant to the story? Your characters are just floating names? That may work for some- noir and hardboiled...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-22-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,294
Posted By Sepulchrave
You can include queer characters without focusing...

You can include queer characters without focusing on it. Or LGBT, if you prefer. Brushing it off as "whatever the hell indecipherable acronym" is pretty offensive, as an aside. If I mentioned "black...
Forum: Research Section 01-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,994
Posted By Sepulchrave
A big part of the cold war was proxy wars for...

A big part of the cold war was proxy wars for control of other developing countries- Vietnam, Korea, that sort of thing. Perhaps another planet is being colonized and both planets want to make the...
Forum: Publishing 01-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Sepulchrave
As a heavy eBook reader, I personally don't like...

As a heavy eBook reader, I personally don't like reading short stories as eBooks. I'd rather read a whole collection.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-05-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Sepulchrave
I guess it depends on the content of the blog....

I guess it depends on the content of the blog. China Mieville's blog, which I linked above, is mostly just short compositions and quotes from the works of other authors. Ursula K. Le Guin also has a...
Forum: Fiction 01-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sepulchrave
The theme is schizophrenia. The critique is...

The theme is schizophrenia. The critique is "please seek help."
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Sepulchrave
Uh, if you want to do high fantasy renaissance,...

Uh, if you want to do high fantasy renaissance, do it. What's syphilis got to do with it?
Forum: Fiction 01-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sepulchrave
If you don't care about getting critique, why are...

If you don't care about getting critique, why are you posting in a forum for critiquing? Quit wasting everybody's time
Forum: Introductions 12-31-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Sepulchrave
Piss off. Write something worth reading, then get...

Piss off. Write something worth reading, then get people reading it. Signing up for forums and begging for fans is both rude and ineffective.
Forum: Publishing 12-30-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Sepulchrave
Just submit them to magazines. Look for short...

Just submit them to magazines. Look for short story contests, there are tons of listings. Submit your ass off and let the journals decide if you're a good fit.

Or self-publish a collection.
Forum: Introductions 12-29-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Sepulchrave
Do you read novels in English? I'd say if...

Do you read novels in English?

I'd say if you can read and enjoy English prose without much trouble you're probably ready to write in that language as well. You might make some grammatical or...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-29-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Sepulchrave
How did I not see this before? I just glossed...

How did I not see this before? I just glossed over all of those stories in the Bible of Jesus drinking blood, sleeping in a coffin during the day, and avoiding crosses and garlic. It's so obvious!
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Forum: Members' Feedback 12-29-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By Sepulchrave
Winter Contest?

Will there be a Winter Contest this year? I noticed that the last one was posted in November of 2012, so we should be due for one.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-29-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Poll: Which Title?
Views: 894
Posted By Sepulchrave
A lot of titles are only tangentially related to...

A lot of titles are only tangentially related to the actual plot, and that's fine. They can be drawn from a quote in the book, or even make sense only after reading. Gravity's Rainbow isn't really...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Poll: Which Title?
Views: 894
Posted By Sepulchrave
Hey, I'm just a reader, and not even a reader of...

Hey, I'm just a reader, and not even a reader of your genre. Don't take my two cents for more than they're worth :)
Forum: The Library 12-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,717
Views: 281,509
Posted By Sepulchrave
Re-reading Oryx and Crake and The Year of the...

Re-reading Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood in preparation for reading her new conclusion to the series, MadAddam. Love Atwood and I haven't read these books for years, so...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-29-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Poll: Which Title?
Views: 894
Posted By Sepulchrave
To me, at least, it sounds weird as a title. Not...

To me, at least, it sounds weird as a title. Not weird as in "Huh, I wonder what that's all about! (Samedi the Deafness)" but weird as in "Huh, that's weird." I'm sure the cover art would make a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-29-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Sepulchrave
Lets exchange writing blogs

Hey internet writing pals, let's share our own writing blogs and others that we read. Let's keep it limited to blogs that are primarily about writing, or lit from a writer's perspective.

Amanda on...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-29-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Sepulchrave
I'm (re)reading Margaret Atwood's The Year of the...

I'm (re)reading Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood right now, and I thought of this thread. The story switches between two characters; one of the characters' stories is told in third person, and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-29-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Poll: Which Title?
Views: 894
Posted By Sepulchrave
I voted for The Silent Cuckoo. Scary Faeries...

I voted for The Silent Cuckoo. Scary Faeries sounds like a kids book or some kind of attempt at parody, and A Cuckoo in Black's Nest sounds... odd. I'm sure it has relevance to the story, but it...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-29-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Sepulchrave
The only writer I'm aware of that created an...

The only writer I'm aware of that created an actual functional language, or at least the bones of one, was Tolkien. Tolkien was a professor of language and a philologist, and had the knowledge to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-27-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Sepulchrave
I'm still new here, but I haven't really seen...

I'm still new here, but I haven't really seen anything longer than a few thousand words.
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 1,365,419
Posted By Sepulchrave
I use different fonts and text colors for every...

I use different fonts and text colors for every character. Yeah, I'm kind of a "futurist".
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-26-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Sepulchrave
On this website? This isn't really the place to...

On this website? This isn't really the place to be publishing full stories that aren't microfiction.

Technically there's nothing really stopping anyone from stealing anything. If you posted...
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