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Forum: Tips & Advice 11-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Ride the Pen
Yeah, doesn't that sound very robotic? I have...

Yeah, doesn't that sound very robotic? I have never used a program like that.
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Ride the Pen
Thanks, I'm glad this helps you! In the end,...

Thanks, I'm glad this helps you!

In the end, different methods work for different people; so you have to find your own best ways to get through editing.
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Ride the Pen
The Best Editing Tips for Your Manuscript

This is my experience with the editing process, this is what helps me:

1. After finishing the first draft, don't touch your script for a while and get it out of your head as much as possible. The...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-29-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ride the Pen
Those are great commonalities, this is something...

Those are great commonalities, this is something to work with!

Many of your characters come from pretty bad places, I mean even before the horror kicks in - interesting.

Hell, why not read a...
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
Hey Ryley, absolutely! You seem to have kind...

Hey Ryley, absolutely!

You seem to have kind of taken over the forum lately - I like your posts!
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
Or so the Brits say, hm? ;) Thanks for...

Or so the Brits say, hm? ;)

Thanks for welcome!
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
Ha, hey flyingtart! It's absolutely a tricky...

Ha, hey flyingtart! It's absolutely a tricky endeavor, that's the whole point. That damn thing is bucking all the time!

Thanks for hint, it's corrected.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-28-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Ride the Pen
What you have described might be a common...

What you have described might be a common description for a sociopath, but is describing more a pure psychopath.

A sociopath is just somebody who can't relate to others - at all, and therefore...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ride the Pen
With where you are coming from, I don't think you...

With where you are coming from, I don't think you need to worry too much about making your love scenes cheesy/mushy. Your focus should probably be on making them realistic, making intimacy shine...
Forum: Introductions 07-28-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Ride the Pen
Indeed, cute username and post title. An...

Indeed, cute username and post title.

An introduction right on the line between insanity and awesomeness, he he...

Greetings to your mom!
Forum: Introductions 07-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Ride the Pen
OP reads like modern poetry... Hello, Kiba!

OP reads like modern poetry...

Hello, Kiba!
Forum: Introductions 07-28-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
In my reply-box, almost every word is underlined...

In my reply-box, almost every word is underlined red, maybe that's because my laptop thinks anything else than a proper German word is wrong...

If you are aware of how to change this, let me know!
Forum: Introductions 07-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Ride the Pen
Sounds like you are very motivated, autodidact...

Sounds like you are very motivated, autodidact and you use your own head. Perfect preconditions!

Welcome!
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By Ride the Pen
I agree when you say it doesn't hit the nail on...

I agree when you say it doesn't hit the nail on the head.

Of course there are different opinions about this, and it also depends on how "commercial" your approach is.

If you care a lot about...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-19-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,284
Posted By Ride the Pen
A lot of great advice in this thread! Yeah,...

A lot of great advice in this thread!

Yeah, persistence is something few people possess, otherwise there would be a lot more good writers.

A poster was talking about a motivation loop: The more...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By Ride the Pen
I would say don't forget to describe both, motion...

I would say don't forget to describe both, motion and emotion, next to each other.

Motion: The physical fight; eg an attack, a ducking. Make it quick and enhance the dangers and bloody effects. Be...
Forum: Introductions 07-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
I would say it's difficult to do it really well. ...

I would say it's difficult to do it really well.

But it's certainly not difficult to just do it.
Forum: Introductions 07-19-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
Lol, yeah, I suddenly had an inspiration "If you...

Lol, yeah, I suddenly had an inspiration "If you are running a writing blog, why not respect basic spelling rules?"

And English is not my mother tongue, so how is that for an excuse?

Btw, can...
Forum: Classifieds 07-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ride the Pen
Well, I posted it in the introduction area as...

Well, I posted it in the introduction area as well.

Two are better than one...

Btw, can somebody tell me how to pay a membership fee/become a member? Seems really difficult to find out.
Forum: Classifieds 07-19-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ride the Pen
Useful creative writing prompts and advice

Hi!

My name is Alex, and I'm on this great forum to add some value and to promote my blog (click on signature!).

Ridethepen.com was created, because for a long time I have been asking myself...
Forum: Introductions 07-19-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ride the Pen
Why creative writing is so difficult

The answer would be: Because you are building a whole world just with your own words, which is a very abstract thing to do! You have to master many dimensions (description, dialogue, plot rhythm,...
Forum: Scripts 07-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,711
Posted By Ride the Pen
I loved the beginning, the Shakesperean tone is...

I loved the beginning, the Shakesperean tone is hillarious indeed! The whole piece lives from the contradiction between the unknightly behaviour of the protagonists and their knightly words.
...
Forum: Fiction 07-19-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Ride the Pen
I liked the beginning, and found myself chuckling...

I liked the beginning, and found myself chuckling away. In the beginning I thought the monster is one of many which appear to a child at night in her room - which means, I thought it was only inside...
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