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Forum: Members' Feedback 10-28-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,351
Posted By Nemesis
Thank you! Maybe more staff would help? Hire...

Thank you!

Maybe more staff would help? Hire on some folks who's only job is to offer feedback and stimulate conversation? I mean, the crux of this whole thread is that serious feedback is...
Forum: Fiction 10-28-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Nemesis
Overall first impression was that this was very...

Overall first impression was that this was very interesting. You make good use of memories to hint at his bigger problem, and I like how you used the lyrics.

There are points where the voice is...
Forum: Members' Feedback 10-28-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,351
Posted By Nemesis
I don't understand how a guide can explain any...

I don't understand how a guide can explain any better how to give a thoughtful critique than the FAQ already does, nor do I see how it's hard to find.

Giving a thoughtful critique isn't hard. You...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-28-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By Nemesis
Sometimes I'm just grateful to live out in the...

Sometimes I'm just grateful to live out in the woods where I can avoid worrying about social protocol. ;)
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-28-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Nemesis
We cull deer in my area every few years. A bullet...

We cull deer in my area every few years. A bullet is (usually) more humane than getting hit by a sedan.
Forum: Members' Feedback 10-28-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,351
Posted By Nemesis
As someone who used to critique a whole bunch in...

As someone who used to critique a whole bunch in relation to how much of my own work I would dare post, I have to say this thread is a sad thing to come home to.
Forum: Fiction 02-19-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,137
Posted By Nemesis
Every writer has to start somewhere, right?

Every writer has to start somewhere, right?
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-06-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,634
Posted By Nemesis
It is a luxury. That much I can attest to. When I...

It is a luxury. That much I can attest to. When I actually set my mind to it, I can do it. I can get as many words down as I want to that day. Problem is that it then feels like work. That, in my...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 06-05-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nemesis
Another example of a Nazi character who had some...

Another example of a Nazi character who had some underlying emotional depth is shown in Captain Corelli's Mandolin (sp?).
Forum: The Library 05-07-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,796
Posted By Nemesis
Started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo....

Started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So far so good.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 05-07-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Nemesis
I think that once you really know your characters...

I think that once you really know your characters they'll tell you what's reactions would be natural for them.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 05-07-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nemesis
Some people take the rules as gospel, when really...

Some people take the rules as gospel, when really they should be viewed more as guidelines... ;)

Seriously though, I think "head hopping" is only a terrible thing when it's done in a poor...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 05-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Nemesis
? Macbeth is an example to the contrary.

? Macbeth is an example to the contrary.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-08-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Nemesis
Grey_Alien, just go post an excerpt of Chap 1 in...

Grey_Alien, just go post an excerpt of Chap 1 in the appropriate Write Here Section. If you're worried about First Rights, then the Members Only Forum is a safe place to get some feedback. :)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Nemesis
Don't worry about genres and mixing them or not...

Don't worry about genres and mixing them or not mixing them. Don't worry about whether or not it's been done. Just write what you want to write. Anything, any concept or idea can be good if well...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-21-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Nemesis
Don't worry about what hole to stuff your peg in....

Don't worry about what hole to stuff your peg in. Just write.

Orson Scott Card once said that stories, like fruit, ripen at difference paces. While you'll certainly get further ahead if you stick...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-11-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,746
Posted By Nemesis
You're right, Mike. I thought I implied that by...

You're right, Mike. I thought I implied that by saying that GOOD exposition was not pompous. I wasn't commenting on the OP's choice of the word dispirited, but rather just blindly answering the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-10-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Nemesis
Hoverfrog is right. It's going to come down to...

Hoverfrog is right. It's going to come down to the "rules" of your universe. If you're going with a post apocolypic earth, then it would make sense that the names are all similar to those that we...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-10-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,746
Posted By Nemesis
You did fine. You shouldn't have to beat your...

You did fine. You shouldn't have to beat your readers over the head, ever. I don't think good exposition is pompous. I think it's a great tool. A real druggie (and this is a really rough example)...
Forum: Fiction 02-04-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By Nemesis
I'm assuming that you're working mostly from...

I'm assuming that you're working mostly from Everett's POV because he'll have the most clear view of all three? That could work. Afterall, a rabbit can't tell you how it looks hopping through a...
Forum: Fiction 02-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Nemesis
I think you wanted to make this subtle, LadyD,...

I think you wanted to make this subtle, LadyD, but in the end it comes off as a little confusing at times. It could be that from the very start I was tripping on your prose as I read it.

...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-03-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By Nemesis
I DEMAND FREE SAMPLES!!! We don't even know...

I DEMAND FREE SAMPLES!!!

We don't even know what tense you're writing in. For all you know that first ten pages could be pretty darn good. Post a few paragraphs and let's have a looksy. ;)
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-03-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,662
Posted By Nemesis
I find that a character (noticed the spelling...

I find that a character (noticed the spelling errors above) sketch is always helpful when I'm getting to know my 'players'. I'll jot down notes on each, their likes and dislikes, what they look like,...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-03-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,860
Posted By Nemesis
Couldn't agree with you more. I would take one...

Couldn't agree with you more. I would take one good thoughtful critique in place of 20 blind "this was great" notes. Quality vs quantity. And my work has become better for it. Even if it is hard to...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-03-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,860
Posted By Nemesis
It's totally about give and take. My number of...

It's totally about give and take. My number of critiques FAR outnumber my own personal threads. That's what this place is about. Writers helping one another to grow in the craft. If I see that...
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