WritersBeat.com
 

Go Back   WritersBeat.com > Search Forums


Showing results 1 to 25 of 96
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Tyrael
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-14-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tyrael
Why are you getting pissed off? All I'm doing is...

Why are you getting pissed off? All I'm doing is asking questions. :p

The only way to write that I'd actively decry as "wrong" would be plagiarism and that's a moral issue, not a writing one....
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-13-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tyrael
I think this whole thing about trying to define...

I think this whole thing about trying to define what a creative writer thing is pretty unhelpful - surely, a creative writer would experiment with a variety of approach when it comes to writing? No...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-13-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tyrael
Affecting a plot and dictating a plot are...

Affecting a plot and dictating a plot are different things. Gothic mansion stories have certain commonalities, as do submarine stories. I suspect you know this already though.

Thanks for...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-13-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tyrael
[/LEFT] Semantic quibbling. Are you...

[/LEFT]

Semantic quibbling. Are you suggesting things like tone and setting have nothing to do with plot? That having a character who is used to gain a few laughs doesn't alter the feel of the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-13-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tyrael
That's one hell of a chip on your shoulder there....

That's one hell of a chip on your shoulder there. Next time try not to let it put words in my mouth.

If a character adds comedy, is used to further to establish setting or to just increase the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-12-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Tyrael
Whether or not it is religious fiction depends on...

Whether or not it is religious fiction depends on how you deal with religion. If it's coming from the assumption one religion is true, with the intent of convincing your readers that you're right or...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-12-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tyrael
If a minor character doesn't have an impact on...

If a minor character doesn't have an impact on either the main characters or the plot then there is no need to have them. At the moment sounds like you feel you've not got enough characters and want...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-12-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,319
Posted By Tyrael
I should probably say that I'm, really, a fan of...

I should probably say that I'm, really, a fan of cliches. It's not cliches so much as bad writing that is the problem. Are they connected? Sure, but that doesn't make them synonymous.


...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-25-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,989
Posted By Tyrael
I'd far rather read an unoriginal novel that is...

I'd far rather read an unoriginal novel that is executed well than an original one that is badly executed. As far as I see it, originality is only a part of overall quality and not something to get...
Forum: Fiction 01-09-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Tyrael
No problem; I know my crit. may have looked a bit...

No problem; I know my crit. may have looked a bit negative and I'm glad to see you're not disheartened.
Forum: Fiction 01-08-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Tyrael
At the heart, I feel, there is a decent story...

At the heart, I feel, there is a decent story here. It needs a lot of cleaning up though, and everything potentially good about this piece has questionable aspects within it. Here's an examples:
...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-08-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,319
Posted By Tyrael
Read this article...

Read this article (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/BeTheNextJRRTolkien) and then ignore everything it says.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-08-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By Tyrael
Nice stuff man, you know I envy anyone who has...

Nice stuff man, you know I envy anyone who has any artistic talent.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-08-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,319
Posted By Tyrael
Moorcock's influence definitely can't be...

Moorcock's influence definitely can't be discounted, and you'd be hard pressed to find modern fantasy that hasn't been influenced by him to some extent, but he draws more of a parallel with Conan the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,319
Posted By Tyrael
As with anything, the key is to fulfill and defy...

As with anything, the key is to fulfill and defy reader expectations at the same time. Mieville's Perdido Street Station is such a great example because it has most of the landmarks of high fantasy...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-05-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,876
Posted By Tyrael
I could say that I think numbers not fully...

I could say that I think numbers not fully written out look bad, but that's a purely arbitrary point. If writing numbers into the text is done for a good reason then go for it.

Also, this thread:...
Forum: The Library 01-04-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 23,915
Posted By Tyrael
I love Twilight. N'v'r read the books or seen the...

I love Twilight. N'v'r read the books or seen the films, but the stink that they kick up is always awesome.



Wasn't the tale Romeo and Juliet was based on about the dangers of disobeying your...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-04-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Tyrael
Write the second part, then look at both parts...

Write the second part, then look at both parts and see if they'd be better as a two-part book or as separate novels. Once everything has come together you'll have a better idea and then can edit both...
Forum: Fiction 10-29-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By Tyrael
Impressive stuff. The way you drew the reader...

Impressive stuff. The way you drew the reader into it and slowly drip fed us clues about the narrator was great and the conclusion seemed like a good one. The way you paralleled Humanity and God...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tyrael
Firstly, let me say I love that title. I...

Firstly, let me say I love that title.

I think, echoing a lot of comments above me, that a clear(er) purpose could be useful for this piece. We get a reflection and nostalgia and an attempt to...
Forum: Fiction 09-05-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Tyrael
As it happens, I didn't read your foreword but...

As it happens, I didn't read your foreword but just skipped onto the piece. Nothing confusing about it - interesting structure, slightly unconventional, but it worked great. Overall I have little to...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-04-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By Tyrael
Muck about with it and find how you work best. I...

Muck about with it and find how you work best. I was reading the blog of one author the other day who claims that taking time off of projects to focus on other projects is what helps him write so...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 09-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Tyrael
I'm going to voice my agreement with saying that...

I'm going to voice my agreement with saying that the way you write is probably best; you do it out of necessity to finish things. I'm the same. If I edited as I went then, really, I would never get...
Forum: Fiction 09-03-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tyrael
Some points to consider: - The use of her...

Some points to consider:

- The use of her mother to convey expectation was a very good move, and I think you could have made use of it a bit more. Elaborated a little more on her family or friends...
Forum: Fiction 09-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Tyrael
Nah, it was a metaphor, and seemingly somewhat of...

Nah, it was a metaphor, and seemingly somewhat of an ill-judged one at that. Cheers for the comments.



Actually, I wrote this a while ago. But glad you liked it, cheers for reading.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 96

 

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:54 PM.

vBulletin, Copyright 2000-2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.