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Forum: Fiction 02-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By larkin
There is no point in staying on this forum.. I...

There is no point in staying on this forum.. I withdraw
Forum: Fiction 02-26-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By larkin
Why are you so contentious? If this idea...

Why are you so contentious?

If this idea offends you so much, why not just move on?

I can only describe your comment as destructive criticism.

Where is your work so that I might have a...
Forum: Fiction 02-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By larkin
I want to send you a thx for the thoughtful...

I want to send you a thx for the thoughtful review.

Perhaps it was a bit homoerotic but this overshadows the need for close friendship before a time when engaging in the opposite sex and these...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,100
Posted By larkin
Hey, I'm on your side.. Sometimes stories...

Hey, I'm on your side..

Sometimes stories are plot driven, for the most part, Stephen King's stories are plot driven.

I'm with you in favoring a character driven story.

I would advise you...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By larkin
You have the outlying structure. Develop...

You have the outlying structure.

Develop and invent a character, make him you!

Describe his strengths and his flaws and what makes him human even if he isn't.

What do you love about...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By larkin
When nothing is happening, have the character...

When nothing is happening, have the character talk or reflect on fonder times or longing for the way things were before.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By larkin
Unless you are skillful as Whiskers has said, I...

Unless you are skillful as Whiskers has said, I wouldn't do it. The reader develops a loyalty to the narration or the MC and shifting the point of view can be done, but it is dodgy. Also consider...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By larkin
I agree, walk away for awhile. or, .. Write...

I agree, walk away for awhile.
or, .. Write something, else even unrelated.

Here's another trick, look at your older work and paste in something that was good but unappreciated.

I just...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-25-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,580
Posted By larkin
The wrong name can ruin a piece... I write...

The wrong name can ruin a piece...

I write about real people in fictional situations

Try one of many baby name sites.

They even have different languages and ethnicities
Forum: Fiction 02-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By larkin
Many thx, Bagit, Yes you are right, I was...

Many thx, Bagit,

Yes you are right, I was thinking hoody and should have shown hoody

I should think, either way? I resists tags at the end because they sound too bookish to me. what do you...
Forum: Fiction 02-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By larkin
Thank you. You don't have to like the content. It...

Thank you. You don't have to like the content. It is about writing also. I might take your advice and edit out a few little dudes but this piece was accepted for publication and is in print.

I...
Forum: Free Writing 02-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By larkin
Is dystopia in the air?

Is dystopia in the air?

About 4 years ago I started a piece about future desolation brought on, not by war, but by economic and systemic collapse.

Then I read Cormack McCarthy's, "The Road" ...
Forum: Poetry 02-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By larkin
Thank you for good critique. I think you are...

Thank you for good critique.
I think you are right about the last line. It was to be the beginning of a story that fizzled. There wasn't enough but I thought it was sort of poetic.
...
Forum: Fiction 02-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By larkin
My first story, Fugitive kid

Be advised, Some profanity

The Fugitive Kid
By Larkin
I couldn't see him until I got up close and looked into his face. He was so intense.

Maybe it was the hair destruction or the silver...
Forum: Poetry 02-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By larkin
My first creative post

The moment...

You don't plan to meet someone significant in your life, it just happens.

When you meet this person you will always remember those first moments and then you realize that this...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By larkin
Institute Orwellian Newspeak. All...

Institute Orwellian Newspeak.

All unnecessary and redundant words will be eliminated and you can start with the word, redundant.
Forum: Research Section 02-25-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,052
Posted By larkin
You might consider reading Patricia Highsmith's...

You might consider reading Patricia Highsmith's "Stranger's on a Train" or "The Talented Mr. Ripley"

Her protagonists or often the killer and it compels the reader to take his side. Ripley, the...
Forum: Research Section 02-25-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,663
Posted By larkin
Dear Nacia, I think your approach is excellent...

Dear Nacia,
I think your approach is excellent and it probably is favored by Stephen King or J K Rowling. It is systematic, structured and it allows for revision during the writing process.
What...
Forum: Research Section 02-25-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,654
Posted By larkin
hi everyone! A backdrop character (ticket...

hi everyone!

A backdrop character (ticket taker or a neighbor) needs only a gender and a place and only perform a function or a moment of comic relief.

A secondary character can be...
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