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Article Dumping: Writer's Block Edition:

 226 chihuahua 0, Wed, 18th Apr '12 2:18:00 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Wednesday:

edited 18th Apr '12 6:09:26 PM by chihuahua0

 227 JHM, Thu, 19th Apr '12 2:14:13 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
 228 chihuahua 0, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:59:33 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] That what exactly came into mind.

 229 JHM, Thu, 19th Apr '12 6:18:04 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] Is it wrong for me, as an adult male, to occasionally want to burst out singing Julie Andrews' songs from that musical in public?

Transposed into bass range, naturally...

edited 19th Apr '12 6:18:40 AM by JHM

 230 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 19th Apr '12 1:26:36 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
If that's wrong I don't want to be right. :P
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
 231 JHM, Thu, 19th Apr '12 1:37:52 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] This man, he is my brother in song!
 232 chihuahua 0, Thu, 19th Apr '12 2:34:38 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Thursday:
  • Sorry, no links today.

edited 19th Apr '12 2:39:58 PM by chihuahua0

 233 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 20th Apr '12 7:38:59 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
Strictly speaking I am an it-thingy...
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
 234 JHM, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 9:51:44 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] Then, this it-thingy, it is my sibling in song! O, glory of tentacled glories!
 235 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 2:58:23 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
Let there be cries of jubilation, to the pnigalious accompaniment of arcane flautistry and unspeakable boogieing!
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
 236 Snowy Foxes, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 2:59:46 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
-clicks link on article about writing style, hoping for analysis of word choices, advice on narratives, and other such goodness-

FUUUU—
To catch a bus you have to think like a bus
 237 nrjxll, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 3:01:51 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Amen.

 238 chihuahua 0, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 3:51:29 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up][up] That's a problem the writing blogosphere has in general. I wrote a post on character voice, a topic I have little ˚nowledge about, just because I couldn't find anything on it. Fortunately, I'm still receiving some traffic from that one post, but it deserves an actual author on the subject.

Same on writing voice and style. Most of what I had seen out there is mostly how to find it, not what it actually composes of.

EDIT: To drive the point home, my blog post on the subject is the top result for "how to write character voice", the second result for "guide to writing character voice", and 4th for "distinctive character voice". The owner of Superhero Nation, B. Mac, probably receives good traffic for these results, even though his site ran˚s good on Google.

Sorry if I'm overusing this example, but I wish there's a clear and straightforward guide on "writing style" too.

edited 22nd Apr '12 4:09:04 PM by chihuahua0

 239 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 5:20:37 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
I think Writing Excuses did a podcast on it... maybe.
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
 240 Snowy Foxes, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 5:25:39 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
Well, you know what to do when you can't find a good article on something.

WRITE YOUR OWN GODDMAN ARTICLE, FUCK YEAH.

But I have a few other things to work on at the moment, and there aren't many hours left in my weekend.

edited 22nd Apr '12 5:25:52 PM by SnowyFoxes

To catch a bus you have to think like a bus
 241 JHM, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 3:49:52 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] Exactly what I am going to do today! Thanks for giving me a mission, Snowy!
 242 chihuahua 0, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 3:55:58 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] I'm going to try to do that again also.

Monday:

 243 chihuahua 0, Tue, 24th Apr '12 2:39:50 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
This took longer than it needed, due to my old computer pooping out on me in the middle of the session.

I was also close to not choosing anything, but a few posts just passed my expectations:

Tuesday:

EDIT: The last post landed into my watchlist at the very last minute. It actually hooked me, so it's here also.

edited 24th Apr '12 2:51:31 PM by chihuahua0

 244 chihuahua 0, Wed, 25th Apr '12 2:33:09 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Wednesday:

 245 chihuahua 0, Thu, 26th Apr '12 2:40:32 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Thursday:

 246 Snowy Foxes, Thu, 26th Apr '12 3:22:32 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
I love how "trying to get a second opinion to see if the negative reviewer had a relevant point" isn't an option.
To catch a bus you have to think like a bus
 247 JHM, Thu, 26th Apr '12 4:58:46 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] That is odd. I mean, isn't balanced criticism an important part of growth as a writer? (I'm excluding self-criticism here, which should automatically be the base standard. If you're not asking whether each thing you write is better than the last thing you wrote, you're doing it wrong.)
 248 chihuahua 0, Thu, 26th Apr '12 5:54:20 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up][up] Got an answer for you. Basicslly, it's an option, but some cool-down might be needed.

Also, consider the fact that reviewers outside of the community tend to not provide constructive criticism. They review to gush or complain, not help the author. Also, it's likely authors have more of an emotional connection to their finished novels.

 249 JHM, Thu, 26th Apr '12 6:01:55 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] That's pretty decent advice on the part of the article's author, actually.
 250 Snowy Foxes, Thu, 26th Apr '12 6:22:34 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
I wish that was in the actual article, though, because that was a good answer. It struck me as very odd that it wasn't.

edited 26th Apr '12 6:22:49 PM by SnowyFoxes

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