Article Dumping: Writer's Block Edition:

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226 chihuahua018th Apr 2012 02:18:00 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Wednesday:

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

227 JHM19th Apr 2012 02:14:13 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
228 chihuahua019th Apr 2012 04:59:33 AM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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[up] That what exactly came into mind.

229 JHM19th Apr 2012 06:18:04 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 Noaqiyeum19th Apr 2012 01:26:36 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
If that's wrong I don't want to be right. :P
231 JHM19th Apr 2012 01:37:52 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] This man, he is my brother in song!
232 chihuahua019th Apr 2012 02:34:38 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Thursday:
  • Sorry, no links today.

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

233 Noaqiyeum20th Apr 2012 07:38:59 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
234 JHM22nd Apr 2012 09:51:44 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 Noaqiyeum22nd Apr 2012 02:58:23 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Let there be cries of jubilation, to the pnigalious accompaniment of arcane flautistry and unspeakable boogieing!
236 SnowyFoxes22nd Apr 2012 02:59:46 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Teehee.
-clicks link on article about writing style, hoping for analysis of word choices, advice on narratives, and other such goodness-

FUUUU—
Detectives have bad posture because they always have a hunch about something.
237 nrjxll22nd Apr 2012 03:01:51 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Amen.
238 chihuahua022nd Apr 2012 03:51:29 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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[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 Noaqiyeum22nd Apr 2012 05:20:37 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
I think Writing Excuses did a podcast on it... maybe.
240 SnowyFoxes22nd Apr 2012 05:25:39 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Teehee.
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

Detectives have bad posture because they always have a hunch about something.
241 JHM23rd Apr 2012 03:49:52 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 chihuahua023rd Apr 2012 03:55:58 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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[up] I'm going to try to do that again also.

Monday:

243 chihuahua024th Apr 2012 02:39:50 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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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 chihuahua025th Apr 2012 02:33:09 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Wednesday:

245 chihuahua026th Apr 2012 02:40:32 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Thursday:

246 SnowyFoxes26th Apr 2012 03:22:32 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Teehee.
I love how "trying to get a second opinion to see if the negative reviewer had a relevant point" isn't an option.
Detectives have bad posture because they always have a hunch about something.
247 JHM26th Apr 2012 04:58:46 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 chihuahua026th Apr 2012 05:54:20 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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[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 JHM26th Apr 2012 06:01:55 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 SnowyFoxes26th Apr 2012 06:22:34 PM from ´ ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Teehee.
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

Detectives have bad posture because they always have a hunch about something.

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