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I am going to explain what ninja'd is.
And I, someone who is not AHR, is going to do the same thing.
I, Not-AHR, has just been ninja'd.
Basically, when someone posts what you intended to post before you posted it. Or, sometimes people just mean it to be when anyone in general posts in between them seeing posts and posting.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:19:20 PM by MrAHR
It happens whenever someone posts something before you do.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:20:33 PM by Fancolors
Maybe what I should've said is that I don't realize my own train of thought until I actually jot it all down.
If description and immersion i what you really want, then, fine, I'll switch to the Matt guy who's been mentioned a few times before. He's blind, and I made an effort to learn how to write with him because he's blind. I know him inside and out. I'm comfortable writing with him. But why use him when I could easily switch to another character that I don't know as well and learn about them instead? Do you get it?
If not, I'll elaborate in the Character Development Thread discussion.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:22:15 PM by CrystalGlacia
Even blunt and simple characters can take up a paragraph.
You don't need a page of description. If it's so hard, maybe think about what they physically would do as well as mentally.
And that's exactly what I'm trying to learn about my character.
I'm all for the daily post limit, actually. I think I'm more afraid of being ninja'd than anything else.
Leaving for the Character Development Thread discussion.
Ah, I get it. Thanks, that keeps happening to me.
Actually, "at least twelve to fifteen sentences" is a page. Unless. You. Write. Like. This.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:27:22 PM by OhSoIntoCats
He doesn't think very much, he doesn't have a very rich inner life (like me; very little runs through my head most of the time), he's not introspective, and he cares little about his surroundings until they actually mater to him. He's a trained fighter who lives for the moment. He is not empathic, and like most teenagers, he doesn't really have any meaningful motivations driving his actions, aside from the fact that it's what he was trained to do. He doesn't really know what he's like, and it doesn't bother him at the moment.
Ja, he isn't. Cyrus, as you describe him, sounds much an interesting person by himself. An extroverted, in-the-moment person. Contemplating his navel might be one of the last things he'll do naturally. There are other ways a character can become provoked into changing, or at least re-consider his motives a bit. Placing him in a difficult dilemma can be one test of character. So might another character making personal attacks on him.
I do the same. I consider my writings as stream-of-thought from the viewpoint character; complete with stylistic choices, meandering thoughts, and kittens. You can have a look at Dramatine, my serial for an example. It's good to consider how someone might look at the world around them.
Twelve sentences? What? No. No way. I wish 12 sentences made a page. My essays would become way more easier to do.
Are you serious? My pages are about ten sentences long.
Part of my Moby Dick Essay. 14 sentences. 14 very wordy, abnormally long sentences, I might add. Little more than half a page.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:32:54 PM by MrAHR
That's weird, it's more than a page on my machine.
You must be using a pretty huge font, then. Or double spaced. Or large margins.
If you don't write double-spaced, where do you edit?
What do you mean, "where"?
I don't exactly print these buggerheads out.
Well, an essay I do, and I do print it out double spaced, but last I checked, that really isn't what happens when you write a novel.
I single spaced it to show that it takes up less than a page in this setting.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:38:08 PM by MrAHR
I thought most professors/teachers ask for papers to be doublespaced.
You don't print essays for school? Or are you writing about Moby Dick for fun and profit?
See edited post.
Also, the only time 10 sentences make up a full page, even double spaced, is the front page, and that is with the header taking up a quarter of the page.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:41:16 PM by MrAHR
Actually, when you submit a novel, you're supposed to double space it (I know, I was horrified by this too, considering printing 70,000 words out @_@). And, typically, when you put them on a page of a book, the pages have fewer words than a single-spaced typed computer page. Your definition of a page is awfully restrictive.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:42:13 PM by OhSoIntoCats
Opened my HP: GOF book to a random page.
Sentence count: 25
That's the UK edition, for the record, so the height isn't as monumental as the US editions are.
Man, JKR writes really long rambly sentences too. She makes a new paragraph for each one and everything. It's kinda weird.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:46:47 PM by MrAHR
I may not write the best-formed sentences, but I swear even in 12pt double-spaced, no heading, there's still only ten sentences with the beginning of an eleventh on most pages.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:48:37 PM by OhSoIntoCats
Fine. Here is a full page of my double spaced essay:
I don't know what you're doing with ten sentences, really. I have 18.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:50:51 PM by MrAHR
Perhaps your definition of a sentence is different than mine.
A sentence is when there is a period to end words, dearie. Usually follows a subject object formula.
edited 25th Apr '11 6:52:09 PM by MrAHR
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