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Katarinea

Sent something off to get critiqued by a friend. They returned it and told me to change a sentence from "Nobody knows why" to "Nobody know why." I'm still laughing.
May 11 2014 02:21 AM
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    Blooded Dragon
    Maybe she meant "nobody knew why."
    May 11 2014 02:59 AM
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    Revo
    they thought it sounded gooder
    May 11 2014 12:23 PM
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    Shademan
    The lesson: friends don't knows jack.
    May 13 2014 12:46 AM
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Katarinea

Slowly picking up steam as I work my way through my third draft. Hopefully this will be the last one with immense changes (which means it won't be).
Nov 25 2013 02:49 AM
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"They sit in silence, surrounded by papers that represent thousands of lost souls, for a long time -- they know not how long."
Jun 24 2012 11:35 PM
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Katarinea

I think I figured out why my writing sounds so passive!
Apr 12 2012 03:43 AM
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    the transylvanian
    Good for you - I am sure you can fix it.
    Apr 12 2012 04:57 AM
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Katarinea

College stresses. Woohoo.
Apr 10 2012 10:47 PM
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Katarinea

What are some good articles on making one's writing less passive? I've been poking around but my free time is limited :(
Apr 08 2012 12:21 AM
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    Katarinea
    passivity, not passive voice (just as extra info!)
    Apr 08 2012 12:25 AM
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    TBruce
    Uh oh, I don't know what the difference is (between passivity and passive voice) (?)!
    Apr 08 2012 04:52 PM
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    Katarinea
    Passive voice has to do with the verbs used. Passivity is a lack of passion in the writing, or when one's writing is too technical.
    Apr 08 2012 10:21 PM
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Katarinea

College has ruined me. I realized I'm now writing stories like they're my term papers. UGH.
Apr 05 2012 08:59 PM
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Katarinea

giving my manuscript suspicious looks. . .
Apr 04 2012 02:20 PM
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Katarinea

In my spare time, I find myself working on a zombie novella. Unless it turns out to be a great work of art, all that I'm going to do with it is post it on FictionPress.
Mar 27 2012 07:54 PM
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Katarinea

There are times I read fanfic summaries, and I think, "how hasn't this been taken down?". Then I read book summaries, and I wonder, "how did this ever get published?!?"
Mar 25 2012 10:00 PM
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    Katarinea
    I don't remember exactly, but I was on Barnes and Noble the other day, and I found a story that even had misspellings in the summary, and it just sounded like whoever wrote it honestly hadn't put a lot of care into their work. (it may have been in the e-reader section. I'm unsure.)
    Mar 26 2012 08:12 AM
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    Kristina
    Oh, that. My first guess was you were talking about bestsellers. Agreeing with you-when you see writers who're almost illiterate...
    Mar 26 2012 12:52 PM
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    Katarinea
    The only bestseller I wonder about is Twilight. Mostly because, well. . ."the east coast of Brazil"?
    Mar 26 2012 01:44 PM
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Katarinea

debating trunking my current novel and starting on what's supposed to be the 2nd in the series. . .the 1st is more prequel-ish.
Mar 18 2012 07:51 PM
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Katarinea

Is it possible to be so tired you're burnt out on everything?
Mar 14 2012 09:28 PM
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    Caterina
    yes. try to take some time out for yourself and recharge
    Mar 14 2012 10:05 PM
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    Darke
    Agreed. I once slept for four days in a row, just to recharge.
    Mar 15 2012 07:06 AM
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Katarinea

Is it possible to be burnt out on story?
Mar 14 2012 09:05 PM
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Katarinea

how on earth does one write about a pregnant woman running?
Mar 10 2012 10:29 PM
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    Katarinea
    I've got a 5-6 month pregnant woman running, albeit slowly. It's just kind of. . .hard to describe.
    Mar 11 2012 12:01 PM
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    Joey
    it is..challenging. And almost impossible towards the end.
    Mar 11 2012 01:56 PM
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    Darke
    I remember being 5-6 months preg. No way I could run, not even jog.
    Mar 11 2012 07:25 PM
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Katarinea

attempting to remedy my peculiarly passionless writing style. any tips?
Mar 10 2012 12:51 AM