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RE: Blandom Snuff

Ole hyvä. Wink
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10-18-2014, 09:07 PM
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VaeVictis Offline
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RE: Blandom Snuff

For you writers out there:
Ever write something down for the first time and almost instantly think: 'WTF I just write?'

10-21-2014, 02:43 AM
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RE: Blandom Snuff

(10-21-2014, 02:43 AM)VaeVictis Wrote: For you writers out there:
Ever write something down for the first time and almost instantly think: 'WTF I just write?'

Essays.

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RE: Blandom Snuff

Yes and too often.
10-21-2014, 11:04 AM
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RE: Blandom Snuff

(10-21-2014, 11:04 AM)Rött Wrote: Yes and too often.

Oh, good, I'm not alone lol.

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RE: Blandom Snuff

Speaking of writing problems, I've an issue, which might need some professional help.
It's called explaining. Explaining of the terms, themes, characters, everything that the reader should know about, and everything that may not be told in other contexts, since they might not have other connections to the plot. My problem with this is that I simply write too much, because there's so much to explain. Thus the explaining gets more in the way of the actual story.
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RE: Blandom Snuff

Employ "show, don't tell." Don't explain things, but show them to the reader.

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RE: Blandom Snuff

I'll try, but with the case I have, it's very hard.
For example: how would you show WW2 to a person who doesn't know about it and is reading a book, which isn't actually based on all important events of WW2? or something similiar. I could use dialogue to discuss about the subject, but sometimes, it isn't rational, since those things are obvious to all the people who live in that universe, who is in the book. I do not like creating an all ignorant person for that sole purpose either. Feels cheap.
And do not say the reader could go read a book about WW2 or google it, this was just an example.
With my issue, those answers are only to be found from my book, they must be in the book.
Pls help me senpai.
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RE: Blandom Snuff

Consider this:

Tadpole was a young prince. His father was King Froge. One day Tadpole asked his father a riddle while he was in a meeting with his counsellor, Slug, who helped him to make his decisions about taxes and such. Since the King could not answer the riddle, he asked the counsellor, but the counsellor was a servile and unimaginative man, and so he could not answer it either.

Versus this:

Froge took off his crown and scratched his head. "Well, boy, that's a doozie!" Turning from his son, he cried, "Do you know the answer, old Slug?"
"Nae sire," replied Slug, "I exist only to advise you on matters of state."


It's a stupid example, but the point is that all the same information is there, only most of it is implied rather than stated.

10-21-2014, 10:11 PM
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RE: Blandom Snuff

It's a matter of understanding your target demographic. Does the demographic understand what WW2 is? If not, why are you talking about it? Also, WW2 is a big event in Human History and you'd have to look hard for someone who doesn't at least know a passing summary of it.

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