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by afamiliarletter
October 30th, 2012, 3:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does YA or Adult fiction,
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Does YA or Adult fiction,

I'm wondering if by "switch" is meant genre, tone of the story, or the plot, or the character arcs? Am I close? Just trying to understand your question so I can pitch in properly. I would say of course the tone should stay consistent throughout. The story arc & character arc should follow a logical,...
by afamiliarletter
October 30th, 2012, 3:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Larry Brooks
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Re: Larry Brooks

Wait so you think people think the worst of you too ? So it isn't the evil hamster with the eye patch whispering those thoughts in my ear. :twisted: No, seriously, I'm sure it was just the specificity of your question. As for other Writer's Digest courses, not taken those either. But again you'll be...
by afamiliarletter
October 28th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12186

Re: How many Characters do you have?

I'm shooting for 90,000 words, and one storyline with most scenes featuring the single protagonist. So I'm sure your story can handle many more main characters than mine. EDIT: After a quick google I found a helpful article/video by the great K. M. Weiland. Here's what she says: It would be nice if ...
by afamiliarletter
October 28th, 2012, 3:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12186

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Well, good point. :? I'm not sure. I guess I meant for my particular story, this fear of having a jumble of characters. I suppose it's a subjective response, to feel as an author or a reader that a story has too many characters. Certainly, if I introduced a new major character every other scene then...
by afamiliarletter
October 28th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12186

Re: How many Characters do you have?

This very question's been at the back of my mind since starting my WIP. So here goes:
I count 17. That's:
1 main
4 supporting
11 or 12 minor?

It's confusing. :)

A bit of a balancing act. Can't have too many or too few. And for this WIP, probably ten or so more on the way, at least. Ugh.
by afamiliarletter
October 28th, 2012, 11:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Larry Brooks
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Re: Larry Brooks

Afraid I'm not much help on your questions :( , but if I ever do I'll make sure you're the first to know. :) As for Larry Brooks, have you read the book? I happen to love it and it's my go-to reference for my fiction, at least for now as I feel like a total newbie. He's pretty controversial though. ...
by afamiliarletter
October 28th, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 194164

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey, my name is Chris and I've been an on and off lurker here for the past couple years. Looking forward to some good discussion on this mad subject of writing. Working on a novel, short stories and poetry. Hope to meet some good friends here. Super times!
cdm
by afamiliarletter
March 28th, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Topics Would a Writer Study?
Replies: 22
Views: 3102

Re: What Topics Would a Writer Study?

Polymath, I'm just drinkin' your posts up. Much appreciated.
by afamiliarletter
March 28th, 2010, 1:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Topics Would a Writer Study?
Replies: 22
Views: 3102

Re: What Topics Would a Writer Study?

Well, thanks for the kind words! :) I prefer what you say about craft, story and voice. Now I think about it, I think I lumped voice into 'craft' but that was a little hasty. It's not really craft. And I was aligning too much with my own perspective; I always felt I was better at language than at st...
by afamiliarletter
March 27th, 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Topics Would a Writer Study?
Replies: 22
Views: 3102

Re: What Topics Would a Writer Study?

Hi polymath, some deep stuff here! I'm new, so no makin' fun ;) As you say, that would totally depend on the writer IMO. If I were a beginner (I am, actually), I'd want to learn about the storytelling aspect. As an intermediate I would focus on craft, and at an advanced stage I would hope to work on...