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by AceTachyon
June 10th, 2010, 11:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?

Answering as a Plotter: no, I don't

hils and margo said it best. Hearken unto their words.
by AceTachyon
June 9th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, be honest…how crappy is your first draft?
Replies: 41
Views: 13203

Re: Okay, be honest…how crappy is your first draft?

Mine come out perfect. (ack...I just got shanked...) Just kidding. Actually, my first drafts aren't too bad. The majority of the story spine is there. Some descriptions are missing and I'll typically have a note that says "[describe room]". Or some event takes place I'm not quite sure about so I'll ...
by AceTachyon
June 9th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: how do you write action?
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: how do you write action?

Don't forget: there should be a purpose and a goal for the action scene. Don't drop a gun battle into the middle of the story just to have a gun battle. Better if the gun battle erupts, for example, because the MC is discovered by the villain's henchmen and he has to fight his way out of the warehou...
by AceTachyon
January 21st, 2010, 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Moving characters around
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Moving characters around

Here's a tip from writing screenplays: start late, end early.

Meaning get to the essential action of the scene, then stop and move to the next scene.
by AceTachyon
January 21st, 2010, 2:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 11147

Re: What are you writing now?

My current project is a weekly cyberpunk action-adventure serial. I like to think of it as Xena meets Blade Runner.

Grrls with guns. Butt-kicking. Explosions. Harsh language.
by AceTachyon
December 17th, 2009, 5:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 12494

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

Yep.

I read SF and Fantasy. I write SF and Fantasy. Although at the moment, I'm writing SF.

I also read mystery, mostly the Spenser novels by Robert Parker.

And every so often, I'll grab an Executioner book.
by AceTachyon
December 17th, 2009, 4:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When I grow up I want to be...
Replies: 19
Views: 3879

Re: When I grow up I want to be...

I haven't grown up yet. When I do, I want to be a firetruck. I'm a writer. Primarily. Decided to be one at the age of 9 when I read Fredric Brown's "Arena" in an issue of Reader's Digest and promptly told my folks, "I'm going to write stories like this!" And 2 hours later, ripped-off "Arena" with my...