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by matt mc
January 15th, 2010, 10:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Using pop culture
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Using pop culture

No offense, Dankrubis (because I take from your comment that you know this), but creative writing classes, while fun and helpful, tend to foster a lot of snootiness. I wouldn't say it's a matter of literary vs. genre fiction. I think it's a matter of taste and tastfulness, and the desired effect of ...
by matt mc
January 15th, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How Do You Revise
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: How Do You Revise

This may be obvious advice, but no matter where you start--plot, character, word and sentence level--put the thing down for at least a week between revisions, longer if you have the time. Often, you get so used to looking at something that you miss the mistakes that are right in front of your face.
by matt mc
January 15th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

You're right; it's very hard to find good info about literary fiction.
by matt mc
January 13th, 2010, 9:37 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192209

Re: Ask Nathan

At the risk of asking a question with an obvious answer, what exactly does an agency mean when they say they "do not accept unsolicited queries"? Unsolicited manuscripts, I understand, but how and why would an agency go about soliciting queries? And why even bother advertising themselves if they "do...
by matt mc
January 7th, 2010, 10:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Third person point of view with multiple viewpoints
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Third person point of view with multiple viewpoints

I agree with the majority here that it's a question of each individual scene. The key is to make it clear enough to the reader what is going on.