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by Mark.W.Carson
December 16th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Progression and style question

Brenda, The issue is, I have it all planned out :). I realize now that while I was asking the question, I was doing the "Coin flip" in my head. The adage that flipping a coin is a great way to determine what you should do, because you know what you really want to happen while it is in the air appear...
by Mark.W.Carson
December 16th, 2011, 11:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Progression and style question

Polymath, I understand your opinion, and your right to one, but I do still think you are mistaken. The excerpt you read was just that, a piece, a fragment of the story at hand. The information is not being withheld, it is being delivered, just not all at once, which would serve to further confuse th...
by Mark.W.Carson
December 16th, 2011, 7:14 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Progression and style question

Sleeping, Very interesting. I noticed, by clicking through links, that I do have some elements of that, and other common tropes, but not "quite as described." Also, many of them do not exist in this book, and will hopefully come out in the continuation of the story. I do get the feeling that if done...
by Mark.W.Carson
December 16th, 2011, 6:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Progression and style question

Polymath, I realize I could probably due with some "more" tightening up on this, as can other parts of my writing. This is a progression of the idea into the current form. In that, some of the imagery is not to signify mere social status, but a few other things that come out in later bits, such as t...
by Mark.W.Carson
December 15th, 2011, 10:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Progression and style question

Ok... It was a suicide attempt. Much of the book is then told from Lucas' perspective in flashbacks.
by Mark.W.Carson
December 15th, 2011, 10:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Progression and style question

Brenda, Thank you for your reply. I don't think the reader will be pressed to put down what I wrote. I understand that protagonists, in general, are the ones, in general, that the readers identify with, but the beginning of the story does not simply lay down facts and build up a base for the story t...
by Mark.W.Carson
December 15th, 2011, 9:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Progression and style question
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Progression and style question

I have been writing my book since May of this year. This is a pet story, one I came up with and building on for about ten years now. When I started writing, I was very very raw. I read, but mostly non-fiction and for my area of work. My wife reads tremendous amounts of fiction and has been being qui...
by Mark.W.Carson
December 15th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Rewrite of partial 1st chapter
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Rewrite of partial 1st chapter

Redone so many times, no need to keep this here.