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by Steppe
November 16th, 2010, 2:47 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt of The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 6
Views: 2826

Re: Excerpt of The Devil You Don't Know

The premise is awesome and the writing good, hopefully you'll get a solid bite on your hook and they'll offer a structural edit. It needs information acquisition balancing. Everything that needs to be there is there. Its the order of presentation where I stumbled, especially when Micheal was reintro...
by Steppe
November 16th, 2010, 5:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

Polymath: Interesting discussion there at absolutewrite from lack of comments about the pros and cons of deities in fiction, like from deus ex machinas and correlation to antagonism's complication and purpose, tension's empathy and suspense, and causation's cause and effect. Though a few comments re...
by Steppe
November 15th, 2010, 11:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

I took a run at a base grid. It would as you say produce a series of spiked points. https://sites.google.com/site/intraphase/home/graph Reading over at the water cooler I made a statement agreeing with your dramatic intimacy pacing opinion. http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195670&pag...
by Steppe
November 15th, 2010, 9:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

I'll have to approach this in stages. Once you broached the axis approach as a possible use of a blended shaded pictogram I locked onto it because of 3D imagining. have previous psychological axis tools draw on from business and sales optimization studies. A direct corollary in business psychology t...
by Steppe
November 14th, 2010, 8:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

I added key question "Who addresses who about who" To the outline's intro page as: 1.Who is the main character and what about him is compelling? 2.What does the main character want at the beginning of the story, and if it changes, what does he want later on? 3.Who is the antagonist, or what is preve...
by Steppe
November 14th, 2010, 8:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is it a bad thing to not be serious?
Replies: 22
Views: 5978

Re: Is it a bad thing to not be serious?

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by Steppe
November 14th, 2010, 7:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is it a bad thing to not be serious?
Replies: 22
Views: 5978

Re: Is it a bad thing to not be serious?

I use the tool in question (cynical wit) as an extreme measure of action pacing. I lead up towards a peak with cleverness and I lead down and away with cleverness. Scene MC (eternal) & MC's older (immortal) self being observed by "a 36 immortals 2 eternals " courtroom in the all-futures/eternal". Th...
by Steppe
November 12th, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is this a joke?? Nathan? Really?
Replies: 31
Views: 12713

Re: Is this a joke?? Nathan? Really?

A lot of the knowledge Nathan gained is permanently illustrated in synopsis form on the home page's left side. The forums and blog serve as a good 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th home page for anyone looking for a glimmer of predictability in their online experience. The part that was tough to fathom when loo...
by Steppe
November 12th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

Polymath: "The Stoker and the Stars" has what I know as a first person objective narrator reporting to an invisible journalist about a third person character, the stoker. It's an epistolary form convention of creative nonfiction not commonly seen in fiction. Steppe: Does the narrator in Moby Dick sa...
by Steppe
November 11th, 2010, 8:20 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

** Algis Budry's "The Stoker and the Stars" at Project Gutenberg; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22967 I read this slowly and enjoyed it. It has that effect you speak of as "dramatic unit." I read about half and then broke for small tasks with the imagery remaining vivid and returned twenty minutes...
by Steppe
November 11th, 2010, 4:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

I'm going to work that "skirting the line between tech and emotion" in as dialogues and short tasteful info dumps while the characters confront each other and turn on each other over what they perceives is a failed attempt at world building (as a former real universe fails and goes virtual/like drea...
by Steppe
November 10th, 2010, 10:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

A couple of bits that popped up searching along. "For want of a verb the sentence lost its predicate. For want of a sentence the paragraph lost its meaning. For want of a paragraph the story lost its ending. For want of an ending eternity lost the infinite. For want of an eternity the infinite searc...
by Steppe
November 10th, 2010, 10:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

I'm going to use this discussion attached to the outline form as a series of logical and emotional constraints as I construct my battle scene to end book three. I have my Nazi time travelers trapped under a deck until my autonomic intelligence (AI)releases them to finalize the historical time lines ...
by Steppe
November 8th, 2010, 8:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: A Nano Parable

It was an expansion of your basic form. Protagonist Goal Complication Outcome In the end Descartes and Nietzsche were both writers like Poe. I would never argue against the premise that "Reality Is An Agreement." The hermit or solo wanderer can create freely with only their internal dissonance to tr...
by Steppe
November 7th, 2010, 11:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nano Parable
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

A Nano Parable

The blinking cursor added a heartbeat to the empty pages of days gone by. No longer does a writer need to stare down into the abyss of the blank page, or endure that most grueling of creative tortures, embodied by the fleeting hopeful promise of rescue from the raw gaping unfilled hole of the creati...