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Discussion in 'Writer's Corner' started by Anorion, Jul 23, 2018.

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    Anorion Sith Lord Staff Member Admin

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    This is an entire course, very helpful

     
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    Seems good. Have you watched it? What's your opinion?
    So you write sci fi or fantasy stories?
     
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    ^I watched till chapter 5, it is very, very good. He is giving the lecture, and suddenly he starts talking in sentences like one would write in a book. He can make up stories from the top of his head while talking, and these are actually the kind of sentences that can be printed.

    And I do, at times.
     
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    100 Ways To Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost
    Contains this Gem:

    Gold by Isaac Asimov

    Part III of the book has a bunch of hints and tips for writers, for plotting, metaphor, symbolism, dialogue, irony and many other aspects.
    This is bit, also about sentence length.

     
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    Brandon the GENIUS Sanderson . What an author man :wub:
    Brilliant storyteller, and the worlds he create are wow, with entire complex intelligent magic systems.

    His Mistborn series was not my favourite book, but my favourite entertainment including movies and everything. Till I started with stormlight , which is now my favourite. ahh good stuff .
    btw the best way of enjoying some of his works are in audiobook form created by a company called graphic audio. These are super expensive, even if someone is earning in $$. available on 'ahem' sources though
     
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    I need to watch that. But generally by approach to any fiction is to first visualize some scene or concept and then try my best to describe them in words. My main limitation is that I tend to lose track of all the threads the longer I write something. And I generally don't like to keep taking notes so that doesn't help.
     
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    ^maybe make a mind map instead of taking notes?
     
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    Hardly have time for that these days. Good for you you have a career in writing.
     

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