Category Archives: Writing

Questions 369: Hiding The Details

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Kristine asks: “How do you hide important information in descriptions without tipping your hand that it’s important?”

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Resources Mentioned

The Usual Suspects
Red Dragon
Silence of the Lambs

 

Questions 367: Story Type and Incorporating Notes

Today we have two questions…
Charles asks for help identifying a story type, as well as recommendations for other works in this type.
JR asks: “When incorporating feedback from your first reader, copy editor, and proofreader, how to decide what to keep/toss, and how do you structure your work?”

 

Questions 365: Gear Shifts

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Robert asks: “Any tips for switching gears to work on your next project while you’re waiting for feedback or other work on the current one?”

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Resources Mentioned

Ray Bradbury Theater (streaming) (DVD)

The Shadow (also a movie) (graphic novel)

Questions 358: Filing Off The Serial Numbers

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Zoe asks: “You mentioned ‘filing off the serial numbers’ to make a derivative work your own. Any tips, tricks, guidelines?”

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Resources Mentioned:

Shakespeare
Dr. Faustus
Faust
Devil’s Advocate
House, MD
Sherlock Holmes
50 Shades of Grey
Twilight
Arbiter Chronicles
Star Trek (TOS series)
Imperial Stars: Family d’Alembert, Vol 1
Tsar Wars: Agents of Isis, Vol. 1
Mask of the Red Panda
Black Jack Justice
Suave Rob
Requiem 

Questions 357: Quirky English Prose

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Celine asks: “English is my second language, and I’ve encountered a kind of expression in highly stylized English prose which is difficult to understand. Can you help me?”

Resources Mentioned:

Open Sourced Woman