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Offline creatoriat

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 07:16:04 AM »
To save you the pain of reading the replies here, I suggest you improve your grammar and learn how to write.

Go to this blogsite:

http://edittorrent.blogspot.com

There you will find an amazing amount of advice, thousands of comments on various subjects. There is even a list on the right-hand side, all you have to do is click-on and copy.

The marks of an amateur should be of interest, it's where I go when I'm editing.

Spend a couple of months there, when you feel you are ready, start writing.

I hope this helps, as it sure helps me.

Best of luck.

Lin

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 07:19:10 AM »
I hope you didn't mean this as it sounds!  LOL I'm sure you didn't but it made me smile.  Lin x

To save you the pain of reading the replies here, I suggest you improve your grammar and learn how to write. 


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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 07:20:47 AM »
To save you the pain of reading the replies here.

Pain?

Silt

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2011, 07:22:33 AM »
You are not alone, Orangutansaver.

It is often entertaining to run into some people and read what they suggest.

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2011, 07:55:48 AM »
I hope you didn't mean this as it sounds!  LOL I'm sure you didn't but it made me smile.  Lin x

To save you the pain of reading the replies here, I suggest you improve your grammar and learn how to write. 

Remember when you first started writing?

I do. I didn't know the difference between a dangling modifier and tinsel on a Christmas tree.

We all try to help, but isn't it obvious that Phoenix is asking for advice, as we all do, so why throw him/her in the deep end?

I believe I made the right choice in referring edittorrent to him/her. It's run by two lady ex-editors who edit manuscripts for beginner writers on the side.

The blog has been running for years, no membership is required and all downloads and advice are free.

You have the address, go look see.

Thank me after you buy your first yacht.

I'm a regular visitor.

Silt

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2011, 07:57:30 AM »
As a writer, you should know, it's not only what you say, but how you say it, creatoriat.

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2011, 10:31:28 AM »
As a writer, you should know, it's not only what you say, but how you say it, creatoriat.

Yeah. Watch it or you'll turn out like me.  ;)
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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2011, 11:06:15 AM »
Whoosh over my head! Lin x

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2011, 11:14:55 AM »
Yeah. Watch it or you'll turn out like me.  ;)

;)

It is too late, deborahowen, I already am like me. 

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2011, 12:24:19 PM »
Whoosh over my head! Lin x

LOL  That comment refers to another post - 8 Reasons Why Newbs Shouldn't Write Books. I got smeared.  :)
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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2011, 12:55:05 PM »
I'll stand toe-to-toe against one or many, if the belief is strong enough.

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2011, 12:58:42 PM »
I'll stand toe-to-toe against one or many, if the belief is strong enough.

Reminds me of something my son said. "Mom, what Dad calls pigheaded and stubborn, I call determination and perseverance. If I could teach my kids only one thing, that's what I would want it to be."

*oink, oink
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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2011, 01:01:53 PM »
Nah, I used to be stubborn, held on to each and every word I spoke/typed. It got me nowhere because I lacked the knowledge to back my opinions up. So now I speak only when I do...but still can be proven wrong and learn.

Interesting comments as always, Deborahowen.

I'm off to do a film review.

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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2011, 01:31:26 PM »
...but still can be proven wrong and learn.

Me, too, Silt. I don't arrive at conclusions without research but the market doesn't always flow in one direction. Things that are "write" in today's market may be wrong in tomorrow's. Writers must stay in a constant state of flux to keep up.

I take writing too seriously. I guess because I wasted so many years, waiting for someone else to believe in me more than I believed in myself. Someone finally did - my husband. If not for him, I wouldn't be here now. But for every pair of newb's eyes that reads this... don't wait for someone else to believe in you. If you want to write, the chances are extremely good that you want it because writing resides deep inside you. Get brave. Let it out. Be patient with yourself. Forgive yourself errors and move on. Grow a thick skin - fast. You're gonna need it. Ignore people who tear you down and never say die!
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Re: Question about POV
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2011, 04:29:47 PM »
Yes, there are good and bad sides to serious, often because of doubt.

Enjoyed the read, sorry about the hijack.

Silt