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Fragments and Feedback for Books Icon 1 Re: Opening to Plant By the Moon Jump to new posts by WB (6)   

I also want to know what's at stake, and (I think) to be in deep penetration POV.
Fragments and Feedback for Short Works Icon 1 Re: The Bone Tree Jump to new posts by WB (8)   

I don't know what a bone tree is. Jimmy and Ma do. So I'm not experiencing Jimmy's annoyance or Ma's fear, but my own confusion, and that definitely distances me from the story. Tell us!
Fragments and Feedback for Short Works Icon 1 Re: Much abides Jump to new posts by WB (10)   

I just sent mail offering to read. I am getting the emotion this time. You aren't using emotion words, but the wishful thinking says it all.
Fragments and Feedback for Short Works Icon 1 Re: Avatar Holmes (new draft) Jump to new posts by Disgruntled Peony (7)   

The revised opening is much better than the initial incarnation. It's solid and it grabs the reader from the first sentence. It leaves them asking what happened to the man Holmes is operating on, specifically...
Fragments and Feedback for Short Works Icon 1 Re: "3" - Supernatural Horror (~3500) Jump to new posts by Disgruntled Peony (7)   

This is a long first paragraph. I recommend breaking it down into smaller sections for easier reading. Also, going 13 lines into the story without being introduced to the main characters or a conflict...
Open Discussions About Writing Icon 1 Useful forensic resource Jump to new posts by wetwilly   

A useful (if grim) resource I found when researching what a person's face actually looks like during a hanging. Considering how often characters in stories end up victims, perpetrators, or witnesses...
Open Discussions About Writing Icon 1 Re: Difficulties with outlining; recommendations appreciated! Jump to new posts by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury (4)   

One thing to remember is that you don't have to write the story in the order in which it will be read. Whether you outline or not, you can write the parts that excite you first (sort of similar to what...
Grist for the Mill Icon 1 Re: Ideas from the dream diary. Jump to new posts by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury (11)   

Rust Hills, in his book WRITING IN GENERAL AND THE SHORT STORY IN PARTICULAR, encouraged night dreams as sources for stories, but disapproved of day dreams because of the wish-fulfilment aspects that...
Next, Please Introduce Yourself Icon 1 Re: Hello, all. Jump to new posts by Meredith (2)   

Welcome to the treehouse.

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