Would you agree the antagonist is the embodiment or personification of the protagonist's deepest flaw or insecurity? The weakness that holds them back throughout the story.
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If you are not a fan or dark fantasy, paranormal romance, supernatural with some horror... my stories may not be for you. I love advice and I can take criticism, but please be positive and kind with your words. If you flat out don't like the story, please move on. Most readers here are very kind and positive. Some have really helped my writing skills, and I thank you for that.
I used this site for years and have been away for a while just recently got back on it forgot how good it felt to write about things.
I just added a new competition about writing from an unusual perspective. Those of you who regularly give feedback on my writing might have noticed this is something I like too play around with. There are a couple of reasons for this.
1- It is great fun to give voice to an inanimate object. If you haven't tried to imagine the voice of chair being sat down on by a really fat person then you're missing out on something.
2- It is really good practice for giving a distinctive voice to a character. The best writers are very good at finding interesting and unusual ways of distinguishing their characters, so trying this out with characters that are obviously different is a place to start.
3- Dialogue is fun but hard so practicing it with inanimate objects who you can give a voice to yourself is a really good opportunity.
I hope some of you will join in and have some fun!
Would you agree with this statement? Never give a reader a convenient stopping place. Always keep them enthusiastically involved in your writing.
damommy: Agree! -
giraffmang: No. I'd disagree. You need to build in some breathing space for the reader. To not do so can become just as infuriating as being bored. It can be difficult to sustain the pacing and become a huge rush through if not careful. -
oliver818: I disagree too. It?s frustrating when you need to find a place to finish and get on with other things but the author hasn?t included anything. As writers we need to put ourselves in the reader?s position too. -
nor84: There has to be some slower pacing where the main character reflects on what went wrong with his plan and chooses another method. The trick is to keep things always moving, just slow the pace a little in places without letting the plot run out of steam. -
The sun still shines, even when it's hiding.
- Winnie the Pooh
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You give birth
And the moment your eyes see
Your creation, your life is forever
Gone forever is the party girl
Gone forever is the sleeping in
Gone forever is privacy
All replaced with a tiny person
Placed in your arms...your heart
Who will call you Mommy
You are now responsible for bath time,
Play time, feeding time and best of all
Their accomplishments and failures yours to rejoice over or cry with
Their heartbreak... yours as well
As they leave you to start their own family... you will feel both pride in a job well done and if you?re honest with yourself... an emptiness
In the end ...
God will look down and whisper to your heart... ?WELL DONE MY CHILD?
Happy Mother?s Day
Begin Again: Amen! Written truthfully and beautifully. Of course, I'm just a fan...LOL -
AJ McCall: This is so sweet! -
Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings. Starting fresh this spring. Focus on health, safety, and the mind; where poetry helps us stay strong in uncertain times. Good for the heart and mind. Stay safe,
FanStory wrote: Congratulations! May 2021 Recognized Writer!
Begin Again: Wow! What a surprise and a wonderful blessing... I am thrilled and definitely grateful for all my friends and new fans that have followed my stories. Thank you! Have a wonderful day... because I am! Smiles to all, Carol -
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Congrats on your recognition award! I think this is fabulous; it validates what a good writer you are. Keep up the good work!
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Carol Clark2: Congratulations, Carol! So well deserved. Carol -
Sally Law: Yaay!!! Congratulations, dear Carol. Welcome! It is a great honor indeed! So very deserved!
Sal XOs.... -
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Jay Squires: Congratulations, Begin Again. And again. And again. You inspire the rest of us! -
Begin Again: THANK YOU, EVERYONE... I greatly appreciate all your thoughtfulness and generous amounts of kindness shared with me. I hope I can continue to follow my dream and entertain you with my writing. Smiles to all, Carol -
Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.
- Benjamin Franklin
mrsmajor: He knew he was out of place, and not wanted....God was with us, showering us with His Blessing of peace and joy....Don't ever come back, trouble, you will find the same circumstance. You are not wanted! -
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