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    In terms of regeneration energy used Moff said...

    In terms of regeneration energy used Moff said the whole journey's end thing and 10.5 counts towards the limit. Apparently. (I know, I know, like I said, one step too far really) Meaning whoever they...
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    I have a very major worry coming out of Day of...

    I have a very major worry coming out of Day of the Doctor and hearing what Moffat has said in his post-anniversary interviews.

    Gallifrey is back. They removed the time war from time (in keeping...
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    I must say... Guinea Pig-Lions? Either...

    I must say... Guinea Pig-Lions? Either fantastically fanged pack predators, or ridiculously skittery lions who are terrified of literally everything especially humans...

    It could go either way and...
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    Very dangerous words my friend haha What...

    Very dangerous words my friend haha

    What flavour are you going for DTowne? Various languages will have different feels in the context of your story. I think the first thing you need to do, if...
  5. No problem. You're quite welcome to regurgitate...

    No problem. You're quite welcome to regurgitate the subject of Discourse at a later date. After all, my professors must have thought it worthy of spending near a decade now researching, studying and...
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    [Emphasis added to illustrate my point.] I...

    [Emphasis added to illustrate my point.]

    I haven't read this book, but the term "encounters" suggests one or more people meeting and doing something. That in and of itself (while not particularly...
  7. I come at creating and writing characters like...

    I come at creating and writing characters like this:

    I ascribe to a relatively new school of thought (brought to my attention studying marketing) that states every object, person, or do-dad cannot...
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    Perhaps I've misinterpreted this all my life but...

    Perhaps I've misinterpreted this all my life but there is always conflict in a story. It all boils down to decisions, however far down that is buried in the characters head. Doesn't have to be...
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    You've got it spot on there. We're not...

    You've got it spot on there.

    We're not talking producing total dren so it'll sell, we're not even saying flood the market. Take a cue from other industries. It's much safer to have more products...
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    Who am I thinking of then? The famous anecdote is...

    Who am I thinking of then? The famous anecdote is that he used to sit in a shop window with a type writer, churn out the manuscript and send it straight to the newspaper...

    I feel it was a writer...
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    I can honestly say I've only truly improved since...

    I can honestly say I've only truly improved since acquiring myself a decent beta reader. He spots things I don't, He pushes me to keep going, the list goes on.

    It's my experience that its hard to...
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    I quickly figured something out about writing...

    I quickly figured something out about writing advice.

    Don't take seriously the advice of a writer you don't ALWAYS enjoy. I loved Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I got copies of some of his...
  13. Often knowing what's happening and the characters...

    Often knowing what's happening and the characters NOT knowing is the best kind of suspense. Dune did this very well for example. Another example, you know "so-and-so" is looking to betray his friend...
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    My advice is "don't fall into the trap of...

    My advice is "don't fall into the trap of avoiding tropes". Then again you already know my opinion on the matter ;)

    A trope is a trope, and a trope isn't always a cliche. Even if it is I would...
  15. I'd always err on the side of fewer characters in...

    I'd always err on the side of fewer characters in any case. Easier to keep track of a smaller cast.
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    I tend to drop most of my characters after their...

    I tend to drop most of my characters after their individual projects are done with (finished, grind to a halt, forgotten about, etc.) so I don't technically have a longest "serving" character. I used...
  17. I recently read a number of short stories in one...

    I recently read a number of short stories in one day and the first part of Brian's Abuse of Power was in amongst them.

    In comparison to his story, some were written terribly. So while I generally...
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    I'm going to have to disagree with this fundemental explanation of his argument.

    I get what he's trying to say, but the conflation of literarism/stylism as always elitist is a little insulting to...
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    You know when you watch a diver on the olympics...

    You know when you watch a diver on the olympics or something like that? The shape they form just before impact is the best way to avoid any of the troubles of impacting the water. You want the...
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    We often tend to forget something. You as a...

    We often tend to forget something. You as a writer are unique, with a thought process that is uniquely yours. You're blog about writing isn't necessarily going to be the same as someone elses. I'm...
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    Caveat - I'm not now or ever going to rush into...

    Caveat - I'm not now or ever going to rush into submitting before a piece is ready, especially not as a self-publisher considering the amount of dross you have to fight through without publisher...
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    Seriously though. The way I see it, even when I...

    Seriously though. The way I see it, even when I do finish, I could publish it as either. Chapter as a chapter, or a chapter as a short story.

    Perhaps the market needs to decide!
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    Huh, could go either way..

    I've just discovered an odd situation. I've been happily writing away at my latest science fiction offering for a few days now ("1000" words every day since starting), and it's only just dawned on...
  24. I'm going to be honest with you. Right now,...

    I'm going to be honest with you.

    Right now, and even when published ("obligations" shouldn't mean you can't write what you want), the only thing that matters is personal desire. If one particular...
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    See? This is why I knew it was good idea to buy...

    See? This is why I knew it was good idea to buy while I had my NaNo Winner's discount. Thanks for the heads up on all of this, would have faffed with Word and Calibre and messed it right up too.
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