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What type of Writer are You?

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by yoffi, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Hir i-Chorvath

    Hir i-Chorvath Auror

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    Spontaneous bouts of obsessiveness.
     
  2. Futhark

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    Architectural
     
  3. Adela

    Adela Scribe

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    Visual, as well... When I can stop procrastinating long enough.
     
  4. buster13h

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    I am trying for a mesh of Bujold-Lawrence-Jordan-and a splash of Eddings. I don't know how it reads, but it is what I hope for.
     
  5. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    I've noticed that this thread has wandered a bit, as threads will. The OP asked not about work habits but about writing style. Here is her elaboration on that.
    >Yes style, to me, is sentence structure, rhyme, how words sing off a page, breadth of vocabulary, comedy, rhythm.

    With that, I'd say my style is a bit old-fashioned. I'm not afraid of periodic sentences. I'm not fond of flowery prose, but I do appreciate a well-done simile or metaphor. I fancy I have managed to write one or two in my books. If comedy happens, it happens between characters, usually in gentler forms. I shy away from comedy in the narrator. That works for more modern settings, but too often it's little more than snark, and snark ain't funny. I enjoy striving for distinct voices in my characters and struggle to keep those voices distinguishable from the narrative voice.

    Does that help? I wonder why the question was posed in the first place.
     
  6. Futhark

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    Still architectural. I’m very much at the nuts and bolts stage. A lot of hammering, very little singing.
     
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