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    Today, 1:36 PM
    Ok, so theme is a weird creature, and I don't think about it much. But it's probably there. For me it's like a writer's stance toward things that...
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    Today, 12:21 PM
    So another way to put it...as author, you have the power to decide whether that man is the villain, whether #1 or #2 sees him, whether that scene is...
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    Today, 9:08 AM
    As the author, you have a lot of control in how the plot plays out. So let's imagine that scenario, but not let #1 run wild. Perhaps she's...
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    Yesterday, 3:53 PM
    So...One thing you can do pre-writing is take your characters and put them in an identical situation and see how they react to it. This is basically...
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    Yesterday, 2:13 PM
    I've been using Daz Studio a little under three years. Getting started wasn't too complicated, with some basic models included free, for creating...
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    Yesterday, 8:22 AM
    Give them attitudes. A lot of people might only think of one type of attitude: "He has such an attitude!" But an attitude is much more than...
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    1-21-17, 12:37 AM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Yeah, I was also thinking about the rise of close, intimate third corresponding with this ... hah, bias. The word I used way, way up there^. For...
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    1-20-17, 11:19 PM
    I agree. The idea that description and details can do double- and triple-duty: yes. Dialogue, also.
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    1-20-17, 11:08 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Yeah, I wanted to mention death a few times and probably wrote way too many words about it before deleting them and writing way too many words...
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    1-20-17, 5:57 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Decades ago, I saw or listened to an interview of someone whose life's work was helping the terminally ill, and this included often being with them...
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    1-20-17, 12:20 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    @Helio: I think that by introducing the word "primal" in this very long thread, I induced a bit of change in its direction heh—maybe by striking a...
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    1-19-17, 12:46 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Eh, I'd just follow-up It's difficult for me to parse through the importance of deep-seated character traits, because I do like my characters...
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    1-19-17, 9:36 AM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Maybe part of the issue is with the idea of stability, in a stable=boring kind of way. Elsewhere, I've mentioned that I think all stories are...
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    1-18-17, 7:27 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Y'know, I loved the series too--in the Legend of the Seeker version, heh. Haven't read the books. Ha, y'know, I've thought of commenting on...
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    1-18-17, 4:05 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Well, to be fair to DOTA, that original comment included "married love" in quote marks. And, "it's stable. There's no question over whether the...
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    1-18-17, 2:25 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Is the only thing interesting about any relationship its instability, or the fact that it can end? I don't think so.
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    1-18-17, 2:20 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    About fifteen years ago, maybe a little less, I was with my mom and I suddenly realized something, so I asked her, "Have you and Dad ever fought? I...
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    1-18-17, 1:58 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Absolutely. For instance, the exterior threats could inspire a desire to protect a loved one, a fear for the loved one's wellbeing. Maybe on a...
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    1-18-17, 1:46 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    You haven't met my parents and my sister, so we'll just have to agree to disagree. Incidentally, there's another thread I've thought of starting...
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    1-18-17, 1:38 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Nope, with the exception of death, unless they are unkillable immortals. And by mentioning "married love," I didn't mean a reference to the...
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    1-18-17, 1:35 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    If I wrote a story involving a married couple, I wouldn't be sure to include every possible marriage arrangement and outcome that we might suppose to...
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    1-18-17, 12:22 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Well the universal Romance Story theme song would probably be this: --although to be truly accurate, both parties would be singing it to each...
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    1-18-17, 10:57 AM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    The only romance I've read over the last 5-6 years—and really, ever—has been what is called "m/m fantasy romance," i.e., romance between gay/bi men...
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    1-18-17, 9:08 AM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Well it's huge. And it's only a part of the whole notion of "Writing Love." But I think that discussing the various aspects of romance stories is...
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    1-17-17, 10:30 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    I don't think we should demote love stories to subplot status only, because some stories are best characterized as love stories first (or second, see...
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    1-17-17, 7:27 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Some genres are broader than others with respect to story elements and story types. If we say that fantasy is a genre, I think it's a very broad...
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    1-17-17, 6:00 PM
    Temperance "Bones" Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth.
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    1-17-17, 3:01 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    I doubt that we can say all stories are really love stories, however...heh. I am interested in stories about love, or those that can be called a...
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    1-17-17, 2:50 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    I'm not so sure about this, although I'm fascinated by the idea of a love story having a particular structure or expectations that are different from...
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    1-17-17, 2:37 PM
    FifthView replied to a thread Writing Love in Writing Questions
    Ah, my impression of the appearance of that rabbit hole was simply that you were talking about the way you write, i.e., you like to "pants" a story,...
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