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by berry
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Non SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The gambler. An attempt at 3rd person
Replies: 4
Views: 12498

Re: The gambler. An attempt at 3rd person

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I find 1st person easier too, hence forcing myself to try something new. The only tip I have to offer is something offered to me which was to decide who you are going to inhabit either for the whole story or each chapter. Even though in the 3rd person you can jump a...
by berry
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Non SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The gambler. An attempt at 3rd person
Replies: 4
Views: 12498

The gambler. An attempt at 3rd person

I am trying to practice 3rd person persepctive which I find very difficult, any thoughts or comments on this attempt are welcome and needed! Thanks. The Gambler “Jerry!” She bangs on the door again. “Jerry!” The banging slowly filters through to Jerry’s consciousness. It’s like he’s inside a church ...
by berry
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Anyone know any good books on how to write? lol
Replies: 1
Views: 11687

Re: Anyone know any good books on how to write? lol

I don't have any recommendations for a particular genre but these three books have helped me shape my ideas, helped me plot and improved my characters. Monkeys with typewriters - Scarlett Thomas. Great for generating ideas and plotting. runs a degreelevel writing course so has useful exercises in to...
by berry
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: The last punch - feedback please
Replies: 5
Views: 7080

Re: The last punch - feedback please

Thanks very much guys. I am surprised at the idea that it is subtle, I didn't think I was capable of writing subtle! I will give the idea of paragraph breaks or type face changes a go.
by berry
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: two sentence horror stories
Replies: 3
Views: 8043

two sentence horror stories

Has anyone ever tried writing stories this short?

http://canyouactually.com/9-of-the-most ... ever-told/
by berry
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: The last punch - feedback please
Replies: 5
Views: 7080

The last punch - feedback please

Could please have some feedback on this short story. I am wondering whether some back story is required. Thanks The Last punch “You can tell it if you like, before we go.” “Don’t you know, I thought you knew everything?” “Not for me, it’s important for some, maybe for you. You don’t seem quite ready...
by berry
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: A Brief Haunting
Replies: 3
Views: 5944

Re: A Brief Haunting

Thanks, I have been trying to improve my writing in general but it is hard to know whether I'm actually improving or just doing things differently so I've gone back to some old stories to see if I can make them work better. Your comments are very encouraging, thank-you.
by berry
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: A Brief Haunting
Replies: 3
Views: 5944

A Brief Haunting

“Do you love him?” A cold thick silence fills the car. I stare at the road as it disappears beneath the windscreen and I wait, and wait. A fragment of a moment and one unanswered question. That’s all I have left in my head as I watch dirt land on her coffin. It’s just ceremonial, throwing the dirt. ...
by berry
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Author bio's
Replies: 2
Views: 6690

Author bio's

I'm intending to enter a few short story competitions, and maybe try my luck at a few publications. Usually a short author bio is required. Has anyone done one of these? i would like a bit of feedback on the one I've written (below) too please. My name is Lanka Templeman, I am a counsellor and live ...
by berry
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Comments On Speculative Vision
Topic: Removing a post
Replies: 1
Views: 3865

Removing a post

Hi,
Is is possible to remove a post? I have a story up that I would like to remove from the site.
by berry
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Plotting and structure
Replies: 6
Views: 6855

Plotting and structure

I finally have an idea that I think may work as a longer piece, a novella or maybe even a novel but i am having problems trying to work out a structure for the rough plot i have in my head.
Doea anyone have a method of plotting and/or structuring thier stories? and if so would you share them?
by berry
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writing points to improve
Replies: 3
Views: 5605

Re: Writing points to improve

I found that doing a creative writing course is helping with the specifics. Doing exercises to get you plotting work and generating proper character profiles and such like. There were a few simple (simple but not always easy) things that we were told that really helped with the things you listed. Di...