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by Alex F
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: New Soldier (1400 words)
Replies: 9
Views: 10572

Re: New Soldier (1400 words)

Hello Logan I like this, its a good story and kept my interest... I would just comment though and please bear in mind this is only my opinion... The second paragraph seems to me a little redundant in places... You start off beautifully, intriguing description of this environment he's now in and then...
by Alex F
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: How to know the right time to begin the narrative
Replies: 12
Views: 12887

Re: How to know the right time to begin the narrative

An interesting notion, I don't fully agree with it I must confess... if you're not telling a story then why are you writing a book? If you are writing about things happening which have no relevance in some way to moving the plot forward then its wasted space. Bmat is right I think to say that you ne...
by Alex F
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Fictional Calendars
Replies: 7
Views: 8140

Re: Fictional Calendars

Yes its an interesting dilemma, Nightlock. Personally speaking within the context of my own work I use Earth dates at the moment because so many of the cultures in my world are a follow on from Earth and thus still think in Earth terms though they're no longer there. That's going to change though on...
by Alex F
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello, Fellow Fantasy Fans
Replies: 9
Views: 5588

Re: Hello, Fellow Fantasy Fans

Hi and welcome. You lucky person, having gone where so many of us are hoping to go... You'll certainly find inspiration and ideas here, Spec Vis is brilliant for that and consistantly has been for all the years I've been here on and off. Hope I can learn from you as much as you might learn from us...
by Alex F
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 14
Views: 13489

Re: Inspiration

Yep, music it is... I'm the same and am so easily influenced by what I'm listening to. I tend to be a bit of a loner when it comes to writing, prefering to sit by myself away from other people. That said I have been writing more at work during quiet moments as of late in an office of about 40 people...
by Alex F
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Help with short story
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Re: Help with short story

I like this... the plot is almost like a supernatural kick on the backside to jump start someone who has lost everything important to them, in a very grim way. The point of view is well written and as some one who writes in 1st person to I applaud how realistically you've portrayed the character's t...
by Alex F
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Christmas presents- wins? fails?
Replies: 8
Views: 4157

Re: Christmas presents- wins? fails?

Humm... most practical gift was an ankle support; sprained mine out walking about 5 years ago and it hasn't been right since, so most useful for me... Most fun gift, a silver plated tankard and strange metal wine goblets, am enamoured of the tankard and have been drinking out of nothing else for the...
by Alex F
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Snow
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

Re: Snow

We had more snow in the North West of England this year than in the Midlands, which has baffled me somewhat, woke up last weekend to find it was all over the place and I live next to the coast! I was in up to my ankles with the stuff.
by Alex F
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: stupid question game
Replies: 2359
Views: 259650

Re: stupid question game

Ha ha! :)

What gets your vote for the most stupid looking aircraft ever built?
by Alex F
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: stupid question game
Replies: 2359
Views: 259650

Re: stupid question game

What for, the aeroplane or the pilot? :)
by Alex F
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: It Gets Better
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: It Gets Better

Kids the world over definately need to be taught that to be different is not necessarily a bad thing and that the thing that dominates as being different in someone to themselves is not all that this different person is. Yes X might be gay, but that's not all they are. Kids need to be taught to see ...
by Alex F
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: stupid question game
Replies: 2359
Views: 259650

Re: stupid question game

Someone turned the ground upside down!


Is that positioning of the aeroplane in that picture actually possible?