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    Love it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Taramoc View Post
    I just bumped into this "tool", a make or break kind of thing to give a kick in the pants to the procrastinators like myself:

    http://writeordie.com/#pc

    Can you handle the kamikaze mode?
    Who are you talking to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonefirestorm View Post
    Who are you talking to?
    Nobody in particular. Why? You mastered the Kamikaze mode?

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    Anyone who completes kamikaze mode isn't going to be able to tell you.

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    Author and Game Designer Taramoc's Avatar
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    It's not that unforgiving. But now that you mention it, the fear of the ultimate sacrifice could be a good push to avoid procrastination...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taramoc View Post
    Nobody in particular. Why? You mastered the Kamikaze mode?
    No I haven't even herd of it until you mentioned it.

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    For Writers: How to Write Sword-Fight Scenes

    Have you had trouble writing sword-fight scenes? Do all your sword-fights turn into repetitive, slow-moving passages that can't last more than a few sentences? Then check out this article below, written by writer and fencer Martin Turner:

    http://martinturner.org.uk/martins-n...-fight-scenes/

    And for more info, part 2:

    http://martinturner.org.uk/martins-n...-fight-part-2/

    Hope this has been helpful.

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    Having trouble creating a villain.

    Here are instructions for How to create a Credible Villain in Fiction.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Cred...ain-in-Fiction

    List of possible motives for the Villain.

    http://www.fuelyourwriting.com/liter...-love-to-hate/

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    What makes a good villain from Deconstructing comics.

    http://deconstructingcomics.com/?p=1459

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    A full scan of the original english-language programme for 'Metropolis' when it first came out - back when they did real programmes.

    Fascinating to note it's from an idea of director Fritz Lang's wife, Thea Von Harbou, who was a prolific writer of the time*. With her and Mary Shelley, you could quite easily argue that female writers are largely responsible for what we now call Sci-Fi, along with setting the tone for screen and written fiction more than a century.

    *H. G. Wells wrote a scathing review of the film, complaining it ripped off his 'The Sleeper Awakes'. Nice to see things have not changed in a hundred years! Funny and tragic to see that the reasons he gives for dismissing 'Metropolis' as a valid vision of the future in the 1920's, are the exact same reasons it rings true today.

    (Disclosure - got all this from today's B3ta links, which is not usually quite so highbrow)
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    To e-publish your books

    Hi guys,
    I'm just throwing out a publishing company for e-books that I myself used. I self-published my book "28 Millions Jobs in 3 Years" through the Anne Catalan Publishing Company. They helped me to format and sell it as an e-book through the Amazon Kindle site.
    It was fast and pretty easy to use, so I'd recommend using them.

    here's their site
    http://annecatalan.com/

    - Sara Allison

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    Quote Originally Posted by saraallison View Post
    Hi guys,
    I'm just throwing out a publishing company for e-books that I myself used. I self-published my book "28 Millions Jobs in 3 Years" through the Anne Catalan Publishing Company. They helped me to format and sell it as an e-book through the Amazon Kindle site.
    It was fast and pretty easy to use, so I'd recommend using them.

    here's their site
    http://annecatalan.com/

    - Sara Allison
    Hello Sara,

    I'll allow this link to stand here in the Writers Writing Resources thread, but please refrain from promoting the site in other threads. Thanks!

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    I thought this blog post from author Justine Larbalestier was relevant to conversations we've had and things that writers often ask about coming into the market: http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/...to-the-market/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmso View Post
    Hey, psikeyhackr posted this over in the science fiction forum, but this article on neuroscience made me realize all the things about writing all my writing teachers have told me in the past is absolutely true. The words we choose should strive to evoke an emotional response. For good reason. It turns out when we read, it is like experiencing it in real life. Instinctively, I guess I already knew that, but it is neat to see science back that up.
    I have a blog about the idea that takes a sideways look at it by theorizing that the etymology of the word affects us psychologically on a subconscious level.

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