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Posted on 6 May 2012 20:04:58 BDT
Thank goodness this is all on one page or knows what others would make of the last few remarks. :)

Posted on 7 May 2012 12:00:03 BDT
I just got a massive compliment for my blog. Someone, who is not a fiction writer, said my blog post on POV was very informative. He's an SEO copywriter.
By the way, I'm reading a book, which could be far more enjoyable if the author would actually use punctuation. I mean other than random. He has a good humour voice, but he doesn't seem to like commas. At all. Not before names in dialogue, not before isn't it? -- he just doesn't put them where they belong. And I'm not even a punctuation Nazi, because other than those pointed out above, I don't have a clue.

If you want to check out his book(I think it's a 'he' book (it's free): Tartare Some really hilarious sarcasm in it.

Posted on 7 May 2012 14:58:50 BDT
D. Redshaw says:
I do get that sometimes, not only with books but movies also - I start thinking of the writers perspective of what they're trying to say as opposed to just reading it word for word and taking it as it is. But it also makes me appreciate writers that can pull me away from that and move outside the box a little, as I find it hard to write about things without exercising my mind and reading others.

There's always been a large volume of books that have followed a generic pattern and others that shine and pull you in, my favorite writers are the likes of Poppy Z Brite and William S Burroughs and Aldous Huxley that can come up with off the wall ways to tell a story, that are vivid, follow no generic formula and still make you think about the world they're created in.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2012 15:15:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 May 2012 15:16:15 BDT
I have that with movies, too. Like when that woman in a little dress finds out the window of her car has been smashed, yet, she climbs into the car and drives away. Um, fakir anyone? Or better: those who wander over broken glass.
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