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  1. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Would you choose to self-pub over trad pub?.

    Absolutely traditional. Edited to add: Oh, the why. More readers, plus I'm not under the delusion that I have absolutely nothing to...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 5:52 AM
  2. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Addressing the reader in third-person limited.

    I was going to say that it should work just fine, when I realized that you said third person limited. Not omniscient. I can't work out...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 4:38 AM
  3. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Oxymoron.

    I'm confused by the question. "Below" or "above" are modifying "average". You're not average, you're above average. Or below average.

    Jan 23, 2017 at 4:10 AM
  4. ChickenFreak liked Cave Troll's post in the thread Describing Characters 'not of earth' without anachronisms?.

    I agree with @Wreybies on that point. @Rebecca Farrier They are a well-disposed people of soft olive and bronze with warm eyes...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 3:45 AM
  5. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Describing Characters 'not of earth' without anachronisms?.

    Well, "flesh" also used to be the name of a color. Admittedly, the origin of "tan" appears to refer to tanned leather, rather than the...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 3:08 AM
  6. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Describing Characters 'not of earth' without anachronisms?.

    Returning to note: I'm not saying that I'm immune to this. I'm a white woman who was raised in a largely white environment. I'm saying...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:57 AM
  7. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Describing Characters 'not of earth' without anachronisms?.

    "Natural tan" suggests that a normal skin color is lighter. Someone to whom very dark skin was their cultural normal might describe this...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:47 AM
  8. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Sentence Construction Help.

    My main thought is: How is running full tilt and never resting a positive thing? That said, I find the original sentence confusing. My...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:33 AM
  9. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Describing Characters 'not of earth' without anachronisms?.

    This description is very strongly white centric--everything is contrasted with a light-skinned, straight-hair standard. I wouldn't...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:14 AM
  10. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Mother vs. His mother.

    Totally fine. "His mother" would add a great deal of distance that I think you don't want.

    Jan 22, 2017 at 9:45 PM
  11. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Could this character feasibly be this wealthy?.

    If I were king of your story, the explanation would be that he worked worked worked until, let's say, age 45, and saved every bit,...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 2:08 AM
  12. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Could this character feasibly be this wealthy?.

    My concern is what feels like a frugality/spendthrift personality conflict. If he worked that job and lived frugally and saved and was...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 1:34 AM
  13. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Creating a likeable band of adventurers.

    There could be more than one female in the party. Just saying.

    Jan 22, 2017 at 1:05 AM
  14. ChickenFreak liked BayView's post in the thread Movies and Novels - are comparisons useful?.

    I guess my corollary to this is... why don't we just use books as examples when we're talking about writing books? Is it because there's...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 12:13 AM
  15. ChickenFreak liked BayView's post in the thread Movies and Novels - are comparisons useful?.

    We often see people using movies as reference sources when trying to puzzle out novel writing. There was recently a link to a Writer's...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 12:13 AM