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ChickenFreak's Recent Activity

  1. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Style Need help with understanding 3rd person omniscient.

    Yep, that's omniscient. And in the Amazon preview, it's very engaging. There is so far a fair bit of distance from the characters, but...

    Mar 1, 2017 at 7:18 PM
  2. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Plot?.

    Not at all far fetched, but I agree with a previous poster that it isn't yet a plot. Also, he almost certainly wouldn't be able to be...

    Mar 1, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  3. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Style Need help with understanding 3rd person omniscient.

    Do you have examples? Maybe when it's done well I just miss it, but I feel as if it's been forever since I saw it in a book written in...

    Mar 1, 2017 at 4:55 PM
  4. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Style Need help with understanding 3rd person omniscient.

    It sounds to me like your English teacher is trying to teach you third person limited, not third person omniscient. But I am wondering...

    Mar 1, 2017 at 5:21 AM
  5. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Science Fiction Zombies too cliche?.

    iZombie. The CW. Oh. OK, no apocalypse.

    Mar 1, 2017 at 4:01 AM
  6. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Book sniffing.

    Christopher Brosius's perfume house has a scent called "In the Library", based on a specific old book. And the Smithsonian says that...

    Feb 28, 2017 at 4:04 AM
  7. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Numbers: One or 1?.

    Yep. At a minimum, when numbers less than eleven aren't spelled out, I react to that as a flat-out error, even though I know that it...

    Feb 28, 2017 at 1:19 AM
  8. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Any Advice for Writing a Posthumous Character?.

    "Why didn't Prince Whatsit study swordsmanship? Isn't that a thing for a king?" "Well, he was the third son, so it didn't seem likely...

    Feb 28, 2017 at 12:52 AM
  9. ChickenFreak replied to the thread How valuable is a review from SPR, or Self-publishing Review? Has anyone had experience with them?.

    That may be the issue. I usually have no use for movie reviews, but I still look for a Roger Ebert review for any past movie that I'm...

    Feb 27, 2017 at 11:43 PM
  10. ChickenFreak replied to the thread How valuable is a review from SPR, or Self-publishing Review? Has anyone had experience with them?.

    I probably should have said "prolific author" rather than "series". But, really, most, though not all, of the prolific authors that I've...

    Feb 27, 2017 at 11:42 PM
  11. ChickenFreak replied to the thread How valuable is a review from SPR, or Self-publishing Review? Has anyone had experience with them?.

    Ah, I see. If you like books in genres that tend to have series (like murder mysteries) one way to minimize the browsing/reading...

    Feb 27, 2017 at 11:28 PM
  12. ChickenFreak replied to the thread How valuable is a review from SPR, or Self-publishing Review? Has anyone had experience with them?.

    I find new fiction authors at the library or used bookstore, so that a mistake costs me little or nothing. Only then do I consider...

    Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20 PM
  13. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Is there a word for....

    If I were coining a term, I'd say "circular solution." But no one would know what I meant without an explanation.

    Feb 27, 2017 at 5:55 PM
  14. ChickenFreak replied to the thread Is there a word for....

    It sounds related to "begging the question", where the proof of X being true requires that X be true. Example: "Everything in the...

    Feb 27, 2017 at 5:31 PM
  15. ChickenFreak replied to the thread A plot hole in my backstory.

    To me, that ties tightly to the question of why the robots "turned on" the human race. Is that necessary? Or is it possible that the...

    Feb 27, 2017 at 6:52 AM