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  1. Than_urb replied to the thread Style How to murder our darlings ?.

    Yeah I see what you mean, I definitely gonna try (but sounds easier than done).

    Jan 23, 2020 at 5:03 PM
  2. Lemie replied to the thread What Are You Doing?.

    Waiting for an Amazon delivery. Should work out, but they can be here any minute and I'm not sure I'll hear from our home gy... I mean...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:48 PM
  3. Spacescifi1 replied to the thread Reality VS Fiction Regarding Starships.

    The point? Just help for anyone if they actually want to include more realism into their scifi. To be sure, I have no issue with...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:34 PM
  4. Steerpike replied to the thread Style How to murder our darlings ?.

    Yes. It took me a while to be able to do it. I try to do it when I am critiquing work for others as well. I get out of the writer/editor...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:26 PM
  5. Night Herald replied to the thread Night Herald's Progress Journal.

    All right, time to reawaken this thing. In December and early January I wrote ~4000 words of a Fantasy story I intended to submit in...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  6. Than_urb replied to the thread Style How to murder our darlings ?.

    Does that mean you adopt a reader pov, like you are reading ? Because every time I tried, I stopped on any typos, missformulated...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:19 PM
  7. Aldarion posted a new thread.

    Depth of infantry line

    How deep does the infantry line have to be in order to resist a charge of 15th century knights (cca 1450 - 1480)? 10th century Byzantine...

    Forum: Research

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  8. Aldarion liked Naomasa298's post in the thread Horses in medieval fantasy.

    This is a myth. Horses can and were trained to charge pike formations and infantry squares. By the time the infantry square was in use...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:04 PM
  9. Aldarion liked Veloci-Rapture's post in the thread Horses in medieval fantasy.

    Yes, they are intelligent. However, it's actually very easy to train horses to run into a spear line; they have awful depth perception....

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:04 PM
  10. Cephus replied to the thread Style How to murder our darlings ?.

    When you go back and re-read your story, you have to be very critical of every part of the story. If it doesn't fit, if it doesn't...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:01 PM
  11. Cave Troll liked Steerpike's post in the thread Style How to murder our darlings ?.

    One thing you can do is go back and re-read like a reader and not a writer (to the extent that's possible; I think you can refocus your...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:01 PM
  12. Cephus liked Steerpike's post in the thread Fleshing out characters.

    I don't think this is effective. The reader forms a mental image of a character almost immediately, and once they do I feel is it very...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM
  13. Cave Troll replied to the thread Private cars on military bases.

    IDK, might take some deep digging to find out if they could or not. Though he could always borrow/rent a car as an alternative to...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM
  14. Cephus replied to the thread How much work before pitching.

    Most publishers won't even look at your work without an agent. There are a few that will and have open submissions, but most do not. You...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 3:57 PM
  15. J.D. Ray replied to the thread Private cars on military bases.

    Where is the base and what's the situation there? Also, how did the MC (the PFC) get there? What's his military role? During WW-II,...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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