Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by katina, Apr 9, 2019.
I personally avoid long paragraphs. I prefer dialogues.
answering endless questions
Writing pages of dialogue. Ive dropped books that have streams of back and forth between characters because of said thing I avoid.
I avoid caring about word count. Whenever I try to write a short story, it turns into a novelette or novella. I don't mind, because my longer stories always seem to be much better than my short stories.
That is interesting. I am the total opposite.
But yes I don't agree with word count.
Similes and metaphors. I avoid what I call "flowery" description. I just don't want to spend a lot of time describing how rain drops flow down a window.
Downward, usually. Unless you're in zero-g... then the drops just sit there. Though i suppose rain wouldn't fall at all without gravity. I'm so confused.
I just can't manage those 2 at the same time.
I can't keep my mind in text while...
And character development goes all wrong.
And I really don't know where & how to keep my laptop steady...
(But... You know... Now I really know why it is called laptop!)
I get exactly what you are saying. I don't do sex full stop. I leave it to the experts.
And as to the ''laptop'' well that was well spotted haha.
I try to avoid repeatng the same words. I was once in the habit of repeating the following:
The one that was driving me bananas was "but". I downloded a utiility to check on word repetition and color-code the repeated ones according to frequency, and the "buts" were all over the page. Had to really struggle to cut down on its usuage.
I am working on avoiding as, as much (Present Tense probs).
I really avoid continuity and plot holes, or demands. Not as easy
as one might think, but is more than doable.
I have been avoiding any actual sex scenes so far, but I'm open to the idea of one day trying my hand at one in my WIP.
Also, scenes with characters going through their morning routines/coming into work. Probably have enough of those already .
touching a pencil , pen, or keyboard, apparently.
Beat me to it... I win the procrastination challenge!
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