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  1. bdcharles's Avatar
    What are grey areas anyway, if not loads of little black and white dots?
  2. Smith's Avatar
    Every person is an onion. You've got to peel them back layers at a time. You can't look at the dirty outside and conclude with absolute certainty that the whole vegetable is spoiled, and was *always* spoiled since its conception.

    I believe that most things in life are a certain shade of grey. However, grey does require there to be - somewhere - an absolute black and an absolute white.

    Having said all that, if your antagonist / villain is going to be human, I'd think it should share some believable human qualities. If your antagonist / villain is simply "the force of evil", then I'd suppose that it doesn't.
    Updated November 30th, 2016 at 07:26 AM by Smith
  3. Terry D's Avatar
    I hear you 5 by 5, Bish.
  4. Bishop's Avatar
    I've always wondered how people get so damn bogged down in the planning stage. All I want to do is get my damn story to "The End" and I fight tooth and nail to get there! I never run out of story ideas, and in fact have too damn many with some half dozen works-in-progress in my computer right now. My problem? Sitting my butt down to actually edit.
  5. escorial's Avatar
    go for it man
  6. dither's Avatar
    Interesting.
  7. Terry D's Avatar
    Thanks, everyone. I'm glad my rant struck a chord with you. It's actually quite refreshing to write without qualifiers about my opinions. This could become a habit.

    And no, Firemajic, it's not offensives at all. I wear my crumudgeon status proudly.
  8. MzSnowleopard's Avatar
    Where's the like button when ya need it?
  9. Plasticweld's Avatar
    Maybe this is why I never have writers block, I have no idea what a story arc is... don't think I want to know either


    I will share this Terry. I run lots of different types of equipment, they all have levers and peddles that do different functions, no two machines that I own are the same, each just a little different. If I had to either explain how each piece works, what each lever does, even though I have run it for hundreds of hours I could not honestly tell you, what lever does what. Yet I can sit behind the controls of each machine and operate it with a fine degree of control and speed.... Sometimes you just need to pull the levers and not worry about the details...Bob
  10. Firemajic's Avatar
    Crumudgeon--haha--love that word...Would it be offensive to a crumudgeon, if I said I agree with you, and that I enjoyed your POV? er--would it?
  11. TKent's Avatar
    Hey PiP, the LIKE button on the blog would be fabulous. As it is, i'll just comment
  12. TKent's Avatar
    my problem is that everything I do brings new ideas... I'm drowning in them. Actually swimming is a better word since I'm delighted to get them and I am making notes for later!
  13. PiP's Avatar
    I wish blogs had a 'like' button Sometimes I think writers spend too much time analyzing how to write a story rather than writing the pigging story. I never had writers' block until I started worrying about such things as story arcs or whatever they are called. Like you, I can look at any object in my office and create a story about it.
    Updated October 18th, 2014 at 08:23 AM by PiP
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