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Talon
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  About Writing
April 21, 2005 2:48:04 AM    View the profile of Talon 
I feel that I should explain a few things on my style of writing.  It might help others with their form and will hopefully explain the things that people may have found annoying or curious about my style.

Forming a paragraph:  Because of how ComNet is, I don't indent a new paragraph.  It seems to make it harder to read.  I've heard others agree with me there.  To each their own.  I hit enter twice at the end of a paragraph for the same reason.  It's just easier to keep track of when you're reading.  Also, while the three sentence rule for paragraphs makes the world go 'round, every once in a while it just feels better to have one line.  That shouldn't be abused though.  It makes things too choppy and gives you license to add no detail.  You should constantly be describing actions and goings on in the background.  Internal thoughts also fill space nicely and it gives us some idea as to what the character is thinking (obvious, not always thought about).

Quotation:  As the rule goes, unless it's a question or the end of the sentence, quotations end in a comma.  For some reason I just don't like that for my stories.  I know the rule, I just ignore it.

Capitolization:  The Force is always.. ALWAYS capitalized.  While I was underway and writing about the Sith Holocron I decided that I want Holocron capitalized when referring to a specific one.  It just makes sense in my mind.

One thing that has been bugging me lately is the lack of introduction as to who is being spoken about at the beginning of a post.  Since we're making these runons, the character in focus needs to be introduced.  Starting off with "The Dark Jedi" "The soldier" "The pilot" etc without stating who exactly that is just slows down the flow of the beginning because the reader is unsure of which Dark Jedi/soldier/pilot is doing whatever.


That's all I've got.  Anyone have questions or thoughts?  Let's make this a discussion.  It could really help some people.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 21, 2005 3:03:28 AM    View the profile of Japheth 
I'm going to chime in on re-emphasizing that the gap between paragraphs really does improve readability considerably.

Additionally, run everything you type through a spellchecker before posting it. By default most spellcheckers will throw an absolute hissy-fit when confronted with a tidbit of Star Wars fiction; they must be trained. After that they are invaluable for catching minor (or major) spelling and grammar mistakes. Even after a solid spell-check read it over completely again to make sure it says what you think is says. Spellcheckers aren't fool-proof. They won't correct things that are spelled correctly but make no sense. That isn't a Dark Jedi Night; that's a Dark Jedi Knight. The computer doesn't know that though, best to read it again.

Spellcheck caught 3 major spelling errors and 1 minor grammar problem in this post. A final readthrough caught 1 minor grammar problem and caused me to rewrite one sentence. :P

Boom.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 22, 2005 12:57:20 AM    View the profile of Angel 
Any sentence the grammar check doesn't like, erase it and completely re-write it. Grammar check my be useless, but a lot of times just re-writing will help make things sound better.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 22, 2005 3:05:09 AM    View the profile of Cyanus 
When in doubt, ask!

Stay true to your character. Know their limits, and the limits of others as well. I really hate it when my squad boys show me doing things Cyanus would never ever do, like shout or jump 3000000 meters into the air. Ask the person if you have to. Keep it real.

I italicize thoughts if a character is directly thinking them, and the idea is fairly specific. I also use them in the present tense unless they're for flashbacks. Otherwise, no italicizing is needed and you can use whatever tense you want.
Here are some examples...
Italicized:
No, there is no chance, he thought grimly to himself as he shuffled the papers, they are guilty, and there's no doubt about it.

Nonitalicized:
No, he thought, there was no chance; they were guilty beyond all doubt.


Lots of description is good for long, drawn-out scenes like checking in at the nearest hotel. Allow yourself to wander: look at the flower in that Ming vase or the rubber streak on the shining marble floor. Describe it in detail to bring the world to life. Use all of your sense to capture the smell and grayness of the dead roach at your feet.
Action scenes are different, and hence get a different approach. Use as little fluff and long words as possible. Keep the focus squarely on the actions of the characters. You can put in descriptions to clarify things but that's about all. In short, keep it simple (and relevant), stupid.

Everybody appreciates originality once in a while, but don't go overboard.

Hell, you can have someone else read it over; others tend to catch more mistakes -- if they're good.

It all boils down to your individual style though, so plan it out carefully.

Edited for humility.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 22, 2005 4:12:32 AM    View the profile of Japheth 
"Don't get cocky."
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 22, 2005 4:18:37 AM    View the profile of Talon 
Cy reminded me... flaws make a character interesting. Pick one or two and have fun with them.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 22, 2005 5:13:24 PM    View the profile of Kuroishi 
While flaws are fun there is such a thing as too many.

Case in point:

In any real military Kuroishi would probably be locked away in some padded room in an extra strong straight jacket either by his own forces or by his enemies after his own forces turned him over to his enemy because quite frankly he is far more of a liability then an asset right now.

Spellcheck schmellcheck.

There is often little that can actually surpass the good old fashioned Mark I Eyeball.  The grammer check in Word kind of sucks because I can correct it more often then it corrects me.  Spellcheck is indeed usefull but again it does not check the context of what you are trying to say.

Aside from VIN and when I re-wrote my first Classic Battletech fanfiction I just use the provided window.  What can I say I'm lazy.
 
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April 22, 2005 5:29:51 PM    View the profile of Kadann 
Quote from Kuroishi:
"Spellcheck is indeed usefull..."


Indeed. 
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 22, 2005 7:46:06 PM    View the profile of Riel Fury 
There are also two major ways to improve your writing.  These ways are simple, yet if you truly wish to become a better writer, they really are the only ways to get better.

First Rule:  Write

It sounds silly, but to write better, you have to write more.  You'll grow as time passes.

Second Rule:  Read

This may also sound silly, but by reading good books from great authors, you can essentially steal writing styles or ideas until your hair turns grey.  Read Read Read.

Also, Word grammar check is a waste of time.  The only thing it's really good for is finding the times where you accidently use it's instead of its.  At least, that's my opinion.  Although I do have pretty good grammar.....
 
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April 22, 2005 8:01:43 PM    View the profile of Cosmic 
Aye. Reading books has definately been the primary contributor to my writing. I've read five Tom Clancy books, one Michael DiMercurio (Pheonix SubZero), and Richard P. Heinrich (Sea of Death). DiMercurio was just awesome at environmental description and current situation dialogue, Heinrich had a cool plot going, and Clancy was the best of both worlds for me.

Also, for italics, *use them* when referring to any ship names. (ie: The Dominion).

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April 24, 2005 4:03:16 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Kuroishi hit on a major point I wanted to address here.

While we try to stick to some form of "realism," there is also room for the fantastic.  As a new trooper, you will not be able to wade through a firestorm of blaster bolts (The Wyatt Earp at the river scene in Tombstone comes to mind "No! No! No!" etc.) That said, as you grow as a character and get battle experience, you too can lob a grenade off of a couple walls and plant in where you want it or snap shot an officer from fifty paces.  But all in due time, with due experience.

Grow into your character.  Talk to your squadmates on how they collectively want to develop.  Get a sense of where you want your character to be six months, one year down the road.

Keep it real, but allow some room for development as well.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 24, 2005 5:30:15 PM    View the profile of Darius 
If I may add a comment or two about writing.

If you're going write Star Wars, read Star Wars.  I've read Tom Clancy and so many other major authors, but if you want to learn something about writing, read a Star Wars books. 

Currently we are practically in the Thrawn era.  Grand Admiral Thrawn was maybe the best military tactition known to the galaxy.  (they could've used him in the Yuuzhon Vong invasion)  It saddens me to hear some people who say they love Star Wars, not know who the man was.  If you want to get good and be able to write about cloaking shield and TIE fighters, at least read the first 3 books the Timothy Zahn put out.  They're in the nearest B. Dalton, Barnes and Noble, any other major book store you can think of.

I myself own close to 100 Star Wars related books.  Unfortunately, I've fallen behind and have only read about 65% of them.  I must say though, they've have helped severely when I write anything.  VE or school. 

So I encourage those who read this to go out on a limb and read one.  If you want a really good one, read to the Thrawn series, Darksaber, or my personnal favorite, The Courtship of Princess Leia.

Enjoy!

(even though I didn't italicize, I give credit to the book titles listed.  Just a habit i need to break in but too lazy)
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 24, 2005 5:47:46 PM    View the profile of Sniping101 
this may seem obvious, but lets not have everyone be a maniac, psychoticaly unstable type, pick other, more mundane flaws aswell, e.i. Snipes has a drinking porblem; mundane, yes, fitting, that too.
 
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April 25, 2005 12:35:44 AM    View the profile of Angel 
That being said Darius, be sure to expand your reading beyong the SW universe. Read the Thrawn books, and the Hand of Thrawn Series for sure, as Zahn is really the only "great" author in the EU.

I use SW books only as a reference for technology and a general feeling of how things work in the universe. A couple books I read for Force my related writings and saber fight material.

But as far as for reading great authors and books that will really help improve your writing, talk to Riel. He's got a very impressive and very thorough list of books for you to read.

And yes, give your character flaws. One dimensional characters may be fun for awhile, but in the end it gets boring to read about, and to write about (I know this from my experiences writing as Phoenix). Give your character personality, even their own trademark "move" of sorts... (When I was Jubei I had a thing for thermal detonators).

A very useful method of proofreading is to actually READ your post aloud. If something sounds awkward when you say it, chances are it will look awkward to someone who is reading it.

Also don't forget the differences between "its" (posessive) and "it's" (contraction of 'it is'). "their" (posessive) and "there" (location). "too" (also), "to" and "two" (number)...and other such words.

Oh, and just to drill it into your heads more...USE SPELL CHECK, THEN PROOFREAD!!
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 25, 2005 7:44:01 AM    View the profile of Darius 
I don't only read Star Wars books.  I agree that it is a good idea to read many other types of books.  That is the reason why I've fallen behind in the Star Wars category.  In fact, I haven't read a Star Wars book in a couple months.  I've been trying to concentrate on some of the classics, such as: The Lord of the Ring series, Lord of the Flies, Treasure Island, Death of a Salesman, Animal Farm.  All the really famous classics from long ago.  They are all must reads.

If you're not into those kind of books, try reading some Tom Clancy, or even Harry Potter.  It's all good.
 
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April 25, 2005 4:27:19 PM    View the profile of Angel 
Sorry, I wasn't referring to "you" in particular when I was saying "you." It was more of collective "you," directed towards the reader, and not any person in particular.
 
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April 25, 2005 5:47:07 PM    View the profile of Shazam 
If you want a fascinating story, go with Harry Potter, JK is one of the better writers I've actually encountered.  I've read a whole crap load of classical stuff lately, and its pretty good I suppose, but I think they went a little overboard with trying to fit as much crap as humanly possible into a sentence.  Kind of like I just did there, there called run ons.  I actually don't have  a problem with them as long as they flow.  Victor Hugo is good too... 

Anyways, allow your stories to flow, bring thoughts out of thin air and use them, connect things that would seem otherwise unusable.  Create a web of information and experiences that will form an overall plethera of story...  Its all good.  Just write.  And have fun.  I suppose that's the most important one, because if your not having fun writing, why are you writing?
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 25, 2005 10:36:55 PM    View the profile of Giovanni Bryden 
If you want some really good writing, read vonnegut.

 
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April 25, 2005 11:20:10 PM    View the profile of Sniping101 
i suggest Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Hesse and Robert Jordan myself, Robert Jordan i've found interesting so far as he manages to have about 10 diffrent plots and sub-plots going on, but still have it manageable in your mind, intricate, but not confusing.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 26, 2005 1:23:00 AM    View the profile of Fury 
Damn Snipes, you're starting to amaze me.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 26, 2005 7:33:13 AM    View the profile of Slick 
Robert Jordan is a good choice if you are having problems with writing.  As the CO's said, if you want to get better you have to read, and write more.  I have been writing for years, and I currently have a book that is in the process of being published.  Even I still struggle at times with my spelling, and grammer.  If you're... um.... "lazy"... like Sergeant Kurioshi, and don't like to use spell check, well then don't.  When I don't know how to spell a word I go back, and use one I do know that has the same meaning.
 
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April 26, 2005 11:12:11 AM    View the profile of chipmunk man 
I like Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels. Very well written, I like the way he uses the characters' thoughts. It's like reading their thinking, not their actions. A part that particularly sticks out is the chapter about Chamberlain (it follows several people) on Little Round Top. I've tried to use that style in my own writing, though I doubt I do it justice. No, it's not exactly Star Wars, but still an awsome book.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 26, 2005 3:19:59 PM    View the profile of Squall 
I love all of the encyclopedia brown books.  They rock my world.  I have read a little bit of stephen king novels, and some Robert Frost, but I usually read Timothy Zahn and other starwars authors books.  Zahn has some awesome ones.
 
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  RE: About Writing
April 26, 2005 7:12:25 PM    View the profile of Angel 
Guys we're getting off topic here. This is a thread about writing, not book reviews.
 
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  RE: About Writing
May 7, 2005 10:10:21 AM    View the profile of Hashi Shiyun 
I propose that the VE creates something of a manual or a handbook that sets the writing standards we expect from our members, rather than just a sticky on the main comnet.

Content will be basically the sagely advice as what we have seen here, and more. It will be a guide for newer members to improve the "flow" of their writing, written by our more experienced writers.

Just a humble suggestion.
 
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  RE: About Writing
May 7, 2005 10:21:06 AM    View the profile of Hashi Shiyun 
By the way :

www.dictionary.com

www.thesaurus.com

Your friends.
 
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  RE: About Writing
May 20, 2005 11:16:40 PM    View the profile of Tjaden 
Funny. I seem to recall a similar problem regarding to the refuse spat upon the pages of the comnet in Chap. 7. One would think such a problem could have been remedied in the last three years. Then again, most everyone from those times seems to have vanished into exile on some slimy mudhole of an outer rim system like that worthless whelp TwinFury.

/me looks around.
 
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  RE: About Writing
June 24, 2005 10:15:54 AM    View the profile of Hellra 
Well, i know i am a n00b and everything but i thought i will also add a tip. Well it works for most of the times.

When i open word document, i don't have a clue what i am going to write. I just start writing, but once i get the to know what the atmosphere of my chapter is i play some music for back ground etc. It just helps you describing the vibe in the story better. This will help for some people, and others not.

Also, yes, read alot..and write alot...
A very descriptive writer is Dean Koontz, his story plots is sometimes a bit far fetched for me, but the atmosphere of his books, they way he describes is excellent. I found sometimes i grow bored with his descriptions, lookout for to much description and to little action.  And yes of course the Lord of the rings. I always check in that book how the character comunicate with each other, how he uses his past, present and future tense...


Harry potter is nice bood to read, but it is more of a fireside story to me. Just my opnion, i still readit though.

When you plan to write a scenery in a dessert, go research it. Look at pictures, try an get a feeling of what it really is cause it not just vast plains of sand.


I have read some stories here from other squads and i browsed through the main comnet with posts that went back to the year 2000 or 2001...and i notticed there is very different atmosphere then its now...just personal opnion...

One of the reasons my character seems so odinary and a calamity jane is because, because most characters has extrodinary skills and abilities. So i try to make my character extrodinary by being odinary. ...



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  RE: About Writing
June 24, 2005 10:27:17 AM    View the profile of Jakireth 
Extraordinary by being ordinary......yeah, uh I'm confused
 
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  RE: About Writing
June 24, 2005 10:35:41 AM    View the profile of Hellra 
Well, i defined it wrong i guess...what i mean is,,,notice i say most...most troopers here are already so good in battle etc. when they join, there isn't anything intesrting, it is intresting to me to read how characters grows in the induviduals they become. Its is their flaws that makes them flawless...arrrghhh! how do i explain...ok crud...nevermind then what i said.....But like i said i am a n00b
 
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Sometimes your the pigeon, sometimes your the statue....
Rather be the table cloth than the dishrag...
Everyone makes mistakes, acknowledge them, learn from them but dont drown in them...
I can sum up everything i have learned about life....s@#t happens...
There is a fine line between everything, before one decides on a matter, make sure you can see that line....
The lie is but moment, the truth is forever...
When i could see it, i couldn't stop it, when i could have stopped it, i didn't see it.....
Money is the root of all evil, but it makes the misery so much more comfortable...
[This message has been edited by Aeos (edited June 24, 2005 1:58:12 PM)]
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