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[Sep. 6th, 2005|10:23 pm]
Silicon Rose
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In writing, you always seem to work out the kinks just to find out you missed some.

I'm having a hell of a time working on the plausibility of Familiar, but if I don't work some of these things out, I'm not sure that it's going to be fixable when I finish it.

I wish I had gotten them done before I started, but hindsight, 20/20, all that jazz.

I'm really tired.
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[User Picture]From: ketsugami
2005-09-07 02:13 pm (UTC)
It's so hard to work everything out before you start... *sympathy*
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[User Picture]From: cyfis
2005-09-07 06:42 pm (UTC)
RE: plausibility. You can come up with all sorts of bizarre ideas and incorporate them believably into your fictional universe, as long as you maintain internal consistency.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-09-08 01:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the problem. I'm trying to figure out why the villians wouldn't just smash the characters right then and there.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-09-08 03:24 pm (UTC)
Never seen the story (hint hint), but that question usually has one of a couple of answers:

-The characters are valuable alive.
-The villains have quams about smashing them.
-The villains aren't paying attention or don't care.
-The villains are distracted by something they see as more important.
-The villains are too busy fighting each other ("Well, if I just let them run around, it'll lead to more embarassment for my rival")
-The villains aren't as powerful or as confident as they might appear.
-The villains underestimate the characters.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-09-09 04:49 am (UTC)
The 'smash' I'm referring to means that the villians could probably do anything they wanted to the characters. So... I need a good reason why they can't, not that they wouldn't.

Developing systems of magic sucks.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-09-08 03:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Hebrew Books

Entirely unrelated, but might I suggest Amos Oz as a good secular Hebrew-language author?

I'm not sure how far along in Hebrew you are; are you looking for children's books or general audience?
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[User Picture]From: koshiii
2005-09-09 02:50 am (UTC)

Re: Hebrew Books

Don't know about Nicole, but childrens books for me, please. I can read Hebrew, but my vocabulary is severely limited. I mean like worse than my Spanish.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-09-09 04:48 am (UTC)

Re: Hebrew Books

I'm not far along at all. Children's books.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-09-09 01:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Hebrew Books

For both of you: with or without vowels?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-09-09 04:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Hebrew Books

Suggestions for both. Vowels are nice, but they're a crutch.
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