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Aug
12th
2016

Complexity vs Depth · 5:53pm Aug 12th, 2016

You know, whenever I hear people mention the supposed intricacies of complexity and depth, it usually has to do with video games, like, how many mechanics are integrated within the gameplay and how many creative outcomes you can think of within a single rule-set. Here, though, I wanna present my opinions on the complexity vs depth debate within the context of a written narrative. This isn't to pretentiously declare that I know what I'm talking about, but what I want to see more of in modern

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Feb
5th
2020

Innocence Contest · 12:17am February 5th

Boosting a very interesting contest prompt here. GMBlackjack has put together a fascinating concept for Depth in Innocence: Make a deep, thought-provoking story that's rated E.

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Apr
10th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Character Matters · 10:18pm Apr 10th, 2018

Jan
23rd
2017

Being a Better Writer: Gradual Character Development · 10:13pm Jan 23rd, 2017

Hello readers! I'm back!

I know it was only a week, but honestly, it felt much longer. Funny how time works like that. It feels like forever since I've worked on a Being a Better Writer post, but at the same time, it feels like just yesterday I finished editing Colony ...

Time does weird things. And moves in odd ways. Speaking of which, that's probably a good topic for another BaBW post: Time. That one's on the list now.

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Jun
11th
2019

The Golden Oaks Bookstore: How many books should I stock, Y'all? · 5:26pm Jun 11th, 2019

Bronycon draws ever closers, and I've been working hard to prepare 2 of the anthologies that were the highest voted from the last pole I did. In case I never confirmed the results, the winning anthologies were:

- The Life and Times of Nyx (Past Sins Sequel Anthology)
- Face The Dark (The Dark Story Anthology)

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Sep
15th
2017

Cry of Fear Review - In Depth · 11:13am Sep 15th, 2017

Nov
6th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Scale, Scope, and Ideas · 6:27pm Nov 6th, 2018

Welcome back readers. How was your weekend? Was it good?

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Jan
6th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Gestures, Paralinguistics, and Dialogue · 8:54pm January 6th

Welcome, readers, to the year 2020, and a new series of Being a Better Writer! We’re back at last, ready to tackle all new topics of writing every Monday. So kick back and get ready to talk writing!

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Nov
25th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Detail Versus Audience · 9:35pm Nov 25th, 2019

Welcome back readers! It’s Monday again, and you know what that means! And if you didn’t, well … Check that title above!

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Jul
23rd
2018

Silent Hill OST - Terror In The Depths Of The Fog · 6:14pm Jul 23rd, 2018

Mar
6th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Digging Deeper With Characters · 10:06pm Mar 6th, 2017

Yes! Being a Better Writer has returned to Monday!

Honestly, I think I just got lucky this week in not being called into work today, but even so, it feels good to be working on BaBW on a Monday again! This is the day when it's supposed to go down ... Well, up, technically.

Today is also the first day we'll be going off of Topic List IX! That's right, new list, new topics!

Which brings us to today's topic of choice: digging deeper with characters!

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Feb
5th
2018

Ponies Aren't Hobbits, They're Dwarves · 5:14pm Feb 5th, 2018

A common writing fumble I see in pony fanfiction?

People treating ponies as Hobbits, when in actuality they would be more comparable to dwarves (fantasy dwarves). By this, I mean people tend to treat them as 'light and small' creatures. This is not the case.

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Jan
27th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Character Flaws · 11:10pm January 27th

Hello readers! Welcome back to Unusual Things and Being a Better Writer! I trust you all had a fairly good weekend?

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Nov
6th
2018

Official Goodbye 1/2 · 3:51pm Nov 6th, 2018

As some may have noticed, I haven't been very active on here lately, and at this point there's few people who I still care about that's somewhat active.

I'm just
So fucking done
And keeping this account active has become a bother

It's not like I'm still watching the show
Or still reading the fics in my library

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Nov
29th
2015

Season 5 Ending: Good or Bad? · 12:47am Nov 29th, 2015

Spoilers ahead, obviously, and just know that this is obviously my opinions. Not everyone is going to agree. Also, it's really long, and I did not plan this--I wasted a half hour with oh my god, Missy, why????

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Feb
11th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Small Windows of Character · 10:33pm Feb 11th, 2019

Feb
24th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Flanderization · 11:18pm February 24th

Hello readers! First things first, apologies for the lateness of this post! I am still recovering a bit from that con-crud, it would seem, and slept far, far later than I expected to. Right through my alarm, right through everything.

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Jul
31st
2017

Being a Better Writer: When Characters Fail · 8:57pm Jul 31st, 2017

Mar
28th
2019

It's The Nature of Time that the Old Ways Must Give In · 3:53pm Mar 28th, 2019

Nov
21st
2018

Work Within Your Limitations: Make the Idea Fit the Writing (or, How I Get Away with Shitty Prose) · 5:07pm Nov 21st, 2018

Something that might surprise most of you is that, when I try to humblebrag, I barely talk about the obscene size of my penis. There is nothing humble about it. It’s just generally a great thing.

No, what I always talk about is the fact that—and this is true, fucking warped as it sounds—even though I am the dumbest motherfucker on this website? I sometimes need to put, like, real effort into convincing my readers that my prose is shit.

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