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> [-Writing-] How to Write a Story, So that you can awe people enough to play your game...
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Lede
post Mar 15 2010, 07:27 PM
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While I believe that showing and not telling may work in some situations, it is not a rule you should follow undeniably. It's not a rule you can apply to every situation, but only very few, and therefore it is not good advice to follow.

"When you are using a POV character, the single most important thing that you must tell the reader is the full purpose of what the character is doing, as soon as the character knows it himself. If you do not, you are cheating, and the audience gets less and less patient with you, until they lose interest because you are not telling them the most important information that people come to stories -- especially fiction -- to receive!"

-Orson Scott Card


From Orson Scott Card's Hatrack River writing lessons section:
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post Mar 15 2010, 07:41 PM
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post Mar 15 2010, 08:02 PM
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Oh by the way, great tutorial Kaptain J, sorry I got a little sidetracked xD
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JLogan
post Mar 15 2010, 08:38 PM
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I insist, use any method to entertain, "ANY" as long you "ENTERTAIN" the audience, because
if you don't want to entertain, or at least , comunicate, you missed your north.

(suddenly we're all philosphers XD)

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post Mar 23 2010, 06:11 PM
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Thanks a lot
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post Mar 23 2010, 06:14 PM
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post Apr 4 2010, 02:00 AM
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Just thought I'd let everybody know: if you have any input on writing that I left out, and you think it needs to be in here, then, by all means, let me know.


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post May 31 2010, 09:15 AM
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I will be reading this very closely, in anticipation of my next project.


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post May 31 2010, 09:28 AM
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Awesome laugh.gif


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post May 31 2010, 06:50 PM
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Do NOT be afraid of using punctuation in your story.


Put this in bold and make it bigger. God, how I hate games that lacks punctuation marks...

Anyways, I just saved the first page. I'll give a good read at it on my PSP. smile.gif


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post May 31 2010, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Cylindrical @ May 31 2010, 01:50 PM) *
Put this in bold and make it bigger. God, how I hate games that lacks punctuation marks...

Anyways, I just saved the first page. I'll give a good read at it on my PSP. smile.gif


Thanks for showing interest laugh.gif

And, yes, I DO need to go bold and enlarge that sentence. I see punctuation mistakes WAY too often...


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post Oct 28 2010, 05:54 PM
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this will help my future exams and GCSE's
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post Oct 28 2010, 06:41 PM
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Glad it helped.


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post Oct 29 2010, 12:43 AM
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This is a really good tutorial. I've tried out a load've games where there's been some pretty rubbish grammar, and the big comma bit here is really useful.


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post Oct 29 2010, 04:04 AM
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Yeah, I figured people need a lot of help with commas tongue.gif


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post Oct 29 2010, 05:01 AM
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This is really great, thanks Kap'n! Better than what my English teacher teaches.

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Don't forget to tap into your readers emotions...

Apostrophe. happy.gif Might be being picky, sorry if I am.


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post Oct 29 2010, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE (Inkstand @ Oct 29 2010, 12:01 AM) *
This is really great, thanks Kap'n! Better than what my English teacher teaches.


Why thank you tongue.gif

QUOTE (Inkstand @ Oct 29 2010, 12:01 AM) *
Apostrophe. happy.gif Might be being picky, sorry if I am.


Well, everyone misses punctuation here and there...


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Bo-Jangle
post Dec 18 2010, 06:24 PM
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Ah, comma's.
The difference between:
Helping your uncle Jack off his horse.
And,
Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse.
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post Dec 18 2010, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (Bo-Jangle @ Dec 18 2010, 06:24 PM) *
Ah, comma's.
The difference between:
Helping your uncle Jack off his horse.
And,
Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse.

Firstly I don't think the second one is actually grammatically correct, and secondly, why have you put an apostrophe in 'commas'?

But yeah, funny example smile.gif

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Kaptain J
post Dec 18 2010, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE (cdabamsworth @ Dec 18 2010, 02:23 PM) *
Firstly I don't think the second one is actually grammatically correct, and secondly, why have you put an apostrophe in 'commas'?


That's what I'm here for wink.gif

Also, thanks for reviving this tutorial, guys. I was wondering when that would happen.


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