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  20:34:26  31 May 2005
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parky
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On forum: 05/31/2005
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You Wrote the difference between you and me?

Hi ian, i just wanted to congratulate you on writing the difference between you and me series. i really enjoyed them, i can see you spent a lot of time working on the story. well done.
Incidently in response to what goodspeed said, i entirely agree. thats some really good advice although to a new writer it can be a lot to remember.
this next bit is some advice to writers as well.
yes, it is a good idea to use a theasaurus or a dictionary to get words from. dont be afraid to. just because you want to write the best story youve ever written dont think you have to use your own words all the time theres no rule against using a dictionary, its there for your use.
And what amoki said about overdoing descriptions is completely right, people dont want to sit there reading about some old buiding for about 6 lines. and finally always check your work. have fun!

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  20:42:49  31 May 2005
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parky
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On forum: 05/31/2005
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people are so negative sometimes.

ive been reading a lot of the storys and the comments people have made and im getting sick of people writing about how krap the storys they are posting on are and how they could do better . yeah right, just because they cant write anything better than a grammatical error ridden piece of shit doesent mean they have to take the piss all the time.
Soz i know this isent the right post to be ranting on but im here now so i thought i might as well say this, but this dosent refer to anyone on this forum just to those sad little teenagers who sit there typing any old krap for the fun of it then voteing all the storys dead low.


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Someone once told me the world aint so simple and now im beginning to understand...
  12:24:53  1 June 2005
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Amoki
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people are so negative sometimes.

ive been reading a lot of the storys and the comments people have made and im getting sick of people writing about how krap the storys they are posting on are and how they could do better . yeah right, just because they cant write anything better than a grammatical error ridden piece of shit doesent mean they have to take the piss all the time.
Soz i know this isent the right post to be ranting on but im here now so i thought i might as well say this, but this dosent refer to anyone on this forum just to those sad little teenagers who sit there typing any old krap for the fun of it then voteing all the storys dead low.


Someone once told me the world aint so simple and now im beginning to understand...
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The world is never simple - it never was. The contest is crap at the moment, and God knows when GSC would galvinized thenself into action.
  11:19:07  7 June 2005
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parky
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is the contest finished now?

I ve just got a question anyone can answer, the question is, is the contest finished now? the reason i ask is that i di want to write a story but if ived missed it then too bad for me.





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Words have power but only if their good.
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  13:43:48  9 March 2012
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Major Stalker
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On forum: 08/16/2010
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Hello? Is anybody out there?

Heh.

N00b at SOC - been playing COP for almost two years. STALKER is an obsession - and the ONLY games I play.

I am a Certified Database Designer...I have assisted on game design, but PLAYING them? - for the most part, that is in the "you gotta be kidding me." category.

What I have done? - well, 28 years in the US military, and - heh - most of the weapons in the STALKER inventory? - I've actually fired them, more than a few, in the operational environment, not just on the range...Some of them - I own personally, and fire on a regular basis. I have a Saiga in 7.62x39, 5.56x45 and just sold the one in .410 - I am lusting after the Saiga 12 ga.

And...as part of my disability package, I took the troops-to-teachers options, so , for my sins, I am now teaching High School Science.

I enjoy writing, and I like to help others.

so, I'll come on here...my offer is, I'll critique your work, if you look at mine, but, it needs to be constructive.

"This sucks." - not constructive.

"This sucks dogshit because of (sentence structure, grammer, logical impossiblility) " - that is constructive criticism.

See the difference.

Last suggestion for today - the way this board is - not terribly conducive to good writing. It's good for short-shorts and drabbles - 200 words or less - but if you want to get serious - might I suggest, Fanfiction.com or counter-factual.net

I post over at both of those spots, and there's good critique available.

Now - especially at counter-factual, if you come in acting like a swaggering punk, you will get treated like one.

But...if you want to become a writer - or, for that matter, hang out with people who are - or are on the way - well, I've been there about five years now, and I've seen several folks do just that - advance from "junior high crap" to "closing in on 100,000 copies sold" - and another friend, who's made it to the NYT bestseller list a few times (like 13 times)

I'm not a short-short writer, so I probably won't have much over here, just editorial commenting.

But if you want to get serious?
  22:16:49  11 March 2012
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Zulu Bravo
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Bring on your stuff, Major.
 
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