16 comments

  1. katie boo katie boo

    yah see, to me now that first description of "billie" had me rolling my eyes and internally cringing. I mean, being descriptive is good, but that just seemed like overkill, like they're trying way too hard to sound smart or something. just one readers opinion.

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  2. Noble Property Noble Property

    Hello

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  3. SigurSof SigurSof

    So this is what Bill was like before meeting the Doctor xD

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  4. Sarah Colley Sarah Colley

    I completely agree that you should always try to engage the senses and use language that awakens the same senses in the reader, but you can overdo it easily. The book needs to flow a certain way. They can't spend a full page reading one description. So make it colorful, but make it wise. A book should read like music, in which there is a certain flow, and the reader is rising, cresting, and falling along with it.

    listen to the song "Dogs of war" the classical version by Christopher Lennertz. Listen with headphones, and be taken on a ride. That's how I imagine all stories should be.

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  5. Ciecie Newson Ciecie Newson

    Well done! I loved this dialog on one aspect of writing, when your story needs to share a scene with description. I really love the suggestions. The animation was AWESOME! Nalo shows the adorable side of teaching. ~Smile!

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  6. Amy b Amy b

    This video is really creatively informative. Very much useful.

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  7. Veronica Archiekins Veronica Archiekins

    Am I the only one who feels motivated to write a story on wattpad but then later on deletes it?

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  8. Kate Machiavelli Kate Machiavelli

    Two pieces of advice from fellow authors: If you don't risk being garish ", you risk being bland." And another one: "I believe writers block is simply the fear of writing badly."

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  9. marquis Lafayette marquis Lafayette

    I don't l w/o what I should wrote it on
    Either part or computer or phone or idk

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  10. marquis Lafayette marquis Lafayette

    I make lots and lots of fantasy world's and stories in my head but I don't know what to write or how to write it

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  11. Jessica S Jessica S

    This needs to be called 'how to over describe and overwrite.' The examples upheld as 'better' are actually not only melodramatic, but filled with cliches and lack any music. Simple, declarative sentences can leave far more resonance than some mental mess of words. Or shall I say, blizzard of BS.

    It all depends on context. Over-description is just another way of dumbing down the prose.

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  12. Vakas Shah Vakas Shah

    I felt like this person had no idea what they were talking about.
    She picked up a thesaurus and attempted to replace every other word with a synonym.

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  13. Newlium Newlium

    Read my story on wattpad and let me know what you think! Name is Newlium

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  14. MICHAEL WILLIAMSON MICHAEL WILLIAMSON

    1:18: "The point of FICTION is to cast a spell."

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  15. Cupcake :3 Cupcake :3

    Hey, everyone! I'm trying to name my character. Who ever comes up with the best name gets a shout out on wattpad!

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  16. KING ACE KING ACE

    this animation was great

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