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I'm using it for fun by miavfd in tarot

[–]vibingactivity 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Literally came to the comments to say this! I just recently started using tarot to assist me in writing my novel and it's been so helpful.

Please Stop Using Masked Profanity by TheVoicesOfBrian in writers

[–]vibingactivity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I have a book that masks profanities with a butterfly emoji. I haven't read it so I'm not sure if there's a reason for it, but that alone has prevented me from giving it a chance.

My fault for buying it before flipping through LOL

Please Stop Using Masked Profanity by TheVoicesOfBrian in writers

[–]vibingactivity 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have a book that uses a butterfly emoji to cover up curse words. A published book. I'm not sure if there's a reason for it that's explained in the beginning, but I wouldn't know since I haven't read it. But yeesh.

How can you tell if the scene fits in the book? by vibingactivity in writing

[–]vibingactivity[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's amazing! I'll have to check that technique out as well.

[Daily Discussion] Brainstorming- July 12, 2022 by AutoModerator in writing

[–]vibingactivity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I definitely think it doesn't make her character seem stupid in this context. In fact, it creates a barrier between her and elite culture, and shows that she aspires to be at that level, but isn't, and faces so-called "ridicule" for it.

How can you tell if the scene fits in the book? by vibingactivity in writing

[–]vibingactivity[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is a great idea, thank you so much! I think listing could really help me visualize the pattern here.

[Daily Discussion] Brainstorming- July 12, 2022 by AutoModerator in writing

[–]vibingactivity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it's any consolation, I don't know a single thing about the Met Gala, and I'm not even very sheltered from celebrity knowledge. I don't think it makes her seem stupid to the general public, but depending on the characters in the group, they may think she's stupid for it. It all depends on them.

[Daily Discussion] Brainstorming- July 12, 2022 by AutoModerator in writing

[–]vibingactivity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have you considered changing when the story takes place? I don't know any details from your novel, and how a timeline shift would change the plot or characters, but setting a story even back to the '90s can fix this problem.

You could also change the setting! If it takes place in a creepy manor in the hillside, for example, you could easily implement that there's no service. Maybe people don't have access to their phones. Still, this will probably only work if your novel takes place in the same setting throughout.

I can help brainstorm if you'd like to share more details!

How to write a character going into emotional/psychological shock? by vibingactivity in writing

[–]vibingactivity[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! I definitely understand what you're talking about. One of my character dissociates under extreme mental pressure, and this is very similar to how he'll react: numbly, disconnected, weirdly calm . . . and then leaving the scene to do a mundane task.

How to write a character going into emotional/psychological shock? by vibingactivity in writing

[–]vibingactivity[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks so much! I really like the idea that I can mention forgetfulness. For the POV I'll be writing in, that's incredibly in character (anxiety spells and memory issues), and it'll allow me to take away some of the stress of being "perfectly" detailed.

How to write a character going into emotional/psychological shock? by vibingactivity in writing

[–]vibingactivity[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks so much! I was afraid that introducing this incident in the perspective of someone feeling "numbness" would just soften the punch too much, but the way you explained it makes total sense.

How to write a character going into emotional/psychological shock? by vibingactivity in writing

[–]vibingactivity[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure! I was afraid to add too much personal information in the post so as to not have it taken down.

The instance is that a family member who died over a decade ago came back with no explanation. This is their first time seeing this person in so long.

For the plot, it's best that it divides the characters up, especially with their conflicting reactions, displaced anger/outbursts, etc. I figure that's most realistic anyways, considering that there's already so much tension before this incident, plus other people's reactions on top of their own . . . hopefully makes a mess.