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Messages - David Wisehart

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Audible Plus
« on: September 02, 2020, 09:27:59 am »
Audible Plus is a great deal for customers. I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and have already listened to several new ones I found last week in Audible Plus. I'm not surprised that it's impacting other audiobooks on sale at Audible, because you don't need to spend your credits or pay additional money for the new service.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: 80's vs 80s
« on: February 01, 2019, 04:36:29 pm »
I was born in the '60s and I'm now in my 50s.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Most Successful Indie Thriller Writers?
« on: October 20, 2018, 04:26:58 pm »
Check the top-selling thriller writers on Amazon. Many of these are indie or hybrid authors:

https://www.amazon.com/author-rank/Thrillers/digital-text/157319011/

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 19, 2018, 11:26:21 pm »
Day 10 - 1,175
Total - 21,696

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Amazing video, Jeff! Fun seeing how you put it all together. Great work, as usual.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:11:50 am »
781

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:10:15 am »
Day 9 - 781
Total - 20,521

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:57:20 pm »
516

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:56:13 pm »
Day 8 - 516
Total - 19,740

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:00:05 am »
1,204

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:59:33 pm »
Day 7 - 1,204
Total - 19,224

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Craft: Think again if you plan on "fridging" a character
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:09:42 pm »
Men have not been oppressed and subjugated since the beginning of time.

Men have been oppressed and subjugated by other men since the beginning of time.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 16, 2018, 10:55:08 pm »
Okay, nobody's going to believe this, but I swear it's true...

I wrote 17,479 words today.


Wow, congrats! That's one helluva writing day. :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Craft: Think again if you plan on "fridging" a character
« on: September 15, 2018, 07:15:51 pm »
I blame Homer. He fridged Patroclus to bring about the rage of Achilles -- who didn't even have a fridge.

Seriously, if you're going to write a revenge plot, you need a powerful motivation. The crime should deserve the punishment. If you want the audience to root for the good guy to kill the bad guy, then the classic trope is eye-for-an-eye. Anything less than the death of a loved one just won't cut it.

Of course the loved one doesn't have to be female. Could be a father (Hamlet, the Godfather, you-killed-my-pa westerns, etc.) or a close male friend (you-killed-my-partner cop stories), or a son, or whatever, but just making the dead character a male isn't going to fix cliched writing.

I'm the writers' assistant on "Queen of the South" and this season we had a revenge plot where we needed to justify the killing of a super-evil baddie, so over the course of the season we had him kill the lead character's boyfriend, another man's son (who was also a young girl's fiance), a funny sidekick's best buddy, and some other minor characters who didn't deserve to die at his hands. Our fans were begging for his death all season, and in the season finale the hammer of justice came down on him hard, it was a team effort, and the audience loved it.

The most important thing isn't the gender of the victim, but doing justice to the character who inspires justice from the hero.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:45:20 pm »
1,279

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:44:24 pm »
Day 6 - 1,279
Total - 18,020

Busy day. Wrote on a commuter train. Nice change of pace.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:17:16 am »
6,767

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:15:02 am »
Day 5 - 6,767
Total - 16,741

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 14, 2018, 12:03:28 am »
2,076

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 14, 2018, 12:02:27 am »
Day 4: 2,076
Total: 9,974

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:55:08 pm »
1,215

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:54:42 pm »
Day 3: 1,250
Total: 7,898

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:45:50 am »
3,485 words

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The daily writing game: a little friendly competition
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:45:16 am »
Day 2 - 3,485 words

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:24:06 pm »
3,198 words

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