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  • Audrey T

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    Marya Morevna:
    Hi there! So I have a story with quite a bit of chapters that have been scrapped just because they don't flow with the story. My question is, can I create another story called (for example) "Untitled: The Deleted Chapters" and all the chapters posted are the scrapped ones?
    Very late answer. You can post them under one story, but you could create a collection, post each piece on it's own, and then add them to the collection.
    July 14th, 2015 at 01:01am
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    I have a character that is mute, but he's not deaf. It's due to a disability he has. Anyway, he uses sign language to communicate with others. I'm having a real problem with this at the moment. How do I make it so that he is still communicating like everyone else? I don't want to make it so that every student at the special needs school they are at knows sign language... that would be unrealistic and over the top. I just need some ideas here... I do have it so that he uses an iPad around those that don't get sign language. The only drawback to the iPad idea is that he may not type quickly enough to keep up with the conversation. D:

    I'm completely stumped.
    July 19th, 2015 at 10:55pm
  • Rocket Queen

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    Is there a better way of incorporating a flashback into your story without using italics? Does anyone else use a different method?
    September 14th, 2015 at 07:59pm
  • hiwagang hapis

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    @ Rocket Queen
    I try to weave it into the story without using italics. I can't really try to explain it but uh - I guess it's like making the flashback seem like it's not a flashback? For example, "When she closed her eyes, she could vaguely feel the smooth grass beneath her fingers." Or something like that? That's what I usually do for flashbacks.

    If all else fails, you can always make a Past - Present sequence of chapters.
    September 20th, 2015 at 09:00am
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    How do you write school scenes? I can't seem to avoid them very well, and I really suck at dealing with them too. My greatest concern is the subjects. I've done my research too, but I can't seem to get anywhere with this. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. :c
    December 8th, 2015 at 05:27pm
  • hiwagang hapis

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    @ Queen Elsa;
    Try describing your setting. Since it's quite easy to remember how it felt to be a student, you can describe the atmosphere the scene has as well. For example, you can say that the class had a tense atmosphere because of a quiz, or something like that. Afterwards, you can describe their movements. Note that you should describe it in detail but not too much though.
    December 10th, 2015 at 02:39pm
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    What's the best way for characters to get to know each other? I ask because I want to have the love interest and main character do this. Considering I have autism and such, this has always been hard for me to write. I just need some tips on how they should get to know each other and develop a good friendship first before falling in love. :c
    December 22nd, 2015 at 08:40pm
  • Mr. Darcy

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    @ Loki of Sassgard
    I guess this really depends on the characters themselves. What age group are they? Their personality traits? How do they meet? I feel like you have to answer the basic questions before you can determine how the two can spend time together without it feeling forced and stuffy, as if you've just inserted the scenes to make them fall in love.
    December 23rd, 2015 at 02:27am
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    @ Mr. Darcy
    Well, 20's I guess... however, the main character is slightly behind her peers in socializing and developing. Not sure if that really matters, but I guess it does. The love interest is average with his social skills and development though. One is childish and immature so to speak, while the other is just more outgoing and somewhat child-like. As for how they meet, I haven't really decide on that part yet. :c Been so excited about Christmas coming that I've forgotten about this and about actually writing. ><
    December 24th, 2015 at 03:14am
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    I have a question... okay, first here's the deal. I have a character, the love interest named Eli, who was born in Japan. He moved to America at the age of four. Over the years, he learned to speak English very fluently. However, he has a hard time being able to understand it as far as reading and writing goes. What I want to know is... does this seem like it'd be considered as Dyslexia and Dysgraphia for him? He does have trouble with the letters changing on him or getting confused by 'b' or 'd' for example. He also has very messy handwriting when writing in english as well.

    I just want to make sure I'm doing this right because I don't want anyone to get upset about it in case I'm not. :c
    May 16th, 2016 at 04:25pm
  • Rocket Queen

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    @ AdorbzFangirl
    Sounds more like dyslexia to me - or at least what I understand dyslexia to be.

    I typed both 'dyslexia' and 'dysgraphia' into Google and the 'b for d' thing was specifically given as an example for dyslexia.

    Dysgraphia seems to be a learning disability where the person is unable to express themselves properly through speech or on paper. There's a definition for it here if you need more help.

    EDIT:
    If you still need help on trying to figure out how the two characters meet (from this question here) perhaps you could have the young woman working? And the male character is kind of just hanging out with his friends (or by himself) and he observes her and thinks she's sort of cute but doesn't realise she has autism? Or maybe she serves him at work and he has a little chat to her? Then he could keep coming back to her place of work and chatting to her every so often so that they build up a friendship.

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    I need a little help writing a young character, preferably around the ages of 10-12 years old. I've written half of the first chapter already but I just need someone else to read it and tell me if they think the characters sound the ages they're supposed to be - as I'm not great at writing for that age range.

    Please PM me if you think you can be of assistance. Much appreciated. Cute
    May 19th, 2016 at 01:19pm
  • xtina_dreamer

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    I have a question about stories and I'm sorry if it's been asked a million times about these.
    Can anyone help me find the original writers of decent MCR stories, maybe some Frerard too haha.
    I've managed to find one of Lightning Zaps but I remember she had heaps more and Fuel this Flame/Fire?
    I used to lurk on an exes account and read different stories and would love to find them again.
    Thanks!
    June 1st, 2016 at 01:31pm
  • southpaw

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    How do you delete yourself from a co-written story? I'm trying to delete stuff from here but there's one story that was a massive co-write that I deleted my chapter from, but I'm still listed as an author and it shows up in my stories. There's an 'authors' tab that shows all of the authors but there's no X in the corner of my username that would let me delete myself.
    July 6th, 2016 at 05:55am
  • losing control.

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    @ southpaw
    If go to your story page and delete the story as if you were deleting the whole thing, it'll delete you as an author but keep the story for everyone else.
    July 6th, 2016 at 06:15am
  • dawn of light

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    @ southpaw
    have you tried deleting the actual story from your story list? doing so would remove you as an author!
    July 6th, 2016 at 06:16am
  • southpaw

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    @ dawn of light @ losing control.
    Aaahhh okay! I was a bit scared to do that haha, I didn't wanna delete the whole thing. Thank you!
    July 6th, 2016 at 06:22am
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    I don't know where else to ask this... ><;

    Would it be weird or wrong if the MC had a handicap suite? See, she has Hypotonia due to her Dyspraxia and Autism. Well, she can't stand (or walk) for long periods of time. I feel like her having the shower where she can sit down on on the stool thing would be good for her while she's cleaning up... but that's really all she needs. I just wonder if it'd be too much or something...

    She's staying in the Finding Nemo suite at the Disney Art & Animation Hotel... if anyone is curious about what I mean by "suite". Forgot to add that.
    February 8th, 2017 at 03:37pm
  • lonely girl.

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    @ Number Five;
    This is so late, but I feel like it wouldn't be weird for your character to have a handicap suite if she can't stand or walk for that long -- in the story does she also have a mobility aid (e.g. a wheelchair) to get around in?
    I'm not that familiar with the Disney Art & Animation hotel, but I feel that in this situation you can take creative license and say that they have a handicap suite or they have made adjustments (i.e. bringing in a stool for her) for her stay. It's reasonable enough that it wouldn't kill anyone's suspension of disbelief.
    April 18th, 2019 at 07:54am