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Stephanie-- Your first example hardly even seems like a serious story. It's all telling and no showing and seems to be more of a summary that a living story. The reason show don't tell is important is because when you just show what the characters are doing, you draw the reader in as he or she becomes a living part of the action by trying to figure out what's happening. Anytime you tell him what's happening, you push him out of the story's context. You alienate him and eventually alienate yourself.Wilful-- I just really have no interest in reading any story told from a dog's POV. I know Harlan Ellison has done it, but those were extraordinary exceptional conditions (dog geneticially modified to be super intelligent)The important thing to remember is: Story, Story, Story!! Words follow a story, it doesn't work the other way round. You can't just start writing and have a story emerge from the the scrap hear of verbiage you've spewed out.Whenever you get stuck or tangled up in confusion, return to your story. What does your story need now to proceed?
Yeah, we really need more information. Is your phobia about performance? That you won't satisfy her, or that you won't know what to do? Are you phobic about showing your body, or showing emotion? Or confused about what girls want and expect? Each problem has its own solution.I'd like to add to Hera's post, having gone to various psychiatrists and psychologists for depression for more years than I like to think of. Look into some LCSW's too (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). They're more active and engaged in a therapy and less academic and dogmatic than the PhD's. I'm making more progress with my LCSW now than I did in like 25 years of conventional therapy/analysis. I also picked a female (I'm a male) because so many of my issues involve women.
I wasn't really nervous about the next class session. It wasn't that I was feeling cocky or especially sure of myself. It was more like I was sure of Emma, sure of who she was and what she was like, and I knew that it was going to happen, maybe not then, but then next session, or the session after. We'd shared too much of ourselves, an intimacy that went beyond the merely sexual, and...
Added 02 Aug 2014 | Category BDSM
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Writing fiction doesn't pay much, and you give up a lot when you try to be a writer. Money, the things other people have, even family—you can pretty much kiss all that goodbye. But there are compensations. Your life's maybe not as wide as most people's, but it's deeper, and sometimes it's more interesting. You're always trying to explain and describe things to yourself, and so you see...
Added 31 Jul 2014 | Category BDSM
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