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Author Topic: Does this seem too un-flowy to you?  (Read 3685 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 02:24:22 AM »

Oh, and I don't just read fast, I do everything fast. I write several thousand words each day, eat huge meals in less time than it takes my friends to sit down, walk so fast that I have to stop every few minutes and wait for whoever is walking with me to catch up... I just function faster than most. I'm like an over-amped Energizer bunny. Drinking several dozen cups of tea throughout the course of the day might have something to do with it.
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 02:59:03 AM »

Wow, I feel like such an underachiever. I didn't take a single honors class in school, though I spent my junior and senior years at the local community college. Graduated with a diploma and an Associate's at the same time. -Thumbs up-
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2011, 11:21:33 AM »

Reiter, 1) It is hard with all I have going on to find the time to do so. 2) I already do. I bought a 386 page book during a class trip to Barnes & Noble today. I'd finished it before 5pm. The class ended at 10:25am. Foxeris' "A Fox in the Works" I could probably read in a day. That one is over 1200 pages. Needless to say, I read the living hell out of things.
If you read, as you say, the living hell out of things, then you shouldn't be having problems formulating dialogue. Not creating dialogue (that's as hard for you as for the next guy). Formulating it, interweaving it with your narrative.

I'm going to cop out just this once and link to foozzzball's thoughts on the matter, because he explains the whole reading/writing business much more eloquently than I can hope to right now.

Speed helps when you're reading, but it isn't everything. And it certainly isn't the *only* thing.
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 01:07:04 AM »

Yes, because remember, being "fast" is not always wanted, sometimes a slow, long draw out affair leaves the person feeling refreshed and sated.
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 07:56:54 AM »

I was going more for "make sure you absorb what you are reading", but close enough.
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