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Shitan's Journal 1 - Descent into Hell
The descent to Hell is easy and light. I am an easily influenced man. Every reason sounds reasonable to those without reason. It is for this reason I believe wars are not created in the houses of the common people, but in the universities at the desks of philosophers. After all, generals must get their own philosophy from somewhere, and generals are usually trained at fine colleges.
Furthermore, those who seek power should never be allowed to hold power, even though they are invariably practically the only ones who attain it.
I studied at the University of Seo Dumang on the Quidish coast for several circles, where I busied myself with theoretical mathematics and metaphysics, as well as philosophy. Some other students would routinely join me in the library for engaging conversations. We debated all sorts of things, from the meaning of life to intrinsic morality.
At the end of the winter semester, half of us questioned whether we really existed. One of the students frequenting my group k
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NIL 1 - Concise Writing. What is it?
Concise Writing. What is it?
People who have read many of my critiques will know what I'm about to say. I define concise writing as when the writer says as much as possible in the fewest possible words. Some people think this is a little vague. I think it must be vague. Only the writer of a story truly knows what can be said when. Editors can only make assumptions.
The actual definition of concise isn't much different from mine: marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning.
I believe it is key to take note of "possible" in my definition. This is where I have gotten into debates with some writers. I am not saying a writer should cut and trim their prose until only the absolute minimum remains. Doing that kills creativity and some of a writer's most beautiful prose. What I mean by concise is to not let a story get fat with no reason. A story should be athletically trim, not emaciated or obese. There is a happy medium to maintain.
Learning that medium is the entire
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Greetings! I am Nilstria. I am a Christian writer, editor, and illustrator.

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dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thank you for watching my work :)
francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much for the :+fav:, much appreciate! :D
mexicanosupreme Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I was also wondering, if you would like to join our group, Spread-TheArt
It's an art group that features the talent of all artists!

We'd love to have you on board and to showcase your artwork in our galleries ^^

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Lhmac Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I just saw one of your critiques on #FantasyAuthorsGuild.

Damn, you're good. Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to ask for one ;P
LadyNilstria Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, now, don't be shy. XD I don't bite. Much. Usually.

Thank you. ^__^
Lhmac Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I kinda had a moment of 'now that's an awesome critique'. I can critique, but my thoughts aren't focused, and when I'm done I'm left with the hope that they'll understand what I'm getting at and that I haven't jumped around too much or tried to mention too many things :worry:

I've never been great at explaining technical things. :(
LadyNilstria Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a good reason I focus on one sentence at a time. Otherwise, I'd ramble around like a drugged up horse after getting its teeth floated.

(Ever see a horse try to walk after a dental procedure? It's like they're drunk to falling over. It's hilarious.)
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jezza01 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
wow... thanks for the in depth critique, when I get time I'll go through it again and make changes.

I wanted to thankyou for advising me on how to write effectively and I understand that it can be hard to read when the text is all close together. :thanks:

Thankyou so much, you really know a lot about writing :wow:
LadyNilstria Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, you inherently know just as much as I do what good writing is. The difference is you don't yet know how to create it. It ain't easy either. If you want some good tricks and advice, see [link]

I'm glad I could help. :heart:
jezza01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks for the website :thanks:

I look foward to learning new tricks about writing

thankyou so much for your help
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