[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 1[2]345678910 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: Saturday, April 07, 08:11:50am
Author: Hal
Subject: Re: How much is too much?
In reply to: Diane 's message, "How much is too much?" on Friday, April 06, 02:47:41pm

As Genevieve suggests, ignore her, though of course this is easier said than done.
You know that I have always enjoyed your stories and I find the use of original dialogue gives my imagination both a springboard AND a raft to cling to. I enjoy the judicious use of original dialogue because it brings to mind the series itself and as there were 'gaps' in what we saw and heard, a good fanfic writer builds on that and gives readers back story, points of view, highlights existing or introduces new ideas.
IMHO,I don't think there's a 'formula' that says how much original dialogue is too much. If you strike a chord in readers through the use of it then I'd say you're doing fine and the fact that you're asking this question shows a keen awareness of the dangers of over-use.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


Post a message:
This forum requires an account to post.
[ Create Account ]
[ Login ]
[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.