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Old April 19th, 2006, 02:15 PM
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1. If typed, put a few screenshots or two on each page, i myself have done it a few times and all my readers loved them...

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1. stuff like this:
Bob: Hello Sally
Sally: Hello Bob

its BORING, i personally dont like it, it annoys me to no end, type like a dialouge... not like roleplaying, USE QUOTES!

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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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I dunno. Screenshots usually irk me. =3
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:00 PM
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Screenshots are optional. A good story doesn't require fancy work or anything, especially if you know you are skilled. And since there are only a few people here who actually appreciate well written work, appeasing the superficial readers isn't very accomplishing, nor is it satisfying to me.

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Old April 20th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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They are optional, but i like to give my readers a sense of where they are im my story...
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:59 AM
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They are optional, but i like to give my readers a sense of where they are im my story...
You should be telling the reader what's going on through words, not actual images. You are a writer, after all. And if what you're writing isn't clear enough to give the reader a hint at what's happening, then chances are you need to rework your style until the reader can at least conjure mental image of where the characters are.

That said, personally, I believe that images -- even headers, or banners that proclaim the story's logo -- are an indication that the writer is covering up for a lack of talent by attempting to distract the reader. But that's just me.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 02:24 PM
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I do agree with Kazeto. Images will just distract your readers from the actual story. After all, your main goal is to entertain your audience by telling a story in the best ways as possible using the right word choices and structures.

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Old May 1st, 2006, 05:33 PM
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Hmm, the only thing with screen shots that I even remotely enjoy is when it's fanart, and well done, with a good coloring job. Sometimes, I'll make little sprite comics at the very end, but it won't have anything to do with the story-line beside's the characters. It'll just be a little funny thing at the end. But, I really only do that for other people's fanfictions that I adore, and that's only if there are the pre-mades sprites for it. Those are always pretty cool, and the authors usually like em'.

Otherwise, screenshot's/scene art bother me, because they interuppte the whole thing- and my train of thought.
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