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I'm 25 years old. I first visited the Dink Network in December 2004. I love horses.

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2006-05-09 16:15:13
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Looks really nice. The info about your D-Mod looks great. Can't wait until the demo is atually released.

Thanks.

I disgree with you on the 'writer's advice' part, though. You can be published even if you're copying someone else's work.

My advice came from a book from established writer and retired university lecturer on writing, Les Edgerton. The published author, David Morrell, also covered it breiefly in his book. To quote Les:

"When you are trying to be an author you are trying to get someone to like you, to be your friend. When you try to make friends in social scenes you only get them by being you, not by copying others. It's the same with your writing."

Proof?
J.K. Rowling.


I think you're confusing two different things. She is similar to others not the same. She has her own unique elements to her writing. Just because she has elements to her writing doesn't mean she isn't unique. It is okay to have similar elements to others, even to have them inspire you in some way. That does not kill her uniqueness. What I meant by "be yourself not someone else" is to not copy someone else 100% or to copy others so that none of your style is your own. JK Rowling does not do that. As long as you don't copy someone in that way your personality will come across on the page. This is using your own style and is achieved through your choice of words. Anything else is not a matter of style but rather other things such as content. That's where she copies. That's where it is okay to copy, as long as it isn't taken to far. However, her own personality comes across on the page through her unique word usage. Otherwise she would never of been published. Editors do not accept styles that are copied. They know people can spot a hack and won't read a novel from a hack.

Perhaps I should add that stuff to the writer's advice section so that my point is clearer...

DraconicDink has released 4 files

TitleCategoryAvgUpdated
TreasuryDevelopmentGood 7.3December 21st, 2005
BestiaryDevelopmentHorrible 1.7December 20th, 2005
Inventory ItemsDevelopmentFair 6.0December 20th, 2005
Dink.ini RewriteDevelopmentFair 5.2December 9th, 2005

DraconicDink has written 21 reviews

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This is a Really Good Set of Graphics Chrome Status BarsNormalExceptional 9.0May 3rd, 2006
This Tutorial is Quite Good Video Tutorial: Hardness EditingNormalExceptional 9.2April 28th, 2006
This Tutorial is Quite Good Video Tutorial: WarpsNormalExceptional 9.4April 28th, 2006
This Tutorial is Quite Good Video Tutorial: WinDinkedit IntroductionNormalExceptional 9.0April 27th, 2006
A Very Good Replacement For Windinkedit And Dinkedit (Which Isn't Really Any Good Compared... WinDinkEdit PlusNormalExceptional 9.5February 26th, 2006
A Very Good Replacement For the Dinkedit WinDinkeditNormalExceptional 9.0February 14th, 2006
I Found This File Quite Useful As I Often Walk of Screen During a Battle When Trying To Av... Lock/Unlock ScreenNormalExceptional 9.0January 7th, 2006
I Love This File Save AnywhereNormalExceptional 9.0January 7th, 2006
Ugh ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZNormalHorrible 0.0January 3rd, 2006
This is a Very Good Collection of Scripts That Are Quite Useful For New Dmod Developers Li... Scriptus GenericaNormalExceptional 9.1December 31st, 2005
I Love the Fact That it Forces the Creation of a Dmod DFArcNormalExceptional 9.0December 4th, 2005
Great Legend's Tale DragonNormalExceptional 9.0December 4th, 2005
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Very Good Pack Green, Yellow, Orange Potion BonusesNormalExceptional 9.0December 4th, 2005
I Quite Like These Blobs Pilgrim's Quest Blobs Graphics PackNormalGood 8.0December 4th, 2005
Quite a Useful File Pilgrim's Quest SourceNormalExceptional 9.0December 4th, 2005
Magnificient Hard.dat RewriteNormalGood 8.0October 24th, 2005
Dimage Doesn't Really Do Much DImageNormalFair 6.6October 24th, 2005
Points For: Using a Better Title Screen Than Skeleton B Skeleton SNormalGood 8.0December 12th, 2004
A Great Looking Alternate Savebot Alternative SavebotNormalGood 8.0December 11th, 2004
Good Idea SkeletonNormalGood 7.0December 11th, 2004