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  • About The Grim Reaper's Friend
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    USA - ID - Post Falls
    Occupation
    Self employed writer/digital designer/computer student
    Interests
    Writing, Tae Kwon-Do, Jui-Jitsu, digital design (photoshop), video game design
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    Go to my website to read my fan fiction!

    Writing Status: Currently Researching & Developing
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  • Last Activity: September 14th, 2021 08:21 PM
  • Join Date: September 19th, 2010
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August 18th, 2021
03:55 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #76 - Opening impressions of The Stormlight Archive
TheAverageFan It was a bit jarring...
June 27th, 2021
11:55 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #75 - Series approaching... maybe
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May 25th, 2021
06:04 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned FirstHeroUser in post How to get out of a house with no doors or windows.
FirstHeroUser Your best bet is pro...
05:28 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post TGRF's Reviews - Mistborn (The Final Empire)
TheAverageFan I've added in a summ...
02:57 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post TGRF's Reviews - Mistborn (The Final Empire)
TheAverageFan Wouldn't that spoil ...
May 22nd, 2021
02:02 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned IshMEL in post FFC #70 - Why math is not like writing
IshMEL True. I fear my expe...
April 28th, 2021
12:28 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #70 - Why math is not like writing
TheAverageFan Adding the arc in af...
February 14th, 2021
09:38 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned William099 in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
William099 TheAverageFan I'...
09:38 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
William099 TheAverageFan I'm back. ~T...
January 28th, 2021
02:41 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Jak in post Why I Left the C3V
Jak But totally worth th...
January 27th, 2021
08:56 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned William099 in post FFC #64 - Actions versus words
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December 15th, 2020
06:42 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #62 - It Begins
TheAverageFan Wonderdraft. It's $3...
November 24th, 2020
11:19 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned William099 in post Preferences for next Fan Fiction (IV)
TheAverageFan William099 Sylvano the Wasabu...
11:19 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post Preferences for next Fan Fiction (IV)
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...eFan William099 Sylvano the Wasabus BiggaBullfrog I'm...
11:19 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned BiggaBullfrog in post Preferences for next Fan Fiction (IV)
...lvano the Wasabus BiggaBullfrog I'm pinging my read...
November 4th, 2020
03:44 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Sylvano the Wasabus in post FFC #59 - Still Learning
...nks for those words Sylvano the Wasabus My case is a little...
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08:47 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Xotli in post Re: Official Site Question Dump
... ;)), but hopefully Xotli or Dysole might know...
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...t this message from itsbuzzi . I haven't the fain...
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08:08 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #56 - The Final Entry
TheAverageFan That's actually very...
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June 19th, 2020
01:09 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TREX in post Contributors and Supporters - September 2016
TREX [...]but I'll have t...
June 13th, 2020
12:17 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #54 - Vampires, Update 2
TheAverageFan The deviant is the c...
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09:08 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #49 - BOOM - We're back in business
TheAverageFan I frequently have pl...
December 6th, 2019
02:11 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #41 - An update which might or might not be irrelevant
TheAverageFan After much deliberat...
November 4th, 2019
01:32 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #38 - Another One Bites the Dust
@TheAverageFan I've told myself th...
October 23rd, 2019
01:12 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #37 - Mid-Career Crisis???
TheAverageFan And yes, I probably ...
October 18th, 2019
04:43 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Lazy Orang in post Why is Heroscapers.com important?
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October 9th, 2019
03:07 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #36 - The Cover for End Come
TheAverageFan It used to be I'd ju...

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September 5th, 2021
02:21 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted Xotli in post Re: Official Site Question Dump
Er... is this what I think...
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March 26th, 2021
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Can anyone point me to the (doubtless limited...
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March 6th, 2021
12:10 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
So this was an improvement, but yo...
March 5th, 2021
02:43 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
Thanks for the feedback! As usua...
02:43 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted taf in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
...u for sharing. ~TAF, 7/10 So this was a...
February 24th, 2021
05:21 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
Usually what makes the POV shift m...
12:46 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
Finally caught up. Still a very fa...
February 18th, 2021
12:32 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
The fast pace is actually somethin...
February 17th, 2021
11:18 PM - TheAverageFan quoted The Grim Reaper's Friend in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
The fast pace is actually something I'm tryin...
February 15th, 2021
10:57 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
Okay I am caught up. Good so far; ...
01:21 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Valkyrie - A HeroScape Fan Fiction
Ooh, unexpected fanfiction. I will...
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November 25th, 2020
08:36 AM - TheAverageFan quoted The Grim Reaper's Friend in post Re: Preferences for next Fan Fiction (IV)
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Posted August 18th, 2021 at 02:20 PM Comments 0
Posted in FFC
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #77

Iíve said elsewhere that I want to use this time to further study writing, specifically what I have left to work on.

One of those areas is stakes. Stakes have always been a bit of an issue for me, as Iíve mentioned before on numerous occasions. Despite various proclamations that I had Ďfixedí stakes or Ďfound the answersí, they always were difficult to work with when developing a story.

Over the years, Iíve gotten an increasing understanding of the nature of stakes. Not only in simply what works and what doesnít, but why those things work or donít. Iíve analyzed books and films, read research, and formulated my own findings. Usually when you come up with a theory that fits everything like a glove, itís a sign youíre on the right track. Well, Iíve found such a theory, and I wanted to share it with the other writers here.

Iíve gotten bits and pieces of what exactly personal stakes (the...

Posted August 16th, 2021 at 03:04 PM Comments 2
Posted in FFC
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #76

A while ago, I finished the Mistborn trilogy, by Brandon Sanderson. In a word, Iíd describe it as a solid read. Some things I took issue with, others I thought were masterful. The end result was that it got me excited to start the Stormlight Archive. I finally got my hands on the first book about half a month ago, but in all that time, Iíve only read through the second chapter.

While there are a few reasons for my apparent lack of enthusiasm for the book (some of which have nothing to do with the book at all), there were a few which I feel have contributed heavily to the bookís current un-read state, and which I think can be instructive in how not to start a story.

Iím coming to realize that Brandon Sanderson is known for his unique style of switching PoV constantly throughout his books. While he certainly managed to use it to his advantage in Mistborn, here itís causing me to lose interest after I...

Posted July 7th, 2021 at 01:10 PM Comments 1
Posted in TGRF's Reviews
I recently finished the final book in the Mistborn trilogy, so it's time to get down to the review.

Out of the trilogy, I feel like this book was definitely the best one. Sanderson kept up some unique style choices throughout the series, and in this book they started to pay off big time, increasing tension nearly every chapter. By about the last third of the book, the twists started coming thick and fast, as nearly every single loose thread and every seemingly-unimportant detail fell into place.

Ratings:
5: Amazing, above flawless.
4: Flawless, but doesn't really stand out.
3: Might have some issues, but works fine.
2: Has some issues which might detract from the story.
1: Flawed, bring the story down noticeably.

Title: The Hero of Ages
Author: Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: 4.25/5 - A great read

(Spoiler-free) Summary: Following the events of the second book, the heroes get down...

Posted June 26th, 2021 at 01:20 PM Comments 2
Posted in FFC
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #75

While the fires of my creative writing have been reduced to smoldering embers, I've been devoting my writing time instead to research. I feel like I'm ready to start work on my novels, and I want to clean up any remaining issues my writing has in preparation of that.

I've mentioned what those issues are previously, but there is one I have not mentioned, largely because I was unaware of it until now. It isn't so much an issue as a simple lack of experience, but it's still worth nailing down: how to write a series.

When it comes to writing a connected series of stories, there are two basic ways of outlining it (that I have found - if you know of others, please do let me know).

The first method is what I did with Dilmir. Each story is its own complete thing: character arc and 3-act structure separate from any other story. Each story introduces a new conflict, and each conflict is wrapped...

Posted June 16th, 2021 at 09:36 PM Comments 0
Posted in FFC
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #74

Writing is a field of unknowns. Take this entry. This could be my last entry for a good while, or I could be back in two weeks. I have no idea which.

Why could it be my last entry for a long time? Because I finally did what I've been saying I need to do off and on for a while now. I got a job. We'll see if this magically sparks my writing powers - so far they are sapped more than they have ever been.

However, getting a job isn't why I wanted to write this FFC. Throughout the later half of my writing years, I've posted various 'roadmaps to novels'. As a whole, they've been fairly inaccurate. But, because repeated evidence clearly has no effect on me, I'm going to post another one.

As I've said elsewhere, I've been nailing down the remaining issues my writing consistently has. I've noted everything I can find, and for the most part I know how to deal with all of them. It just remains...
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