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How much do you use this thing?

  1. Not at all (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Rarely (2 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Occasionally (0 votes [0.00%])

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  4. Once per chapter (0 votes [0.00%])

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  5. A few times per chaper (2 votes [50.00%] - View)

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#1 24moon100


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:22 AM

Okay, excuse me for my ignorance since I don't exactly know what the actual thing is called, but hopefully you know what I'm talking about. In context it looks a little like this (except not as funky):




Get the picture?

Anyway, however you do your's, it's the same sort of idea. It's like a little wall the separates one part of the story from the other part. (Gosh I'm horrible at explaining things)

Well I've been wondering if it's acceptable to use it a lot. I feel like I use it like three times per chapter. And I don't see professional authors doing it that much so...I want to know what yall think. :)

Edited by 24moon100, 03 July 2012 - 01:23 AM.

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#2 Pretty.Odd.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

I usually just use one asterisk--sometimes three. That's the way I see it most in books.

I think it's fine to use it once or twice in a chapter, but more may be a little excessive. A chapter is supposed to be a passage of certain events that fit together, though, so maybe, in order to tie things together and make a chapter work, you need to use more. I like to use them as little as possible because I hate skipping periods of time (I'm really into character development and think that every moment spent together is precious and needs to be written down because I might need to reference it/use it to develop the character later on).

I think it just depends on your writing style, tbh. xD

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#3 DayDreamer95


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

I normally use the ~ and what ever the main character's intials are.

Hi my name is Abbie and I hate summer.


Welcome to the strange world I live in

It's just something I like to do
Alex~ :lol:
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#4 24moon100


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

^Yah I used to do that as well. Except I would just use my first initial. :P
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