I pretty much stop short of going to sci fi, I have seen somewhere how elves can be used in sci fi with explanations for them consistent with sci fi, though I do like reading sci fi, I would not want to do that to elves, which I use elsewhere in my writing, who do not need those explanations as they have their own with their own history. In my writing they are much like the rest of us who are human, so they are not excluded from that, but each will have a different future, living generally much longer, and each moving one at a time through some portal to somewhere else, where there is another future as something a little different. Yes, that’s vague, but aside from my own vague ideas for it, no one other than elves would understand any of that.
Preferring regular text
It is just my preference, in which I don’t include others, those who write should write in their own fashion, yet I would work at sharpening my writing ability, I just don’t use bolding or italicizing of any of the text in my works of writing, though I use capitalization often. In discussion online I might, still, in emphasizing something in communication with others, so I see when I might do that. But the works of writing from me never seem to need that, so I don’t include those in what I consider for making the writing yet better.
Writing in other ways without depending on modified text
It is just my own preference that I would work at sharpening my writing ability, and not use bolding or italicizing of any of the text in my works of writing. In discussion online I might use those, still, in emphasizing something in communication with others, so I see when I might do that where needed. But the works of writing from me never seem to need that, so I don’t include those in what I consider for making the writing yet better.
Use of the text is preferred
Italics are a bother, to me. I would rather not modify how letters of the text are printed, I want to write well enough and use punctuation well enough to not become dependent on modifications like italics, or bolding, for that matter. I still won’t be critical of others using italics, or bolding the letters of words, to a limited extent in more appropriate places in their writing.
Endings are not at all the easiest
If I write it well, as I would say I usually do, I don’t like bringing a story I invested myself in at length to an ending. I am creative enough, and could keep any of those going. Yet stories do need an ending, and so if I am to use those I invest myself so much in I necessarily have to think, how will I end the story well. It is doable, but this is harder for me then use of creativity in making the story.
My approach in showing
I really don’t give thought to grammar rules when I write. But action I need in the sequence I show in writing is there. So I generally fall into using active voice in it, it seems, or it is otherwise more wordy, which I would rather avoid.
Toward an ending I will figure out
I don’t see that I can start with the ending of the story I would then write to get there. I don’t have any ideas for an ending until a story I work on is forming. It then needs a good ending for it, with things, or one thing that is significant, resolved. But a good ending without a story already defies my level of creativity.
Having it in a positive direction
I write in ways I think of to keep it interesting to read, still I try to have i go in a happier direction. My writing is not dark, other than it winding up dark in submitting something in competition with parameters that left me with that to fit for it. I generally try to have the writing leave positive possibilities still, after things the stories involved that I see needed to be tied up are then, with character development going somewhere with that.
Ways for coming to an ending
I think quite a bit on ways everything I put in my writing that remain loose threads will be tied up. There are ways to overdo that, such as resolving everything in a few remaining paragraphs of the story. I don’t want to give endings like that, but things that could be resolved in the written story, that are significant, I think should be.
Having an ending
I have worked on short stories with a big variation on how they end. A number of those were entered in competitions, with word count parameters that affected what I had ultimately and submitted, I am not satisfied what I had that ended those were what I would have ended with them otherwise. And I have several long works I am doing that I have not yet reached any ending. So there is not a lot of positive experience with endings I can speak of. One long work though I want to try to have published and just look over for any needed editing I would want, when I can. I ended it with the main character having moved on to something that apparently advances his progress, but it is from a perspective of friends who were involved with him and did not continue with him at that point, and they express doubts about him and his choices in the end. He sends information back to them that will confirm what he says, and it ends with last words of the story saying those things were not wrong yet. Maybe I can still develop better endings to other long works from me.