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Jollykarp

81. Posted:

@World Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, I'm not actually too big on science, I just felt like trying it out for a bit. It's all I remember from high school atomic theory. The whole thing was written in about 15 minutes maybe? It's not a "riddle poem" so to speak, it was just a melancholic reflection on endings in general. It's a lot like the post rock song I was listening to, which conveys a story or an emotion through musical swells and sound bites rather than lyrics, so you never get a complete, defined picture.

I've been reading a lot of Raymond Carver lately, and he does a very stream of consciousness style that I tried to mimic in the second half. Hopefully I get the chance to write something about more optimistic topics then.

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CanisWolfred

82. Posted:

Blah, I started a story at the end of last month...I should look over my notes and get back to it soon. Right when I started, work and SMT got their claws into me. :P

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83. Posted:

@Jollykarp Haha, I like Science actually (although maybe not Physics?). But I like poetry where the scientific terms are used for stuff that isn't science.

What were you listening to? The song that gives me a feeling similar to your poem is "Auto Rock" by Mogwai.

You don't have to go all sunshine if that's not what you want. And, honestly, I just meant that maybe the poem could be about something that makes your words metaphorical. I'd say a break-up, but that seems kind of weak. Anyway, you know what I mean?

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84. Posted:

@World haha thanks, I actually forgot I had posted that. XD

I don't actually draw comics that often, it's terribly time consuming... I did that one three years ago, I think... last one I did was last year...

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64supermario

85. Posted:

I actually feel like writing stories again, unfortunatly I have a highly unprofessional way of writing just because I write things as if it were an animated show since that's the easiest way for me to imagine things. I might start getting back into the swing of things and as for polishing my writing skills I will be taking a play writing class at college just cause I have to. And no I don't write my English papers in the same manner I write my stories :P

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86. Posted:

@World, thanks for the tips. I appreciate it.
I'm looking over my notes again and going in and changing things and I think my interest is slowly coming back. I can feel it, but I just haven't made it a reality as of yet.
I'm also taking your advice and to start reading some more into my genres of interest. Sometimes I'll look at art or listen to music and get inspired for an event within a story, so I think it's just about finding my muses again.

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87. Posted:

@Gamecubed Heh, I like to think we're all in this together. Writing's just a battle no matter what, but there are things you can do to make it easier.

@Gioku Well, you seem to know what you're doing! I have never written or drawn a comic, but I do read them a lot. And they are mostly physical comics with a style like this, so I know what I like!

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88. Posted:

@64supermario How is that unprofessional? Or, maybe, why don't you just write animated shows? There are lots of genius writers out there who don't write novels or short stories or whatever.

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@World Haha, I guess what I mean by unprofessional is that I just write it the easiest for me. I actually don't even know how to properly write for an animated show even if I wanted to. However, I do just enjoy writing and if you looked at it you would definitely still think its in its pre-rough draft stages xD

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64supermario

90. Posted:

I also want to ask this question. Does anybody else have a horrible time coming up with intros? I have no problems writing for the climax, middle and the resolution, but for some reason I can never right a satisfactory opening its seems to be the hardest at least for me.

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CanisWolfred

91. Posted:

It's the hardest part for me, too...

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64supermario wrote:

I also want to ask this question. Does anybody else have a horrible time coming up with intros? I have no problems writing for the climax, middle and the resolution, but for some reason I can never right a satisfactory opening its seems to be the hardest at least for me.

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It's the hardest part for me, too...

Same here. :P

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93. Posted:

@64supermario I think the important thing is just not think to hard about it. When I write something the first time, I just...write. I don't give any attention to what it looks or sounds like. It's all about getting words on the page. First drafts are never EVER good, so why sweat it. Get it down, chop it all up later and THEN get all nervous if it's genius or not.

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94. Posted:

Not sure if I ever brought this up in this thread or not, but I had a story going in my head that I always thought I'd write down someday, but 2 years ago said I'd just abandon it and move on.

Yeah, I kinda lied there, since I've still been fleshing it out pretty heavily these past two years. However, now I'm thinking I should use that story as sort of a test bed for ideas - I basically set up the world so anything could happen, so I can try out many different ideas and see where they go, then write down the ideas and pick and choose what I want to impliment in other stories. That works for me, since I tend to work with an idea and/or type of character I want to work with, and just bounce off of that. That seems to be a lot easier when you have an already-established world, rather than one you're still trying to set in place, if you get my meaning.

As for that story I said I was working on back in April(?), I have a bunch of notes written down, I really just need to start writing it. There are still some things I need to flesh out, and I need to come up with the ending, but that'll be easier to do as I go. I'm not sure when I'll have time to really get to it, though. I usually write best in the mornings and I've been working in the mornings a lot...

Meanwhile I still need at least some basic ideas for other stories I should do, including a story for Canis - I had one I was working on, but I'm not sure I liked where it was going, so I might try something else. I like stories that start small and grow exponentially, so its like its like its a different genre than where it began, but that's really tricky to do. I've yet to actually pull it off...

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95. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

I like stories that start small and grow exponentially, so its like its like its a different genre than where it began, but that's really tricky to do.

That could turn out to be quite interesting. The balance I guess is making so the genre shift is a natural progression of the story and/or characters and not some cheesy plot twist because you got bored writing in a certain style.

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Aviator wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

I like stories that start small and grow exponentially, so its like its like its a different genre than where it began, but that's really tricky to do.

That could turn out to be quite interesting. The balance I guess is making so the genre shift is a natural progression of the story and/or characters and not some cheesy plot twist because you got bored writing in a certain style.

Unfortunately it was usually the latter for me. -_-; I can only think of one story I did where the progression seemed even remotely natural - it started from a Mystery, which led to a globe-trotting adventure trying to stop a conspiracy, and ended with sci-fi action. It wasn't great or anything, I only worked on it for two whole days, but it was a fun exercise nonetheless, and I could probably learn a lot from it...if I knew where I put it...

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Jollykarp

97. Posted:

I went and channeled some Raymond Carver.

More poems, not as depressing this time.

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98. Posted:

Jollykarp wrote:

I went and channeled some Raymond Carver.

More poems, not as depressing this time.

Great job! I really enjoyed reading through those! I think the first is my favourite. :)

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99. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Aviator wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

I like stories that start small and grow exponentially, so its like its like its a different genre than where it began, but that's really tricky to do.

That could turn out to be quite interesting. The balance I guess is making so the genre shift is a natural progression of the story and/or characters and not some cheesy plot twist because you got bored writing in a certain style.

Unfortunately it was usually the latter for me. -_-; I can only think of one story I did where the progression seemed even remotely natural - it started from a Mystery, which led to a globe-trotting adventure trying to stop a conspiracy, and ended with sci-fi action. It wasn't great or anything, I only worked on it for two whole days, but it was a fun exercise nonetheless, and I could probably learn a lot from it...if I knew where I put it...

Oh hey, I found the notes, at least! That should be helpful.

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Whoops! Sorry about that (now deleted) post; I loaded the wrong thread. :|

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