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CanisWolfred

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.

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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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@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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@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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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

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@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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@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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@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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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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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.

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@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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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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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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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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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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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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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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I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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

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For some reason I was thinking about some of the "fanfictions" I wrote over the years...I used quotes because I usually like to play with other peoples' characters and settings just for fun without really wanting to contribute to the actual story. However, sometimes they wind up being jumping points for much bigger stories. Like, when I was a kid, I came up with this Garfield fanfic based on a random strip where Garfield became a "Freedom Fighter" to free all the pets in the pet store (only to realize that they were safer where they were). It onvolved Garfield and Odie, as well as a character I made up (was tempted to use Nermal, but I needed someone slightly less annoying...) pretending to be crime fighters, only to come upon (work with me here) "Magical keys" that granted them great abilities, thus allowing them to be actual crime fighters.

To keep this short, after about 3 years of writing it off and on, it eventually grew into its own thing - I eventually wrote out Garfield and Odie (replaced with original characters since I just couldn't see Garfield actually doing something), included a female character, as well as a Mentor-like character (I think?), 13 elemental villains (each with their own motives and backstories), and lots of relatively complex battles that I probably spent way too much time on yet could be easily outdone by any anime ever. (Should also note that everyone went through a powerboost at least once, if not 3 times)

Yeah, it got a little carried away, I guess, but it was an entertaining exercise. I've had about 6 or 7 stories start that way only to grow out of its roots after a while (possibly more, I don't remember them all). This is a big part of why I never really write down my fanfictions - to me at least, they're either stuff that's only meant for me, or they're the prototypes for ideas and stories that I could use is much more refined ways in their own original stories. I don't believe in showing people stuff unless it's something you can be proud of, and I can't be proud of something that's rough and unfinished.

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