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Welcome to the Writers Guild!~ A place for lovers of fiction, writing, story telling, and great works~
Pull up a comfortable chair and let your wild dreams pour through your finger tips. Most of us don't bite~
If you have any helpful links I can add to the OP next time, please don't be shy! I'm kind of struggling to find helpful tools.
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Mine is about a human girl who meets a magical fox, and discovers that her world is far bigger than she'd thought, and also she might be the only person who knows how to save it.
I'm discovering the finer details as I go, but I've been working on the plot for years. I'm even building the world and most of the creatures that live there are my own interpretations. Best of all, it's narrated by a dragon who dislikes humans
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that sounds like a fantastical and wonderous story <3
wow! that's a long time to be developing the world like that! it must be really in depth!
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sort of I guess. The more I learn about worldbuilding, the more I feel like this world needs more development, but I've decided to just run with it at this point and fix the patches later. you can only develop a plan for so long. eventually you've got to put boots on the ground, and the pen to paper
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It isn't the part of writing that's interesting to me.>>1047105
Oh! Made progress?
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I did. I wrote 1005 words today
Oh! Quite productive!
I suppose I should have read the thread!
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that's true! worldbuilding is worth nothing without the story to showcase it. that's why i'm a fan of due dates and time lines for my work ^^>>1047108
ahh then what is the interesting part to you my friend?
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Describing gore realistically is kind of difficult when you don't have the stomach to look it up
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Could you just explain the emotional experience of it?>>1047111
Letting the story and the characters stretch themselves out!
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i'm gonna head to bed guys!
nighty night, y'all!>>1047112
well perhaps you just need to go into the field and make your own so that you have a viscral knowledge of viscera, eh?>hugs and kajis <3
that is so much fun! it let's you really understand who you characters are ^^>hugs and kajis <3
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Not enough time!
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Sure! Writings not a requirement I don't think.>>1047117
How to describe something getting skinned. Tried looking up like taxidermy and such things, but uh, I might just stick to watching some of those good old horror movies that even give me the willies.>>1047119
They're pretty fun if you can find a good promp for you. Got me out of small blocks before. Or just made me want yo read a book XD
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before I broke my arm I was writing a little bit every shift at work on my supernatural creatures story
its pretty slow going but its stuff I'm actually like... writing stuff. which I dont really do that much. so its good.
too bad my broken arm is my RIGHT ARM the one i use TO WRITE
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I know it's rubbing it in a little, but seeing this makes me glad that I am much more comfortable typing than actually putting pen to paper.
As long as my fingers are mobile I can write.
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Uh, barring that little aside, I guess I've properly started and been plugging away at my attempt for a novel. It's not going to be super long but I know the plot threads and I can keep it relatively focused.
Interestingly for me I actually know how this one ends, the main character dying his "first death." Everyone in the setting dies twice, once when their "soul" is destroyed, and then when the husk left behind wastes away from neglect or is destroyed in an accident. Sometimes the dead are able to wander back and are put to work.
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"A new coffee mug...sits on my desk. It's black with white capital letters saying: "WHAT WOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO DO IF YOU KNEW YOU COULD NOT FAIL?"
Since I keep stumbling into things that have a huge built-in possibility for failure, I don't know how to answer this. But it does make me realize that if you're not writing and sending out your work because you're afraid of failure, you will never write, never be published. What have you ever done that didn't have the possibility of failure hidden in it?"
-Barbara Abercrombie, A Year of Writing Dangerously
That last part, "What have you ever done that didn't have the possibility of failure hidden in it?", I really like.
WELL THEN IN THAT CASE I JUST FINSHED MY PAGES AND SUBMITTED THEM YAY
Well here's hoping.
It has more dialogu eand more different characters than the last two stories. It's not really more complicated, but it certainly has a bit more going on ,so I hope it works.
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>>1047097>oooh that's exciting!>hugs and kajis <3>character art sounds so cool!
I'm not sure what all I've shown if anything in previous Writers Guild threads but here's one of the latest. Priness Sanna of Illana, inventor and tinkerer.
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Oh come now, is it really
fair to compare me to him? I can't hold a candle to Hawking.
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I've been working on a story for almost two years, and this week I finally figured out what it is about.
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So...what is it about?
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"Sweetie Belle discovers a calling in a new city and Rarity is supportive of her going to pursue it, despite differences of temperament which have grown between them. But although she is unsatisfied living in Ponyville, Sweetie Belle is afraid of what she will lose if she goes away, and a visit from her older sister pushes her fears to the surface."
The story is set a few years after the finale, but was written mostly before the finale.
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You know, I've been struggling with something consistently on this darker story-plot.
I've been putting a lot of stress on myself by not really having a consistent beginning or ending to this story, and a lot of that stress has been focused on making sure I go through these, like, 'Beginning, middle, end' for my characters. And I just realized-this story was never about the characters.
I mean, of course, the characters are very important to me, and I want to do them justice and give them all satisfying conclusions-but that's not why I've been struggling with them so much. I've been struggling so much because, when I started the story, I didn't want to write the characters stories, I wanted to write the worlds story. These characters have always been there as a tool to paint this world with, because it's the world that I actually wanted to show off and build.
So, having finally figured that nagging little stress out, I think I'm going to relax myself a bit and start treating the characters for what I had originally meant them to be-a tool to paint the portrait.
Sounds like the right approach. Let events unfold around them instead of because of them, basically.
I dunno if it's similar, but one of my main issues with the danish superheroverse I've been fiddling with on and off for years is that while I have many character base concepts, a lot of them are lacking entirely clear backstories and motivations. But then, a lot of characters started out with just some basics and got fleshed out as things moved on. SO question is if I shouldn't just try writing some of these first encounters, see how things shape up and adapt from there
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572 words tonight. Progress. sentence by sentence, I will finish this book
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you can do it!! you can do it!!
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Couldn't hurt to give it a shot. Some of my favorite characters I have fleshed out the most came from just making something up on the spot for an rp and playing with them. No major backstories or real personality until I just threw them into situations and seen what happened.
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I was cut a bit short by a friend who needed help, but I was glad to help, and 500 words is my minimum threshold anyway
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Why is it so fucking hard to write a complicated feeling?! GAH!
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Probably because it's complicated.
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I wasn't thinking of that. Variation on the same idea, though.