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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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I was writing a little this morning. Been kind of on and off since then.
I don't know, having this thread or something similar up like it gets me a little more motivated than without it.
I guess it works like a reminder since I spend a lot of time on here; oh I'm just sitting here browsing the chan? Put the notebook in your lap and write while you do.
Heh, that's great.
My writing is, as always, limited.
Buuuuut I did recently come up with another 8-page horror comic for if I get asked to participate in issue #3 of the zine I am working on a stor for now, and I have aded a few little details to this new premise that like, nobody but me wil lget at all, heh.
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Started the (like fourth) re-write of the Fallout Equestria fic I've been working on on and off since 2011.
The main reason I'm re-writing is that I changed the main character to female, but I also just kind of felt like redoing stuff somewhat, even though I'm not really changing that much, at least not in regards to the events.
I started with a short dream sequence, because apparently that's what I do now.
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I found a place calling for 40k scripts to turn into an audiodrama. I've been outlining a story from my homebrew to perhaps submit.
An idea I think I'll go with is a Magos meeting with an Arch Duke, the plot being the two verbally navigating through each other's social niceties due to circumstances forcing them into contact. Lots of veiled threats, subtle innuendo and doublespeak in the veneer of courtesy.
That sounds pretty dope. I'm so used to 40k literature being "and then the Space Marine shoots it like really
hard" that I tend to zone out when stuff is floating around, but there's a lot of interesting stuff that could be going on in that universe.
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Oh nice. Besides FIM, and even then loosely, I don't think I've ever written a fic of something. I've always just had weird ideas pop into my head.
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Well, my story for the homebrew only has Heretic Astartes show up during a Chaos incursion. Loyalist Astartes are entirely absent. Most of the homebrew is a two-system alliance that has managed to hold themselves together and loyal to the Imperium on the wrong side of the Great Rift. To maintain this a lot of politicking is required.
The idea between the Archduke and the Magos takes place before said incursion though, the Mechanicus got a whiff of smugglers moving Chaotic iconography and he's trying to snuff it out before everything goes horribly wrong.
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I wrote a couple small things in the past for different stuff, but the only things I've ever really focused on for fanfiction writing is FiM and the Spyro reboot.
Most of my MLP stuff was crossovers, though, so you could say I wrote fics for Doctor Who and Warehouse 13 and Dragonrealms. But I don't really count that.
I've pretty much moved on from fanfiction, working on developing my own original worlds (I have like three separate large-scale story "universes" in the works), but I'm going to keep plodding along with this Fallout Equestria thing until I either finish it or die, whichever comes first.
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I'm writing this MLP thing. I wanted to do it to complete something
, because I've started fanfics in the past and have never gone all the way through with them. So the challenge I set for myself was to finish a short story, as a way of learning and moving on.
That was fifteen months ago! Almost done, though. It began as a very simple idea and has been a roller coaster since. I really hope some people will get as much enjoyment out of reading it as I've had writing it.>>1018021
Oh gosh, when I write I have to have total concentration. I don't even put on music anymore because it tampers with my mood.
I find motivation comes from having a clear picture of something in one's mind's eye. One of my brothers is a climber, and he said he got into it when he was hanging around folks who were talking about it, and then one morning he had a vision of mountains in his head. It's like that.
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>>1018032>Finish it or die
Just don't let the finishing it part kill you! >>1018341
Sometimes I have to start with music until I can get into it, and then I will turn the music off or switch it to something that doesn't have lyrics.>>1018693
It didn't really scare me, but I found Orson Scott Card's, Homebody, to be a good ghost story. It seemed pretty original to me, and wasn't a huge novel. Sizable, but not huge.
Might read it again, actually.
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Any one else listen to stories while they write?
Sometimes I can sometimes I can't. Today it's working, setting a nice mood.
Creepy stories for creepy writing!~
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i like to listen to music sometimes if i am writing! i sometimes will read a story though that will inspire me to write a bit
but mostly, i do not have time to write :c
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Music makes it really easy for me to start writing if I'm stuck, about 80% of the time.>No time
I know ;_;
That's a big, BIG, part of why I had to find another job. I needed more time and to not feel exhausted after work :<
Probably doesn't count for writing, but I pretty much always have music on when I work on drawing.
Just my usual general Starred list on Spotify. set to shuffle... which does mean I know most music on it by heart now, heh
I really need to add some music to my phone. My car radio (or phone) broke, and I can't listen to Pandora anymore, just what's saved on my phone. Which, I've listened to these same 50 songs over and over and now it's getting really boring
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drawing is like writing with colors!>>1019798
i have a fun sci-fi story, and a depressing lawyer story i wish to write, but just no time to make them good :c
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Perhaps a few sentences over tea? :3>>1019806
Hmm...but does it have to be a good
story to still write?
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maybe you can write an autobiography, wheatles!>>1019807
...hm, maybe c: i guess i could use a bit of tea right now!
I should make some...I have a mild case of the sniffles, and tea sounds nice.
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aw ella, sniffles!! i hope you will feel better soon!>hugs
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It is very mild, like maybe I just forgot to take my allergy pill again.
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i think any autobiography i wrote would not be so interesting, rainbow c: >>1019813
perhaps then, the tea can cure it c:
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I would totally read that!
...actually, my husbands usually the one more interested in autobiography, buy I would still read it to be supportive! And I bet it would be interesting!
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Hmm...maybe mint? To help clear my nose?
It’s not so much your life story that’s interesting, but the message it imparts after knowing you for almost a decade, Moony c: <3
Btw I just found out Yang dropped out so no free $1000 a month :c
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>>1019818<3 that sounds like a lovely idea c:
when it is spring, i like to make tea out of the lemon balm that i grow outside!>>1019820
awww, well, that's sweet!
Poor Andrew Yang! Still, he did so well!
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Ooh, that sounds good!
I want to make some different sun teas. Maybe with rose petals, or the hibiscus flowers
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ooooo... rose and hibiscus!! are you growing roses and hibiscus, ella??
i have some roses at home, but i never thought to make tea with them...
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I wish I could grow roses, they're so pretty.
No, I was thinking of getting them at the natural foods market. You can use you're own rose petals, but you have to make sure you haven't use any harmful pesticides on them, or anyone has laid rat poison out nearby that could have soaked into the soil.
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ohhh, okay!! i do not use any pesticides on the roses, nor do i think there is any rat poison!
Maybe once the roses grow, i will pick some petals and send some to you to try, ella!
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I will make delicious tea! And send you some tea! :3
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awww, you are so kind, ella!! i already now have so much tea!
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Never enough tea!
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Man, I've had a really good week writing.
I've been rping with someone on another site, with two characters that I have had for a lot of years and have been building on their story for a long time. And this week I got to do so much rping I'm getting into what happened with these character, and getting close to the conclusion of their story, that I've never got to tell anyone until now! And it feels really good to finally be able to finish something like that.
Oh! Oh! And on top of that, the way I built these characters up and how much I put into making their story tragic, it actually worked! The person who I am rping with told me how my last written post really got to them, how it actually made them feel like a pit in their stomach, and it was almost too realistic and dark.
And I was like, YES! Years of trying to get that feeling across through my writing finally payed off! It's not just in my head anymore, I actually worked towards something and got the reaction I was hoping for!
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so proud of you, ella!! there is nothing quite like feeling productive <3
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It just like...I think this is the first time I've kind of had solid proof to put my own doubts at rest.
Like, friends being supportive is good-I need that support and someone telling me that my writing is good, and I can do it. But then there is always that little voice in the back of my head feeding me self doubt.
With this, there was no set-up or asking how my writing is. This person didn't know me before this, so their reaction to it was so genuine and exactly the reaction I was trying to get. So it's like telling that little doubtful voice,
"There! See! You have
improved. You can
write as good as you wanted to."
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I wonder if anyone around here has experience in writing (sexy) comedy.
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They're still looking for it.
Anyways. Sort of random.
I was looking at those crazy fafic pictures of Steven Universe.
Than I thought of fantheories/predictions that came true or not as a thread topic. So i thought of a remark invoking that Pinkie Pie having a kid is the closest we could get to live Pinkie make out session on the MLP show.
Which made me think of the hillarious scene of Cheese bringing out the rubber chicken when Pinkie asks for a rubber for protection. Pinkie would give him a stern shake of the head and then Cheese would bring out a tiny helmet to put on Boneless' head and Pinkie would smile and say they were ready to do it.
Then I had the weird thought of Shining Armour yelling "Owww, she bit me in the wang" on the most Gilbert Gottfried nasal tone ever during his honneymoon night and then I stranded on the thought that "Cadence is the best at sex" could be a hilarious fanfic on Cadence being the authority on spiritual/emotional love but actually being hilariously ignorant on the physical aspects.
And then I wondered on this writer's club if anyone has had a go at stories like those.
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Oh my god, Artee
What if she had to have a study session with Twilight because she has to research?
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it would be the sequel to Twilight's Molestation Celebration?
You'd probably wonder if Twilight would be absolutely weirded out by Cadence's request or if she would be way into helping her.
Hmm, which makes the better story?
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Honestly, the best time I spent in Pony fanfiction was the (sometimes borderline) comedy
That and following Wheat's suggestion of reading Background Pony
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Maybe a mix. Maybe embarrassed at first, but her dedication to wanting to teach and research helps her overcome it and be really goal orientated.>>1022182
Background Pony was, and is still, one of the most beautiful pieces of fiction I have ever read.
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There will be pie charts.
But twilight would not know any real stuff either
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Two days ago marked the one year anniversary of the current iteration of the story I'm working on.
According to Word, I have spent 930 hours in "total editing time".
That's about 2.5 hours a day, every day;
If it were a job, it'd be one I spent about 18 hours a week doing;
If it were a full-time job, it's one I would have spent five months at before I left;
If it paid minimum wage, I would have earned $6,743 from it.
Good thing slave labor is free.
Your analysis lacked an important bit of data: do you feel your investment has been a good value?
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Great discoveries take time.
Love the helmet and whoever is opposite Love Princess might make a comment about being disappointed that her name does not in fact indicate pace or rythm.
Ok writing prompt: turn this image into a ponka sex comedy.
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As the old song goes...
I'm so involved, I don't know what to think.
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An ancient evil awoke and tries to get rid of all joy in Equestria.
Next time he'll remember to bring the strong tape.
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>When you're trying to write after months of having no inspiration, but your hands are swollen and stiff
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you could get some speech to text thingy.
For realsies, though is it that bad?
I assume at least with the Corona panic it would do wonders on inspiration.
It's mostly the lack of exercise. Going on walks is my main go to for thinking of what to write.
Although, having a consistent role-play partner these past couple weeks has been forcing me to get creative and that has helped a lot. And going into work gives me just enough exercise not to get depressed.
Maybe I should get up and go for a walk in the morning.
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What style will you be aiming for this time?
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Horror/grimdark. It's the same one I've been working on, although lately I've kind of had an urge to start something new.
Hmm, maybe a tragic love story?
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If you can make it contemporary, I'd be sold on it.
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I try to with most things I write, makes it a little easier to describe things accurately
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I read too many classical stories lately
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Been doing a bit of revising what I already have and getting some character art done.
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I wrote 1005 words today!
It's been so long since I wrote things I wasn't sure I could do it. But a friend pushed me to try, and I did it.
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i never really posted in this thread before, i guess cause my writing is such a private experience for me. but eh, why not? i did enough writing to feel valid in here.
i had written a 150 page screenplay last year, and this year i managed to bring it down to 120 pages. and now i'm revising and adding things, and it's gonna probably going to land somewhere around 126-128 pages, and i'll have to find a way to shave another 8 pages -_-
it is one of the most important personal projects for me, and i legitimately am hoping to shop it to studios and get a real film deal out of it, or at least an Option to drive my career forward <3>>1047094
nice! that's a lot of words!>hugs and kajis <3>>1028899
oooh that's exciting!>hugs and kajis <3
character art sounds so cool!
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whoa! that's so cool. what's it about!>hugs
I nearly got to the driving moment of the story this time. I'm hoping lots of reading will help keep things interesting, but I know there's going to be lots of cleanup when I get to the editing phase. I'm still discovering the world after all.
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thank you :))
well i don't wanna get too in depth with the description, but it's about a guy who is stuck in a rut with his life in a small mountain town. he has good things like a close friend, a beautiful girlfriend, a loving father, and things seem stable. but he starts seeing things... weird apparitions that appear in his dreams, but now in life, and with them there is always a fire that starts.
it's a bit of a psychological supernatural film. it's long from complete cause there is stuff i still need to fix and tweek, but i'm getting there ^^
ooh nice! what's your story about? writing is a wild beast ^^
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I would like to write more but I'm afraid all the ideas I've had have been hollow worldbuilding.
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i love writing, and want to write, but my brain feels so numb! i am not sure i could write anymore!
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why do they make you afraid?>hugs and kajis <3>>1047102
hey moony!>hugs and kajis<3
i always find that starting is the hardest part, once i get into the actual writing, it gets at least a little easier ^^
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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.