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Welcome to the Writers Guild! Not an official guild by any means, but we still like to pretend.

Well, come come, what are you waiting for? You don't need a fancy member ID to pull up a chair and join in the fun.

As you can imagine, anything and everything to do with writing and story telling can be found in this thread. Got an idea for a story? A dream of making it to the big leagues? Or maybe just a good book you read recently? Well, it's all welcome here. Don't be shy.

Most of use don't bite.


I dream of writing this first scene someday.

>but you have time right n—



As usual, I'd preder to make short films,  ut I have zero to work with. Obe idea I have though has been resurfacing.

I had an idea of a Last of Us-esque post-apocalypse setting where a fellow is captured by one of the typical raider group you see in settings like these (possibly to make him reveal the lcoatiob of a shelter or something) , but ends up sort of befriending his guard (I was thinking over something very human like recognizing a band t-shirt or somesuch), to show that the raiders are also just people that may not think they have a choice in being rough abd self serving.

It would end with one of the mostly  unseen post-apocalypsr monsters of the setting charging the base and making itd way to the cell, with the guard letting the captured man put and giving him a gun. The two of then would then either fight the thing or commit suicide together (as a sort of "at we die knowing human bonding is still possible in a world like this" way) before the monster can get them. As usual though, I have no  idea how  to build  to that


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I love it.

I would enjoy either ending, but personally the suicide ending would get to me more.

So I've been finding myself doing something with my writing;maybe it can help with your film making. What I've been doing is writing (in my opinion) very crappy short sentences that come off as pretty cringy and like something a young kid would write.

Then later I'll go back to it, look at one sentence, and go *ok, how I can change that to show my audience, instead of tell?"

Then I'll use whatever adjextives, facial expressions, or human habits and twitches to get the point across.

It's really helped me stop getting so stuck on things when I want it to be good the first time around. Because it just isn't going to be.


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Someday soon~


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So my man got me four books on writing better, and one I already love and haven't put down yet.

It's called, A Year Of Writing Dangerously-365 Days Of Inspiration And Encouragement.

I'm on page 26 and I love this quote about a trampoline. I'll shorten it a bit because it's pretty long.

"...I'm here to tell you that it is impossible to be calm and dignified on a trampoline. It is also impossible to feel safe on one. I crawled onto what looked like a big lake of black water and couldn't stand up. And these little kids...were bouncing like ping-pong balls...Very slowly I managed to get to my feet and then proceeded to inch across the trampoline in an upright position...'It's okay if you fall down' she said...And suddenly I realized the metaphor:there's no way to be more dignified on a big piece of bouncing rubber than you are on a piece of paper...If you let go of how you look doing this, and aren't afraid to fall on your face, it's really fun. Kind of like writing."


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that is a pretty interesting quote, Ella!


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This book has all kinds of cool quotes like that!

But that one really hit home because I'm usually so scared to share my writing.

I'm opening up my heart into this stuff, you know, even if it is fiction.


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Late Night Inspirational Wallpaper


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If you want to be successful, then you gotta be better than everyone else, or at least damn near. You gotta work hard, and make it come true.

But you won't get anywhere until you get some words down on the DAMN PAGE!


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20 bucks this guy has a color-swap OC


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I've been sitting around with this big story in my head for almost a decade, but I've never really been able to do anything with it outside of at least a dozen failed attempts at making a game.

I'll probably try it again this year, but I think it's safe to say that I won't succeed again unless I actually get the spare time to dedicate myself to it.



whats the idea?


I dunno Godard but i go with anything Jean Luc Picard says. Make it so!

Tell us tell us TELL US
The sooner you write it down, the sooner more details will fill in all on their own.


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I'm learning that waiting for 'the time to do it' is the worst thing to do, because you won't ever 'get' the time, and the timesgoing to pass anyway. Somight as well just make a designated hour for yourself and not let anything interrupt.


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Oh, don't get me wrong, I've written down plenty! I still keep track of an old Google Docs file in my Google drive.

I'm not sure how well I could summarize the story, though I can give you the setting.

Basically, there's a guild of vigilante bounty hunters known as the Hunter's Guild that resides in a secluded and isolationist Human kingdom. Two members of the Hunter's Guild, Atticus and Nerissa, are chosen to hunt down a mysterious beast that has been attacking their trade caravans. They find the beast in its nest and proceed to slay it, but then they discover a tainted crystal in its nest. Atticus decides to bring it back to the guild, but the moment he touches it he is transported to the other side of the world, right in the middle of two warring kingdoms.
It's up to Atticus to find his way back home in a world that is completely unknown to him, while at the same time discovering where the tainted crystal came from and why it sent him away.


Sounds great to me.


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Hehe, it does go quite a bit deeper than that, but it's the best way I can summarize the setting without spoiling too much. I mean, with how fleshed out the story is at the moment, it's only about halfway by the time Atticus makes it back home.

There's a lot he'll get involved with, whether it be intentionally or unintentionally.


Just watch out for tough critics. I have a hard time receiving criticism. People say the stupidest things about form when i want feedback on substance, but always remember the only critic who really matters is you so dont let anyone discourage you from doing it your way.


Which of course still doesn't mean "don't listen".




Just keeping it in mind. Tis a hard balance.


Just because i'm snarling and sobbing doesn't mean i'm not listening.


Okay, you made laugh with that one, good on ya.


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Funny cuz its true.


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Heh, don't worry, there's still plenty of details in my story that I haven't really worked out properly, or I'm not sure of if they make sense realistically. I'm not expecting nothing but praise.

That is, if I ever get around to doing something with it.


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I'm not sure if I'm finding it easier to write with two rats wrestling under my butt, or easier.


This whole thing confuses me.


I got two pet rats. Both pretty young.

Im sitting im the bathroom with them, trying to write while they're playing and tugging on me trying to get me to play


Ah, okay!

I didn't know they did that.


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They play fight like dogs, it's really cute


Aw. What are their names?


I too wanna know, and see, these ratbabbies.


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No names just yet.
I tried to get pics, but they're too fast!


Kyoot tho


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Yea. I'll try and get a better pic later when they're sleeping


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I just finished the fourth chapter in Background Pony.

This is hard to read.

I don't mean hard as in struggling with the words, but hard because it's so emotional.


In about an hour, I'll be back to writing YOutube videos. So das gonna be a fun time.







Hard at work now!





Finishing it and recording lines tomorrow.


When you're done with that i got some extra stuff to do.


Send me whatever it is either by mail or Notes on any site I go to and I'll get around to it when I can.


I was actually teasing meaning like mow the lawn, wash the car etc but i do have a real illustration i need done so will send you the specs pretty soon


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k sent it, but it's not clop art or anything sorry bout that.


Aaawe dang, and here I was hoping to break into porn for realsies.


we could get together on that for Moony's birthday present


Oh lord.


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does this conversation have an escape hatch


I mean, if we keep it up, it's gonna have two ejection seats.


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What's going on in her-awh lawrd


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keep what up.  I don't see anything lalalalala


I didn't that you guys were writing THAT kind of fiction...


Don't look at me, it was Lost!

You filthy filthy pony!

Well, not WRITING.


>>654103 ejection seats or other ej- words....


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I thought we were talking about drawing

I take full responsibility except for any "ej" play


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This thread is wonderfully decadent.


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oh yeah I forgot Esh's first passion is film directing....

in that case I'm on board.


>>654110 'performance art'


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Not that I'll ever get a chance to do anything like that. The danish film industry is a fucking hangman's noose for creativity.


>>654116 why not?  Just post some classified ads on Craigslist (or Danish equivalent)


There is none. Also budgets.


>>654119 nothing similar? Pay them in 'exposure'


Sadly the only option for anyone here, more or less. Not that anyone will want to work with me in the first place.


>>654125 just refer to yourself as 'famous Danish filmmaker' and people will be lining up to work with you


Except for hte part where I'm not famous, in or out of country.


Have a screen play ready for when I am rich, and I'll do it.  Unless I'll get arrested like in North Korea for that.

US Embassy:  it's not like we care, but he's an American so we gotta ask
Danish film nationalists:  look he was acting without a license.  we can't give him to you
embassy:  he acts out for free here all the time, it's not like anyone pays him
dfn:  yes but he was allowed to sleep on a couch so it's considered pay.  we're hanging him at dawn
embassy: as long as he's hurt


>>654131 hey, is all relative.  Maybe a few thousand YouTube subscribers pots you in the top 10 in Denmark, and even if it doesn't, no one else knows that!


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he's a Great Danish pony film maker


>>654137 ....wow... I'm impressed


Dafaq man

Myeh, we'll see. My motivation has been crap. Still have a short I recorded 1½ year ago that I can't bring myself to edit for some reason.


you don't like the fone call scene I just wrote for me getting busted acting for you without paying a kickback to the film guild?

(see he's a tough director)


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I'm almost done reading Background Pony.

Just finished 'Beloved' last night.

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