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Come here to talk about all of your favourite books, and to share your own work.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. Turning this bitch into a novel! Hahaha!
  3. Update: Restarted again, the foruth time the beginning of the story.
  4. All together, I have been writing various stories for the past fifteen years, but I usually just roleplay write, where each person has a character, they write and speak in their post, and then in mine, I would react to what they wrote in a few paragraphs and so on, because of this co-write style, I have participated in thousands of various kinds of stories of many genres, but the current one I am working on is a solo project, which is easier and harder at the same time. It's easier to write solo because it is all one sided, you get to solo plot and plan and write, but also harder for those same reasons because there is no one else to springboard ideas from and take the story other places.
  5. How many eroticas have you written?
  6. Someone who shall remain nameless once asked me to write a eulogy for him, when I said no, he got pissed off and was like "You can write sex stories, but not a eulogy?" And I just thought it was a funny moment!!! Of course one is way more fun to explore than the other, right?
  7. I tend to think that more detail helps tell your story better. If you leave details out, yes, it means the reader can paint the scene more to their own vision, but it means that when they read the story, they aren't going to be experiencing the story that you intended for them to experience.
  8. Wording is very important because the type of writing I am working on is a story and I really want to help the reader paint the scene in their own minds. Should I add small and rather moot detail, or should I let the reader conjure up the externals of the story in their own heads? Just curious to get thoughts on the matter!
  9. That happened to me a lot when trying to write my second book. I wrote and published my first book within something like 6 weeks. Then it took me from late 2013 until now to write the second. I kept deciding I hated what I had, or that I didn't want to go in a certain direction. Just keep persisting and eventually, you'll get there. I'm doing a lot of planning for the novels I'm working on, simply so that when it does come to writing them, I don't have the same issues as I had before.
  10. That feeling when you're working on a story and randomly read over what you wrote and suddenly decide you hate it, then are like FUCK THIS SHIT and delete what once you thought was so good, now garbage and choosing to start all over.... How Ryan wrote not only one book, but a second one too, I will never know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Yes. Yes you are.
  12. Am I doing this right?
  13. Yeah, that annoyed me a bit too. Some of the story lines lack context. However, they're supposed the release the final diagram once they've broken the record, which will be quite interesting because I've lost count of how many entries I've made. I actually managed to come across another one of my story lines. I like twisting the story line though. I think the examples I made show that quite well!
  14. I'm not really enjoying it simply because all I can do is answer. Maybe I'm just missing something but I'd like to be able to see some of the stuff other people have said.
  15. It can actually be quite fun if you get the right inspiration and previous paragraph to go with it.
  16. Dank. I'll give it a shot
  17. Not entirely sure how I came across this, but it's quite amusing nonetheless. Basically, you're given a snippet of the story line (about Walter) from what the last person said, you then add onto it like this: Other examples of my fine continuations include (all signed with "Squirrel-37"): Would be interested to see what other people submit for their input (and also their usernames so I can lookout for them): https://worldslargestdiagram.com/
  18. ((You sir, are an amazing Alex!))
  19. I'll go in my droogs and give that bitch some of the good old fuckity fuck. While you my droogs, kill that wretched old man. Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! It will be like gorgeousness and gorgeousity make flesh.
  20. ((In this RP, you can either be one of Alex's friends, breaking into a rich person's house, or you can be the poor sap that opens the door and lets them in to beat the shit out of them and take their things, You pick)) After staking out a house for some time, Alex and a group of his friends were planning a break in. "Right, I'll go and ask to use the phone, you lot wait outside the door and when they open it, we all rush in. Got it?" Alex would then knock on the door and speak to the person who answered. "Excuse me, sorry to bother you but my car broke down. May I come in and use your phone?" He waited at the door to see what the person would do in response.
  21. Eh, I don't really see how those points conflict with five or six. Physical description is inherent to a character's being; You'll be given it when they're alone (unless written otherwise). Being alone is a direct interaction with the world. Tom Hanks was alone on an island in Cast Away, so he tried to get help (interaction while the character is alone). I simply like it when a character is alone because you get to see more unique examples of a character's behavior. You act differently when you're alone than you do when with friends, right? What interesting stories could you tell from a time when you were alone? Certainly they'd be unique examples of how you behave. I mean, fuck, Spongebob demonstrates it well: It was a simple way to tell us something about Squidward and (incidentally) develop him. Change the setting a bit (to say, an island perhaps) and you've got plenty of great ways to make a character better. Description has its perks too, but actions explain so much more about a character. Imagine a man with a bloody stump for an arm. With that thought alone, all he'll be is a man with a bloody stump for an arm. Now, imagine this man in two different scenes: one where he falls to the ground and cries about his missing limb, and one where he sticks a plunger to his stump and jokingly hits you with it. With an action, this man becomes two different people. It all depends on context which one is more important, though. When I read, I tend to find character description is pretty minimal aside from important details. The reader tends to fill in a lot of blanks if you give them just enough to work with. The bulk of the character development is then carried out by how they act. Certainly they rely on each other, I just see action as having more sway. "The best way" is a little subjective in this case, sure (I also just realized the contradiction in six). Context is everything, and there is no wrong way to creatively write if you handle the language well.
  22. Flawed characters as well as any character with strong desires, problems and/or goals are the best characters. The point of a main character is to follow their journey and watch them grow in a sense while seeing the world building through their senses. I think some great examples of strong characters and uncovering character development are films like Silence of the Lambs and Psycho. I feel like when people see characters make mistakes in movies and TV nowadays they're too offended by it. I disagree with your 5th and 6th points Nox. Character development comes from interaction with other characters or with the world built around them, also their character description based on looks alone can say a lot when they're first introduced (ie how they are dressed or their overall posture).
  23. Yeah I mean it's much easier as well. If I want a character that everyone would hate, I would think of my nemesis and incorporate that into it. If I write about a woman and want to create sexual tension, I have to use personal experience because if I don't, then it's all clichè. Also its easier because if I'm going to be directing real people trying to perform these characters then I have to definitely incorporate personal experience into character development. However, I'm also quite liniment when it comes to improvisation and I like for the actors to put their own spin on the characters. It's like you choose the flower seeds in the screenplay during pre-production and then you watch the actors flourish and grow through the performance on location which is so beautiful to be honest. To me writing a screenplay and directing it afterwards is like playing god, creating a universe. That is what I love about my field.
  24. Yeah, totally. I was once told that fiction is designed to explore ideas. If you aren't exploring, it ain't fiction. Characters are like ships in this regard, helping you sail into the unknown... I've been told that writing from personal experience is a good thing too. It was Picasso who said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal," and this is true for writing too. Steal your own experiences and your writing will be better.
  25. I'm feeling a little pretentious today, as per usual, and I want to discuss how y'all write characters. I don't necessarily mean for books either, I just want a discussion about how people make "people". I have a history of making people up. Dungeons and Dragons and other table top games frequently challenge me to create people. In my journey I've learned a few things about how to make a person. Everybody wants. If your character doesn't want something, chances are people won't be very interested in them. Want creates conflict and plots all on its own. If I make a person, I need to make them want something. Characters lie, both to themselves and to others. Narrators lie too. A character can be as moral as an angel, but they lie all the time, just in different ways. Strange may be one of the best labels you can put on a character. If something is strange, then it isn't normal. If your character is strange, chances are they're interesting too. A flawed character is a better character. The greek gods wouldn't have such interesting stories if they were without flaws. Zeus banged everything, Hera was an utter bitch, Athena was incredibly jealous e.t.c. Despite being god's, a definition of perfect, they have flaws which make them interesting and also tend to make them WANT. The best time to get to know a character is when they are alone. Characters are best expressed through action, not description. Dialogue may be the best way for a character to express themselves. Those are some things I think about when I write people. What are some of your guys' favorite characters? How do you write people, if at all?
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