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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 02:51:58 AM »
It gets better after they have "Spider Sex" actually. Here's the full text. http://pastebin.com/FpAEscPG

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 07:14:47 PM »
I usually stick to comedy, but I dabble a little bit in more thought provoking inspirational stuff from time to time, but it's usually comedy.  :vikonsmile:

When it comes to non-script stuff, I like to try a lot of various things. Just last week I wrote a parable and a story in the form of a diary entry.  :seraismile:

From what I've seen, it looks like you write for stage and I write for screen. Very different worlds. :)

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2012, 01:57:46 AM »
I tend to write 'plays for books' when writing in script format. I forgot the exact term for those tho. Generally speaking, the 'plays for books' only describe the actions, and not state the technical parts of the script like staging, music and positioning. While some look possible to stage as a play, others are written strictly for the books. I suggest reading 'The House of Bernarda Alba' and 'The Glass Menagerie' for a better grasp of the techniques. I'd suggest more but right now I can't recall the names.

If you want to look for script format stories, they're a little hard to sort through, but you can mainly find them under the tag 'drama' or 'play'.
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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2012, 02:39:24 AM »
I write for mysteries (not necessarily murder mysteries, but even emotional or psyche mysteries--thought-provoking in attempt), whereas I place information necessary for later use among scene-setting/character-setting descriptive information. That makes my written work--not unlike my Freebird postings--a bit too elaborate.

I wrote a To the Moon inspired screenplay once just to test my boundaries, but it was uncomfortable and clearly outside of my "expertise," should I ever pretend to be a good writer.

I've read Vasha, LegacyBlade, and Luv's written works, and I like them. Ronnie is also a fantastic writer, but she's been mysteriously absent lately. Long story short, post your stuff, guys. This is a good thread to talk about how to write, but I'd like to see more works from you up on Freebird so I can criticize and judge you on a personal level. :)

My advice would be to write up the story as a script, then if you like it, but would prefer it in novel form, you've already got the story in front of you to work with.  :seraismile:

I like that. It basically advocates outlines and storyboards, which I'm a fan of. It's good to leave some wiggle room when writing, but having a plan to at least 80% completion is the best way to get a quality product, IMO.

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2012, 07:01:12 PM »
*favorited page because she ish noob at writing and therefore appreciates everyone as teachers* OwO I'm not kidding, these are some great tips, and by damn am I the worst at writing. So you guys are super awesomely saucemley to pass on your expertises.
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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2012, 07:39:13 PM »
Writing Tip no. 1: Use more words like "Saucemley". They make me happy.  :seraismile:
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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2012, 09:09:40 PM »
I prefer "Good artists copy, great artists steal."  :seraismile: I made it up.

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2012, 09:10:47 PM »
I have an even better one. "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2012, 09:17:04 PM »
Haha, I didn't actually make it up. I think it was Picasso.  :seraismile: We made a very similar joke. XD

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2012, 09:24:36 PM »
I know, I've heard it before. I just thought I'd double up on the joke. To be honest, I thought we were going to form a cycling running gag. XD

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2012, 09:35:40 PM »
Well then sorry for the C-C-C-Combo Breaker!!  :P

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2012, 09:49:19 PM »
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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2012, 10:44:11 PM »
Hahaha, I love you two so much :D

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2012, 11:27:24 PM »
Aww, I love you too Vash.  :seraismile: In a very manly way of course. I'm gonna go chop down a tree or something to get my man points back.

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Re: Writing Tips
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2012, 11:31:24 PM »
Heh, missed the party then~

Anyways, many people find that my style is quite close to the usual Japanese Light Novel format. I've read a bunch and I have to say that their style has influenced me enough that I emulate how they show how the whole plot flows. So I usually take that as a complement. And yes, people have been telling me this plot element/character/power reminds them of [insert title here], but that's a given since I have a lot of inspirations that help me write
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