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Who likes writing (not fan fiction)
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I have recently got into writing a blog which the link to can be found in my profile and also lots of stand up comedy material. I have been finding it rather fun and wouldn't mind getting into writing some more comedy based stuff. I'm not a fan of fan fiction as your stuck with characters other people have made or a universe that isn't really I rather writing about reality. So basically any other people out there like writing and wouldn't mind giving some advice to a newbie
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Eh, the best advice I can offer are the same bits that were spouted to me when I was young. If you love writing, write. Write every day, don't slack off.

I've been writing for the most part of 21 years. For me, crafting a story was one thing, but the fact that others enjoyed it was what kept me going. As a kid, I decided that I want to create a story that anyone can lose themselves into, that they'd forget the troubles around them. Each month I set myself a particular goal. It might be something like write a minimum of a dozen poems a week. Or it could be something more substantial, write a novella in the span of a month.

Bottom line, a constant creative pace is a great way to keep the mind sharp. I write a minimum of two thousand words a day. It's a good pace to have, this way I could write a novella a month without a problem and if I want to step it up a notch, it's not impossible. I also make sure that I have periods of intense amounts of creation. Perhaps my favorite is taking a weekend to write a story that usually ends up being between 20k-40k words. A little bit of sleep, and tons of creation. Sometimes the end product isn't worth anything, others it's the start of something great.
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Yotsuya wrote:

Eh, the best advice I can offer are the same bits that were spouted to me when I was young. If you love writing, write. Write every day, don't slack off.

I've been writing for the most part of 21 years. For me, crafting a story was one thing, but the fact that others enjoyed it was what kept me going. As a kid, I decided that I want to create a story that anyone can lose themselves into, that they'd forget the troubles around them. Each month I set myself a particular goal. It might be something like write a minimum of a dozen poems a week. Or it could be something more substantial, write a novella in the span of a month.

Bottom line, a constant creative pace is a great way to keep the mind sharp. I write a minimum of two thousand words a day. It's a good pace to have, this way I could write a novella a month without a problem and if I want to step it up a notch, it's not impossible. I also make sure that I have periods of intense amounts of creation. Perhaps my favorite is taking a weekend to write a story that usually ends up being between 20k-40k words. A little bit of sleep, and tons of creation. Sometimes the end product isn't worth anything, others it's the start of something great.


Thanks . I don't write at such levels as a lot of the stuff I write is meant to be said at a later date so I tend to keep it short but refine it a few times. I get as much writing time in a week I can and I do set myself goals as well. For stand up material a certain amount of material to use (eg 5 minutes of material) and blog posts can vary depending on how much time I have.
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I liek writing on facebook. It's my duty to keep my status up to date. AND GOD HELP YOU IF YOU DON'T.
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I think FB statues are a bit different from Story/ stand up writing
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What's the difference between stand up writing and what I just wrote?
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He's trying to say you're not a very stand-up kinda guy.
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Things written don't usually translate well for humour when they are spoken and the reverse is the same. My comical writing skills aren't the best which is why I am working on them thankfully my stand up is much better.
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I dunno, but it's easier to blame the audience.
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If you learn anything from Jerry Seinfeld, it's that timing makes inherently unfunny material hilarious. The entirety of his standup and television show was situated around this premise. Take the mundane and tweak the timing. Some of the best episodes of Seinfeld were simply normal activities with clever bumps in the flow of story telling that snowball. If you can get the audience into your flow, then you can control the timing and add humor to very relatable (read otherwise not funny) material.
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I write poetry, if that counts. Poetry also my major.

Things to avoid, no matter what you are writing:
1. Cliches (ANYTHING you've heard before, such as 'blazing hot,' 'ice cold,' 'green with envy,' 'brave as a lion,' etc. Strive for originality)
2. Grammar/Spelling mistakes. (It's pointless to argue that you don't need to know the fundamentals in order to write...you don't do anything without first learning and mastering the basics. It is the same for writing...) People who criticize others for being 'Grammar Nazis' are stupid. You don't call someone a 'math Nazi' or a 'chemistry Nazi.'
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24 / M / 風の山
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practice the comedy, study comedy. just saying comedy can be very fictional. its relatable is what makes it successful.

nonfictional material, is not much different than fictional writing. your main worries are researching your material.

practice your skills, and create a somewhat predictable idea or pattern of writing that makes your work you.

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I love writing I write tons of short stories. But nothing pure comedy sorry
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I do both orginal and fanfiction writing. In fact, I'm working on a book. I've been writing since I was little-not that the stories were any good, but still, it's part of me.

Unfortunately, I'm no good at advice. I just say, keep writing. I tend to write in my head when I'm not able to sit down and actually, well, write.
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I like writing stories and rare fan fictions i have so many stories started that i hope one day i'll finish one and hopefully get it published.
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