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Who likes writing (not fan fiction)
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Posted 1/14/12
;w; finally!
FINALLY!
yes, me! i like writing and not fan fiction
me me me me me
me! n_n
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Posted 1/14/12

JWHv2 wrote:

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.


No problem. I think that's the way to go for any sort of creative activity, keep at it whenever possible. The longer that you stray away from creating, the harder it feels when you get back to it. I know how that was rather well, when my old laptop died, I had to wait about two or three weeks before I got a replacement. While one of my larger pieces was lost due to various problems, the ones that I had a reliable back up were safe. It was kind of difficult getting back into that same rhythm as before.
Posted 1/15/12
I read and wrote a lot of poems in 10th and 11th grade. That's probably when I got into writing more. Now I scribble on my notebook almost everyday. xD
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Posted 1/15/12

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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.


My timing is something quiet special. As my comedy can be described as a unholy fusion of the ranty/angry Rhod Gilbert and the very surreal and random Ross Noble it sounds strange but it works. I the rants allow me to build up a flow where timing is much easier to keep and the strange surrealness of the rants keeps it funny. Before I had problems with me having to stop starting the flow to try and work some jokes but I've worked round that now and it's pretty good.
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Posted 1/15/12

wolfsaiga wrote:

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.



My material very rarely stays fictional I do a lot of surreal stuff look up Ross Noble it's a bit like his but a little bit tuned down. I'm not good at writing about current events or realistic things so I just write things from my slightly insane point of view. The pattern of my stuff is generally the fact that people know once they have heard me once or twice that when I start a joke it very rarely has little relevance to how it ends and that it can easily surprise you. Evidence being one of my tried and true jokes starts off about stereotypes and ends with me going on about what sexual things you can do to a potato :P.
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Posted 1/15/12 , edited 1/15/12
To the other people I usually write in my head so to speak as well. A idea will pop into my head when I'm walking somewhere and while I'm walking I will refine it till I get to somewhere I can write it down

I will also admit grammar is something I struggle with in my blog as I'm either a massive spaz or borderline dyslexic with writing but I still find it fun

Also this is the said blog
http://alcoholicwelshman.blogspot.com/
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Posted 1/15/12
Comedy is definitely an interesting thing. Back in the different drama classes I took in HS and college. It was peculiar at times being paired with someone who was extremely terrible. The best thing that I could do is use rely on my improv ability. Double acts were both parts hard and easy. It was hard working with the guy, but since he was already so dry and uptight, it was easy playing off him as the funny guy.
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I'm actually thinking about writing a double act at the moment. One of my friends did a set dressed up as Santa playing him as a rather grumpy northern guy at Christmas, I'm thinking about writing a double act between his santa character and a Easter bunny character I have been working on. As my Easter Bunny character is going to be a depressed, alcoholic that wished he had the advertisement santa had it could potentially work
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Posted 1/15/12
Sounds like the Easter Bunny character of yours is related to the Trix bunny. They each just found their different solace, Easter bunny with alcohol, and extreme amounts of caffeine and sugar for the Trix bunny. At least that is what could be on the surface. Who knows how sad the Trix bunny gets after he loses bowl after bowl of cereal.
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Not really the Trix bunny is very cartoony (I think it's never shown over here in Britain) my character for the easter bunny is going to be quiet adult and slightly manic depressive with anger issues.
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Posted 1/15/12
It was more of a play on Behind the Scenes, I remember the show back when I was a kid. It was a short series that shown the creative process of various artists. It always pops in my mind when I see a character that strives for something but never quite gets it. That as well as the other show Behind the Music. Either way, it's always great reading up on a different take on a well known figure.
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Posted 1/15/12 , edited 1/15/12

LostButterflyUtau wrote:

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.


I love writing too. It's fascinating how you really can create your own story, and dream off, thinking one day people will read it. Right now I'm writing a fantasy-book as my last year project in high school. It all started because I wanted to impress my crush, but soon I realized that I had found something amazing. I also write a lot of poetry, it's sort of like a diary I suppose. It's all in english, so the book probably wont be published in Swedish in a long time.

I totally know what you mean by "not being able to sit down and actually write", haha. Many times I write pages in my mind, but that's usually before I go to sleep, and I can't be arsed to write it down on my iPhone. But I do have like a hundred notes on it..
I'm glad there are more authors on this site!
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Posted 1/15/12

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But I do have like a hundred notes on it..
I'm glad there are more authors on this site!
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Taking notes is a great habit to keep up. I had a bunch of notes on my old mac mini. I wish that I had something else added as some were a bit more obscure than others like, "The wind needs more feeling", those kinds of notes were with a story in mind, but I always wrote too much of them. Plenty of random notes, no story linked to them. It got to the point that I just started deleting stickies because I couldn't use any of them as effective as what I thought of at their time of unlucky creation. Networking is a good thing, having a few writing buddies is always nice to have as you'd have someone to talk to who could shine in on such predicaments a bit more than others. Too often have I chatted with a friend online because we both had writer's block. In the end it worked out, I had a few things to write in my current project, she had something new pop up in her mind.
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Posted 1/15/12
Me too! Another writer to the list :)
I love it, and I've been doing it since I was a kid. I really want to write a full-length novel someday.

Well, I don't usually write comedy, but I can give you some general tips.

I do it too, to write whole stories in my head, normally before going to sleep, and then completely forget them next morning or simply, not being able to write it down.
What I've been doing is, once in a while, just sit down with a piece of paper and write every thought that comes to mind. It doesn't matter whether you're feeling "inspired" or not, because inspiration will come if you do. Just start writing, whatever, and words will flow, i gurantee.
Writing down notes it's great, but they won't magically come together. So, just start writing and at some point everything will start making sense.
And I guess this applies to comedy as well I like to write fantasy and quite honestly, my best ideas come when I do this. I have written a couple of short stories and poems. Never a fan fiction story, although the idea has crossed my mind thousands of times, when you have just finished a good anime, and it can be interesting seeing how far you can come with other's characters
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Posted 1/15/12 , edited 1/15/12
That's some sexy advice.
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