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Who likes writing (not fan fiction)
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Toby- wrote:
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.


I totally agree. But dude, I love those kinds of notes. I write them all the time. It's partly why I fell in love with romance anime, and just anime in general. They seem to include these kinds of thoughts, the melancholic randomly generated thoughts that doesn't find its place in any other place besides my heart, poets and the japanese, haha. And yeah, maybe this thread can become a good place to bounce ideas and such. Maybe even create a group or something. I would definitely want that, because my friends lack the understanding (that's what it feels like, at least).



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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 :D


Yeah it's so annoying when you come up with this awesome story, and you tell yourself not to forget, and when you wake up, it's gone. Haha. I agree though, the best way is just to sit down.
I write on my computer though, and I definitely agree with the fact that you just gotta start writing. Inspiration will flow like a river. I tend to do it friday and saturday nights, and the beauty of writing a fantasy is that I don't really need any real facts to base what I write on. I can write whatever the heck I want to write, without any need of a source.

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I used to leave my note book next to my bed so whenever idea's popped into my head I could write it down straight away but it always resulted in me getting no sleep . I also randomness can help my writing so I don't have it as hard as some people.

I write whenever something comes to me even during lectures no one notices as everyone thinks I'm just taking notes
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Toby- wrote:

Yeah it's so annoying when you come up with this awesome story, and you tell yourself not to forget, and when you wake up, it's gone. Haha. I agree though, the best way is just to sit down.
I write on my computer though, and I definitely agree with the fact that you just gotta start writing. Inspiration will flow like a river. I tend to do it friday and saturday nights, and the beauty of writing a fantasy is that I don't really need any real facts to base what I write on. I can write whatever the heck I want to write, without any need of a source.



I agree, that's the real magic of fantasy books.

Me too, I normally write on computers, but I like to shape my ideas with real paper and pencil. There's no real reason, I guess it's more romantic that way (?)

And I can also doodle, you have no idea how much that helps to concentrate
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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.



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.


i c, but those kinda joke for your friends to find it funny would have to relate to it one way or another because it is a current thing, sexual jokes are current. you observed that and deployed it. and the predictable pattern can be that they can expect something unexpected. its your mark along with the potato and sexual jokes.
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I hate writing stories, even essay for school. I hate it so much.
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I enjoy creating stories...I may sound wierd but most of em are in my head xD I can never find the time to actually write them.
But when I do, its mostly fanfiction because of the characters, but when I do write it, it has NOTHING to do with the actual people. I dont really know how to explain
But I love to write:)
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Not really the idea just popped into my head and I thought it would be good and it is during the gigs I have used it in. It always gets a decent laugh. Plus I don't have many sexual jokes or potato jokes either my stuff varies a fair bit but the way I do it allows me to get away with doing varied stuff. Every comedian has their own way of working I have talked to some comedians who have to research topics for jokes and then takes a while to write the joke, some who just know the topic for their joke off the top of their head or people like me who don't have to research as the jokes they used comes more from their mentality rather than intelligence.
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I like writing lyrics, poems, short stories, and novels in that order. Lately, I'm trying to write more of those short stories - I used to write them all the time and fell out of practice. ._.
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I'm in the process of finally completing my first novel, but I've always wrote stories, plays, and poetry. I'm looking for an editor, and someone to "beta" read it for me to test the readibility and interest factor of it.

My advice with writing is to try to experience as much as you can in life firsthand. I mean you can describe some things based on what you read or saw on tv, but if you've been there, smelled it, saw it with your own eyes your readers will also be able to experience it. The geunine expression behind it is only fair to you and them. That is the primary reason behind my drive to meet everyone and do everything. Each person you meet has something that you could incorporate into your writing. The way they laugh, they drink, hold their pen, walk, etc. The more you study them, the better you will be able to create the universe behind the central story you're telling.

And lastly....the only way to write is simple....write. That may sound easy but believe me, for even professional writers that is the hardest process. Here is a quote that I've found helpful:

"It was as if the novel was already written, floating in the air, on a network of electrons. I could hear it talking to itself. I sensed that if I would but sit and listen, it would come thru, all ready."~ A.S. Byatt

So keeping that in mind on days you don't feel it, or really want to: " Today, I will sit and listen. I won't mind if the work is slow or stuck. I will believe that the words I am meant to write are on their way to me."

If you can't tell this is my absolute favorite topic in the world, and offering advice and instructions is what I do in rl, so if you ever need help with writers block, generating ideas, etc, feel free to ask me. And besides fellow writers are a source of encouragement to each other ^^
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yeah i like writing, usually random stories in my spare time though they never end well
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I like to draw people having sex. Now that is fun.
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Read as much as you write and write only when you're inspired. Post your works to various communities and ask for critique so you can improve. Most good writers are delightful people (in my experience) and just reading their works can inspire you to write something epic as well. Writing is a joy! Enjoy the experience!
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No fan fiction eh? Well I have to disagree on that I bit, as I have started a few fanon characters to coincide with some of my friends stories, other than that I tend to stick to random fiction normally involving female soldiers in a space based military, or some sort of genetic program and a crap load of other genres. As for advice I really don't have much to give other than don't let writer's block stop you from coming up with ideas. If you can't sit down and write several paragraphs try to just jot down your ideas as a summarized note, that way you have something to quickly bring all of your brainstormings back when you can sit down and write but it also allows you to focus on that next big idea you feel you need to write about without worrying about forgetting everything. Also read a lot, that way you can get a lot of ideas, I usually get all of my ideas to start things from books. One other thing I should mention is let the story tell itself. You can have ideas and goals for where you want your writing to end but just allow the story to flow through your mind and then once you finish it then add all of those bigger details and flowery words.
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Maiden_aya wrote:

I'm in the process of finally completing my first novel, but I've always wrote stories, plays, and poetry. I'm looking for an editor, and someone to "beta" read it for me to test the readibility and interest factor of it.

My advice with writing is to try to experience as much as you can in life firsthand. I mean you can describe some things based on what you read or saw on tv, but if you've been there, smelled it, saw it with your own eyes your readers will also be able to experience it. The geunine expression behind it is only fair to you and them. That is the primary reason behind my drive to meet everyone and do everything. Each person you meet has something that you could incorporate into your writing. The way they laugh, they drink, hold their pen, walk, etc. The more you study them, the better you will be able to create the universe behind the central story you're telling.

And lastly....the only way to write is simple....write. That may sound easy but believe me, for even professional writers that is the hardest process. Here is a quote that I've found helpful:

"It was as if the novel was already written, floating in the air, on a network of electrons. I could hear it talking to itself. I sensed that if I would but sit and listen, it would come thru, all ready."~ A.S. Byatt

So keeping that in mind on days you don't feel it, or really want to: " Today, I will sit and listen. I won't mind if the work is slow or stuck. I will believe that the words I am meant to write are on their way to me."

If you can't tell this is my absolute favorite topic in the world, and offering advice and instructions is what I do in rl, so if you ever need help with writers block, generating ideas, etc, feel free to ask me. And besides fellow writers are a source of encouragement to each other ^^


Beta reader? Well I could read it if your looking for just some random guy.
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I dislike writing.
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