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Hi. My name is Sean and as you can see i want to make a manga. I feel like i have good ideas and i've written stuff here and there. However, i'm very lacking in the writng skills department, plus i'm terrible at drawing as well(i butcher stick figures) . Plus i'm far from knowledgeable on Asian culture, which is a big problem when wanting to make a manga, at least i think so. I was wondering if i can find anyone interested in starting sort of "Manga Team". Including an artists, someone knowledgable on Asian culture, and another writer or two, to help me fine tune my ideas and writing. If you can do two or all of them awesome, but if you can only do one that's perfectly fine too.

I've been thinking about startng off with writing a Light Novel first, then later on make it into a manga. I figured it would make it easier to use the light novel as a sort of script for the manga, rather then going straight for the manga. But that's just my way of thinking about it, that could be completely wrong. I've attempted to kinda write Light Novels beofre, but i'm not sure if i have the proper understanding of how the writing style of a light novel should be formatted, i feel my attemps have been very lacking of certain Light Novel elements. I feel like this another aspect we can work on together as a team.

It would mean the world to me if i could put a team together and we create an amazing series together. Making a manga of my own has been a dream of mine for a few years now. I'm not expecting it to easy, but i think with a team of awesome pleople we could totally pull it off. For now it's sort of a for fun/hobby sort of thing. But i'm hoping that one day i can get even one of my stories(manga and/or light novel) published. And, though more unlikey, to get it adapted into an anime someday. But that's hopeful wishing/dreaming.

Anyway if you are interested do leave a reply or send a PM to me telling me what kind of role you want to take part in. Whether you're 15 or 37, age doesn't matter, just as long as you're willing to do your best. Also i'll send you some info on the story ideas i have in mind, and you can tell me what you think. I'll be getting up here and checking my msgs frequently.

So i hope to hear from you soon. Whether you participate in this project or not, i still thank you for taking time out to read this post. Thank you so much for your time and have a wonderful day


Posted 2/12/13
You know, I think your best bet if to start off writing short stories to get the hang of it or even fanfiction. There are a load of authors on fanfiction sites than like to write in pairs or groups. You just have to advertize there and let people know.

I can see you have some issues with grammar and punctuation so you should brush up on that as well.

Start off with short stories, then gradually extend your word count (there is no limit). Before you write any story always have a summary, and even a chapter-by-chapter summary so you don't get lost in your own tale. Know where you are going basically, but at the same time, it doesn't have to have a solid, set in stone outline. There is room for change, but it has to fit in the story.

Light novels remind me a lot of teen-fiction for the most part, so it would be good to read some (good) novels from there.

Oh, and don't forget: research, research, RESEARCH. ESPECIALLY if you're writing about a different culture!!! Take a lot notes as well. If you're devising your own fantasy world, keep a notebook or something to keep track of fictional things. (Names, countries, customs, etc.)

Good luck.
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I'm a free writer. Splitter Love's the pen name, and I would love to help with the writing if that would be okay. Question though, is this gonna be primarily electronic. If so, good. Otherwise I don't feel too confident leaving my house to show my work. I do write adult fiction, though, so please elaborate greatly on what you do and don't want in it, if you decide to choose me. Oh, and I suck ass at drawing. It's an art not everyone is blessed to be good at.

Have an idea of where you're going with the story or manga. That is one of the key concepts behind the success of any given literature or art. Retcon or set up plotholes and you're bound for deep criticism. Pacing is also wise if you're doing a series. Don't tell too much, but just enough to where you end at, that someone is going to want the continuation.

I try to sound old, but I still haven't gotten noticed yet. I'm just experienced in knowledge, and when it comes to applicable cases I have no resume. I do have knowledge on Asian culture, but I'm American, so what I know comes from English translations and subtitles to different mangas, books, and anime. But I'm not even that keen on the East. Just when it comes to my games and anime/manga.

Also, a genre would be a verrrrrry helpful point. Horror, fantasy, erotica, etc., having an established genre or genres that you will or might work on can narrow down your research. If you have any specific genres, lend me a reply, and I'll look into it for you, if I can.
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Like the mentioned previously, you should maybe try write a manga or light novel thats rather short. If it turns out good you can start making longer ones. Now as for a role, would consider myself a decent or above average writer. I tend to get passionate when im writing about a subject that fascinate me. Anyways i would love to hear your ideas for a manga/light novel. If you could send me some of your ideas, i would gladly try to pitch in and be of help if i can.
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magicuser360 wrote:

You know, I think your best bet if to start off writing short stories to get the hang of it or even fanfiction. There are a load of authors on fanfiction sites than like to write in pairs or groups. You just have to advertize there and let people know.

I can see you have some issues with grammar and punctuation so you should brush up on that as well.

Start off with short stories, then gradually extend your word count (there is no limit). Before you write any story always have a summary, and even a chapter-by-chapter summary so you don't get lost in your own tale. Know where you are going basically, but at the same time, it doesn't have to have a solid, set in stone outline. There is room for change, but it has to fit in the story.

Light novels remind me a lot of teen-fiction for the most part, so it would be good to read some (good) novels from there.

Oh, and don't forget: research, research, RESEARCH. ESPECIALLY if you're writing about a different culture!!! Take a lot notes as well. If you're devising your own fantasy world, keep a notebook or something to keep track of fictional things. (Names, countries, customs, etc.)

Good luck.


First off, thanks for the reply and secondly thank you so much for the insight. It is very appreciated. Grammer & punctuation have always been my kryptonite. I guess since i've always started off trying to work on long stories, rather then starting small and pacing myself. Sort of like trying to run when ican't even crawl yet. The points you've brought up are very great. Their things i thought of doing, but sort of slacked on doing. Doing only minute research, and barley keeping the story straight in my head. Which has causes me to change the story like every 5 minutes. But you've painted a very vivid picture of what i need to do, and for that you have my thanks from the very bottom of my heart.
Posted 2/12/13

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magicuser360 wrote:

You know, I think your best bet if to start off writing short stories to get the hang of it or even fanfiction. There are a load of authors on fanfiction sites than like to write in pairs or groups. You just have to advertize there and let people know.

I can see you have some issues with grammar and punctuation so you should brush up on that as well.

Start off with short stories, then gradually extend your word count (there is no limit). Before you write any story always have a summary, and even a chapter-by-chapter summary so you don't get lost in your own tale. Know where you are going basically, but at the same time, it doesn't have to have a solid, set in stone outline. There is room for change, but it has to fit in the story.

Light novels remind me a lot of teen-fiction for the most part, so it would be good to read some (good) novels from there.

Oh, and don't forget: research, research, RESEARCH. ESPECIALLY if you're writing about a different culture!!! Take a lot notes as well. If you're devising your own fantasy world, keep a notebook or something to keep track of fictional things. (Names, countries, customs, etc.)

Good luck.


First off, thanks for the reply and secondly thank you so much for the insight. It is very appreciated. Grammer & punctuation have always been my kryptonite. I guess since i've always started off trying to work on long stories, rather then starting small and pacing myself. Sort of like trying to run when ican't even crawl yet. The points you've brought up are very great. Their things i thought of doing, but sort of slacked on doing. Doing only minute research, and barley keeping the story straight in my head. Which has causes me to change the story like every 5 minutes. But you've painted a very vivid picture of what i need to do, and for that you have my thanks from the very bottom of my heart. :)


Well, I am glad I could help you. I too like to write, but my stories aren't amazing or anything, and I constantly learn something new all the time. Always remember that you never stop learning, and this mindset will really open and challenge your mind.

I think the most important part (for me at least) is keeping track of the direction of your story. A bad mistake you can make is contradiction events, or scenes with something that pops up later in your tale just because you didn't keep note of it.

I really do wish you the best of luck though.

Happy writings!
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