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Posted 2/14/13
I was just wondering because for some reason I can't write stories. And by that I mean actually writing it out. I have no clue where to begin/start the story off. I have the idea about what I want it to be about but that's as far as I have gotten. Another problem I have is characters (coming up with their names, making personalities for them, etc.) This is just coming up with my own stories. With Fan Fictions, the characters are already made and it's just putting them in your own story for them. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has ever made their own story and how'd you go about doing it. Were there difficulties at time with trying to come up with how to progress the story further?
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Hmm, i tend to not really have any problems personally when i'm writing a story. I think, if i had to say anything about the progress, it would have to be the restrictions that make it difficult for me. I have to remember the lines i set up for the story so it doesn't all just come crashing down in one shot. As sometimes readers freak out about that type of thing.

I generally use music to help me get inspiration. Though other times i may use anime's as examples of characters. Breaking down certain characters and seeing the future and seeing if your right about it is one of the many ways i use to get to understand different character types and write up stories.

Besides that, i generally don't have much problems, i just land up thinking to much about it, getting too deep into the lore that sometimes i'll fall off into just doing the lore and the main story wont move until it's done XD.

Also, my personal style of Fan Fictions don't use the characters but a full cast of OC characters. =) You could try something like that, and use a world with lore and add in some of your own, then from their try changing the story more and more and eventually it'll turn out to an original.

But in the end, my actions to making a story, is...paper, pencil boom done. It may even just be one word that triggers it for me....
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Posted 2/15/13 , edited 2/15/13
Yes. It all comes in bits and pieces that I sew together.

For instance, with my story Emancipation Provenance I started by thinking of a battle between two futuristic military characters. From there, I laid out how the battle would go and how it would end. Next, I fleshed out the two characters: their motives, their backgrounds, their descriptions, etc. They were enemies from separate sides that were clashing to settle old scores; one for hatred and one for forgiveness. The two of them used to be inseparable, along with a third. The three girls were all conscripted into a new unified militaristic government / organization that each of their respective countries was a part of. They were conscripted for different reasons: by their parents, for their skill, and for themselves. They trained together since their entered into it, at age nine, and rose through the ranks to become three of the best. Something happened; the infant government having matured to adulthood, had decided the time was right. That the time was right to suffocate the world under its rule. In the first initial battles for this new cause, one of the friends died gruesomely - the other two mourning her loss. The remaining two continued to fight for their cause, scorching a path of destruction in their wake, one was disillusioned and the other determined, in their now tyrannical government's cause. After a costly battle that ended in their side's victory, the pain of loss caught up with them. As they were sifting through the dead, enemies and allies alike, the disillusioned one showed mercy for their defeated foes - finishing off the critically injured painlessly and helping the less mortally get back on their feet - she was sick of it all. The cause the three of them were a part of was nothing more than mass murder at the behest of false world unification under one banner. The determined one did her assigned tasks - killing all enemy survivors, injured or not, and helped on her allies who weren't near death - she was sick of it all too. Her feeling of the cause were just the same as her companion's - just buried deep within her soul as she trotted up and down the battlefield, driving her deepest feelings into bodies, and ending lives. She reasoned the only was forward, the past was the past, and nothing could change what happened. As they were together, as always, doing clean-up, another thing happened: enemy survivors still willing to fight appeared from amidst the dead. As the two girls battled the battle-worn combatants of the losing side, the determined one was taken down by a hand-held rocket that sent her flying into the ruined wall, the impact causing it to collapse on top of her. Believing her last friend to be dead, the disillusioned one defected the government the three friends at first were so devoted to. She defected to an organized resistance opposed to the tyrannical government's rule. Years went by as she yet again rose through the ranks to become a known name to all - moreso than she was before. There were more and more battles as the two sides - the resistance and the tyrannical power - went toe to toe with each other; this time, the disillusioned one wasn't disillusioned anymore. What she fought for now was the right way - the way it should be. Yet, she still mourned for the two friends she lost and they never left her mind; her regrets, her doubts, her fears. Then, news surfaced of a woman high in the tyrannical power's ranks that was cutting wafts of sorrow and hatred in the war. Her friend she thought had died was actually alive and well, but now totally devoted to the tyrannical government's cause. The two girls, now two woman, were destined to meet again on the blood stained battlefield. One for hatred and one for forgiveness.

From there, I went into their names:

The disillusioned one became Anneliese Eberstark, the determined one became Yuliana Zolnerowich.

Anneliese Eberstark - Major Character. German. 28 yrs old. A German with an insightful and caring demeanor. She's quick to act in dangerous situations and is a calm fighter. A former solder in the Salvation Alliance she defected to the NEO after a costly battle that seemly took the life of her two best friends. Was known as the "Flickering Banshee" while a part of Salvation Alliance and is still revered by that name. Always willing to forgive others and help her friends in times of need she also became leader of the Rapid Deployment Division in the NEO.

Yuliana Zolnerowich - Major Character. Russian. 28 yrs old. A member of a strict military family from Russia who sided with the Salvation Alliance. Originally a quiet shy girl she became a very stern and unforgiving individual during later years in the Salvation Alliance. Hailed as one of the smartest but ruthless soldiers in the Alliance she eventually became the leader of Atlantean Company. She commands with an iron fist and punishes anyone who disobeys or questions her orders except for her assistant Syuzanna Belyaev. To her allies and enemies alike she is known as the "Shimmering Fiend" because of her brutal, truculent nature in combat, and the skill with her weapon called a Gunblade.

They aren't the main characters of the story, but they play major roles within the plot, and the story wouldn't have been thought of as it is now without thinking of these two characters first.

I even made a cover for it




You can find more info about it and my other stories on my profile.

Yes, there is difficulty in writing or thinking up a story, but once you get a solid foundation it all flows smoothly. At least for me.
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Posted 2/15/13
Funny, never really had problems with that. It does come rather easy me, any form of writing.
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Posted 2/15/13
Could it be that you might have too much story ideas and don't know where to start on them?
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Posted 2/15/13

boha1000 wrote:

Could it be that you might have too much story ideas and don't know where to start on them?


YES! That is exactly it.
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CrayMeganeChan wrote:


boha1000 wrote:

Could it be that you might have too much story ideas and don't know where to start on them?


YES! That is exactly it.


Then choose the one you like the most and expand on it, then go from there.
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Posted 2/15/13
Are you seriouse! Thats empressive. I would/ will read it. Intresting
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Posted 2/15/13
I have a hard time at first then I get non-stop ideas after another. Depending on what it is.
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Posted 2/16/13

CrayMeganeChan wrote:


boha1000 wrote:

Could it be that you might have too much story ideas and don't know where to start on them?


YES! That is exactly it.


Heh, you can write them all out and then after you're done, you can let it sit for a week and then edit it, organize it around sort of thing, if you want to that is.
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Hmmmm
Personally, stories do come easily to me, but it's pretty hard to start and actually finish it( i have never finished any of my stories) though it's a good idea to write them up. I'm actually writing a story about 13 gangs that are so sophisticated that they have never been revealed to the police, it's pretty hard to write. Also, if you find it hard to come up with character's personalites, take a look at some of your favorite animes and use some of your favorite character's personality, or create a character that has the same personality traits as yourself.
I hope this helps
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Posted 2/20/13

AnimeVocaloidGirl wrote:

Hmmmm
Also, if you find it hard to come up with character's personalites, take a look at some of your favorite animes and use some of your favorite character's personality, or create a character that has the same personality traits as yourself.
I hope this helps



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Posted 2/24/13
Not at all for me. I seem to always have writers block except for little bursts of inspiration. I'm always looking for help but nobody seems to have time to help me think of a story so I'm stuck with ideas and no way to put them into words.
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It depends on how I feel. Somedays I can barely write a paragraph. Others I can write for hours.

The ideas com by the buckets, though there's a lot of tweaking and changing. I write, I like, i re-read, i shake my head, I re-write, I like. It never seems to end.
Posted 3/3/13
I sort of understand how you feel about that. There are times when I have so many ideas that my stories start to cluster and make little sense. When that happens, I go back over to where I think I messed things up and start rewriting by getting rid of what I think isn't needed. And like the person above posted it mostly depends on how I feel.
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