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Posted 6/9/13
I've been writing stories for years, when I was little I liked to make up bedtime stories for my little sister and they were pretty good...for a 7 year old. But from there I started to like making longer stories and more of them. The first time I actually put one on paper was when I was in 3rd grade and had to put vocab words in sentences and that felt boring so I wrote a little story using them, I continued doing that every time I needed to do sentences. In 6th grade for G/T I needed to write a short story with 1600 to 2000 words and that was the longest story I had to make up until that point, but I loved writing and it was really easy for me so I was done with a really good story in 3 days(keep in mind we had a full month to work on this)...but it was too long so I needed to cut a bunch of stuff out, it was still amazing though and I got the highest grade in the class on it. After that story though (continuing through until now), I started getting some serious writer's block with random bouts of creativity and motivation to write anything, and the ideas are always for different stories so now I have 7 barely started stories. Some of those stories I actually have ideas to continue them but I have too many and can't decide what to actually include and what to exclude. But with that first story, which I honestly consider my best work, I still want to add to it and have hopes of actually publishing it as a full novel, but I was so blunt (this word doesn't quite describe what I mean accurately, but I can't think of a better word to use) with what was going on, I have trouble adding anything like minor events and details etc. When it came to naming the characters it was somewhat easy but that first story was mostly based on my idealized version of my life so I asked my friends what they would like the character based on them to be named and most of my subsequent stories (the unfinished ones) exist in the same universe (not necessarily as spin-offs though) and many of the same characters appear so those names are easy.
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Posted 7/2/13
sometimes its easy 4 me
to write but... other times i can't think of anything,
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Posted 7/5/13
Yes and no. There are times I can be typing away, non stop. But there are also times where I'm sitting there with a blank face wondering what I'm going write next.
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It's been a struggle so far
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Posted 7/24/13
Writing is always easy for me. It's writing something that I feel is up to standard that is the difficult part. Even harder than that though is making myself sit down to actually write something.
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Posted 7/28/13
I don't have a problem STARTING a story. As i'm writing though I literally am filling the page with thoughts as they pop into my head. meaning I give the characters emotions and things that they would do and then throw tasks at them without completely knowing what is going to happen next..... I sound crazy lol O_O My only problem is that I have a problem with Major transitions, Like after a explosion that's supposed to give the protagonist powers and wipe out half of the population I immediately get writers block and can't thin of what else to write >_<
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Posted 7/28/13
For me, writing stories can be very easy, if I have an idea and I'm in the mood to write

Sometimes I'm in the mood to write, but I have insane writers block But if you can listen to music or look at pictures, really anything can inspire you! You just need to search. Also, if you have ideas you could just write them down real quick so you don't forget, but writing can be easy or hard depending on the situation you're in

.... I doubt that helped, but oh well.
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Posted 8/3/13
what bothers me is turning my bullet points of story content into a full length book. not that ive written a book, but i had the same experience with essays in my English classes. i would have all the notes and the minimum page requirement, but expanding on it was the hardest part.

still, whenever i get an idea, i write it down in my notebook. a few months down the line its cool to see the notes you took. like "wow i thought of that? awesome!"
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Posted 8/3/13
I have a weird thing for writing stories...and I'm not sure if it's a mental condition or not.
I'll have really weird dreams, and I'll wake up with some of the things from the dream fleshed out on paper. After that, it's more of a fill in the blanks kind of thing as I remember as many details as I can and fill in the ones I can't. I haven't put down all the stories I've made up that way, but the ones were I had that happen as "inspiration?" seem to be come out better.
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Writing stories, be they works of fiction or not, has always been kind of tough for me.

For starters, I write these horror fiction stories called "Creepypastas" (occasionally I write about true experiences, but I try not to because it just brings up bad memories). To write one you generally need an amusing premise, some decent writing skill (in other words, know how to spell check and write something that makes sense and follows a legitimate storyline) and something that will put your reader in a state of dread.

As far as I put my beginnings, I try to start off with the hub-bub of regular everyday life. Describing things as simple as office work, or school hours. Other times I begin with the climax and do a recap style from the beginning. As far as beginning your stories, the sky is the limit. If you have an idea, and you know where it will take place and what will happen, think of a logical place for all this to go down (or illogical, depending on your style). For example, if you were writing a comedic short story about a young couple in college or something, you might start with them getting set to go on a date, or maybe try describing life as it is. Start by telling it either omnipresent and talking about one or both, or more of a first person view from the eyes of one character. If you know what you want in this story, it can also help by starting from where you know, i.e. some fight scene or the first murder. Just have fun with it, and make in interesting so people don't get turned off by your intro.

Characters can be touchy to the extremes. Someone will always find flaws in their personalities or in their physical appearance or in how they just WON'T DIE . When coming up with characters I try to tweak your cookie-cutter actions and personality to give them my own little edge that I can play around with. For example: I could take a generic Tsundere character and give her the tendency to start inflicting pain on herself when embarrassed. I could then go on to link this to some extreme childhood trauma or just as a metaphysical reaction (sorry, brutal example, I know. But if you have to know, that's the type of person I am). Either that, or I take people from real life and implement their personalities and build what my mid's eye imagines fits that persona. I just use the first name that pops into my head that I think fits.

As far as writing, there really isn't a lot most people will be able to tell you to help you out. It's really a matter of finding your style, finding your inspiration, and gunning for the gold. Either way, I wish you best of luck and have fun!
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Posted 8/4/13
I would say first do a little "world building". Then do an outline...when that seems to run out and you get stuck, that means its time to start writing the novel or script. I did NanoWrimo Last year (completed my novel only to lose it when my laptop died) and learned a lot about writing and getting unstuck.
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Posted 8/6/13


Years of taking creative writing classes and advanced placement lang & lit classes has taught me to be able to take any object and write a 10 page story about it....even more. If you just really think about it, when writing something like fiction, anything is possibly... so there is an endless amount of ways you could go with a story. So in reality, you should never run out of stuff to write about.
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Posted 8/21/13 , edited 8/21/13
Hmm...for me, its more about sudden inspiration. Some may say "nothing ever comes into my mind" but usually its lke after I read a manga, I might feel like making a fanfiction and so I start on making a whole bunch of OC characters.
So far I have 5 extremely long continuous stories that all started out as little inspiration.
When I first make my OC charas, I usually start with just one as the main protagonist.
The protagonist...well, I might experiment on his/her personality and make it completely different or I usually make him/her based on a small part of me. That way I can express his/her feelings naturally and rather easily.
From there I build on what I want him/her to look like and I give them a name. To make my other OCs, I just do the same but I use the idea of linking these OC charas to the protagonist.
If I was to create an enemy, I'd think why they are enemies to the main chara.
If I was creating an ally, I'd make sure they'd be able to either be really good friends or really bad friends with the main chara. The good friend allies can be like the best friends sorta thing and then the allys that don't get along as well could be used for comedy relief.
I usually like to twist my stories so when I include a twist, it ranges from the protagonist sort of dying and the baddies take over then they become good hearted -- to maybe the protagonist getting a bad ending.

If I don't want to twist the story then ladida, its the goodies win sorta thing.
For 2/5 of the longer stories I have created (longest up to 52 word document pages) were actually games I played with my sister when I was younger.
It was like a bunch of OC charas we'd act out story after story. They didn't have a plot but it was just alomst a slice of life comedy relief thing. There were different events with the characters each day.
Another 2/5 of the stories were long fanfictions where I made my own characters for my own little part in a manga/anime that I liked.
And then there are times when you feel like coming up with something original. Although some may say original, it can even be a mashup of different things into one.

You could slap Naruto, Bleach, KHR and Shugo Chara into one thing and have something along the lines of:

Just a random thing I put together. It might not be the best storyline but that's usually how I get inspiration

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Posted 9/7/13
yeah comes pretty easy, I usually come up with the plot, at random times, then I add a lot of detail and it becomes a story. but don't worry im sure you'll figure something out. ^-^
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Posted 9/8/13
When I write stories, I usually get ideas for major scenes/events in the plot. My problem comes when I try to string those events together. The filler and fluff needed to connected everything becomes an arduous task that I lose interest in right away. Big motivation killer for me.
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