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Here's my fan fiction story. Read it, if you'd like. I hope you'll like it.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11065204/1/Sith-Politics-Fun-and-Games

I'm working on another one now. Soon, I'll start putting it up online, too.
Posted 3/21/16 , edited 3/21/16
My mind is always running. There are a million and one things going on in there all the time. Writing helps me organize my thoughts and in some cases, release/extract toxic ones from my mind. I'm not very good at expressing my emotions, so writing helps me vent a lot.

Creative writing is not really something I find enjoyable. I guess that's the result of majoring in it. It feels like a chore to force myself to think creatively, though sometimes things just pop into my head, so I have to write them down. I pretty much have bits and pieces of different things written down on papers and napkins and post-its all over the place. Heh..

I can't really say that I "love" writing. To be honest, sometimes I hate it. But it's just something that I feel like I have to do.. something I can't help but keep going back to. It's scary and frustrating, but it's pretty much the only thing I can do because without it, I doubt I'd be able to keep what little of my sanity I have left intact.
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Nogara-san wrote:

I've been writing stuff since I've been about 13.

Why? I dunno really....I guess it's my way of still playing, only I'm playing with a pen and paper and not with toys(which would well be weird as an adult)

Also, since I don't have children and I probably won't, it's kind of a birthing experience in a way really.


Aww and LOL!!!
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Tell me why do you enjoy writing? I'm sure you have you're reasons as to why you love so write so much. So what are those reasons? What is it about writing that makes you love it so much? I'm just curious to know, fellow writers.


I'm not really a writer or plan on being one, but I do enjoy writing. I get to put my feelings and thoughts on paper. I feel like I'm connected to the reader, even from across time and space. It's as if we're talking to the future. I imagine someone reading something I wrote and they realize how this writer could have felt, a shared experience. So a way to share my feelings, and who I am, that's why I love placing down words on paper.
Plus it's also fun to be creative, if you want to read a little bit of what I've wrote. https://www.wattpad.com/user/Pandrasb - wrote it for Serenity_Midnight
hehehe I'm a procrastinator
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Tell me why do you enjoy writing? I'm sure you have you're reasons as to why you love so write so much. So what are those reasons? What is it about writing that makes you love it so much? I'm just curious to know, fellow writers.


I'm not really a writer or plan on being one, but I do enjoy writing. I get to put my feelings and thoughts on paper. I feel like I'm connected to the reader, even from across time and space. It's as if we're talking to the future. I imagine someone reading something I wrote and they realize how this writer could have felt, a shared experience. So a way to share my feelings, and who I am, that's why I love placing down words on paper.
Plus it's also fun to be creative, if you want to read a little bit of what I've wrote. https://www.wattpad.com/user/Pandrasb - wrote it for Serenity_Midnight
hehehe I'm a procrastinator


So you're more of reader than a writer?
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pandrasb wrote:

Tell me why do you enjoy writing? I'm sure you have you're reasons as to why you love so write so much. So what are those reasons? What is it about writing that makes you love it so much? I'm just curious to know, fellow writers.


I'm not really a writer or plan on being one, but I do enjoy writing. I get to put my feelings and thoughts on paper. I feel like I'm connected to the reader, even from across time and space. It's as if we're talking to the future. I imagine someone reading something I wrote and they realize how this writer could have felt, a shared experience. So a way to share my feelings, and who I am, that's why I love placing down words on paper.
Plus it's also fun to be creative, if you want to read a little bit of what I've wrote. https://www.wattpad.com/user/Pandrasb - wrote it for Serenity_Midnight
hehehe I'm a procrastinator


So you're more of reader than a writer?


I guess I'm both.

plus what I mean is professional, not planning on majoring or minoring, or anything like that.
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pandrasb wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

Tell me why do you enjoy writing? I'm sure you have you're reasons as to why you love so write so much. So what are those reasons? What is it about writing that makes you love it so much? I'm just curious to know, fellow writers.


I'm not really a writer or plan on being one, but I do enjoy writing. I get to put my feelings and thoughts on paper. I feel like I'm connected to the reader, even from across time and space. It's as if we're talking to the future. I imagine someone reading something I wrote and they realize how this writer could have felt, a shared experience. So a way to share my feelings, and who I am, that's why I love placing down words on paper.
Plus it's also fun to be creative, if you want to read a little bit of what I've wrote. https://www.wattpad.com/user/Pandrasb - wrote it for Serenity_Midnight
hehehe I'm a procrastinator


So you're more of reader than a writer?


I guess I'm both.

plus what I mean is professional, not planning on majoring or minoring, or anything like that.


Oh, okay, I see now. Sorry about that.
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I've had these grand epic stories that I go through in my head (in essence, day dreaming). I tell myself these epic tales when I go to bed, until I fall asleep. I finally wrote one of them down in college composition books. It's an original story that I wrote, but I've been working on writing fan-fiction because I wanted to improve my writing skills before tackling a completely original story.

With a fan fiction, the world is built for you, with rules and cultures and other parameters. All you need to do is make up some of your own characters and tell their story, or create original situations and dialogue for existing characters from the fiction world you are borrowing. I did that with the first story that I completed (linked above), and am using what I've learned from that experience to work on another epic fan fiction story (this time based on the original Guild Wars game).

A completely original story would mean that not only do I have to create my own characters, but my own world with it's own rules, cultures and other parameters. You have to keep notes so that you remain consistent throughout your story. That was a very important lesson that I learned.

I made a sort of encyclopedia of characters, towns and other locations, describing what kind of landscape it was, so that when I wrote about it in different places in the story, I could keep consistent about describing the place in different chapters. For example, I have to remember where the doors, fireplace, and tables are so that when my characters come and go to this inn, in the mountains, that they enter the same door, the same way. Or that their favorite table is at the same place inside the inn. Can't have them go though the door and turn left for their table in one scene, and in another scene turn right for the same table... Right?

Anyway.... I typed too much again...
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DeadlyOats wrote:

I've had these grand epic stories that I go through in my head (in essence, day dreaming). I tell myself these epic tales when I go to bed, until I fall asleep. I finally wrote one of them down in college composition books. It's an original story that I wrote, but I've been working on writing fan-fiction because I wanted to improve my writing skills before tackling a completely original story.

With a fan fiction, the world is built for you, with rules and cultures and other parameters. All you need to do is make up some of your own characters and tell their story, or create original situations and dialogue for existing characters from the fiction world you are borrowing. I did that with the first story that I completed (linked above), and am using what I've learned from that experience to work on another epic fan fiction story (this time based on the original Guild Wars game).

A completely original story would mean that not only do I have to create my own characters, but my own world with it's own rules, cultures and other parameters. You have to keep notes so that you remain consistent throughout your story. That was a very important lesson that I learned.

I made a sort of encyclopedia of characters, towns and other locations, describing what kind of landscape it was, so that when I wrote about it in different places in the story, I could keep consistent about describing the place in different chapters. For example, I have to remember where the doors, fireplace, and tables are so that when my characters come and go to this inn, in the mountains, that they enter the same door, the same way. Or that their favorite table is at the same place inside the inn. Can't have them go though the door and turn left for their table in one scene, and in another scene turn right for the same table... Right?

Anyway.... I typed too much again...


No. It's fine that you typed all of that.
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So a co-worker recently asked me what's the best way to get her 5th grade daughter into writing. The mother is a scientist here from Taiwan so her only experience writing in English is scientific papers for work or publication in scientific journals. The daughter is in school and loves reading but apparently needs a little push toward a love of writing as well and the mother realizes her skill writing scientific papers is NOT really the way to get someone interested in writing. So what would any of the writers here suggest?
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So a co-worker recently asked me what's the best way to get her 5th grade daughter into writing. The mother is a scientist here from Taiwan so her only experience writing in English is scientific papers for work or publication in scientific journals. The daughter is in school and loves reading but apparently needs a little push toward a love of writing as well and the mother realizes her skill writing scientific papers is NOT really the way to get someone interested in writing. So what would any of the writers here suggest?



I thought about your question, and realized I couldn't come up with any ideas. So, I cheated and googled the question. Here are the results. Maybe you'll find your answer here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=How+to+encourage+a+child+to+write+creatively&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Thanks, I'll check that link out!
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Razor_Girl wrote:

So a co-worker recently asked me what's the best way to get her 5th grade daughter into writing. The mother is a scientist here from Taiwan so her only experience writing in English is scientific papers for work or publication in scientific journals. The daughter is in school and loves reading but apparently needs a little push toward a love of writing as well and the mother realizes her skill writing scientific papers is NOT really the way to get someone interested in writing. So what would any of the writers here suggest?


fanfic, if she is into any kind of tv/movie. its easy to do, there is so much crap you feel good about yourself, and you get and instant readers and the occasional real critic that will help you.
fanfiction dot net has a generally nice community.

edit: fanfic is like the legos of the writing world, all the hard work is done and you just have to put it together.
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Short and sweet: I like writing cause it is about the only thing I am decently good at.

I got my blog and then some actual stories I have written.

Currently (though it is on hold) working on a novel.
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Thanks for the suggestion Nemoskull. That might work!
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