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Which example fits you the most?

Jack loves anime and finds himself completely immersed in the series Ergo Proxy. But there is a problem. Jack can't stand stop watching the show. He tells himself that he'll stop after this one episode and go to sleep. Yet he is almost finish with the series and it's getting pretty late.

Marie is reading one of the books from the Wheel of Time series. She is really enjoying the novel but has to get ready to go somewhere. She tells herself that she'll finish the rest later after this one chapter. Yet she is too suck into the book that she loses track of time.

Sal loves chocolate but can never savor it. Once he gets his hands on a piece of chocolate, it's gone in a flash. He tells himself that he'll save some chocolate for later but never does.

Katie is a real sleepyhead. She love sleeping long hours and is lazy. But Katie has to get up for today and yet she doesn't want to. She tells herself she'll get up and get ready. In the end, Katie overslept.

Barry is real bad with saving money. Once he gets it, he has to spend it on something useless or useful. Barry manages to get five hundred dollars. He tells himself that he will save it for later. But Barry ends up using that money to buy him a new laptop.

What do you think?

If it turns, out you do none of these things then hello to you too.
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I'm Katie irl.
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I'm Katie.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

If it turns, out you do none of these things then hello to you too.


If you actually want anyone to take you seriously as a writer, you need to stop making so many grammatical mistakes. How you write casually reflects poorly upon your actual abilities.
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None of the above but in the past I was definitely a Katie.
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Barry.


No wait, my bad, I meant everyone except Barry.
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auroraloose wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

If it turns, out you do none of these things then hello to you too.


If you actually want anyone to take you seriously as a writer, you need to stop making so many grammatical mistakes. How you write casually reflects poorly upon your actual abilities.


I suppose so. I mean my grammar was never that great to begin with. I already know I suck as a writer and that is something I've accepted.

But you have got me thinking now.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


auroraloose wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

If it turns, out you do none of these things then hello to you too.


If you actually want anyone to take you seriously as a writer, you need to stop making so many grammatical mistakes. How you write casually reflects poorly upon your actual abilities.


I suppose so. I mean my grammar was never that great to begin with. I already know I suck as a writer and that is something I've accepted.

But you have got me thinking now.


Do you want to improve as a writer? Grammar isn't actually that hard of a thing to improve - you just have to read a lot, and talk. Commas often correspond to pauses in speech. If you were to say aloud, "If it turns, out you [...]," it'd sound awkward, because you really want to say "If it turns out you [...]"; you wouldn't pause until you got to the word things if you were speaking the sentence aloud. So it should really be, "If it turns out you do none of these things, then hello to you, too."

Also, to be very honest, if you suck as a writer, why do you continue to embarrass yourself on Crunchyroll by talking as if you're a writer when it's obvious you aren't very good? I feel like it's better to have humility in these things. And, from what I've seen, I do think you're embarrassing yourself.
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auroraloose wrote:

Do you want to improve as a writer? Grammar isn't actually that hard of a thing to improve - you just have to read a lot, and talk. Commas often correspond to pauses in speech. If you were to say aloud, "If it turns, out you [...]," it'd sound awkward, because you really want to say "If it turns out you [...]"; you wouldn't pause until you got to the word things if you were speaking the sentence aloud. So it should really be, "If it turns out you do none of these things, then hello to you, too."

Also, to be very honest, if you suck as a writer, why do you continue to embarrass yourself on Crunchyroll by talking as if you're a writer when it's obvious you aren't very good? I feel like it's better to have humility in these things. And, from what I've seen, I do think you're embarrassing yourself.



I do want to improve as a writer. If you got any tips on how I can improve as a writer, then please do assist me.

Majority of it is because I lack confidence in myself. I know I mention that I suck as a writer, but in all honesty I'm not that terrible. It's just my grammar and showing can use work.



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qualeshia3 wrote:


auroraloose wrote:

Do you want to improve as a writer? Grammar isn't actually that hard of a thing to improve - you just have to read a lot, and talk. Commas often correspond to pauses in speech. If you were to say aloud, "If it turns, out you [...]," it'd sound awkward, because you really want to say "If it turns out you [...]"; you wouldn't pause until you got to the word things if you were speaking the sentence aloud. So it should really be, "If it turns out you do none of these things, then hello to you, too."

Also, to be very honest, if you suck as a writer, why do you continue to embarrass yourself on Crunchyroll by talking as if you're a writer when it's obvious you aren't very good? I feel like it's better to have humility in these things. And, from what I've seen, I do think you're embarrassing yourself.



I do want to improve as a writer. If you got any tips on how I can improve as a writer, then please do assist me.

Majority of it is because I lack confidence in myself. I know I mention that I suck as a writer, but in all honesty I'm not that terrible. It's just my grammar and showing can use work.



I said this a while ago, when you asked for advice on getting back into reading:


You should also go back to what I said when you were posting story scenarios to think about:


You didn't actually answer my question back then; did the first scenario I wrote seem better or more compelling to you? Do you understand why it was boring and cliched, and why the second one was thus more interesting? And actually, I'm curious: what was your impression of my scenarios?

If you want to write well, the first thing you should do is read good writers. Most light-novel and manga authors are not good writers. Read famous and fancy things - the things touted as "literature". Such things are often incredibly biased, but most of the time they're quality writing. The other thing you should do is have something you actually believe is worthwhile to tell people. This might be something unique, like a perspective most people don't understand or a piece of knowledge that is widely unknown, or it might be something common, like a sappy moral. The reason I blab forever about crap like this is that I think it's important to teach people (1) self-awareness, and (2) that expertise exists and is important. (Not that I'm an expert writer; my expertise is in physics. But the attitude that we ought to defer to experts is important.)

Second, practice writing other things besides fiction. You seem to like to post here; that's good. Talking like this is good practice - and it's good practice for grammar and such.

Ultimately, writing is about conveying information to other people, and this means it's an incredibly arrogant thing: by writing, you're essentially saying that what you have to say deserves to be heard. And why should anyone listen to you - or me - instead of listening to some other person? For this reason writing is also masturbatory - to write is to spend time constructing something you think people ought to consider important, which means it strokes your ego the whole time you do it. Since writing is so self-centered, it's important for you to have a good understanding of yourself, and of people in general. For this I suggest Terry Eagleton's Literary Theory: An Introduction. Eagleton takes the notion that we're all honest and earnest people, and that writing is an honest and earnest endeavor, and shoots it full of holes: it teaches you that humans are awash in ideology that society has programmed us to believe, and that this extends even to the stories we write - and how we think about the stories we write. It's great.

I also like to recommend On Writing by Stephen King. I really liked King's IT and Carrie; he's good at writing people that feel real. Carrie is pretty short, so I'd suggest reading it if you haven't.

Finally, you should be honest with yourself: why do you want to write? Do you consider yourself creative? And can you confidently answer such questions? If you want to improve yourself, you should go straight for the things you find most uncomfortable.
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jack, Marie, Sal probably. while i usually wake up at around 6-8 hours sleep everyday so assuming i get to sleep at a reasonable time im usually a relatively early riser. whenever i spend money i try and calculate how much i would have in my bank afterwards and restrict the total spending a month to less then i make though i on occasion may get something pricey like im considering getting a nintendo switch though currently im still thinking weather i should get it or not since only a few games that interest me for it
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auroraloose wrote:

I said this a while ago, when you asked for advice on getting back into reading:


You should also go back to what I said when you were posting story scenarios to think about:


You didn't actually answer my question back then; did the first scenario I wrote seem better or more compelling to you? Do you understand why it was boring and cliched, and why the second one was thus more interesting? And actually, I'm curious: what was your impression of my scenarios?

If you want to write well, the first thing you should do is read good writers. Most light-novel and manga authors are not good writers. Read famous and fancy things - the things touted as "literature". Such things are often incredibly biased, but most of the time they're quality writing. The other thing you should do is have something you actually believe is worthwhile to tell people. This might be something unique, like a perspective most people don't understand or a piece of knowledge that is widely unknown, or it might be something common, like a sappy moral. The reason I blab forever about crap like this is that I think it's important to teach people (1) self-awareness, and (2) that expertise exists and is important. (Not that I'm an expert writer; my expertise is in physics. But the attitude that we ought to defer to experts is important.)

Second, practice writing other things besides fiction. You seem to like to post here; that's good. Talking like this is good practice - and it's good practice for grammar and such.

Ultimately, writing is about conveying information to other people, and this means it's an incredibly arrogant thing: by writing, you're essentially saying that what you have to say deserves to be heard. And why should anyone listen to you - or me - instead of listening to some other person? For this reason writing is also masturbatory - to write is to spend time constructing something you think people ought to consider important, which means it strokes your ego the whole time you do it. Since writing is so self-centered, it's important for you to have a good understanding of yourself, and of people in general. For this I suggest Terry Eagleton's Literary Theory: An Introduction. Eagleton takes the notion that we're all honest and earnest people, and that writing is an honest and earnest endeavor, and shoots it full of holes: it teaches you that humans are awash in ideology that society has programmed us to believe, and that this extends even to the stories we write - and how we think about the stories we write. It's great.

I also like to recommend On Writing by Stephen King. I really liked King's IT and Carrie; he's good at writing people that feel real. Carrie is pretty short, so I'd suggest reading it if you haven't.

Finally, you should be honest with yourself: why do you want to write? Do you consider yourself creative? And can you confidently answer such questions? If you want to improve yourself, you should go straight for the things you find most uncomfortable.



I have to confess. The reason I don't read fiction books that much is because I can't visualize when I read. My mind instantly becomes distracted by random nonsense. But in order to be a good writer, I have to read more books. Yet it is so frustrating reading a book because I can't concentrate and visualize. So I stick to writing stories. It's hard for me to understand a story when I can't concentrate and visualize. My mind is cluttered and it bothers me. This has been going on since I was a child and it hasn't gone away. This isn't some excuse either.

I wanted to write because I dream of being a famous novelist. Though that dream is dying. Now I want to write because I don't want what I love to disappear forever. I could be a little bit more creative and find a story that will work for me.
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Defintely a Barry here..
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I've been all of them at some point in the past week............
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