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Post by cacums » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:07 pm

lol I remember feeling that way last month with TCA, I had four of my posts in a row and I was like ( :cry: no one's reading) but then I got over it when i got comments.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:52 pm

I like getting comments and reviews, even negative ones, because they help me figre out what to focus more on "next time", what I've done successfully, etc.

Me, I've only got my Clue series planned out to Episode 6 (story-wise; the destinations are all planned out). (That series will be resuming soon, but it just so happens that I am insanely busy at this time of year, and will be until past Easter.)
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Post by Jane Poirot » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:05 pm

I actually wrote a story about being an amateur writer and what to do if a friend reacts badly to concrit. I'm still working on it, though. I wrote it to blow off steam after having some bad experiences in drama when my teacher told me not to give concrit because I was hurting my classmates' precious feelings, so I don't think it's my masterpiece, but I am pleased with it.
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Post by cacums » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:08 pm

God I have writers block! :x

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Post by Jane Poirot » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:49 pm

Listen to classical music; it helps me. Or otherwise, take a break from writing and do something else, but be sure to have a notebook and pencil handy once an idea does strike; whatever works for you.
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Post by cacums » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:03 pm

Thanks, I'm just at the point of chitchat and that gets very slow and boring, but that is normally the most important part of mystery writing.. :)

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Post by PeachFreak » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:56 pm

Phew....Ever tried writing something completely random and just using every idea that popped into your head as you went? I just did, and I got something that had to do with aliens, zombies, magic crystals, white nightgowns, Rome, catacombs, a priestess, ballet, and a boarding school. Sounds like a setup for a bad horror movie, eh?
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 pm

No, to be quite honest, it sounds more like another of those "parodies" that the writers of Epic Movie vomit out each year.
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Post by PeachFreak » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:18 pm

Well, I also wrote a Twilight parody, all about Lucy Duck and her zombie love, Ted Mellon.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:23 pm

By the way, that wasn't meant to degrade your work, which I'm reasonably sure is good, judging form your other writing. But the way you spoke of it reminded me of just how random those "spoofs" can get.

Here's a much better parody of 300 (which I didn't like) than "Meet the Spartans":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY2dhZ30 ... re=related
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Post by Snively » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:51 am

I love to write, I'm writing a horror story now (hopefully eventually a novel) but I hate writing romance scenes.

Apperently, I'm really good at it, but I hate doing it. It just drives me crazy all the sappy love stuff...ugh!

But my friends like reading it so...

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Post by cacums » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:04 pm

I have a bad habit of getting bored and bringing in an assload of characters :roll:

So far in episode 35 of The Clue Account: ***Dr. White (Beryl's son), Nurse White (Beryl's daughter), Mr. Nayler (not Rusty, Rusty's son; Nurse White's fiance), Mr. Burgundy (Beryl's lawyer), M. Brunette (restaurant owner), Captain Brown (Mist's friend; Inspector Brown's brother), Mr. Plum (Professor's 16-y-o son) and Dr. Plum (Professor's father) ***are going to appear :roll: :roll:

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Post by Jane Poirot » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:58 pm

Something that annoys the heck out of me: It drives me CRAZY when someone adds my story to their alert list or favourite story list and then don't review. I admit it's a tad hypocritical of me to complain since, well, I often do this myself simply because I can't think of the right words to express my amazement, but still, if you like my story, I would like to know WHY you like it.
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Post by PeachFreak » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:14 pm

I've been writing really random stories lately...

Right now, I'm working on a vampire spoof called "This Bites." It tells the story of four "totally rad" vampires just trying to survive the 1980s. I use just about every horror cliche known to man, and of course, poke some fun a Twilight every so often.
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Post by cacums » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:14 pm

I read soap opera recaps......

Currently, I've plotted--- (a body hidden in a trunk in the attic, a spy, and a really badass bomb buried beneath one of the mansions... with the remote waiting... in the wrong hands...) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: MUUUHAHAHA!!!!

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Post by kova » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:24 pm

Ah Soap Operas. A lot of craziness but you can see what worked and what didn't. The key though is to be character-driven instead of plot-driven.

I would love to write creative non-fiction or fiction based upon historic facts. Better become a better writer. Really it would be just a hobby.
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Post by Adam106 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:49 am

Well, I've set my mind to writing a whodunit. I have all the suspects planned out, and I think I have a certain person in mind to be the killer. It's going to take place in a quiet, countryside village, similar to that of Midsomer Murders. Of course, it isn't long before the body count piles up. :twisted:

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Post by Jamie » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:59 am

Adam106 wrote:Well, I've set my mind to writing a whodunit. I have all the suspects planned out, and I think I have a certain person in mind to be the killer. It's going to take place in a quiet, countryside village, similar to that of Midsomer Murders. Of course, it isn't long before the body count piles up. :twisted:
Sounds great.

I was going to write a short whodunnit, got the whole thing planned - characters, locations, victims, murderer, motives, red herrings. Then got a virus on my pc and lost the lot :x

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Post by Adam106 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:01 am

Jamie wrote:
Adam106 wrote:Well, I've set my mind to writing a whodunit. I have all the suspects planned out, and I think I have a certain person in mind to be the killer. It's going to take place in a quiet, countryside village, similar to that of Midsomer Murders. Of course, it isn't long before the body count piles up. :twisted:
Sounds great.

I was going to write a short whodunnit, got the whole thing planned - characters, locations, victims, murderer, motives, red herrings. Then got a virus on my pc and lost the lot :x
Oh, that is a really big shame. :( I plan to write mine in a notebook first, and then transfer it onto my laptop. I'm sorry to hear your unfortunate event. :(

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Post by Black » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:05 am

hope it all goes well for you all, and I hope you make a finacial killing

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