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Re: Writers Central

Postby Feathers » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:57 pm

psugar wrote:I always know how the plot will run in my story, and the resolution. That's a huge problem for me then, because I will rush through the whole entire story and alltogether annoys people.


Perhaps you could work this to your advantage. Rush through it, get to your end, and then go back and flesh it out some more, and *then* publish it. That might help a bit.

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Re: Writers Central

Postby Marcy » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:27 pm

Hey fellow writers!

Is anyone else gearing up to do NaNoWriMo this year? I did it last year and it was so much fun...I can't wait to get started again!
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Re: Writers Central

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Re: Writers Central

Postby Juliana<3Jake » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:00 pm

Marcy wrote:Hey fellow writers!

Is anyone else gearing up to do NaNoWriMo this year? I did it last year and it was so much fun...I can't wait to get started again!


Oh yeah!

I'm working on another story right now... But yeah I will definitely be doing it. :]
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Re: Writers Central

Postby dimber » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:11 am

Hey, it's good to read that there are so many writers on the Lex...I'm a writer myself.
I'm currently writing a fantasy romance set in college. A 300-something girl (about 17 years old by human standard) from an acient fairy people enrolls in college and meets a handsome but womaniser football player. I'm currently working on the plot but I know exactly what is going to happen...
...we are such stuff that dreams are made on...

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Re: Writers Central

Postby Tengo Nubs. » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:35 pm

Hello all!

This is such a great thread! I never knew it existed (I really should spend more time browsing the Lex--I didn't even think that was possible, but there you go). I am also a writer and my dream is to publish a YA novel someday. That would just be amazing...

Anyway, I got started with writing the summer after my freshman year in high school because I wrote a fanfiction for Harry Potter. It's a love story mixed with a comedy about Hermione and Draco (just because I'm a sucker for the impossible romance), and I realized that I had a lot of fun writing it. It was great to post something and then have complete strangers give you positive feedback on it. What a rush! So, yes, fanfiction was a launch pad for my writing. I remember my best friend at the time, after reading my fanfiction, saying to me, "You know, you could do this for real. Like, write your own book." I just thought to myself...hmm. Well, maybe I can. That night I got this idea in my head for a story and just wrote it down a piece of paper.

Well, four years later, I only had four chapters written on this story (it was about 14,000 words). It was agony because I always wanted to write but something was always holding me back on it. I guess I was afraid of failing, so I figured if I didn't really start, then I couldn't fail. Well, one day this past August (a couple days after Breaking Dawn came out, actually), I just got fed up with myself and said no more excuses. If I wanted to write it, then I just needed to write it! So I did--I just went. Since then, I've written about 18,000 words and I've completely revamped my story line and some of my characters. I didn't even bother going back to edit the first four chapters--I'm just moving forward. The great thing for me is that I'm having my older sister read my story as I write it and she gives me feedback and encourages me to keep going. It's great to have someone there for you! Although, I must admit, every time I have a few more pages for her to read, I get nervous as hell--I'm always afraid that she'll hate it and tell me I can't write after all. It's nerve-wracking.

Right now, I'm not even thinking about getting my "novel" published. I don't even like calling it a "novel" because the word itself just freaks me out. I'm just looking forward to the day that I actually finish it!

Okay, this post is way too long so I'll save other comments for another day. It's great to find all of you!

Oh, and here is my fanfiction page if anyone happened to be interested in my story: http://www.fanfiction.net/~aria327
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Re: Writers Central

Postby ~twilight_princess~ » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:44 pm

What is NaNo?
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Re: Writers Central

Postby Tengo Nubs. » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:44 pm

NaNo (or NaNoWriMo) is a shorthand for National November Writing Month (or something along those lines...i'm pretty sure that's it).

This website runs it and the point of NaNo is to start writing a story from scratch and try to reach 50,000 words the end of the day November 30. 50,000 is considered a short novel, or a novella, so NaNo encourages people to just get a novel finished instead of always thinking "Well, that's something I'd like to do one day."

I've never done it (I'm a full-time student--when would I ever have time? :shock: ), but it sounds awesome.
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Re: Writers Central

Postby debussygirl » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:11 pm

I'm a writer and am lucky enough to have a dad that wants me to succeed very badly. I wrote a book and since no one publishes minors, my dad is paying for my book to be published through self-publishing. I'm really nervous and excited for it to come out. I'm still working on editing it, but hopefully I'll have the final draft soon and it'll be out in print! :D
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Re: Writers Central

Postby psugar » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:16 pm

Feathers wrote:
psugar wrote:I always know how the plot will run in my story, and the resolution. That's a huge problem for me then, because I will rush through the whole entire story and alltogether annoys people.


Perhaps you could work this to your advantage. Rush through it, get to your end, and then go back and flesh it out some more, and *then* publish it. That might help a bit.

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