Discussion in 'Original Fiction Discussion' started by Oz, Apr 15, 2013.
sticky dis shit mini
*and she was never seen again*
Wow. That is... Quite the list.
Who're you kidding Rusty? You've been MIA for years.
OT: This some savy shit Oz. Good find.
Shit, there goes all the time I'd allotted to study for my finals.
Don't now if I should share a manly hug with Oz or hit him.
I lurk, but guilt and shame keep me from posting >.>
As they should.
Then write and post, and escape the guilt and shame.
OT: Sweet Rollerblading Jesus, this is awesome.
I'm curious, does someone bring up Ectomancer pretty much every time you come online?
This is freaking awesome, Oz! I just took a brief glance though, because unlike Deadsomeone, I really to have study for my Cancer Bio Midterm tomorrow.
Wow, for some reason I interpreted that as you were going to be getting cancer tomorrow for a mid-term and thought that was a bit harsh.
Just got done with it - easier than I thought.
Pretty much, yeah, lol.
Bookmarked, good find Oz
Poetry Resources (just in case anyone pops into this thread looking for some)
I'd just like to say thanks for the resources. I'm currently working on a AU of most the series. I'm doing it slightly piecemeal at the moment until I develop the earlier bits more realistically I'm currently working on fourth year and I find these links helpful.
I'd also like to mention that looking at some of the links on the pages linked to on that site are helpful. I found the following links through the link for "The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers"
I've been to this resource a few times now, and I keep more nuggets of gold.
Here's the latest. It might be minor, but for some reason it really stuck out for me. http://writetodone.com/2012/08/06/usebrain-science-to-hook-readers-and-reel-them-in/
In short, a study of the brain isolates that (1) curiosity, (2) emotive or logical writing, (3) but staying logical in cause and effect, and (4) having some kind of goals that both the MC and readers know quickly in the beginning is what will hook a reader into a story. (Among a few others, these are the big four I took from it).
Makes sense, and really is pretty basic, but it was still nice to see it plainly said.
I've been listening to Writing Excuses on the drive to/from work every day. A lot of it is stuff I've gotten from other places (mostly books about writing) but it's... pretty good. They joke around some but mostly stay on topic.
I've been going in order but it seems primarily standalone if you want to skip around. Each is approximately 15 minutes long. I think it was Silens' recommendation that got me to start listening to them, though I'd heard of them before that.
Honestly I was expecting this to mostly be a circle-jerk-y ironic thread. People actually get inspired by or believe in these sorts of protips to writing? I listened to a podcast etc. for a bit, but it turned out I was just procrastinating from actually writing, so I dropped them. Same as TvTropes really.
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