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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 21:41:25 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:39 PM, WritersBlock wrote: Hello everybody. If you weren't aware already, I am a writer. I will be posting the new writing competition in this forum shortly. Stay tuned!

Lol, what amazing timing.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 21:42:23 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:39 PM, WritersBlock wrote: Hello everybody. If you weren't aware already, I am a writer. I will be posting the new writing competition in this forum shortly. Stay tuned!

About damn time. :P

Also, thanks Dobio. I'm glad you were here to see it too. I feel like I've been waiting for this forever.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 21:45:09 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:42 PM, gumOnShoe wrote: Also, thanks Dobio. I'm glad you were here to see it too. I feel like I've been waiting for this forever.

Yep, I think I've been advocating this since I became a freaking mod back in like...04, so it's been a long time. I feel like an old man finally getting his dying wish or some nonsense. ;)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 21:47:24 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:39 PM, WritersBlock wrote: Hello everybody. If you weren't aware already, I am a writer. I will be posting the new writing competition in this forum shortly. Stay tuned!

I challenge you to a write-off!

No im just kidding, im really looking forward to the competition and reading some of your work.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 21:53:48 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:45 PM, Dobio wrote:
At 1/26/10 09:42 PM, gumOnShoe wrote: Also, thanks Dobio. I'm glad you were here to see it too. I feel like I've been waiting for this forever.
Yep, I think I've been advocating this since I became a freaking mod back in like...04, so it's been a long time. I feel like an old man finally getting his dying wish or some nonsense. ;)

Well its hear for better or worse. :)

And finally, stories are back on the bbs!

In other news, since I'm not going to be as dedicated to the MWCs (I might judge a couple more, just not every month anymore) I've been thinking about what I can still contribute. And I think that might be a bi-weekly or monthly or at least regular suggested writing prompt of some sort. It wouldn't be part of a contest, and it might only be to right a sentence or a paragraph, opening/ending, whatever. But I've been thinking that short exercises focused on different areas of the craft would be good for me and probably a lot of other users.

I hope to have one up sometime next week. But I want to think about it before I dive in. Anyway, I expect WritersBlock will have something up shortly.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 21:58:10 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:47 PM, megakill wrote:
At 1/26/10 09:39 PM, WritersBlock wrote: Hello everybody. If you weren't aware already, I am a writer. I will be posting the new writing competition in this forum shortly. Stay tuned!
I challenge you to a write-off!

No im just kidding, im really looking forward to the competition and reading some of your work.

Hey, don't throw them words around so casually, boy. I'd love it if we could get some short writing exercises/"write-offs" going in this forum. I know it'd certainly help me keep my fingers loose, whereas the monthly writing competitions have become a sort of thing you need to work at and work at and work at, such is the standard now. It's not just about writing, it's also about creating.

Speaking of the MWCs, the latest MWC10 is up. link. Also, I'm looking for people interested in judging the competition. Two people, to be precise. So, if you've got some literary wisdom tucked into your belt, please let me know as soon as possible.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 22:32:03 Reply

Howdy WB,

(By which I of course mean Wild Bill) (8:24)

Glad to see you could make it :)

At 1/26/10 10:18 PM, NewShape wrote: Yeah this forum looks like it has potential. Could do with sub categories like Screenplays/shooting scripts though so I dont have to look through student essays and fan crap.

After some obligatory projects that I owe some people, I really want to buckle down on a screenplay that I genuinely feel could be adapted into a Flash. I've already made a thread for useful links and good screenplays to read, so hopefully that will get some people adding to it and so on. I've never written a shooting script, me being only a beginner, but maybe the forum can help with that too, especially since I'd love to make a film.

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I'll be off to bed soon (I've stayed up for far too long lurking and watching Jungle Strike footage so I could make that stupid reference above), since I want to nip down to Southampton tomorrow and see Avatar. I'll also be picking up my first script that's been looked over by a lecturer, so I'll have a look at what he said.

Tonight, I've found myself listening to Dizzee Rascal's 'Holiday', and I don't know why. I watched him perform on Jools Holland's annoyingly bad New Year show, and I was like, what? It's grown on me, as has the thought of NG writers dancing to the last bit, to celebrate the moment.

I get the feeling I'm putting myself in rather awkward sexually suggestive dance moves in the process.

Anyway, sleep. Otherwise I'll be insaner. Good luck with the rest of the night :D

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 22:52:24 Reply

At 1/26/10 10:18 PM, NewShape wrote: Yeah this forum looks like it has potential. Could do with sub categories like Screenplays/shooting scripts though so I dont have to look through student essays and fan crap.

As this forum mellows out that may be less of a problem. But, additionally, its likely that division won't really exist until we get our Portal. Which may or may not be a goal for 2010. I haven't heard. I imagine they want it out before the end of 2011 though.

I know that there's still some issues with part of the site being wide screen and the other part being narrow that they want to fix.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 22:58:48 Reply

Man this is exciting. With the amount of flash and music talent we have here at Newgrounds. I can't even imagine how much writing talent is here itching to post. Looking forward to reading all the work people have to post!

I'm Frank. And Have been a big fan of Newgrounds for many years. But due to video being my forte, I have never submitted anything what so ever. More of an observer then maker. I'm a film student at the University of New Mexico, and write screenplays. Of short and feature length. I use Celtx at the moment (Which is amazing. And suggest to everyone who wants to try screen writing.) But I will be upgrading to Final Draft very soon. I have many concepts of many genres in the burner to be developed and written. Most of which I write for the 3 screen writing classes I have taken here so far. Taking my 4th rendition of it now, and then another before I leave. All tough by a great instructor who is a professional screen writer as his REAL job. Can't wait to submit some of my own work, and read other's great work!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 23:17:50 Reply

Just wondering... May people in the forum find it problematic to read through a long story/script? I placed a script up there, but I believe that people are turned off of reading it due to its sheer size...


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 23:26:13 Reply

Hello, I'm ThePortalGuru. I've really loved writing for an incredibly long time now, and I've waited to have some outlet on Newgrounds to post some work of mine. I'm very happy that this literature forum has arrive, and that story threads won't be locked now.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 23:28:13 Reply

I want to submit something, but I don't know what. Should I write up a short story or a long one?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-26 23:49:17 Reply

At 1/26/10 11:28 PM, Sexylegs wrote: I want to submit something, but I don't know what. Should I write up a short story or a long one?

As with anything, start out small. Just narrate a quick idea, or even just one scene.

As you get more comfortable with your own writing styles, you can begin to string together longer plots and tie together multiple themes in your stories.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:11:22 Reply

Goodness me, anyone else a little surprised at how quickly this new forum is moving so far? I didn't think there would be THIS much interest in the subject of writing. Don't get me wrong it is great, I just hope it all calms down a bit and we gain a sense of normality here.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:15:05 Reply

Might as well join early, I enjoy writing, and alot of kinds. I like descriptive stories, weird ideas come out of my head every minute, and I like some poetry, as long as it flows and rhymes, I dislike unflowing or unrhyming poetry, unless it has an insanely good message to it that is clear enough for me to understand.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:16:20 Reply

At 1/27/10 12:11 AM, Gagsy wrote: Goodness me, anyone else a little surprised at how quickly this new forum is moving so far? I didn't think there would be THIS much interest in the subject of writing. Don't get me wrong it is great, I just hope it all calms down a bit and we gain a sense of normality here.

Same thing happened with the Art forum. Give it a week and people will get used to it.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:16:30 Reply

I don't have a problem with writing in general, but I figured I should share this with you all...

POETRY RUINED MY LIFE.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:17:08 Reply

At 1/27/10 12:16 AM, flipboi117 wrote: I don't have a problem with writing in general, but I figured I should share this with you all...

POETRY RUINED MY LIFE.

Poetry made my life complete.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:52:49 Reply

At 1/27/10 12:17 AM, TrevorW wrote:
At 1/27/10 12:16 AM, flipboi117 wrote: I don't have a problem with writing in general, but I figured I should share this with you all...

POETRY RUINED MY LIFE.
Poetry made my life complete.

I REALLY don't like poetry.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 00:58:37 Reply

At 1/27/10 12:16 AM, flipboi117 wrote: I don't have a problem with writing in general, but I figured I should share this with you all...

POETRY RUINED MY LIFE.

OOH OOH! Tel us how it ruined your life! THAT would be a good story!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 01:29:13 Reply

Hello all, my name is The-Great-One. I've been writing for 15 years now.

I have written one novella and am in the midst of writing my novel entitled "Vokstein." I hope to be able to share some of my short stories here on Newgrounds and have an animator animate them.

Writing has influenced me because you can create a story, an epic quest or adventure, something out of the plain blue sky and give it an image in people's minds. I've always tried to write as if I were writing a movie or a video game, because those are two forms in which people enjoy seeing.

One of my short stories entitled "Nightmare" was actually animated into flash here on Newgrounds...

Other than that I hope to post my works here and have them critiqued.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 01:58:26 Reply

I waited around for four years for a forum like this to be released here on Newgrounds, holding onto that eternal thread as if it were my last, until finally giving up any reasonable expectation for success, and letting the bitter palimpsests of my displeasure fester and curl themselves into an exasperation which has thus bubbled forth, to counter the ridiculous nature of the developments which face us now. Expectations are no more nor less than the direction in which our lives point, compass-like; anywhere, we hope, but north to the frozen pole where particles cease to rock in their subatomic cradles. But magnetism's sway is not to be diverted, nor to be foiled, by the whimsy of men, and so it is that we are led in a black line, snaking across the snow drifts as we march northward by the pointing of that grinning mechanical charlatan, and the phony star whose light glints off its handworn bronze and knows and likes the fact that it can deceive.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 05:00:50 Reply

At 1/27/10 12:52 AM, MAQcreations wrote: I REALLY don't like poetry.

It's ok to not like poetry, but I think it's rather quite important to at least have an appreciation of poetry. Poems and those who write them have had a significant influence on the written world that should not be ignored.

I'll come clean and admit that I'm not much of a writer (I'm not creative enough, really), but I do enjoy editing for some odd reason. I was an editor on my first college's newspaper and get an occasional plea from a friend to proof-read papers.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 05:53:32 Reply

Would it be a good idea to have a "Request a Script"-topic?

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 06:38:13 Reply

At 1/27/10 06:28 AM, Aci6 wrote: For Horror I adopt a sentence based structure

I could definitely appreciate the focus needed for a thing like that.

for fantasy I adopt a 'landscape style' which identities the surroundings before characters and only addresses them in adjacent to the landscape,

Fantasy always seems tied to the landscape though. Its one of the things Tolkien did, and I think its just stuck with every other writer who works in the field.

Anyways, I've been playing with a more satirical form of language for a first person narrative I've been working on. The person gets very detached from his setting and starts focusing on a lot of the details that would normally be normal, but by playing them up I'm bringing their existence into question and characterizing everything. For instance, if someone's in a suit I'm emphasizing how shiny their shoes are and how crisp their shirt is and from the speakers perspective they seem very cool and collected for the situation they are in. Its kind of surreal. Unfortunately, since I'm trying to get this piece published eventually, it probably won't end up on these forums, but I'll be posting other work.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 07:09:17 Reply

I actually agree with the people a few pages back, a larger character limit for this forum and a larger picture limit on the art forum would be great.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 07:09:17 Reply

Hey! I've been looking forward to the launch portal for a long-ass time. My Dad, John William Galt, has been writing for years, but only published with one author (who screwed him over...the book is "What Price Paradise?" ...which incidentally is a stupid title; originally my Dad called it "Into Invisible Light." It's about time travel.)

Although drawing is my strength and primary focus at college right now, I write a lot in my spare time. Here on NG, that's evident from my reviews and news blogs. Before NG, it was Myspace blogs. Before then, essays and short stories.

I had stood out even in 1st grade when we were asked to write a story to present in class. While most of the students pretty much ripped from the teacher, ("One day my toys came to life and we played together, the end.") I wrote a structured, twenty page long story about the Grey family and they're living in a haunted house in danger from a tornado (using imagery, "...the wind howled and ran zig zag down the street..." My Dad's a voice actor too, so I was the only one who attempted dramatic reading. lol) Until the family ghost, who was normally a scary entity, saved the family from the tornado. From then on his spirit was cherished and loved by the family instead of feared. I had titled it, "The Grey's Ghost."

According to my Dad, this could steep me into a literary future, but I guess time will tell. I'd love to get involved with the NG Lit Community and build on what skills I have, and see if I can't help others.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 07:53:41 Reply

At 1/27/10 05:53 AM, Zendra wrote: Would it be a good idea to have a "Request a Script"-topic?

Seems like it could go somewhere but only if the person taking up the requests is sticking to what the requester is wanting in the script. If they ask for horror script, then they should write something horror related, same thing for any other genre they wish to have a script for.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 09:00:50 Reply

At 1/26/10 09:51 PM, VhsTapeclock wrote: Goodbye, unnoticed journal posts!

Hear hear!! The only way my news posts tend to get noticed is via PMs and linking in the EGB and other threads.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-01-27 10:34:35 Reply

So I've been bandying around a little idea in my head for a while now (Plenty of space there, ho ho!) and what would you guys think of a Journalistic thread, where people can write reports, interviews and columns that might grab some attention.

I was thinking about this, as it's a very different writing style, especially if you're trying to remain impartial (report) or want to take one side (politics, sport, etc)

What would you guys think?


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