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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-03-30 18:04:48 Reply

At 3/30/10 11:43 AM, TrevorW wrote: We've been dead lately :(

I'm basking in the triumph that is my latest completed chapter. I am working (slowly) on the MWC entry and chapter 2 of the werewolf tale (My sig is the link), but something will happen over the four day break at the end of the week, I suppose.

I've got birthdays and stuff to prepare for. Girlfriend, Mum & Dad wedding Anniversary, Mine, Brothers, Mum's all in 9 days.

Oh they joy :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-03-31 18:23:06 Reply

Didn't win the writing contest, oh well, guess that means I just need to improve.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-03-31 22:18:12 Reply

At 3/31/10 06:23 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Didn't win the writing contest, oh well, guess that means I just need to improve.

I didn't even think the results were up... am I missing something?

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-01 04:25:42 Reply

At 3/31/10 10:18 PM, sinfulwolf wrote:
At 3/31/10 06:23 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Didn't win the writing contest, oh well, guess that means I just need to improve.
I didn't even think the results were up... am I missing something?%u2248%u2248%u2248

No, I don't think you are. I've not seen a results thread, but he appears to be assuming that since he hasn't heard anything, he's not won.

Unless he's referring to an earlier contest.

Also, if people want to make Kevin Bacon related short stories, please keep them in this thread.

Thanks.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-01 05:39:58 Reply

At 4/1/10 04:25 AM, Coop83 wrote:
At 3/31/10 10:18 PM, sinfulwolf wrote:
At 3/31/10 06:23 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Didn't win the writing contest, oh well, guess that means I just need to improve.
I didn't even think the results were up... am I missing something?%u2248%u2248%u2248
No, I don't think you are. I've not seen a results thread, but he appears to be assuming that since he hasn't heard anything, he's not won.

Nope. Didn't see any results yet. Just have to be a little patient.


Unless he's referring to an earlier contest.

Maybe...

Also, if people want to make Kevin Bacon related short stories, please keep them in this thread.

Isn't that redundant? Kevin Bacon is a short story...hehehe

Thanks.%u2248%u2248%u2248

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-01 06:17:41 Reply

I'm rereading some of the poetry battles with this Kevin Bacon filter thing on, and it is HILARIOUS! I seriously can't stop laughing, and it's 3 in the morning :)

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-01 14:09:38 Reply

At 4/1/10 06:17 AM, Version2 wrote: I'm rereading some of the poetry battles with this Kevin Bacon filter thing on, and it is HILARIOUS! I seriously can't stop laughing, and it's 3 in the morning :)%u2248%u2248%u2248

Incidentally, every single story with the pronoun "l" is now a comedy.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 06:06:37 Reply

Aww, well that helps, I was out for awhile so I thought results were done and all, how is everyone?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 14:26:46 Reply

Would anyone be interested in giving me some input on a new project I have for this forum? This would be over AIM.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 14:52:01 Reply

Hey everybody, I'm a bit of a feedback addict when it comes to my writing though I've been a bit too busy to write lately thanks to school. There's so many stories I want to get back to but no time, how frustrating :/

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 18:40:51 Reply

At 4/2/10 06:06 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Aww, well that helps, I was out for awhile so I thought results were done and all, how is everyone?

The simple way to solve that is to do a BBS search for MWC10 - that will take you directly to all topics related to the contests for this year. 3 per contest - Entries, Discussion and (eventually), results.

The sole reason for the MWC10 tag line was for searching - you couldn't put MWC into the search, as the BBS engine won't search for 3 word terms alone.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 18:56:13 Reply

At 4/2/10 02:26 PM, TrevorW wrote: Would anyone be interested in giving me some input on a new project I have for this forum? This would be over AIM.

Depends on what the new project is. I need to reinstall AIM anyway.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 19:34:03 Reply

At 4/2/10 06:40 PM, Coop83 wrote:
At 4/2/10 06:06 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Aww, well that helps, I was out for awhile so I thought results were done and all, how is everyone?
The simple way to solve that is to do a BBS search for MWC10 - that will take you directly to all topics related to the contests for this year. 3 per contest - Entries, Discussion and (eventually), results.

The sole reason for the MWC10 tag line was for searching - you couldn't put MWC into the search, as the BBS engine won't search for 3 word terms alone.

Or because I am an anal bastard you can go to my new list!

I couldn't find a few months but here it is. I will keep it updated.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 20:52:38 Reply

Question. How do you know if what you're writing is leaning more to a comic/graphic novel than a book.

I was discussing ideas with a friend of mine until he mentioned that what i was writing sounded like a comic book. Though I still think I should stick to writing it as a novel to create this world but then again same rules can apply to a comic or graphic novel.

Thoughts?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 21:15:54 Reply

At 4/2/10 08:52 PM, X1SephX wrote: Question. How do you know if what you're writing is leaning more to a comic/graphic novel than a book.

I was discussing ideas with a friend of mine until he mentioned that what i was writing sounded like a comic book. Though I still think I should stick to writing it as a novel to create this world but then again same rules can apply to a comic or graphic novel.

Thoughts?

I find that my issues with writing stem from my inability to effectively paint a picture of the setting or characters. A comic book writer is someone who specializes in characterization and dialog. Because the rest is communicated through deft illustrations.

A novelist does everything and often takes a great deal of time describing the scene and doing so in a sequence that appeals to the reader.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 21:21:51 Reply

Sorry for not checking for myself just that instant.

I can be descriptive Gobblemeister, sadly when I'm in the mood, but it seems I'm torn between being unsure if my reader will understand the setting I'm trying to put in place. If i feel like I can't make the scene my mind starts to wonder if it should be made into a graphic novel.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 21:26:37 Reply

The problem then becomes

Can you draw?

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 21:32:22 Reply

Mmm I believe i know where this is going.

I could draw as a tool like storyboards, to help paint the picture better mm.

Thx gobble.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 21:34:39 Reply

At 4/2/10 09:32 PM, X1SephX wrote: Mmm I believe i know where this is going.

I could draw as a tool like storyboards, to help paint the picture better mm.

"Paint picture better" as in, to get a better feel of how to describe it.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-02 21:44:03 Reply

Once you have it drawn you can review it and add to it, then elaborate and plan how you want to describe it, and what you want to emphasize

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 06:31:04 Reply

At 4/2/10 07:34 PM, TrevorW wrote:
At 4/2/10 06:40 PM, Coop83 wrote: The sole reason for the MWC10 tag line was for searching - you couldn't put MWC into the search, as the BBS engine won't search for 3 word terms alone.
Or because I am an anal bastard you can go to my new list!

I couldn't find a few months but here it is. I will keep it updated.

http://mwc9.newgrounds.com

gumOnShoe set this up to keep a track of the MWCs for 2009. I guess that someone like WritersBlock will do the same for MWC10

At 4/2/10 09:26 PM, Gobblemeister wrote: The problem then becomes

Can you draw?

Not really - the best graphic novels have an author and an artist. Watchmen, for example had Allan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (artist). John Higgins was also credited as the colourist, but that's not mentioned in the spine. Just Moore & Gibbons.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 13:22:50 Reply

Ah good stuff Coop. Well I'm not going to delete my list now so o well :) /shrug


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 19:45:55 Reply

I've been in Japan for the last eight days, which explains my absence from the forum. Well, now that I'm back, I'll get to writng some new stories and poems. I feel, for some unexplainable reason, inspired and I think I can write some great pieces! :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 20:14:13 Reply

Hello one and all, I'm new to the forums. I created myself a writing thread.

So, I was wondering, anything I should know?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 22:30:59 Reply

At 4/3/10 08:14 PM, rubber-dum-dum wrote: Hello one and all, I'm new to the forums. I created myself a writing thread.

So, I was wondering, anything I should know?

Don't feed anything
Take writing seriously, especially if it's humor.
Did i mention not to feed anything.

Well, Exam season is in full swing, but i've been writing scripts for a hypothetical TV show. Aside from that, not much in the way of work...i'll need to frequent this place more often...


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 23:26:40 Reply

At 4/3/10 10:30 PM, Wolf-Raven wrote:
Don't feed anything
Take writing seriously, especially if it's humor.
Did i mention not to feed anything.

feed anything?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 23:30:17 Reply

At 4/3/10 08:14 PM, rubber-dum-dum wrote: Hello one and all, I'm new to the forums. I created myself a writing thread.

So, I was wondering, anything I should know?

Post your work, criticise other's constructively and don't be a dick. Do that and you should get along here just fine.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-03 23:45:30 Reply

At 4/3/10 11:26 PM, rubber-dum-dum wrote:
At 4/3/10 10:30 PM, Wolf-Raven wrote:
Don't feed anything
Take writing seriously, especially if it's humor.
Did i mention not to feed anything.
feed anything?

Feed me as I am the king of this here land.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-04 07:37:52 Reply

At 4/3/10 11:45 PM, TrevorW wrote:
At 4/3/10 11:26 PM, rubber-dum-dum wrote:
At 4/3/10 10:30 PM, Wolf-Raven wrote:
Don't feed anything
Take writing seriously, especially if it's humor.
Did i mention not to feed anything.
feed anything?
Feed me as I am the king of this here land.

Yeah, we'll feed you

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2010-04-04 14:58:30 Reply

At 4/3/10 01:22 PM, TrevorW wrote: Ah good stuff Coop. Well I'm not going to delete my list now so o well :) /shrug

No problem, but just so you know ;)

At 4/3/10 11:30 PM, Ass-Crumb wrote:
At 4/3/10 08:14 PM, rubber-dum-dum wrote: So, I was wondering, anything I should know?
Post your work, criticise other's constructively and don't be a dick. Do that and you should get along here just fine.

Pretty much - abuse generally gets reported to me, as I'm effectively the in-forum moderator, though people like Evark do tend to stop by from time to time.

At 4/3/10 11:45 PM, TrevorW wrote: Feed me as I am the king of this here land.

Dear god no! There won't be any left for the important folk, such as myself!


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