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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-12 00:05:35 Reply

Great job, John. I only recently started, and Have already met DeftAndEvil, but I hope that soon i will get to know more of you and to read your works, and to have you read mine. Also, what are some interesting forms of poetry, because i only know the basics and would like to experiment on other forms. Thank you.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-12 18:15:53 Reply

At 5/11/11 09:40 PM, Deathcon7 wrote:
As for the rest of us, let's continue to plug at it and claim our own victories in the NG Anthology. I'm certain that quality work will spur the project back on track. I'm sure the editors don't intend to, but having read slosh-pile before, it's hard work. Let's give them a reason to read!

Ugh, I've been stuck on that forever. I wrote a (really) rough draft of a story, tentatively titled "Creed, Conviction, and Dim Lights" but scrapped it because it wasn't good. I wrote a better draft but ultimately scrapped it again because it was exactly like "The Fall of the House of Usher." As of late, I am incapable of writing anything, but mostly because I am swamped by finals.

Seriously though, I want to finish "Dim Lights" and I am throwing myself behind it. When I finish the next draft, I'll pass it around to get some feedback before submitting to the NWA.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-12 19:34:50 Reply

We need an increase in character limit.

Right, now.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-12 19:44:16 Reply

At 5/12/11 07:34 PM, ArmouredGRIFFON wrote: We need an increase in character limit.

Right, now.

What? Eight thousand not long enough? Can't you find a natural break in your story so you can make multiple posts? I know at times it's somewhat annoying, but there should be some sort of natural break.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-16 01:34:48 Reply

Ugh. I have experienced a minor setback for me posting Heroic. My main computer crashed and lost all data a while ago, and it had Heroic on it. This was a while ago, but I thought I still had it because I had originally written it on my laptop and then transferred to my main. Turns out the version on my laptop is completely unedited. When I get a copy of the magazine I'll make all the changes again and post, but right now there's no way I'll remember all the things I did to it. Sorry!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-17 20:02:33 Reply

I doubt you'll ever be "known," but if you would like to at the very least be considered a regular, you should participate in the Weekly Writing exercises (to resume shortly), the Monthly Writing Contest (as participant and judge), spend the time to critique as much work as possible, and create your own work's thread and link it in your signature.

Thanks a lot for this tip man, i'll be sure to do that. Also what you said about being "known" is an unfortunately true, but perhaps even if ONE of us do become "known" then it will raise the popularity of the forum and help the rest of us become "known". Just an idea.
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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-25 02:30:12 Reply

For heaven's sake; someone please post something--a new story; a work in progress; an outline--anything! All I see are collaborative efforts (vampires/doomdays/zombies) and very rough ideas (very undeveloped, I must add). The Writing Forum has gone very slow these past few days and I haven't read anything worthwhile since "Beginning of the End" by Neutrality abouta week ago. I don't mean to sound whiny--but I am (whining). I will backtrack and comment on stories that have no comments or I haven't read.

On a personal note, I really need to get some inspiration so I can finish my current work. I've caught another bout of the reading bug, but 19th century novels do become rather boring, eventually. Reading some good works by my peers on NG does encourage to try to achieve (and surpass--competition, my friend) that level.

>.>


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-25 07:03:24 Reply

Hello folks, been a while right? Not sure if you remember me but I've been around this forum before wrote a few stories... most of which were mediocre... one of which I felt was really good but hey, I didn't proof-read and I do not trust myself as a proof-reader and editor. I'm a little more confident in that regard but I am not the greatest either. However, going to university and taking and modestly passing an English Qualifying course has made me better in academic writing... point is moot as creative writing allows things academic doesn't.

Now. I need inspiration.. with everything in my life but it's my goal to be a novelist... and I need to get inspiration back to write. I don't really do outline but if I must I will and I am asking for my peers to support me a bit. If you have any suggestions I will make not... If you have anything please feel free to do so... that is all.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-25 14:54:42 Reply

hallo yuz guyz! I'm still new to writing and have a bunch of ideas clogging up in my brain and i thought I should post em up here. But it looks things are getting slow over here, just like everywhere else that has to do with writting stories and stuff. I looks like people would rather be playing video games rather than read lol! I havent been in this section in a long time so i got some catching up to do.

i got an idea for a story about an old school street gang, kinda like the warriors. I'll post a lil prolouge and see if you guys like it or not!

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-05-25 21:54:11 Reply

At 5/25/11 02:54 PM, MyMuslimFriend wrote: I looks like people would rather be playing video games rather than read lol! I havent been in this section in a long time so i got some catching up to do.

People don't want to waste their time. Give them a reason to read, and they well. And you can give them a reason by building recognition. You build recognition by participating. To participate you have to read and critique and discuss other peoples' work first.

You also have to have some skill, otherwise you won't retain readers.

Hint: You can mollify concern over your writing by being observant of what you say and how you say it; most especially in regular posts.
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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-02 16:15:37 Reply

Would any one know the gains and losses from doing a comic with just writing a novel? Being that you can do both write and draw.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-02 22:28:26 Reply

At 6/2/11 04:15 PM, X1SephX wrote: Would any one know the gains and losses from doing a comic with just writing a novel? Being that you can do both write and draw.

Consider that with the written word alone you're only limited by your imagination, where with a Comic you're limited by the layout of the page. You have to be extremely concise with dialog, setting has to fit within the frame, and you really only have a certain number of pages to finish (comics usually being about 24 pages?). You can, of course, more clearly express your vision in a comic format, especially if you arc multiple comics; more so if you use the graphic novel format and arc over a few of those. The reader knows exactly what he's looking at, can quickly detect emotion (visual context: frown, smile, posturing for a fight, etc.), and is basically more quickly immersed into the world.

Ultimately, on the difficulty side of it, when expectations and standards come into play, I think they're at the same level of difficulty. If you can't draw, or don't have an artist, I'd definitely recommend sticking to a novel to tell your story.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-03 20:00:48 Reply

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-25 19:23:56 Reply

Hello, everyone. ^_^

If you don't remember me, that's cool. For anyone who does, I've decided to return after around a year. I'm about 10,000 words into a fun new novel, too. I haven't exactly written anything in over a week and a half, but I can fix that, hopefully.


If you don't like my poetry, scroll down the page a bit. It gets better.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-25 21:34:19 Reply

Dang, I wish I was around for this first Golden Age of the Writing Forum. Anyway, RWT, I'm looking forward to seeing an excerpt :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-27 03:00:10 Reply

I've just received some news, and I thought I should share it with you all, because you've been a great help in terms of aiding me in the development of writing skills and style. For this reason, I feel like I have you all to thank for this email that I got today:

'Congratulations! Your entry for the Imagining The City Writing Competition, Vibrancy, has been successful. As a winner, you will need to attend a couple of meetings & a workshop with QUT creative writing staff in order for it to be published as an e-publication in early November 2011.'

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-06-27 19:51:21 Reply

At 6/27/11 03:00 AM, ZeeAk wrote:

Nice :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-07-13 23:45:28 Reply

I wish that the writing forum was a more popular one. :( Not forgetting to mention the lack of new stories recently...

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-07-14 10:20:45 Reply

There's a lack of stories?

Hm... I'm predominantly a musician/voice actor, but I have a couple of stories laying here and there.

Anyone interested?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-07-14 10:32:58 Reply

Sure! :)

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-07-14 11:05:14 Reply

Alrighty then. I'll post one up today. :3


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-07-14 11:31:32 Reply

Forgive the double post.

It's here!
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1259 776


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-07-14 11:52:53 Reply

It's here!
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1259 776

Cool! I'll read it later, I'm going out soon.
Brb

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-07 13:06:21 Reply

How many of us are doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month? I'm finding it an amazing way to motivate myself, and after only eight days, I'm sitting on 19, 500 words.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-07 15:39:02 Reply

At 8/7/11 01:06 PM, ZeeAk wrote: How many of us are doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month? I'm finding it an amazing way to motivate myself, and after only eight days, I'm sitting on 19, 500 words.

I thought about it, and it seems like a good idea. Except, I don't feel like writing a novel. I don't have anything planned or set, Maybe next time.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-07 20:29:17 Reply

At 8/7/11 01:06 PM, ZeeAk wrote: How many of us are doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month? I'm finding it an amazing way to motivate myself, and after only eight days, I'm sitting on 19, 500 words.

I'm trying to do it. I'm on just over 4,000 words, but basically right now I'm being hit from all sides by work and uni taking up all of my time. Hopefully by the end of the week I should be able to play a bit of catch up.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-07 21:12:05 Reply

At 8/7/11 08:29 PM, WritersBlock wrote: I'm trying to do it. I'm on just over 4,000 words, but basically right now I'm being hit from all sides by work and uni taking up all of my time. Hopefully by the end of the week I should be able to play a bit of catch up.

I was worried that I'd have a situation similar to that, with work, and socialising and university all pressuring me and trying to put a dampener on what I wanted to achieve. Instead, I've just been staying up incredibly late to write, and make sure I'm actually being productive, with at least 1, 667 words a day.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-09 13:32:13 Reply

Is it me, or has the Writing Forum been unusually slow?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-09 14:27:50 Reply

At 8/9/11 01:32 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote: Is it me, or has the Writing Forum been unusually slow?

It does that from time to time. I'm just helping to put the finishing touches to some additional rules for RP in forum games and that should give the place a shot in the arm.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2011-08-23 23:44:34 Reply

Hello all. I normally don't come here often, I think I probably should though since I have a thread here that gets updated with journalistic entries. Whenever I'm not writing for The Interviewer I tend to review flash and the such and help out with other people's works if they're looking for help.