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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jul. 13th, 2011 @ 11:45 PM 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 Jul. 14th, 2011 @ 10:20 AM 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 Jul. 14th, 2011 @ 10:32 AM Reply

Sure! :)

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2011 @ 11:05 AM Reply

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


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2011 @ 11:31 AM 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 Jul. 14th, 2011 @ 11:52 AM 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 Aug. 7th, 2011 @ 01:06 PM 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 Aug. 7th, 2011 @ 03:39 PM 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 Aug. 7th, 2011 @ 08:29 PM 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 Aug. 7th, 2011 @ 09:12 PM 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 Aug. 9th, 2011 @ 01:32 PM Reply

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


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Aug. 9th, 2011 @ 02:27 PM 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 Aug. 23rd, 2011 @ 11:44 PM 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.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 4th, 2011 @ 08:24 PM Reply

Been working pretty hard on the first book of my Trilogy and the book that comes before it.

Developed a full language, a world, characters... it's a lot of fun.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 5th, 2011 @ 02:25 PM Reply

I've been toying with the idea of purchasing a signed first edition of Sir Terry Pratchett's latest Discworld Novel, Snuff.

It's got some of my favourite characters in it and as a result, owning one of these signed first editions would really give my collection a nice shot in the arm.

Anyone else got a signed book?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 5th, 2011 @ 08:10 PM Reply

Signed books. I think I've got a couple from some Australian children's authors. Lately I've been getting my hands on signed books from small press authors in the bizarro genre/movement/scene. Got a couple of books from Andersen Prunty, Chris Bowsman's first book, as well as five others from when I won a competition, and I've got two more on their way. And I think I may be getting two more signed books from Jordan Krall shortly, maybe... They're not big name authors, and most of them have only put out their first books either this year or last year, but it's cool to just have that piece of history tied to the beginning of those authors' careers. If everything goes to plan, I'll be joining their ranks a little over a year from now. I pitched a novella to Eraserhead Press, who agreed to work on it with me for next year.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 5th, 2011 @ 10:30 PM Reply

I have one from when my friend released his first book. Got a personal note and all.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 16th, 2011 @ 05:59 PM Reply

Is there a thread somewhere that just has short stories that were written specifically to be made into flash movies? (Not talking about sonic or mario fan stuff, but legit, original works.)

I was bored and thought to myself "hey self, you should make a random, short, quick movie" ...like something that would only take a day or two (think movie jam) ...then I thought, "hey, I wonder if there are any short stories in the writing forum for an occasion such as this."

So... is there a thread? If not, should there be?

THANKS!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 16th, 2011 @ 07:33 PM Reply

At 9/16/11 05:59 PM, Nae wrote: Is there a thread somewhere that just has short stories that were written specifically to be made into flash movies? (Not talking about sonic or mario fan stuff, but legit, original works.)

I think there is, and there are several threads from authors whoring their scripts for animation. However, we don't really get many animators in search for scripts about anything, so those threads quickly die. You can post a thread explaining your situation (who you are, what you are doing, experience, whether the writer will be paid/unpaid, that jazz). Hopefully, you'll get responses and some solid scripts.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 16th, 2011 @ 08:10 PM Reply

At 9/16/11 07:33 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote: we don't really get many animators in search for scripts about anything, so those threads quickly die.

Yeah, I think part of the problem is people don't [know how to] write things in a way that works for animation/scripts... at least that's been a comment/complaint in past contests/animation jams.

There are communal accounts like art101 and animation101 ...maybe there needs to be a writing101 ...and that account could catalog helpful links & threads for writers... and things like 'stories up for grabs' and a list of writers that are available for projects (games, movies, etc).

Just a thought.

Anyway, thanks for your time... I guess I'll just go rummage through the audio portal and see if something inspires me.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 17th, 2011 @ 11:00 AM Reply

At 9/16/11 08:10 PM, Nae wrote:
At 9/16/11 07:33 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote: we don't really get many animators in search for scripts about anything, so those threads quickly die.
Yeah, I think part of the problem is people don't [know how to] write things in a way that works for animation/scripts... at least that's been a comment/complaint in past contests/animation jams.

Agreed, if the animator knows how to do it, they will usually do something like that themselves, thus cutting out the middle man.

Personally, I'd say that reading script book is a useful way to go, as the proper ones (I have Father Ted and Blackadder) give stage directions, which can be very useful, both for the actors and for the casual reader, knowing what they should be seeing.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 17th, 2011 @ 07:01 PM Reply

Have a Dwarven story opening. Critique is appreciated.
http://stagan.deviantart.com/art/Dwarven -Opening-258892220


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 17th, 2011 @ 07:38 PM Reply

For the first time open to public, here's some parts of my first novel, before it's edited.

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1271 923

Enjoy.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 18th, 2011 @ 05:41 PM Reply

At 9/17/11 07:01 PM, blog-man wrote: Have a Dwarven story opening. Critique is appreciated.
http://stagan.deviantart.com/art/Dwarven -Opening-258892220

I'll give it a read, but the formatting of the page is a bitch. Why not make a thread for it (or a news post) here on Newgrounds?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 20th, 2011 @ 07:23 PM Reply

I wish I could build a career in writing.

But don't we all?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 20th, 2011 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 9/20/11 07:23 PM, ArmouredGRIFFON wrote: I wish I could build a career in writing.

But don't we all?

Why? Writing ain't about the money. Keep a journal and write every day. Work hard in school so you get a good job (and hopefully help other people) and write in your spare time. And, in very, very rare occasions, serenade the ladies with your awesome stories :D


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 04:57 AM Reply

Sup guys? I haven't been around here in a long-ass time, but I thought I'd start poking around again since I'm taking a fiction writing class and I have lots of new stuff in the works.

At 9/16/11 08:10 PM, Nae wrote: There are communal accounts like art101 and animation101 ...maybe there needs to be a writing101 ...and that account could catalog helpful links & threads for writers... and things like 'stories up for grabs' and a list of writers that are available for projects (games, movies, etc).

Yeah, something like that would be cool. I think it would improve the relationship between animators and writers, which could benefit NG a lot. I'm not really in any position to do it myself, but if someone else wants to go for it I'd be more than happy to help out.

At 9/17/11 11:00 AM, Coop wrote: Personally, I'd say that reading script book is a useful way to go, as the proper ones (I have Father Ted and Blackadder) give stage directions, which can be very useful, both for the actors and for the casual reader, knowing what they should be seeing.

Yep, that's good advice. If anyone wants to learn screenwriting, the best way to do it is to read lots of screenplays. Here's a great resource for that. I'd also recommend getting some kind of script formatting software like Final Draft (what the pros use) or Celtx (what I use, because it's free) to avoid a lot of hassle and make everything neater.

That said, like Nae hinted at, when it comes to animation things can get a little more complicated. A scene that would work perfectly in a live-action film might make no sense when you try to apply it to animation. Cartoons are just totally different in terms of spatial relations and pacing and how action plays out and how dialogue fits in and lots of other things, and it can be hard for someone who isn't an artist to wrap their head around it all works. I guess it ultimately comes down to how well the artist and the writer communicate with each other, and how willing they are to budge on their visions when the other person tells them that something isn't working.

I dunno, I've been thinking about a lot of this shit lately because I'm trying to write a pilot for a cartoon series.

At 9/5/11 02:25 PM, Coop wrote: Anyone else got a signed book?

Junot Diaz signed my copy of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which is pretty cool I guess.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 05:33 AM Reply

At 9/20/11 11:54 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote:
At 9/20/11 07:23 PM, ArmouredGRIFFON wrote: I wish I could build a career in writing.

But don't we all?
Why? Writing ain't about the money. Keep a journal and write every day. Work hard in school so you get a good job (and hopefully help other people) and write in your spare time. And, in very, very rare occasions, serenade the ladies with your awesome stories :D

See, isn't that brilliant. And I couldn't agree more - writing is not about money or wealth. But if I had the choice, all I would do is write. It's that element of the idea which intrigues me.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 05:38 AM Reply

At 9/21/11 04:57 AM, Dr-Worm wrote: I dunno, I've been thinking about a lot of this shit lately because I'm trying to write a pilot for a cartoon series.

It seems that artists and writers when they come together, come together in the same way guitar players and vocals do. It is the process of finding the correct pattern to showcase the idiolect of the characters. I imagine a large amount of time and effort goes into doing this. However depending on the genre and your audience, depends on what style of artistry you will be looking for or what style of writing the artistry will be begging for. The overall result is probably governed by the producer, rather than the writing staff.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Sep. 29th, 2011 @ 12:22 PM Reply

been a long time since i was here. wonder if any one remembers me. whats what


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