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Response to Writers Club 2010-01-11 19:20:49 Reply

Nice stuff guys. Next time I drop by I'll post something!

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Response to Writers Club 2010-01-14 23:24:14 Reply

So i'm hoping to write a whole book!

It is influenced by a lot of my metal music, a lot of epics(Like dante's inferno) and my past relationship with a girl who ignored me for three months after we broke up.

Every other chapter will switch and back and forth between 1st person points of view between a man and his wife.

I have yet to name either of the characters, but here's the general plot

An unnamed man waking up to be in a spirit like world that overlooks the real world, but he can't interact with the real world at all. He is dead, but he has no idea why or how. (I have yet to decide how and why for the wife to know, but still not the husband)

He follows around his wife for several months, she seems to be completely aware he is dead but she is devoid of negative emotions.

She smiles, flirts, is polite, completes all her regular activities, etc.

She doesn't seem sad at all, she doesn't seem out of place at all. She seems almost happy that hes dead.

As she begins to seemingly get close to one friend of the couple he gets more confused and eventually angrier at his wife.

He begins to feel she doesn't miss him, then he begins to feel she is happy he is gone, then he begins to feel that she never loved him at all and that she actually hated him and eventually he begins to think that she murdered him.

He becomes so angry he sort of changes into a demonic force with no rational thought and begins destroying that soul society(For lack of a better name, for now). He begins devouring other spirits in his pure rage and he becomes known as __________ (Help me think of an amazingly evil and still fitting name)

He lives forever in a hatred to haunt the paradise in the sky and turn it into a dystopia as he cannot touch the real world.

That is one half of the chapters, the other half of the chapters follows his wife's depression and how she is missing her husband dearly.

It follows her internal struggles as she completely denies that her husband is dead and she begins internally lamenting that her husband "Abandoned her" and she begins working with a friend who is giving her emotional support till her husband returns.

Eventually the husband transforms and simultaneously a cold evil chill reaches the wife and she realizes in a second that her husband is really dead and gone forever.

This puts her in a utter panic.

She then realizes she doesn't remember the last words she ever said to him, and this makes her frustrated - So much so she feels guilty and she kills herself, her spirit to move onto the spirit world to be devoured by her husband whom she recognizes, but he doesn't recognize her back.

I mean to create a depressing epic story.

Advice for the story? Thoughts? Opinions? Thanks in advance.

I don't intend on writing this story now, I plan on contemplating the story much deeper and when i'm out of school begin writing it for real.

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Response to Writers Club 2010-01-15 01:34:51 Reply

Pretty sweet idea, Spencer.


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Response to Writers Club 2010-01-15 10:19:42 Reply

@ PinballWizard976

Genius. Pure genius. Your story idea was horrible and premise so unlikely; yet you made it great. I can't compliment you enough through use of imagery and symbolism, this forum will not give you the credit you deserve.

As for your writing itself, you use too many of's and that's. Reread some of it and you will see what I mean, but I will give you one example:

You, thinking of yourself of importance

You can say thinking yourself important.

This was well written, your only other weaknesses would be how vague you were and how short the story is. Good job indeed.

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Response to Writers Club 2010-01-15 23:09:41 Reply

At 1/15/10 10:19 AM, ChainsawNinjaZX wrote: @ PinballWizard976

Genius. Pure genius. Your story idea was horrible and premise so unlikely; yet you made it great.

hahaha thanks man. it really is a pretty abstract play, and i'm sure it's not for everyone. in my creative writing class i acted it out; playing the part of the world. and honestly it was awful. maybe it's just because a lot of things sounded better in my head or because i actually wrote it and i'm not really ever satisfied with my work; both in art and writing. actually, i think another thing would be that 78 was played by this girl who must have thought 'lol leaves this is sooo random' (can't stand those kinda people btw), and who also completely skipped very important commas and pauses, and left out words and the worst thing was 'consequences be darned". Like, everyone in the class loved it (both on paper and in action); but i don't think any of them understood the meaning behind it at all :\

I can't compliment you enough through use of imagery and symbolism, this forum will not give you the credit you deserve.

Oh well. i didn't really write it to be complimented. i just wrote it because i like juvenalian satire

As for your writing itself, you use too many of's and that's. Reread some of it and you will see what I mean, but I will give you one example:

You, thinking of yourself of importance

You can say thinking yourself important.

Yes, but that wouldn't be how 'the world' would talk. I couldn't see someone like tolkein (not that i'm comparing myself to him; god i'm not even on the same scale as him) having an elf speaking real colloquial and like how me and you talk to our friends. Grammatically, it might not make 100% sense; but it's sorta like 'you, thinking of yourself' as in i think that i am a more reserved person, and 'of importance' would be like i think i am of importance. i dunno; i didn't really read over it after i finished that much. i think i only did one revision. but i guess when you get on a roll speaking like that; you don't really think about what makes sense and what doesn't. my bad.

This was well written, your only other weaknesses would be how vague you were and how short the story is. Good job indeed.

I can see what you mean. i really don't like the ending when he (she?, it?) gets taken underground. i really coulda done better on that; or in between acts 1 & 2. as far as length; it was required to be 3 acts - no more no less. longer than other peoples', but i felt like i was repeating myself a lot in it. definitely things i need to work on.

thanks for the review man. i'll be sure to remember this next time i'm writing

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Response to Writers Club 2010-01-31 11:57:29 Reply

Guys...
With this new writing forum, does this mean the end of this club?


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Response to Writers Club 2010-04-14 17:43:16 Reply

Jeez, it's been awhile. I got my start here nearly three years ago, and haven't really been active here at all since. I found this site named Papertank but that just got shut down yesterday, so... Yeah. Back again =P probably will submit something soonish, we'll see. I'm trying to find a new site to join but for now I'm just gonna hang around here.


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Response to Writers Club 2010-12-18 15:52:19 Reply

Place has been dead for quite some time obviously. But would like to try and join up around here. But write poetry and short stories so guess if this place can pick up some then will post some of my works up here.


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Response to Writers Club 2010-12-18 16:01:32 Reply

At 12/18/10 03:52 PM, Pandamir wrote: Place has been dead for quite some time obviously. But would like to try and join up around here. But write poetry and short stories so guess if this place can pick up some then will post some of my works up here.

I figured that this club would pretty much lose it's purpose with the Writer's Forum Lounge in the writing forum. Perhaps not though because I still see plenty of video game clubs still existing even though their a video game forum.


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Response to Writers Club 2010-12-19 02:36:53 Reply

How many years have you been writing: 35 years
How many flash story's you have written: what is a flash story?
How many real life story's you have written: In my personal writing none, but I worked on a couple of newspapers a few years back.
And your name (optional): addie

So what's up, people?

addie


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Response to Writers Club 2012-10-28 22:11:30 Reply

At 1/11/10 07:20 PM, Zuproc wrote: Nice stuff guys. Next time I drop by I'll post something!

How do you guys feel about fan fiction? I refer not to "Voldemort discovers a sudden sexual attraction to Harry Potter" fanfics of course. My preference is fan fiction that focuses on semi-realistic, practical changes. "What-ifs" is the proper term. Like, "what-if Simba had fallen instead of Scar?" or "what-if Moriarty was the hero, and Sherlock the villain?". I love the twists on logic/perspective that can come from turning one character from a nice person to a complete asshole. Hold on, by that, I mean that person. I wouldn't like a fic that said "Person A is canonically celibate, but in this fic, Person A is a horny devil and all the ladies want him". No, my interest comes in when it's Person A, and Person A alone that has changed, when a single change has disrupted or altered the world they live in. Etc.

I also like fanfics that capitalize on vague concepts and stories that make "continuations" for cancelled series like Sliders and Heroes.

Anyway, I'm not the kind of fan fic writer who gets massively upset with criticism. I'm actually looking for feedback on most of my stories, because I seem to lack the talent to garner attention/response. I'm also not very good at syntax and diction, I think at least, so any feedback is welcome - good, bad, honest, critical.

if I may be so daring, I keep my stories on this account for those intrigued. For my writing style, I'd say I like to write characters with a degree of realism depending on where they come from. An anime character's probably more subject to "being able to lift a mountain, but getting backhanded by an angry female for comic relief" than the average comic book/graphic novel character. I like to make things "down to earth", audaciously even. At the same time, the list of stories on my account may come off as being overwhelmingly mishanthropic or sadistic - contrary to the standard "Dark Fic" however, I still believe in heroes and happy endings, although not to out the non-currently existent endings of my fanfics.

The point I'm trying to make is: a deal of these fics are rated mature for a reason. Honestly, my two biggest fears are: overwhelmingly negative criticism that doesn't detail the cliches or flaws in my story, and mentally scarring a young child/teenager. So if you're not comfortable with potentially explicit writing, then pretend this explanation never happened.

How many years have you been writing: 2006 was the year I made my first fanfiction net account. That was my first "hardcore" step into writing, but I've been interested in creative writing since elementary.

How many flash story's you have written: I wrote a couple on my old, locked-out account Rague, but most were rubbish produced from my 6th-grader brain.

How many real life story's you have written: None I'm afraid. I've had some ideas, but flexing those ideasi nto a novel hasn't happened yet.

And your name (optional): Demonbrunch/Fanfiction of the Dead

Favorite Author: Ironically, I don't read too many novels -Although I haven't read all of their series yet, I've wanted to take a look at Lord of the Rings and the original Sherlock Holmes stories. If I had to pick favorite authors, I guess it would be Conan Doyle and Tolkien for the representations/adaptions of their characters that I've witnessed, and from what little I've read of The Fellowship of the Ring.

So yeah, bump.


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