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#1 Trilo

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Who here writes? I have worked on graphic novels in the past and have written many stories.Who else writes? And about what?
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#2 Diabolical_Jazz

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Lots of us are writers. Myself included. I've written one and a half novels.
I've never written a graphic novel before though.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Yo. Like Jazz, one and a half. First's out and selling at major retailers, second one's still warming in my nest. Also like Jazz, never did comics, unless the ones I did as a kid count. Started a webcomic with a buddy awhile back, but got bored after I ended up making most of it. It was suposta be a fun thing for us to do together, us trying to reclaim our carefree youth or something.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

I can't seem to finish anything. :P
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

I tried a manga when I was younger, but after about seven or eight pages, it changed right into text.

It was about some girl with an imaginary-but-actually-real friend and she was the lost princess of some land and yada yada. It wasn't all that original.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Yo. Like Jazz, one and a half. First's out and selling at major retailers, second one's still warming in my nest. Also like Jazz, never did comics, unless the ones I did as a kid count. Started a webcomic with a buddy awhile back, but got bored after I ended up making most of it. It was suposta be a fun thing for us to do together, us trying to reclaim our carefree youth or something.


I am sure you have posted it somewhere, but what is this published book of yours called?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

Seeds of Magic, and I don't think I have, aside from my sig. (I changed them for all of the forums I use) I feel like a pompous ass when I talk about it a lot.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Seeds of Magic, and I don't think I have, aside from my sig. (I changed them for all of the forums I use) I feel like a pompous ass when I talk about it a lot.


A writer needs to promote himself, there is no shame in that.

Plus you are quite frequent around here and therefore welcome to whore yourself around to spread your word.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

I'm a comic writer without an artist, sad really.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Hey guys, I love to write, whether it be fan-fiction or imagination. But at the moment my friend and I are in the middle of issue 2 of our "graphic novel" to be, named 'Homo Toast!'. It's kinda peculiar, rude, mildly racist, violent but our English teacher loves it :P It's about me and him (freelance hitmen) who work for a guy called The Doc, who brought a piece of toast to life, named Toast, who's an FBI agent and all 4 of us work together solving crimes, making illegal money etc. In this issue we get kidnapped by an Al-Qaeda dog, a dog who works for Al-Qaeda. Any way its just weird aha, I can upload a few pages if anyone wants to see? I write the story, he does the artwork.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

I write a lot (outside of school).

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:10 AM

I definitely do lots of writing. I actually started doing it because someone told me it was a good way to cope with things. I've written several short stories on forums I've been on, but always ran out of inspiration somewhere along the way and they died out. I've attempted many longer stories, but they seem to die out too. I can't quite find something that can hold my attention for long enough, and I always end up thinking of something new and getting side-tracked. I would love to write a novel some day.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

That's pretty much exactly my problem. Once I hit 10,000 words everything goes to shit.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

I definitely do lots of writing. I actually started doing it because someone told me it was a good way to cope with things. I've written several short stories on forums I've been on, but always ran out of inspiration somewhere along the way and they died out. I've attempted many longer stories, but they seem to die out too. I can't quite find something that can hold my attention for long enough, and I always end up thinking of something new and getting side-tracked. I would love to write a novel some day.

You would be hard pressed to find a writer that could just sit down and churn out a full length story without any groundwork placed.

If you find something that you want to write about lay out a few maps for yourself.

Plot line, character progression plans, any twists, locations, basically just a general rubric for where you want your story to go and where to stop along the way.

Then fill in the gaps with everything else.

This is what I have done when I need to write something longer than a few chapters and it has worked so far.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

You would be hard pressed to find a writer that could just sit down and churn out a full length story without any groundwork placed.

If you find something that you want to write about lay out a few maps for yourself.

Plot line, character progression plans, any twists, locations, basically just a general rubric for where you want your story to go and where to stop along the way.

Then fill in the gaps with everything else.

This is what I have done when I need to write something longer than a few chapters and it has worked so far.

 

I don't expect that to happen at all. You're right about creating a plan, I always have the most trouble with that. It's hard to just think of everything right there considering your characters gain so much depth and your plot takes different turns while you're writing, and sometimes old plans no longer work with what you've created and you want to go in a different direction. 

I'll spend more time on my planning this time around.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

I shall wait and would like to see what you come up with.

A great many of us are writers in some fashion or another, and we crave new content ever so much.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Yeah, sounds like a plan, pal. I like sharing my stories on forums and websites like these.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

Stories are like like a brick wall. Your cool ideas for epic events, plot twists, interesting dialog are all solid bricks that you cement together with less stimulating mortar. The most sturdy wall, like a great story, is built from the bottom up. Start at the base and go from there. Make sure it lines up and keep stacking. After it's finished you scrape the ugly bits away and polish it up. Step three: Profit. 

 

 

Yeah, sounds like a plan, pal. I like sharing my stories on forums and websites like these.

 

We have a woefully underused section for things just like that.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

Stories are like like a brick wall. Your cool ideas for epic events, plot twists, interesting dialog are all solid bricks that you cement together with less stimulating mortar. The most sturdy wall, like a great story, is built from the bottom up. Start at the base and go from there. Make sure it lines up and keep stacking. After it's finished you scrape the ugly bits away and polish it up. Step three: Profit. 

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

Aww I feel late to the bandwagon. I'm a writer, I've self published fiction but my actual source of income is writing non-fiction stuff, mostly SEO content but a little journalism and once I did a university dissertation..though I was paid with hugs and kissed for that, not hard cash. XD


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