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> Writing your own novel?, For those aspiring writers
 
Have you ever tried writing a novel
Yes [ 201 ]  [81.38%]
No [ 26 ]  [10.53%]
Pshh... I wrote *insert title here*! [ 20 ]  [8.10%]
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linz1995
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:02 PM
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I wonder if there are any people out there that has ever written or tried writing a novel. I am currently writing one right now. It is about ten pages (college ruled) long right now, and I am rewriting it into my laptop as I go. I just like making up characters and stories for them biggrin.gif
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Sorrowgrave
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:06 PM
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I am, I just need to work on it and stop procrastinating...
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linz1995
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:07 PM
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heh heh, yep I am procrastinating right now
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klinneah
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:09 PM
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I hope I can get a handle on some novel ideas for NaNo. I'll be doing a lot of my writing then.

So far, I've just written some crappy little fanfics and a couple short stories.

((Why do I keep wanting to spell little as "littel"?))
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Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:10 PM
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me too, I am working on a novel right now. I a bit less than 9,000 words in it already. I am hoping to get it published. Then Ill be writing another novel for Nanowrimo.
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Qwackie
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:10 PM
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I've tried writing, but I usually spend way too much time worrying about the characters, rather than the plot. And I'm in school, so I can only really write during weekends/breaks.
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I'm writing for the NaNoWriMo, in a style I usually don't write in, like Stephen King style. <3
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Since I'm on fall break, I've decided I'm gonna spend all night writing a fantasy-ish thing. Or until I die of tiredness. Guess I should go get a soda. >_>

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linz1995
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:13 PM
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What I have been doing that I first think of the personality of the character, whether (s)he is greedy, or kind, or good, or evil, or cowardly, stuff like that, then I start to think to myself "I wonder how (s)he will react if this was to happen to him/her? How do I introduce them?" and stuff like that. I usually writing or thinking about people that mentally or emotionally change throughout the novel (like what I am writing about).
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Sorrowgrave
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:13 PM
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I just need to work on the last ten pages in mine, it's a novella, 90 pages I'm on the 80th
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Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE (linz1995 @ Oct 5 2010, 09:13 PM)
What I have been doing that I first think of the personality of the character, whether (s)he is greedy, or kind, or good, or evil, or cowardly, stuff like that, then I start to think to myself "I wonder how (s)he will react if this was to happen to him/her? How do I introduce them?" and stuff like that. I usually writing or thinking about people that mentally or emotionally change throughout the novel (like what I am writing about).

I'm usually trying to make them not Mary Sues and not Anti-Sues either. It takes so long to make a decent character. ;_;
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Sorrowgrave
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (Qwackie @ Oct 5 2010, 09:15 PM)
I'm usually trying to make them not Mary Sues and not Anti-Sues either. It takes so long to make a decent character. ;_;

that's the easy part for me... not making a sue, maybe cause I've been writing for ....7 years now
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linz1995
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:18 PM
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QUOTE (Qwackie @ Oct 5 2010, 09:15 PM)
I'm usually trying to make them not Mary Sues and not Anti-Sues either. It takes so long to make a decent character. ;_;

I've been thinking about the story I am writing for about a year, lol, and I am still making up the main character's personality.
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Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:18 PM
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I've been roleplaying since I was... 6? Yeah, probably 6. But I suck at writing on my own. ;_;
Whenever I try to write, I get off topic and end up doing major plot twists.
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Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:21 PM
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I had a little novel going... just some spiral notebook, 56 sheets front and back and still on the first chapter or so. ....but then I lost it.
....well, more like let a friend read it, but then she disappeared with it one day.
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Sorrowgrave
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QUOTE (Qwackie @ Oct 5 2010, 09:18 PM)
I've been roleplaying since I was... 6? Yeah, probably 6. But I suck at writing on my own. ;_;
Whenever I try to write, I get off topic and end up doing major plot twists.

is that why in the 1x1 it feels like more of a series of short stories then one actual plot?

that's my faverite kind of book to write short stories

the dragons of Kyrnn is one book I did some fanfiction from, the last chapter is heavily refranced in alot.png of writing I do ;p
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Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE (Qwackie @ Oct 5 2010, 08:18 PM)
I've been roleplaying since I was... 6? Yeah, probably 6. But I suck at writing on my own. ;_;
Whenever I try to write, I get off topic and end up doing major plot twists.

But I love plot twists!
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QUOTE (Sorrowgrave @ Oct 5 2010, 09:21 PM)
is that why in the 1x1 it feels like more of a series of short stories then one actual plot?

that's my faverite kind of book to write short stories

the dragons of Kyrnn is one book I did some fanfiction from, the last chapter is heavily refranced in alot.png of writing I do ;p

Yeah, that's why. I can't keep focused for a long time~
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linz1995
Posted on Oct 5 2010, 09:24 PM
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I got the beginning down for my story, it's actually written by hand. I have a "skeleton" of the ending, I am still thinking of how it should actually end. The middle is what I am still thinking about, I am thinking how to have people react to things like so. But the main character, He is almost completely finished when it comes to personality,
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Posted on Oct 5 2010, 11:19 PM
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I've written three, all courtesy of NaNo. My real problem is going back to edit the novels... D:

I do better without planning. I hate planning because the book will just run away from you anyway, so it seems useless to plan too much. x3

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Posted on Oct 6 2010, 10:35 AM
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I've... written a few pages on a couple of stories. This year I plan to write one via NaNoWriMo though!
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Posted on Oct 6 2010, 10:43 AM
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I've some ideas for a couple of books for a few years now, but I've never been able to start doing anything with them due to lack of time, energy and basic brain power.

Seriously. I can think of the most incredible plots, but when it comes to putting them into words and sharing them with others I come over all 'derp'.

Edit: That and I play way too many video games/watch too much TV.

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