"Come on down beneath a violent sky."
Try writing a particular style.
Many of the things I write aren't written as much for the story elements as they are for the perspective or medium. I find a lot of pleasure in the challenge that this provides, and very few of my stories written like this are ever very long. They average somewhere between 800-1500 words, because that's all I need to get the medium to leave the impact that I want. I find that it's harder to write at length when I'm writing in a manner that is unfamiliar. Third person? I could write like that all damn day. The more you write a certain way, the easier it is to repeat that process later and add length as your skills improve. Or you're ridiculously talented and I'm jealous. One of those two
- First person
- Second person
- Writing about the protagonist from the first person perspective of a side character (or perhaps even the antagonist? I might have to try this sometime...)
- First person with no meta-writing or "filler thoughts"
- Third person, over the shoulder of a side character/antagonist
- Second person, viewing the protagonist
I find that these are more effective the more they are mixed and matched with settings and character types that you are also unfamiliar with. Unfortunately I haven't read your work, so I can't really offer any suggestions for the remaining two variables
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Anyhow, best of luck to everyone! I'm hoping I come around as more of a challenge this month
Sent mine in at the last minute.
The White Army and the Black Baron;
Are trying to force us back to the Tsar.
"These people are the poisonous leeches on an age of potential so infinite it should be glorious. But
it stands no chance, it's marred by uselessness made flesh and minds that are little more than nubile lambs, bleeting obnoxiously."
-Sophistotle"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
Originally Posted by Hank in Skype
Try writing a character personality that you're not used to. That has always shortened anything I write significantly, mostly because I'm not sure what to do. With enough practice on that type of character, move on to a different one. You have to keep trying something new, or else what you're used to will just get longer and longer until everyone's upset and will refuse to read it.
What Reilyx said is good advice, but I find that it doesn't shorten what I write as much as it's a fight for me to keep writing like that. I still write the same length, I just slip and go back the the way I'm used to writing so many times that it end up in disappointment. Although, trying different writing styles and techniques can improve anything you write.
Reilyx is just weird that likes to stick out and write differently from everyone else, and enjoys reading stuff that's written differently. He would probably tell me the same thing he told you if I ever bothered to ask him for advice.
I wish you luck on your entry! Maybe I'll end up voting for it? I'm really nervous now. So many people entered, and I screwed up on my entry, so badly. I need to be more careful and reread my entry before I submit it next time.
To Those I'm Rping With Currently!
I've been replying slowly, but there's not much reason behind it. No, I haven't been busy. Yes, I still have an immense amount of free time. The problem is this, there are some RPs that I favor more than others and it's slowing down my response time. I now that some of you are aware with how I do things, but I'll explain. The person that has been waiting the longest for a response get's responded to first and I work my way up. This system was created so that I could respond to you all equally and not leave any of you out, especially when I'm busy. The problem is that I haven't been busy lately, but the RPs are still building up. I'm favoring some RPs more than others and once one that I don't favor comes up, I just stop all replies until one I do favor comes up. In an attempt to stop this, I'm going to continue my RPs for a few weeks, because I will be busy soon so I can't just go for one week, and decide which ones can keep my interest and which ones can't.
Some RPs aren't keeping my interest and it's slowing down my replies for all of the RPs. I'll solve this by cutting RPs when things slow down in my life to ensure that the remaining ones will all get equal amounts of love.
I hate to be mean that way, but I felt like you guys deserved to know why my replies were being slow, and don't go making assumptions about yours! I'm trying my best to regain interest in these RPs, and it's working for the most part.
Looking for more 1x1 RPs.
- A minimum of 5 paragraphs, 5-7 sentences per paragraph.
- No fandoms
- Rarely romance
- No sex
- Good grammar
- Threads only. PMs are reserved for me to discuss my ever growing list of RPs.
- If you don't want to/can't continue the RP, tell me. I'm here because i have way too much free time and I'm sick of waiting for posts that will never come.
Note: If I'm in an RP that doesn't follow these I'll tire of it quickly.
Character Sheet Dump
My 1x1 RP Ideas
Byd Coll (The Casual RP that I'm trying to glue together)
Fiefdoms with a Twist (A high-casual RP I need more members for)
Heh, I'm very interested to all the other entries now. With a theme as open as this one I'm expecting the stories to go all over the place
On the topic of being different; is it normal that I find it far easier to write tragedy/sad stories than comedy/funny, happy stories?
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"So I compared these two religions, and I found out that they say the same thing! The only difference is that in one of the two the sheep is a sacred animal, and in the other it's a goat." - Professor Noah, Alfred Jonathan Kwak
Just for the record, I can never get on on friday evenings. I figured I should put this in my sig, since I don't feel like actually writing this out every single time >_>.
So I recently took up the streaming gig. At times I'm awesome, at times I'm stupid, and sometimes I'm just plain silly.
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The voting threads are up, have at it folks.