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Who here writes original stuff of their own?
Who here writes original stuff of their own?
In my head... [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
I don't write, I try to ignore the rabid plot-bunny constantly nibbling my mental bum (with sharp pointy teeth!) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
I have a few pieces of story around. [ 7 ] ** [19.44%]
I have a pet novel. [ 14 ] ** [38.89%]
Short stories only, usually. [ 4 ] ** [11.11%]
I've got the beginnings of a couple of books. [ 5 ] ** [13.89%]
Not really. I read a lot. [ 6 ] ** [16.67%]
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post Nov 23 2002, 08:13 PM
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I'm just like my characters, and always skip the parts that are hard, to write the fun ones. We don't have many conflicts. biggrin.gif


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post Nov 23 2002, 08:24 PM
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Characters are seriously obstinate things. I had real trouble with something I wrote recently (An A&O post-epilogue thing). The characters just weren't co-operating at all, and it took ages to coax them round. You can't just make them do something - you need to spend time persuading them that it's really something they do want to do.

Sometimes even that doean't work though. Then I go back and rework the plot so they'll co-operate.

I hate characters!

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post Nov 24 2002, 03:43 AM
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laugh.gif yeah, sure, Imogen. We belieeeeeeeeve you.

it's the smile that gives you away. biggrin.gif


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post Nov 25 2002, 06:15 AM
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Yoda, I've *tried* bribing them (with an excerpt).

They aren't cooperating there, either!

I don't know what to do anymore.

My plot died (hence I *love* that Z over at sq is betaeing... it'll jump start me) - though that might be due to the fact that I've written about TEN papers in the past month... my characters are obstinate.... they fight, then they don't, then they just stare at each other... and then they move to other fanfics.

IT IS NOT FAIR!

Becky, really annoyed at her characters, and they're really not hers anyway.
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post Nov 25 2002, 07:36 PM
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What you need to do is catch them when they think you aren't looking, and force them into a plot before they realise that you're actually using them.

If that fails I suggest a larger bribe. Or, use of a stik.

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post Nov 26 2002, 12:54 AM
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ooh, suggestion... just do what I do, and poke them with a pointy purple lightsaber! *poke, prod*

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post Aug 25 2004, 04:39 PM
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Heh, I was working on a novel, put it aside for a new plot bunny had come hopping along. Well, when I got to chapter eight of my new novel, one of my friends (we never were that close) offered to look over my story for me. Well it's been almost a year, they moved, I'm at a new school, and I still don't have it back! 332.gif

But, Fictionpress is a great original fiction site!
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post Aug 26 2004, 09:58 PM
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I write a bit. I've been stuck for a while on a novel I'm working on. It's kind of my imagined sequel to 'The Unprotected Witness' by James Stevenson, but I'm stuck with the plot as of late. wallbash.gif wallbash.gif wallbash.gif


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“Never mind that, look!” the American exchange student exclaimed. “I found the Triwizard cup! It’s mine! All mine! I’ll finally get the fame and glory and honor I deserve!”
“Stupefy,” said Harry. The American exchange student dropped to the ground, stunned.
“Woah!” Cedric exclaimed in astonishment. “You can do magic?!”
“Come on, Cedric,” Harry sighed. “We’d better take this together. You know, so Draco Malfoy won’t think I’m selfish. I really want to get with him, you know.”

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post Aug 27 2004, 02:28 AM
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I write a lot. A LOT.
Very recently one of my old abandoned family of plot bunnies has started picking on me again. The survivng pieces are now sitting on my desk, begging me to lift their banishment... It's funny, the one story I have decided I will NOT write is the one I know the most about.
Does anyone hate it when their characters start bulying them?
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post Aug 27 2004, 02:30 AM
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That's EXACTLY the problem I'm having. I'm going insane trying to tame them ranting.gif laugh.gif


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“Hey Harry!” said Cedric, strolling up to him. “Did you hear those screams? I almost died!... Is that David Bowie?”
“Never mind that, look!” the American exchange student exclaimed. “I found the Triwizard cup! It’s mine! All mine! I’ll finally get the fame and glory and honor I deserve!”
“Stupefy,” said Harry. The American exchange student dropped to the ground, stunned.
“Woah!” Cedric exclaimed in astonishment. “You can do magic?!”
“Come on, Cedric,” Harry sighed. “We’d better take this together. You know, so Draco Malfoy won’t think I’m selfish. I really want to get with him, you know.”

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post Aug 27 2004, 02:36 AM
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You cannot tame them. You cannot even scare them away. Anytime you think you have it means they are plotting something. All you can do is hold on to your pen and hope they do not hurt you too badly.
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post Aug 28 2004, 06:18 PM
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I write on request. I pay my characters huge sums of money and get a plot from somewhere in a deserted field somewhere north of Dawlish. Add together with a pinch of salt and bring to the boil.

If I write for my own ends, I tend to write short stories, chronicling scenes from my life. I feel that I can write about what's happening with characters resembling myself and the people around me. By doing this, I can get an outsider's view on my life and see what's happening.

However, many of these short stories don't exist anymore as I don't keep them. I try not to look to the past so I feel I have no need of them.

And sometimes it just doesn't work...


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post Aug 29 2004, 02:31 AM
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You try not to look in the past? Lucky. Wish I could. I still can't get over the fact that someone stole my story. (Literally! )
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post Mar 3 2006, 06:13 PM
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Write? Why yes, I do. Two hundred thousand words and climbing right now, and I can't see the end yet. I can see the end of the story, I know exactly how it will end, but it's all the little things along the way that are going to drive me insane. One day I will be found typing on the wall with a spoon, and babbling about the Plot Bunnies that are eating my brain, I know it.

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Total words archived : 279,460 words.

Avg. number of words per entry : 15,526.


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post Mar 4 2006, 12:59 AM
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Incessantly... Current word count is well over 200 million. (Eleven novel-length stories, 132 short stories, and 91 published articles...)


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