Novel Writing

Discussion in 'The Writer's Corner' started by Ninva, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Fatmankev

    Fatmankev Chef, Writer, and Midnight Toker

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    Congrats dude! Glad to see that I was wrong about the procrastination situation; it seems like you're doing great, 'cuz I'm sure your classes only ended a week or so ago. Hell yeah, man.

    I hope it's going well for you. Keep it up.
     
  2. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    Thanks, you too!
     
  3. Zakyath

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    what do you mean by from a rethorical point standpoint (which is, if you're planning to use it, just one word ;))?
     
  4. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    To whom is addressed?
     
  5. Zakyath

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    you

    "nothing that I've written has been interesting from a rhetoric stand point."
     
  6. Ninva

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    Ah! Now I remember making that remark. What I meant is that I find my writing stale and having little effect on people's emotions. Thank you for reminding me.
     
  7. Zakyath

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    and why do you think that is? is it the words you use, is it hard to follow everything that happens, don't you portray whatever is important to create an atmosphere, are the situations and ideas you write about hard to relate to? any ideas?
     
  8. Ninva

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    Good questions, I have no idea how to answer any. :p
     
  9. Zakyath

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    perphaps that's something you'll need to think about
     
  10. Fatmankev

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    Hey bro', how's it going over here? Lol, you've got an air of mystery around this entire thread; I still don't have any idea what you're writing about!

    You don't need to share anything, but let me know how progress is coming. You were off to a hell of a start, and I want to make sure that momentum hasn't slowed down too terribly much. You at 8,000 yet? Are you still liking what you've written so far? Having any specific problems or issues that an outside perspective could assist with?

    Remember boss, we're all here to help. Hit us with your best shot.
     
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  11. Syndrome

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    I'm really interested in reading an excerpt if it's not too much to ask haha.
    Kev's right, the mysterious aura that hangs around your story makes me want to read it lol
    I'm sure you're progressing well, the best of luck to you!
     
  12. Ninva

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    I'm past 8,000 and on 10,000. It's going a bit slower now because I'm doing a lot of patching and reworking the transitions that I don't like. I'm also adding and manipulating the plot differently.

    EDIT: 11,121.
     
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  13. Zakyath

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    don't forget to go forward. it's better with one mediocre, but finished, novel than 999 unfinished (to be) great ones.

    I meet a lot of musicians who tell me they are songwriters and that they have tons of ideas. When I ask them to send me something they tell me they haven't got anything finished. They always get pissed when I tell them they are not really song writers if they haven't written a single song, but it's the truth.
     
  14. Fatmankev

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    How's it comin', buddy? We still makin' progress here? You gonna manage to get this one finished?

    I can only hope it's goin' well for you, man. Good luck.
     
  15. Ninva

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    I ended at 23,000. Then my hard drive crashed. I can't tell you how upset that made me. I couldn't find the back up, and it's possible I never made one. Oh well.
     
  16. Syndrome

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    Oh man, that's terrible. I always upload stuff to google docs so I could write at Uni/Home/Wherever. You might wanna see if it works for you, it would definitely help.
     
  17. Fatmankev

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    Gah, Ninva, noo! That's fuckin' tragic, bro'. Damn, damn, and damn. I was totally ready to check that thing out when you got the chance, man.

    Still, I know it's not the best consolation, but people have lost worse things and still come out on top, ya know? No reason you can't do the same. Nigga, I got faith. Yes I do, I've got faith, how 'bout you?!
     

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