What's Your Style of Writing?

Whats your style of writing? (can pick more then one)

  • 1st

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • 3rd

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • Telling it like it's History

    Votes: 4 80.0%
  • Like your there

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • Your the main character (not JUST 1st but you really ARE)

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Like telling a story you were just told

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (This is a broad one, so possibly do a reply and tell)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5

Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Just something I thought would be interesting, how do you write? For example, Do you become the character, or just tell the story?

I personally Write like it actually happened, but was never put in words and I'm just putting down the history of it in story format.

Also, I'd like any pros or cons about how you write, and what is really affected by it, like if you write one way then you get a better sense of the character or something like that.
 
I personally become the character, and it works best in first person point of view. You get a better feel of who the character is, and what they would think or do in a given situation.

A downfall, I get lost in my writing, and I don't notice the pass of time or pages. When someone talks to me, I give a generic response, not really looking up from the paper. If someone comes over and physically touches me while I am in a writing trance, I usually jump and attempt to hit them with something before I realize who they are. (not a good thing when your writing with a pen in school.) Also, once I lose my train of thought, am brought out of character, at times I normally just go back into it, and other times it's harder. Like the person who disturbed me wants a conversation instead of talking at someone who's not really listening to what they are saying.

A good thing, other than what I mentioned above, the character seems to come alive. Like they should just jump off the page into real life.
 

Pineapple

Just Smile.
I like to write in third person. I find that when reading something i prefer to read "s/he did this" not "I did this". Thrid person makes it more of a history thing then someone telling there tale.

I bet no one here writes in second person (you did this). I dont even think many books do.
 
I have a few short stories of me writing in second person. It's a little difficult, that's why you don't see it used all that often.
 

Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
2nd person is only for like essays and stuff.

I kinda've meant more not 3rd or 1st, but do you become the character, or just tell it, or what? and if your in the character does taht make you tell less about the settings and surroundings? that was kind of the things im after, well still, thx for the replies.

I always thought first person let you get into the person more, and feel more what they feel, but it detracts from everything else, but not as much if you don't say I to much.

Anyone here write it like your watching it unfold?
 
Yet again, I raise my hand. Or like I'm reading it myself (NOT saying that I'm copying anything that I write)
 

Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
I find a lot more books where men are the main characters then woman, anyone writing a book or know a really good book that the main character is a woman?

(This is just a random thought)
 

WastedSavior

A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
Staff member
Sabriel - Garth Nix
Liriel - Garth Nix
Abhorsen - Garth Nix
its the Abhorsen Trilogy, necromancers, free magic, The balance of technology and Magic and a girl torn in between :eek:
The 3 books are on my top 5 favorites, so they are at least worth checking out
 

Duwenbasden

Ver 6 CREATE energy AS SELECT * FROM u.energy
My two current stories:

Eternal Intercessor: 3rd Person / 1st person for monologue
True Colors: 1st person -- generally giving great focus on the protagonist. Works well because there are only 4-5 characters. Anymore and 1st person POV becomes kind of tedious to write.
 

Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Thx Savior, sometimes reading books where men are always the main characters can get a little boring.

Anyone write where its first person, but there are two main characters, and one is in first and one is in 3rd? thats in the Bartimeus Trilogy, pretty good books, and funny.

Duwen, I never thought of it that way. Usually too when I write in 1st person I focus less on some of the minor, but still important character. Something I need to work on. :banghead:

I've read both 1st person and 3rd person books, and either can be awesome, it's just how you write in comparison to the perspective.

(Sorry if I tend to babble to much)

(edit)

Is that really you in your avatar Duwen?
 

Duwenbasden

Ver 6 CREATE energy AS SELECT * FROM u.energy
Third person is still my preferred. I wrote TC in 1st person to try it out, and it is getting hard as I have been missing out the primary antagonist.

>Is that really you in your avatar Duwen?

No.
 

Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Ah, i suspected, but wasn't sure.

I wonder, anyone written or read a book where its told from the antogonist's point of view? that would be interesting
 

Pineapple

Just Smile.
I pretty sure there are. I have writter a short story like that. Its actualy fun to do and interesting to read because its different.

But! If its told from the antagonests point of view doesn't that change him to the protagonest.:rolleyes:
 

Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Thats true, and thats why its so interesting to read, and so different.

I have a story I'm writing, "Tree Brother," (although I might change the title) and I have only like 5 pages on it, it's for school, (Language), and I need the completed rough draft in Two Days. And I've just started it. (The length required is a page and a half, but I can't just SToP the story right in the middle) lol...

And then I have another story that technically wasn't assigned yet for reading that I will soon need to work on too,

AND im writing a story for myself, "The Elite," Which I actually posted here and might work on it more if someone actually COMMENTED on it.

So I have a lot on my plate.
 

SilverHawk

General Iroh - Dragon of the West
2nd person is only for like essays and stuff.
Not so. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of Goosebumps. Some of the series was made up of these "choose how the book ends" books, which were written in second person.

On topic though, I prefer 3rd person. That way, you get more angles on things. Though, 1st person is also useful if you want a limited perspective.
 

Ninva

Анна Ахматова
I write as the character. Even if my writing style is 1st or 3rd person. It really doesn't matter on how I write; I write from the character's perspective.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    The old shoutbox wasn't supported anymore. We updated xenForo, so it had to be replaced.
  • jonas jonas:
    let's see if everyone finds it... the nice thing about the shoutbox was I could check on it even while logged out, but the existence of this one is hidden when you're not logged in
  • Ghan Ghan:
    We can fix that.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Chat should show on the sidebar when not logged in now.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    (You'll still need to log in to post messages)
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Test!
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    I must be in a test server.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Nice, Twitter tweets embedding now works
  • Wizard Wizard:
    Yup.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Excellent.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    @tom_mai78101 Hello there.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Tagging works in the chat too.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    @Ghan Missed it.
  • Wizard Wizard:
    Still fixing things here and there. Added widgets to the portal, will make it match the ones here on the forum index tomorrow.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    The venerable World Editor Tutorials site has been converted to HTTPS at last.
  • jonas jonas:
    cool
  • jonas jonas:
    and I can even edit my messages, nice
  • seph ir oth seph ir oth:
    GENERAL CHIT CHAT, YOU ARE A BOLD ONE
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Hello there
  • The Helper The Helper:
    this new chatbox is great and the forum software update is great too
    +1
  • The Helper The Helper:
    upgrade has fixed forum registration spam problem
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Something tells me we might be able to customize the chatbox a bit, considering that there's a gap under every message.
  • Wizard Wizard:
    Going to deploy a fix soon, just had to take some time for myself this weekend.
  • Varine Varine:
    Unbelievable. Time for yourself? How dare you!

    Members online

    No members online now.

    Affiliates

    Hive Workshop
    Top