How do writers come up with this stuff? 14 replies

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Snake Morrison

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#1 13 years ago

Nope, I'm not pointing fingers at any particular writer here. (I'm sure many people have just left the thread now. :D) It's always pretty much been my dream to write some sort of critically acclaimed book. I don't want to write for a living, but it's just always been one of those "way-out-there" dreams that few people ever accomplish like winning the Olympics, finding the cure for cancer, or mass murdering an entire small town just because you're pissed off. But it's a fun thing to think about, and just recently I was brainstorming a few story ideas in my spare time. (More like a brain drizzle, like those that feel like light mists and are minorly annoying.) I couldn't find one at all, not because I have nothing to write about but because of one small thing: Originality. Want to write a war book? There are so many it's not even funny. Horror stories? What monsters/supernatural beings are left? What kind of deep book can you write without ripping off another author's work? Basically, how do writers come up with this stuff? I'm stuck. sad%20%28frown%29.gif




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#2 13 years ago

You just have to get into the mood for writing. You probably won't be creating your own "genre", but there's still plenty of story ideas out there. How do you think people write Fan fiction? :p I'm a writer myself, so yeah, I understand how you can kind of hit a writer's block, and not be able to come up with stuff.

When I write, everything just kind of gets created as I go along, I don't really plan anything out too much, aside from maybe the main plot, characters, etc.




Snake Morrison

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#3 13 years ago
-Ghost-When I write, everything just kind of gets created as I go along, I don't really plan anything out too much, aside from maybe the main plot, characters, etc.

I can't even get that far. SOMETHING MUST COME TO ME!




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#4 13 years ago

First come up with the basics, your setting, your characters, and your story. Preferably starting with the story first, and then fitting everything else to it. Your first works aren't going to be too original, so base it off something you already know, if you must. Writing something like Fan Fiction is a great way to grasp the basics of writing, because there's already a story to work with, and you just have to expand off it. If I have the time, I'll write a beginning to a story based off something to show you. ;)




Myth

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#5 13 years ago

..You could come with with the characters, settings and stuff.. And then.. DUMP IT..

Just start writing, whatever you want, something you know nothing about, its just an idea that came to head right at the moment. As you write, you'll be seized by excitement. You are possessed.

Then prepare for the moment you stop, and think, this isnt good at all...my writing is terrible. However, push yourself to continue...you've already started, why let this go to waste.

Once you have the creative mind, then you will begin to visualize stories..you will know what it is your writing.

I've been writing for 6 years...many of my ideas come from roleplaying, movies, video games, other books. Then sometimes, its just to write. I can't fully explain to you the way to go about writing, its something you have to pick up, and requires a large amount of patience, and effort. You must be able to sit there, and stare at a blank page for even hours sometimes..




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#6 13 years ago
Myth07 I've been writing for 6 years...many of my ideas come from roleplaying, movies, video games, other books. Then sometimes, its just to write. I can't fully explain to you the way to go about writing, its something you have to pick up, and requires a large amount of patience, and effort. You must be able to sit there, and stare at a blank page for even hours sometimes..

Yeah, it just kind of comes to you after awhile, and you develop your writing style, etc. Personally I read a lot, so it helped give me an idea of how to write pretty early on.




Snake Morrison

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#7 13 years ago
-Ghost-Writing something like Fan Fiction is a great way to grasp the basics of writing, because there's already a story to work with, and you just have to expand off it.[/QUOTE] Hehe... Guess who? [QUOTE=-Ghost-]If I have the time, I'll write a beginning to a story based off something to show you. ;)

That would be awesome, thanks.




DnC

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#8 13 years ago

I've wriiten the begging of a war story. Its about 8000 words so its a reasonably long introduction. Its about Spain invading Gilbriltar. And the Brits having to take action because it's their land. It quite tense, I like it :)




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#9 13 years ago

I used to write short stories, but I never actually got any-one to read them. I havent written any for ages, due to time really. Maybe I oughta pen one about GF.




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#10 13 years ago
DavetheFoI used to write short stories, but I never actually got any-one to read them. I havent written any for ages, due to time really. Maybe I oughta pen one about GF.

I'd help out with that, although I haven't written in a few months either.




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