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Old 09-08-2017, 02:59 PM
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You can tell a lot about a person based on the genre and themes of their novels. Just curious to see what kind of writers are here.

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("...me first, I'm another one of those livewriters you might come across from time to time..." mentioned the goblin much like any other goblin might or would mention he imagined, but what was there to say about goblins that everyone didn't know already, they were small green creatures descended from trolls, yet more adapt in the presence of humans, then adding "...simply I'm someone who writes in their posts for that direct forum readership, and great fun it is too, where you might then state "but that's not writing really, surely anyone can just post whereas the real writing is in books isn't it", which should be true indeed, save that alas most normal folks can't write in their posts, or at least can't be bothered to write in their posts I mean, whereas most writers, set apart from the normal posters the goblin imagined by their uncanny resemblance to a potted plant, probably have that ability to write in their posts to the level of the books even but simply don't because they don't see their posts as any natural extension to their writings per se, big pity since more readers read posts than most anything else today...")

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So you write for the forum genre, that's cool. You have a unique way of writing, it's very avant garde but in serious need of editing. I don't think writing is only limited to novels, that would make me one shallow ass writer.
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("...you learn fast then, and yes anyone can come along and edit me as they see fit here, but in doing so I'd only blend into the background amongst those others here who merely want to write in their books alone, I mean where I do ask myself would that benefit writersbeat to have just so many "writerclones of correctness" all tying to be bookwriters now, that is when and where the readership is a moving target today, one increasingly online wanting "short interactive content" instead, which is what most of these posts are I presume..." replied the goblin over a long coffee this early evening with its blue sky slowly ebbing away into darkness now, whereupon the goblin turned back to his own thoughts anew, restarting "...so think of livewriting, or writing in posts then, as something more akin to painting perhaps, where of course those painters whom you remember mostly today are not those who painted solely by the rules per se, no aren't they the ones who first started out with those very same rules, but then adapted them to their own painting style, where at this point you're in my shoes seeing things from my prospective now, but I'm not the only livewriter you'll come across on forumland so they'll probably see it differently, btw is this really a genre then, naah, perhaps for me it's more like an adaptation to an online readership that increasingly wants to become an online replyship too...")

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("...well that's an awfully wide question open to the interpretation of the individual, but for me it's the idea of simply "writing with one's readers at the other end of one posts ready with that reply button" much like now where we're conversing in this "live" setting, which is "live" for you when you read it and which was "live" for me when I wrote it..." replied the goblin thanking L&L for asking and liking his company too, then adding "...perhaps it's simply the difference between the cinema where the film is shot elsewhere but projected upon the screen in front of one without the actors being physically there, being that bookwriting with authors elsewhere I mean, and that theatre on the other hand where the actors perform in front of their audience like this, all being livewriting to me...", in fact, the goblin understood that any livewriter became known by their posts or they simply weren't one, and that the hitcount to their threads cut through that conjecture towards their readership, simply they had that readership there and that was an end it, yet readership probably wasn't their goal as it didn't feed them new thoughts like these replies did, so instead it was the replyship rather that the readership that mattered to them, smiling "...there's much more though, yet that calls for another post as readers tend to skip long posts with too many points in them, perhaps someone else's turn now...")

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Oh, Whatever strikes me as interesting, I guess.

Most of my stuff that's any good is crime fiction or fantasy. Fantasy especially because I seem to have a knack for worldbuilding.
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Oh, Whatever strikes me as interesting, I guess.

Most of my stuff that's any good is crime fiction or fantasy. Fantasy especially because I seem to have a knack for worldbuilding.
I am writing a high-fantasy series now, perhaps I can get some world building advice from you. It is one thing to create a world and another to bring it to life through a story.
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I am writing a high-fantasy series now, perhaps I can get some world building advice from you. It is one thing to create a world and another to bring it to life through a story.
what'd you like to know?
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Using existing syllabics from a real language on our world to create one for a fictional world is that okay?
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Yeah, Sure. Most languages you see are either based off a common language, or just a bunch of nonsense. Certain exceptions would be J.R.R. Tolkien and Maybe Christopher Paolini, but even then they took inspiration from a written language of some form. Take Christopher Paolini's Dwarven runes. Notice how some of the letters are common letters we use in the English alphabet. For Tolkien, The elven rune for 'e' is M as we use it. Anything goes, really. It's your world, literally!
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Thanks, that really helps.
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Lock, are you writing a fantasy story as well?
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HI, I'm new here and trying to sort out the forums. I don't even have my profile set up well yet. This is so weird...lol

Anyway, I write mostly Horror. But I am currently working on a SCi-Fi and a Biography. I've done kids picture books and poetry. I hope to meet some nice people in here
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Hello Theresa, welcome, I am new as well. Thanks for sharing, I love horror and I listen to the Nosleep Podcast all the time. Are you willing to share your work, I love a good scare.
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HI, I'm new here and trying to sort out the forums. I don't even have my profile set up well yet. This is so weird...lol

Anyway, I write mostly Horror. But I am currently working on a SCi-Fi and a Biography. I've done kids picture books and poetry. I hope to meet some nice people in here


Just keep bumbling around and eventually you'll find us nice people. Or, we'll find you. Welcome. No need to be formal, we're in an informal stage at this point.
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Originally Posted by Loser&Loner View Post
Lock, are you writing a fantasy story as well?
I tried, several times. I believe I'm going to end up writing a collection of short stories perhaps revolving around one character. I don't know. I've never had the battery power it takes to write a series or even a book.
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Originally Posted by Lockette View Post
I tried, several times. I believe I'm going to end up writing a collection of short stories perhaps revolving around one character. I don't know. I've never had the battery power it takes to write a series or even a book.
You do, you are just using all that precious brain power on a forum instead.
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You do, you are just using all that precious brain power on a forum instead.
Touche.
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Most of you have already found own style. Most have a definite theme, from which they do not retreat in writing. I like to write on a variety of topics. My paper consists on the average about a few thousand characters... Who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll start writing and publishing scientific works? Scientific topics are far from alien to me, but they are sometimes boring. I want to write exciting and with humor, so that it would be interesting for both students and pensioners. I think that first I need to select the target audience, and then start to work...
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I'm new here, I write children's books and also draw illustrations for them
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Oh! This looks cool.

I like to write fantasy little stories, often time involving some degree of magical stuff or something of that nature, and a lot of it tends to be incredibly tragic as I believe that purely happy endings in stories get a bit old after awhile. Usually some degree of bittersweet, but I go happy and just straight sad endings as well.

I also write things about thoughts that I have or feelings during rough times, I had a teacher call it confessional writing, which would be accurate I guess.
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Yeah, Sure. Most languages you see are either based off a common language, or just a bunch of nonsense. Certain exceptions would be J.R.R. Tolkien and Maybe Christopher Paolini, but even then they took inspiration from a written language of some form. Take Christopher Paolini's Dwarven runes. Notice how some of the letters are common letters we use in the English alphabet. For Tolkien, The elven rune for 'e' is M as we use it. Anything goes, really. It's your world, literally!
How fluent are you in Klingon?
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You can tell a lot about a person based on the genre and themes of their novels. Just curious to see what kind of writers are here.

Smile people, it's Friday.
I like to take current events, view them through the lens of a country boy and write fiction. Well, usually it's based on current events, sometimes its not....
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There is also some historical writing I'd like to do, but both things would involve taking a lot of time away from my day job....
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I am writing a high-fantasy series now, perhaps I can get some world building advice from you. It is one thing to create a world and another to bring it to life through a story.
Is there something in our existing world that you'd like to adapt? Adapting from other fictional worlds brings a set of problems.

Or is it "I'd like my world to be this?"
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I had (have) an Idea that might be too far past

Shortly after 9/11 I was in a feed store (livestock feed) and people were talking about the event, and the chaos.

I wondered out loud how many people might have saw it as a chance for a new life? Perhaps leaving your wallet with a charred corpse and heading out for parts unknown? I told them that would make a good story.

One of the old men cleared his throat, spat, and looking me in the eye said "Mohican, that's the most disturbing thing I've heard in a long time."

With 16 years gone past it'd be a chore to write that....
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Detective stories. Short ones but with the tricky plot. Something similar to True Detective
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In general I write fiction. But that’s as specific as I can get, perhaps suspense or horror might suit as that’s what I’m currently working on but romance, fantasy, adventure, or nothing of the sort would also be fiting; truly the list goes on.

Personally I feel as though a “good” piece of writing must have a story that says something. Not necessarily a message to take away as in fables but something greater than that, something that points out flawed characteristics of humanity or aspects of society.

But I also like Spongebob.
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