Have you ever tried your hand at writing a story of any significant length?
I have a notebook for ideas and musings, but I've never written anything from start to finish. Also not anime in any way unless you're suggesting something like writing anime stories or fanfics, in which case you should just go ahead and kill yourself.
I want to publish a story of some sort one day.
I once wrote a story about the adventures of a little girl finding love and friendship.
When I was like 10 I wanted to write a fan fiction about Banjo Kazooie.
Yeah, but never with original characters.
I've got nothing to say about your thread, OP, but that fucking show was absolute garbage and it made me upset that I wasted so much time watching it
No. What's the point if I'm too embarrassed to show it to anyone?
A 600 word fairy tale story during English class once.
A post apocalyptic adventure I wrote after watching Fractale.
I wrote/am writing a several thousand page ongoing work that is a fan fiction crossover of NGE and 40K.
I started out trying to do a grimndark serious story, but after the prologue people kept commenting about how funny it was and how they couldn't take it seriously that I played it off like I was just joking the whole time, and now it is a comedy.
I really was serious though and every time I reread the prologue I get depressed as fuck because I really like it for what it is supposed to be, but no one else gets it.
Whenever I'm bored I work on the story I've built in my mind. I already have decent characters and a good general series of events (two travelers meet, decide to travel together, stuff happens along the way, they pass winter together at a farm, continue traveling, end up traveling in increasingly dangerous territory, one of them considers dropping the traveling lifestyle and live together on a farm, they enter a dark dungeon, CLIFFHANGER)
Certain events in the tale are already "finished" in the sense that I know what's going to happen there, others need concrete implementation and for yet others I have no idea for prolonged amounts of the story how to fill it up. Certain encounters are also done but I'm not sure where in the story to place them. So right now I have this scrapbook of ideas and timelines and calculations (what distance do they cover in what time, how big does a mountain range need to be to be devoid of population) and a general history of the story universe etc... except it's all in my head. If I'd start writing a book now, it'd come along pretty well.
This is the third or fourth such story that I've been building in my head. I've worked multiple years on each of them but never finished any. Mostly because in between interesting encounters you need some calm story filler, which is surprisingly hard.
Also, by doing this kind of "storybuilding", you gain rather valuable insights into how stories are actually written. It's much easier to point out faults or appreciate genius.
I always have an anxiety attack about my writing quality around the fourth chapter and erase it.
I'm in the process of writing a really long slice of life fanfiction where Homura impregnates Madoka, and just them going about their daily lives together. I think it's around 130 pages at the moment.
It's obviously pretty terrible but I'm enjoying the process.
>discussing your writings on /lit/
>I think it's around 130 pages at the moment.
I tried once and found out early I sucked. Never again.
Share it on google docs. I want Homu to impregnate Madoka.
>I'm in the process of writing
>a really long
I applaud that
>slice of life
a bit generic, but whatever suits you
>where homura impregnates madoka,
I should've seen this coming
>and just them going about their daily lives together
I don't know why but this sounds surprisingly interesting, maybe because it's crazy
>I think it's around 130 pages at the moment
dear god what
>it's obviously pretty terrible
>but I'm enjoying the process
whatever brings joy to your heart
Share it someday so we can admire your autism or have a good fap
Damn, you're that guy? I never read your story because it was like 400k words at the time, and that was a few years ago. What's your word count at now?
I had a writing assignment in high school for which we had to come up with a story from start to end of about 4 pages (mine ended up with 15) and my teacher gave it the only 19.5/20 he's ever given in his teaching career (if you don't count the points deducted for handing it in late). He basically told me that I could seriously consider a writing career.
So if this entire college thing doesn't work out and I end up becoming a NEET, I'll still have a way out.
Do it as a spin-off.
Do it as a hobby or a side job anyway, if you enjoy it.
I had a similar project. Took me forever just to get four pages of story down and I can't even remember what it was cause I've blocked it from memory. Had to read it in front of a group which was even worse. I haven't had a writing class for years thankfully.
I tried writing a VN about a detective in Victorian times that's surrounded by girls that are vampires, aliens, time travellers, and bounty hunters. And a wizard.
I got through the first act for the wizard girl, and then I quit.
In third grade I did descriptive work about rain in the desert. Too bad, I was supposed to do a narrative short story. Still, the teacher liked it so much she read it up in front of the whole class herself. Never been so embarrassed my whole life. And they fucking clapped in the end.
Almost 750K words.
I write for a living.
However, I only write product descriptions on my company's website. If you ever end up buying cheap automotive accessories like chrome stick on fender vents or trashy bumper stickers online, chances are the description was written by me.
Tried working on a mecha VN, but its hard to write significant amounts. Its easy to think up big events but not so easy to write all the little things that connects them.
Just think up the big events then come up with some bullshit to connect them. Write about the characters talking about cooking and food to inflate the word count.
I wrote a full length play for a creative writing class in college about an old man who is afraid of vampires and sees them everywhere and goes about renovating his home for the sole purpose of protecting himself from vampires.
Yeah. Wrote a novel-length SF piece, and a bunch of short stories while I was at university. Then later when I discovered anime, I committed several pieces of fanfic
I wrote and produced a short play about some teens surviving a nuclear Armageddon. The girl runs out of her house with a piece of toast in the beginning. She gets stuck in a bunker with her little brother and the older guy she loves. In the end, she gets left alone in a desolate wasteland when the guy turns out to be gay.
I'm >>100498514 so I'm pretty much toying with writing all the time. The problem is that to write a decent novel you need to have your story already finished for 80~90% before you write the first word. This wouldn't be such a problem if I didn't have a huge hard-on for world building. Basically, whenever I reach 60% of a story I discover an inconsitency and I have to redo parts. My biggest project to date has a fairly complex and detailed magic system, on which the entire story hinges. I'm struggling to keep it elegant but at the same time such that it would allow all the events that I have planned for it. I actually build mathematical models to determine how much stronger my mc can get over set periods of time. It reminds of Horizon in terms of detail, but luckily not extent.
My newest project has been getting on fairly well, mainly because I cut back a lot on the world building and instead focus on the characters, which is a lot easier. For example, there's a war going between the nation where the story is set and its neighbour, but the story uses it mainly as a red herring and later ignores it completely. Several backgrounds of important characters are left completely empty to reduce the complexity. All in all, I've only worked on it for about a month and it's more complete than most other projects I've worked on in the past. Probably because you simply get better at it.
I swear I've read a manga kinda like that.
I've read your story. Why haven't you finished it yet? You said you only had three more chapters to go in your last update.
And for what it's worth I really liked the begining when Shinji was just a delusional madman trying to get by in the world, and the twist at the end was brilliant. Once he goes to the city and it becomes a comedy it loses the heart that made the prolog so damned good.
>Its easy to think up big events but not so easy to write all the little things that connects them.
This is seriously the single most tiring thing in writing. Somehow connecting two events without upsetting the balance or leaving a too great impact on your story is a difficult thing. This is why many artists resort to ridiculously cliche tropes, simply because they fill up the gap most easily.
I also love the world building. Character are really fun too, but the world is where most of my effort goes into. I usually make the entire timeline since the very dawn of the world. The really ancient history is the best part.
I'm writing two things: one is a memoir of my trip to Japan over the Summer (it wasn't anything spectacular, but a lot happened, so it's a perfect subject for writing lengthy prose).
The others a weird fantasy novel.
The cool thing is when your history starts writing itself. One logical thing leads to another (weak nations getting overrun by strong ones) and it's fun to see how your worlds ends up being a bit different than you first imagined it. The best course of action is then to just deal with it and let those new, logical elements interfere with your story. It makes it a lot more natural and you avoid upsetting the suspense of disbelief in your readers.
I occasionally come up with characters, stories etc, but I very rarely take them beyond researching and concepts. Nothing really /a/ related either, unless you count once having a go at subverting VN character archetypes as such.
I SINCERELY doubt you're the writer of Shinji 40k.
I can't write book shit, I get really bored and impatient and I suck at it. I like music though, I've written a bunch of concept albums that all tell this big story together, but those don't really count as a written story. If I had to write a novel or whatever I'd die.
I have already written 18 pages in around a week, but then I started playing video games, and now I haven't done shit with it these past few days.
The funny thing is, that I have already prepared to have 40 years worth of writing material, in my head that is.
Quick /a/. Post samples of your writing.
Me too. I have dozens of characters, cool powers, plot twists, arcs and situations just brewing on my head, for more than 5 years.
But most of those were supposed to work in a manga, and as english isn't my native language I don't think I have the necessary writing skills to write something good.
Also my art is terrible.
It's ridiculously tempting to imagine a certain scene as a movie, with soundtrack and camera angles and everything.
>tfw you'll never be a movie director
>Posting anything that could possibly hurt you in the ass later.
How about no.
>that one really cool character with a very interesting power and personality that fits in absolutely none of the worlds or storylines you've built so far
I've made at least 4 semi-popular stories that still get posted on /a/ sometimes.
Only one of those stories really happened with me.
I have around 50k words done about now.
Writing a detective mystery. Ever since I read umineko in 09, I started reading up on detective stories, and last year I decided to write my own book.
Erika is mai waifu
And then John was a zombie.
Originally I started with role playing which eventually lead to an interest in world building. I have a setting I came up with but there are too many elements that don't quite fit together in a way that makes sense. I've had an interest in actual writing since forever, but quickly lose all motivation when I start, so even though I've started a story I don't think I've gotten farther than two pages.
It's a hard science-fantasy novel about a girl, who witnessed strange disturbing events in her hometown.
I'm too lazy to write on a regular basis, but hope to publish it one day.
One was about an otaku who tried to be a normal and failed. He ended up 5 years a NEET who had given up on life. He collected One Piece figures that told him to never give up. Morale of the story: Be who you want to be unless who you are isn't cool.
The second one was about a middle aged dude who meets a loli in a dark forest. The loli thinks its a sunny meadow, and they argue about what it really is. The point of the story is that American Dream is no longer available for this generation.
>Erika is my waifu
Holy great taste you fucking gentleman
Is your detective a male Erika copy and the murderer is a long-lost family member?
>liking an intellectual rapist
It's like you don't even care about THE HEART.
Man, the powers and plot twists are the ones that hurt me more.
I've even made characters for a never-to-be-written fanfic about the 3rd Holy Grail War in Fate.
Masters, Servants, powers, everything.
>Erika is mai waifu
YEEEEEEESSS. VERRRRY GOOOUUUDD.
>Writing a detective mystery.
I'd very much like to read this.
I've been told growing up that I'm good at writing poetry and short stories. Totally shit at writing anything with significant length, though, unless its based around a long event in my personal life...
>mfw I was the only one in my class who wasn't writing poems about banal shit like football or shopping at the mall
>mfw I was the only one who could see the beauty in the sun peering through the clouds and painting the landscape a subtle tinge of orange, like that of a mother's gentle voice calming the fears of her burdened child
It's pretty easy to pull this shit out of your ass, honestly. I have no idea how a bunch of middle schoolers could have trouble with this, or how this kind of cliche drivel got me any sort of praise
Do you all write fantasy or sci-fi?
I'm also writing some surreal abstract short stories, based on my dreams.
>to write a decent novel you need to have your story already finished for 80~90% before you write the first word
You are doing it so wrong, I don't even know where to start.
I don't really write anything I'd be willing to publish, but mostly only because I don't give myself the time to put my creative writing ideas down. I have won a short story contest before for a story about a fairy wanting to become human.
Anyway, you should write the way I do. Build your story through scenes. Only work on one scene at a time. Do not be afraid to leave one unfinished though. Check your scenes frequently as you add more to confirm you haven't messed up continuity or plot elements. If you're writing an epic, and/or there are huge overarching elements in the story, consider writing a piece just on those elements, not intended for the story. Keep a storyboard for plotlines, family lines etc.
Sage for not anime.
MTG fanfiction, the MC ends up sucked through a planar portal and ends up in the center of a sliver hive. The queen of this hive has been dead for awhile, for bullshit plot reasons they don't kill him because it can taste the mana he gives off(Pspark). Then begins the long process of converting him into their new queen so he may give birth to many new slivers.
What kind are you going for? Christie style?
I can write short stories and I've always been told I have a nice imaginationI dream a lot, maybe that has something to with it? but I sincerely just can't write poems or rhymes or songs or anything like that.
I always get amazed at people who can rhyme at anytime, with anything.
Everything I write is angst poetry about how lonely I am.
Fiction mostly. Some magical realism ala Key.
It is hard to do sci-fi / fantasy w/o being a complete autist or a professional writer. Some people can, though.
I combine them. Science fiction elements with Fantasy elements.
No, but I know a couple of /a/nons that have. I beta read for Bedford on his fantasy novel and loved it, but he trunked it to start work on a new one. There was also a writefag around here a couple years ago that wrote short stories, got to read a couple of those and they were great.
I wrote a RPG Maker game.
First i wanted it to be a great RPG with a huge world, interesting (generic) characters and lots of stuff to do but at the end it somehow turned into a genderbender hentai game.
>Anyway, you should write the way I do
Damn, Nasurverse fansboys are still on this board. There are just no more Shiki can kill Servants thread.
Why even start?
My most imaginative stuff came from dreams, which are always these epic in scope dramatic stories, but I haven't had any in a few years.
I'm planning on having an outside detective send a letter to the MC explaining some parts etc etc that would resemble her character, but not a significant role.
Thanks. If you want, you can give me your email, so if I ever finish it 100% I can give you a free copy. That or you can visit some of the umineko threads. I frequent them.
More like J. D. Carr and Dorothy L. Sayers
Cosmic horror mixed High-Fantasy, it will be amazing. I have gotten the idea to one of the main characters sacrifice her dead fetus that has been within her for around 15 years after being turned undead, she got the child with second main character that now has become the Emperor of her country, after defeating her. she sacrifices her child to summon a ancient god that uses her to bring havoc to the world.
>It's pretty easy to pull this shit out of your ass, honestly. I have no idea how a bunch of middle schoolers could have trouble with this, or how this kind of cliche drivel got me any sort of praise
I know that feel.
>you'll never write something as funny as Bromont, or any other good storyteller we had on /a/,/co/,/tg/ and /v/
Why am I still alive?
I remember prototyping that one book /a/ was going to write as a response to 50 shades of grey. It was going to be based on F/Z and we brainstormed such a fuckload it was incredible.
I was the guy that came up with basically half of the lucifer storyline
Well, I've expressed myself wrongly there. What I wanted to say was that you can't even write a final version of an opening scene until you're 80% into a story. I have all these sketches of scenes and events and encounters, but they're all in my head. If I'd gotten to writing them down, I'm fairly sure progress would go a lot faster because right now most of it is pretty much daydreaming. It's just that actually writing is such a bother and I mostly work on them when I have literally nothing better to do (like when I'm on a bus or train).
Now that you point that out, it sounds really arrogant. I did not mean it that way.
The longest thing I've written, so far, is 65k word book that I'll be publishing soon. I'm 19 and, so far, this is my life's work. But I'm already working on the next one. But none of that is important,
But to people that say things like "I can't write", I have to ask, why? Writing, unlikeable drawing or music, doesn't really require any dexterity. It's just your thoughts on paper. So what keeps you from writing? I'm sorry if I'm not making much sense, but I never understood why some people can write and other people can't.
Also, pic related because the book I wrote will be called Up the River Styx. Charon is even a character in it. Buy it when it come out.
P.S WTF does any of this have to do with anime?
I think I've played every single one on tfgames, so thanks
Considering the massive map, is it monline?
I wrote a really shitty story in sixth grade that was a rip off of some movie and a show on Nickelodeon. It was over 100 pages hand written. I can't remember if I finished it before cringing and throwing it out.
I also wrote some shitty Pokemon fanfiction to fuck with people on /vp/. One involved the male MC from gen 3 getting raped by a Spinda.
Also this, but I made it a sci-fi story with lots of metaphors. Maybe I'll be the next Anno.
I'm trying to write a sci-fi story for a game I've been thinking about making for a while. Shit's hard though, I keep scrapping my ideas after a few weeks because I start to hate them.
You can say anything about Nasu, but the universe he made is really damn interesting.
With Fate you have an amazing battle royale between magicians that can summon historical figures that fit into certain RPGs archetypes to fight it out for the Holy Grail.
How is that not great to read and create shit?
I've been playing with the idea of sitting down and writing a novel for a few years, I've written a few short 10-15 page stories before, but I can't seem to keep myself interested or focused for much longer than that.
my mom said I should give it a shot as I apparently have some decent writing skills.
I love world building though, I can spend hours developing and drawing maps for instance, not that they turn out any good, but I find it to be a very calming passtime.
>Bring up anime
>Ignorance and shit flining
>Bring up anything else
>Some of the most rational and constructive discussion on the internet
Never change, /a/.
Fucking spoilers mang, I'll pirate your shit.
I have to admit, I can only get ideas from listening to music while Smoking.
Oh dear god
I haven't uploaded it.
I lost the game with my dying HDD. I invested months into.
How are you getting published? Do you think you'll be paid well? Are you going to do this as a living? What is the story about?
I love sci-fi as a genre more but I enjoy writing fantasy more, which is what the bulk of my "writing" consists of so far. Probably mainly because I'm so autistic that everything that I try to write in a sci-fi context has to comply with real-life physics, so I'd only be able to write hard science fiction. Fantasy brings a lot of creative freedom with it, that I basically depend on.
I don't care about powerlevels.
>But to people that say things like "I can't write", I have to ask, why? Writing, unlikeable drawing or music, doesn't really require any dexterity. It's just your thoughts on paper. So what keeps you from writing? I'm sorry if I'm not making much sense, but I never understood why some people can write and other people can't.
People who know how to draw since childhood say exactly the same thing
>What do you mean you can't draw? It's just what you see on paper, it's not that hard.
>but you need dexterity to draw
Bull fucking shit.
80% of drawing is knowing how to SEE objects, not knowing how to use a fucking pen.
Oh, I get what you mean now. Obviously finality isn't going to come until near the end, right?
I always wanted to make an RPG that had a sexual element to it, but now it just seems redundant because of things like Violated Heroine.
I do have a really good idea for my own SRPG with gameplay elements similar to Fire Emblem/Tactics Ogre, but removed from the fantasy setting.
Aw fuck. I could've gotten a good fap out of it.
Losing shit you made is the worst
Time to back up all my txt files again
Nasuverse, especially Fate, is more RPS than powerleves.
>Implying I will ever finish the first book.
I am working to become a CEO, I just need to improve my final exams, and I will be ready for college. No time for writing.
I used to be obsessed with writing, but at some point my interests drifted from literature to music. Only recently have I gotten back into actual writing. It's nice, and I'm better now then I ever was before.
>Dorothy L. Sayers
Good tastes anon.
I have written a 200 pages novel (in my native language), but without realizing it, I self inserted and made it too edgy.
That was 3 years ago. Maybe sometimes when I want to cringe I'd read it.
Unrelated anon here. I think you have a point. Talent exists. I've been a very competent writer my entire life. However, my passion unfortunately landed in drawing. I still haven't made much progress, whereas I continue to write at a high level with minimal effort.
>not knowing how to use a fucking pen.
Tell that to my hands
>but I never understood why some people can write and other people can't.
We are ashamed from our own work.
Do you wish you could write your own anime/manga?
I was staffed as one of the writers for Loliconvict, but I quit early on.
I'm currently trying to write weight gain and expansion anime fanfiction
I know that I'm basically scum, if that helps.
>Writing, unlikeable drawing or music, doesn't really require any dexterity.
I can't fathom how you are supposedly publishing a book if you actually believe this.
>It's just your thoughts on paper.
As is music, and paintings, and drawings.
>So what keeps you from writing? I'm sorry if I'm not making much sense, but I never understood why some people can write and other people can't.
Same reason some people can play guitar and others can't. To re-phrase, everyone can play on a guitar, just as everyone can write a story. Being a good guitarist, or a good writer is another thing entirely.
You have no idea.
Can you write using a pen?
Then you can draw.
>but my calligraphy is terrible!
So fucking what?
I had the idea for a story and wrote its barebones structure/timeline but I don't think I'll ever pursue it further because it was for a game and I know deep in my heart that it's just not worth my time trying to learn to make something like that.
I think that many people would be surprised how much stories evolve through a decent writing process. After doing it for a while you can also easily point out cases where the author didn't want to change parts or characters and ends up railroading the entire thing.
I write...I guess you would call it contemporary Christian slice of life stories. They all take place in a small town in Oregon called Pleasanton, and deal with regular people living regular lives and trying to live up to the ideals of the scripture when sometimes it is just easier not to.
Anyone want to share stories? I guess like those 'write an anime plot' threads but with a story you've actually written.
I haven't got any.
Two novels. Both planned firsts in series. First is YA Fantasy at 123k words. Second is MG Urban Fantasy at 95k words.
The one I"m working on now is a standalone. Trying something new with this one.
It's a well-known fact that for many boards on 4chan you can most accurately gauge the intellect of the board in off-topic discussions.
>no Yuno sensei thread
>no Minerva threads
Hey Bedford. Where can I find these?
Tell me a bit about your writing process too.
You REALLY do have a feed showing you each thread that mentions your name.
Holy fucking shit.
Yes. I have about 10 unfinished manuscripts of 40k - 100k words. It's all crap.
Try drawing a perfect circle. I dare you. You've managed that? Well then, let's move onto a regular 8-sided polygon. Try drawing it without guidelines. I guarantee you will fail.
Why can't we get a good writerfag from /a/, pair him up with Dan Kim and get them to write some really nice webcomic?
I mean, Dan, I love your shit, but a writer would help you immensely.
Also don't kill yourself, pls.
I've always dreamed of writing something good, but I always realize my ideas are shit part way through and give up.
Also I can't plan ahead for shit in my stories, I generally just get a vague idea and let it spill out as I go. So the moment I hit the smallest wall it all falls apart.
This. I love sci-fi but lack the knowledge to write it well. Last time I tried I spent half an hour researching whether my opening sentence was plausible before I realized it was a lost cause.
Also, in high school, we got an assignment to write a short story that had to have something about Thanksgiving in it because the holiday was near. I wrote a story about a boy and a girl getting dragged across the country to find the Thanksgiving Turkey with a talking Penguin. It was a parody of childrens cartoons/books and was full of shitty pop culture and internet references but it was fun as fuck to write. My teacher loved it and I wrote more when I got similar assignments. Before I graduated, I printed them all out and saved them.
Why don't you fuck right off you piece of shit. This is 4chan and we don't need blind ignorant assholes like you in here shitting on our threads with your bullshit lies. Just becaause you are stupid enough to believe the made up words of a bunch of dead jews, doesn't mean we should have to pretend your invisible sky daddy is real.
In short, fuck you, fuck your beliefs, and fuck off
>drawing comics, manga, good art or whatever means that you have to be able to draw perfect circles and perfect polygons
Are you just fucking with me?
You saying that a comic artist doesn't use anything to help them draw?
You think that a character with a perfect circle as his balls was made without a compass?
How do I start writing anime love stories?
I've never written before. I don't really read things like that.
Dude, knock it off. You and New Atheists are the worst thing to happen to atheism in forever.
On my 2nd HD and in a filing cabinet beside my desk. Neither is published. Had an offer from an agent back in 2007 for the first, but I was young and stupid and wouldn't budge when she said 10k needed to be cut from it.
The 2nd I haven't tried to find representation for, because it needs a full revision and several changes before I'll be satisfied.
I don't know how my writing process differs from anyone else's. I start with an idea that usually strikes me randomly, think about it, and if it's good it starts to mutate, birthing characters and settings until I've got something interesting enough for me to want to read. Then I sit down and start at the beginning.
No I don't. My roommate just tipped me off on this thread.
Watch yourself around all that edge.
When I was 10 I wrote a story for an assignment about a mute Big Bad Wolf, a blind Red Riding Hood and a deaf grandma. Shit was full of popular references at the time and was incredibly fun to write.
Also a story about a bed-pissing Spider-man that I used a fat classmate as the basis for the villain.
I don't know what was wrong with me.
Get dense guy.
Now imagine the traits you find appealing in a woman. Anything is fine, just let there be multiple ones. Now each treat belongs to a single girl and it's magnified. They are also in love with the guy. There is no reason to make a design, that's the artist's job but you can make one if you want.
I'm not going to reply with some shitty "edgy" image macro because that's what terrible people do but this post does seem unnecessarily angry
you're as bad as he is
Fuck that, believers are like rats. You let one in and soon they will think it is okay to post. Next thing you know we will have moralfags, like legite bible thumping sheeple, in here saying shit like loli and incest is wrong.
Fuck that noise. I won't let my board be ruined by someone how is that stupid, blind, and ignorant. It is people like that that are the reason we still have discrimination and wars.
Not self-inserting too hard and not writing complete mary sues is key to having likeable characters.
As a guideline, your MC should be someone you'd probably have a drink with, but with whom you disagree on a fair few matters. Your female characters should be chicks that you'd probably fuck given the chance, but never would be able to have a long relationship with.
You said that 80% was being able to see it, and that drawing the actual shapes is a formality. Well guess what, it isn't. It's ridiculously hard to gauge what result drawing a line at a particular place will have. If you can't draw a well-proportioned hand within a reasonable amount of time without aids, you can't really draw.
I have written a few stories, mostly short stories though a couple were novel length.
The shitty thing is that I am terrible at writing stories which interest me. Whenever I put my mind to writing a boring story, people praise my work and tell me how riveting it is.
Argue your bullshit somewhere else, shitposter-kun.
>Also a story about a bed-pissing Spider-man that I used a fat classmate as the basis for the villain.
Holy fuck I'm dying
>How are you getting Published.
#1. Get editor.
#2. Get agent
#3. Agent gives publishers manuscripts to see if their interested.
>Do you think you'll be paid well?
Depends on what you mean "well". If I make enough to live on while writing the next book, I'll be happy. But I don't expect to become an instant success.
>Are you going to do this as a living?
I'd like to, yes.
>What is the story about?
As far as the plot is concerned: A guy wakes up to find himself at the shore of the river Styx. He's dead. He's naked. And he's in such a state of shock he doesn't give a damn. It's like he's dreaming and doesn't know it. As he muses aloud, he turns around when he hears a familiar voice. It's his best friend, riding on a gondola waiting to ferry him across the river. This all a shock when WHAM! his girlfriend pops out of the gondola as well. His best friend and his girlfriend with him in the underworld, and the guy is totally naked. Turns out that his best friend is a god of misfortune and his girlfriend a god of death. I'll leave the rest as hilarity ensues. But it's really a very slow and symbolic book, more than anything. To me, it's about how it's impossible to live Romantically in an unRomantic world.
You're probably right. I took two years of high school art and learned a lot but I'm way out of practice (not that i was ever all that good). It's more about getting an image on paper as oppose to through your hand.
I'm not good at making a personality of a girl though
Even if I try to copy some character, I wouldn't know how to describe it besides "genki girl is pretty"
>bed pissing spiderman
I mean, I'm nobody to judge since I write about Cecilia being fat, but still
You remind me of Phillip Ridley
So many aspiring writers here. But how do I learn English hard enough to be proficient in it if I want my stuff to be as widely accessible as possible? I pretty much have all my social activities on the Internet with English speaking people.
Yes, Ive been published in highschool and uni literary magazines which means shit, andim in a competitive writing course in an "upper" uni right now, which also means shit. Right now thinking up a short story that needs to be done by tuesday. I have two stock characters that I keep writing about, but for the first time ever I have an idea for something fantasy-ish and im terrified. I hate fantasy and sci fi to death but now I want to build this world. Im wondering if I should just leave the fantasy stuff for a different day.
I wrote a 200k words Harry Potter fanfiction when i was like 16, it was a comedy/comfort/healing story.
It honestly wasn't that bad, and the people who care about hp fanfiction seemed to like it.
im still way too embarrassed to give the title, though
You can't say "genki". You either describe her as somebody outgoing or let her actions show she is the type who got always a smile on her face and is really energetic. Likes to eat a lot, easy to get along with, etc.
>Well guess what, it isn't
Yes it is.
> It's ridiculously hard to gauge what result drawing a line at a particular place will have.
> If you can't draw a well-proportioned hand within a reasonable amount of time without aids, you can't really draw.
Bullshit. Drawing is practice. If you practice you can draw. I've seen dozens of artists that started pretty goddamn terrible, but after much practice they got good.
This is what you're basically saying to me right now
>If I can't do X within Y hours I can't draw! Even if I had absolutely no practice at all! It doesn't matter if I spend 2 years practicing, I won't be able to draw because of that!
Best advice I can give is to write something you would want to read. Find a story you believe in and go. You may get lucky if you write just to make money, but 9 times out of 10 I've discovered that if you're more likely to succeed if you truly believe in your own story.
Write for you, not for anyone else.
So telling some fucking sheep that his shitting all over the board with his religious bullshit is wrong is shitposting? Trying to maintain the standards and keep the scum out before they ruin the board is wrong?
Fuck off newfag, you know what that is probably you believer. It's too bad we don't crucify christians anymore. All we would have to do is nail a few of you faggots to sticks and this wouldn't be an issue.
I'm just going to read what other people write and see how they do it.
What's that website where you can post a story and people vote for it?
What does a healing story mean?
Meant that for
>You let one in and soon they will think it is okay to post. Next thing you know we will have moralfags
>I won't let my board be ruined by someone how is that stupid, blind, and ignorant
4chan is not a hivemind. Stop trying to standardize what beliefs are permissible here. The guy was talking about his story and you come running in like an autist caught on fire, acting oppressed when your doing all of the angry talking. Calm down.
I was 10 at the time so I don't really remember much.
But it was something about a kid dreaming he was Spider-Man, then waking up in a puddle of piss?
Man, I hate my memory.
This guy knows
I am currently in the pre-writing stages for a couple crossover fanfictions of Ace Combat and Strike Witches.
I currently have two characters for an AC04 fanfic, and I've sort-of made the main characters for an AC5 fanfic.
I borrowed the word from "healing anime".
It's not an actual term for litterature.
Is it that hard to ignore obvious baiters?
But what does it mean? I never got it.
It's all the same stuff but SCIENCE! is more fun if you're not taking yourself seriously
Not him, but I always thought it was something like an anime that makes you feel good in the end, and "renew" your faith in humanity or friendship.
Tokyo Godfathers is something I'd call a healing anime.
Something that eases and purifies your kuro kokoro.
I've never said I'd never be able to draw. I'm just saying that as long as you can't sketch something substantially beyond kid scribbles you can't actually draw.
With enough practice, sure you can draw, unless you have some kind of motor impairment. I'm sure that the same goes for writing. I'm not going to argue whether writing is easier to pick up than drawing, but some people can't write just like others can't draw. The thing with drawing is, though, that the guy with talent will utterly outclass you by ten orders of magnitude, and you'll never make it up to where he is. Same goes for writing, but it could very well be that the "skill cap" for untalented people is still below what you need to write an acceptable novel.
Well, light-hearted, doesn't take itself seriously, alleviating, makes you all warm inside, etc
I wrote a OC donut steel Fake Greek myth for a Greek Mythology project back in middle school, it was supposed to explain the phenomena of mirages but it got kinda edgy halfway through.
D-Do you want to read it?
Wait why did you start arguing with me again?
not him but
> If you can't draw a well-proportioned hand within a reasonable amount of time without aids, you can't really draw.
present tense, it has nothing to do with future events.
Because I disagreed with the statement that everyone can use a pen and that the problem was "properly seeing" things.
Take it from me, I'm an expert on this. Talent only helps you when you start, what helps you in the long run is stamina, the ability to keep going and eventually persistence will win over talent.
Christiantards can't not respond. They live off of feeling persecuted. All you have to do is shit on them a little and they will get so buttravaged that they will start whining and crying like the bitches they are. It is the easiest way to derail a thread and start shitting it up, and is a crucial tool in destroying off topic threads.
I think there's been a bit of MISUNDERSTANDING here.
I just want to write a really chill story where no big conflicts happen, and what happens are resolvable in a way where everyone is satisfied in the end. Death should be present but barely, as something that needs to be accepted as a natural course in life. You should live your life as you see fit as long as you are not hurting others.
My point exactly.
Well that sounds boring.
I warned you
Persophions are creatures formed from the depths of the underworld. They have a caterpillar like body with spider legs, a blank face and two scorpion tails. They prey on the souls of living mortals by tricking them with visual delights and stealing their likeness with their poisonous stingers, also known as face rippers.
Legend has it that the origin of the Persophions came from the tale of Mira. Mira was but a young girl in the city of Aphrodite’s, she was an exquisite crafter of elaborate mask and costumes that could almost turn any person into another.
One day, Mira decided to craft an Aphrodite who blessed her fair city. It took three days and three nights to make this mask and when it was done it was regarded as the beautiful lest of Mira’s creation. More beautiful than the fairest maiden of the godliest of the temple. Mira now filled with blind joy from the responses to her creation, foolishly stated that her mask was greater than Aphrodite herself!!
Hardly a second after those words were uttered the clouds darken and the rain began to fall, Aphrodite came down from her throne and scolded Mira. “You dare think your pony mask surpasses the living beauty that Aphrodite”, screamed the goddess, “fool, you will pay for your ignorance!” Just like that, Mira’s mask decomposed to dust a crevice was ripped open in the ground by Aphrodite and Mira fell for six days into the underworld and deep into the depths of River Styx. As Mira floated into the abyss, the torture of the waters put her through a hideous transformation. Her face turned gray and blank, she grew the jaws of a shark, Mira bloated to that of a caterpillar, erected two scorpion tails, and four spider legs.
I have. I wrote a crazy mecha story when I was like 14. It was like 150 pages. I posted it online and I've been trying to find it again for a few years now, to no avail.
I really am curious to see an anon ' writing but too embarrassed to post my shitty attempts. Is anyone going to post a snippet or something?
It's always fun to have a heated argument to come to the conclusion that you agreed with each other all along.
This fucking picture.
Mira, now know as a Persophions (because of her new body or “persona”), clawed her way out of the Styx and the underworld with the lost souls of the river on her back.
From that day on the creature would lurk the shadows of the city of Aphrodite’s and rip the souls out of every unexpecting creature and take their form to trick the next one. And so, as more lives were taken, the beast began to multiply and take even more victims.
This problem began to alarm Zeus and Zeus decided to send the greatest of mount Olympus’s warriors to slay the Persophions who took shelter in a rocky cave.
One by one, the mighty warriors fell by the stinger of the Persophions, the attack had failed. Zeus was ultimately left with no choice but to conjure up his power to banish the Persophions to the hottest dessert of the earth where the creature suffered for eternity. Now when a weary sun stroked traveler is lost in scorching sands he is tricked by images made by starving Persophions looking for prey, these are known as “Mirages”.
Here's the picture I drew for it
It will be in space and giant man-eating rats will be living in the sewers.
I meant that if you can use a pen you'll be able to draw, with enough practice of course.
I said that because the original guy said that anyone could write, because you didn't need to have any skills before trying it. But that's obviously wrong as we just need to take a look at ff.net
Oh god that image
Can we h-h-h-hold hands, Senpai?
Is it only here that 4chan pics aren't loading at all?
Thumbnails are fine, but when I open one it doesn't load fully.
That looks remarkably similar to a dickworm
I could post a page or so from the one I'm currently working on, if you like. Using a new style for it, though, and it's still in first draft. Probably just paste a random part, if you're okay with that.
Everything is loading fine. I think the problem is on your end.
loading REALLY slow for me
I understood that as saying that a starter's present pen dexterity is enough to draw well. While I thought you need to train it in order to let your mind's eye manifest well.
No, who'd ever hold hands with you? you b-b-baka.
do I want to know?
I'm a beginner, pls no bully
What do you consider to be mature, /a/? That deals with philosophic questions of existence or something that deals with everyday problems, such as the conflict between two countries, the ways of politics? Or something that shouldn't be shown to kids because it's too violent?
So what's your favorite fanfiction anon?
Plus I haven't thought up the names, so I'm just using placeholders like mistress, master etc.
Shit is completely insane
That's so cute.
Seeing all these people actually follow through with this is pretty damn inspiring.
Made my night posting in my thread, Bedford.
Nothing happens: the page.
I conceptualize a grail war story, with Servants having the same status as Mordred and Lancelot(The Skill/Curse they use to hide their Stats)
There's Caster who gambles a lot, his NP forces someone to play a game and bet something important to them(Command seals, Noble Phantasm).
Saber is Mordred, Lancelot is Berserker, Gilgamesh is Archer. I wanted to make Ryougi as Assassin, but It doesn't fit the story, so I choose a Ninja that uses Poisons. Lancer is Arthuria, which is a Pseudo-Assassin due to her Carnwennan Noble Phantasm, which also hides her stats, I heard Arthur got a dagger that If unsheath, it makes her Invi, so I associated it with Carnwennan
Rider is a moralfag considering he is the embodiment of uncredited Knights who participated in Heroic Deeds.
Saber's Master is a Shirou-esque guy, Lancer's Master is a Strong Magus, Archer's Master is a Crippled Lady, Rider's Master is an Old man, Assassin's Master is a Magus killer, Caster's Master is a Loli Seeking for fun things. Berserker's Master is a Genius Magus who wishes to restore her family's honor.
I'm about to draw the Manga when I realized I haven't draw for years, so scrapped it
My thoughts aren’t in line with my body, or maybe I’m being driven by a more animal desire. I don’t stop to keep searching, but lurch toward the door, pulling down a thin, ragged blanket from the old coat stand as I go. Shift understands what I’m going to do and he doesn’t like it one bit. His whining gets louder and he gets his big body in the way of my legs, but he can’t stop me now. I push past him and pull the door open.
Cold hits me, slapping my face and blowing my hair back. I pull the blanket over my head and shoulders to block out the chill and the moonlight. Only half-moon tonight and a thin cloud cover, but I’m still squinting, trying to see through my eyelashes. I stand there for a minute or two, shivering as the chilly air washes over me, trying to blink the tears out of my eyes. The world is blurry, fuzzy- whitewashed by the too-bright moonlight filtering through the evergreens. I see little flurries of white, hold out my hand to catch them. It’s snowing, maybe the first snow of the year. Further up in the Skyrun it’s always snowing, but our seasons here on the mountainside are a little milder.
1/? 3 or 4 I guess.
Not totally /a/ related but still my favorite. I like how he makes a mistake in the first fucking line.
Just about anything without romance. Just about anything you said could be mature. Also, something which at least raises some larger questions, and isn't just limited to "He said she said."
It's hard to say.
Something overly violent/sexual is usually a sign of immaturity. But a shitty "philosophical" questioning is just as bad.
Also, I don't really like all this shit about mature or immature.
For me there are 2 types of stories:
The good stories
and the bad stories.
A kids' fairy-tale can be better and more "mature" than something a middle-aged woman wrote for her friends to schlick.
When I judge my sight to be as good as it’s gonna get, I cinch the blanket under my chin to make a hood and take my first solitary step into the outside in years. It’s freezing cold and a little wet. I’m barefoot because I have no idea where my shoes are- I haven’t worn them in a long time. I take another step, and another, tentatively, trying to give my eyes a little more time to adjust, but I know it’s useless. They won’t ever adjust. But I move slow anyway, because being outside has momentarily stolen the breath right out of me.
I don’t remember the evergreens being so tall, and I don’t remember the mountains all around filling the sky like they do. Great dark masses that I might’ve mistook for the black sky if I couldn’t see the moonlight gleaming off the snowy peaks. I knew that our cabin is an area of sparse woods halfway up the mountain, and there are forests above and below us, but I never realized just how many trees there were. The air itself is evergreen, spicy and cold and free. I close my eyes and take a deep breath, filling my lungs with it. And that’s when the sweet smell of cooking hits me again. It’s almost overpowering outside the cabin. I set off immediately through the twilight.
To the Stars. I have a weakness for any mixture of sci-fi and magic.
this is embarrassing.
a while back (before i even knew of /a/, 4chan, funny internet shit) i wrote a fanfic (i think it was on fanfiction.net) piece about Love Hina that occurred after the final chapter The wedding chapter. i had more of the story penned out for a few more releases pending critique/reviews of the first chapter.
i got so many e-mails telling me they needed more and when was i going to upload the next part that i crumbled under the pressure of trying to make the follow up just as good. I ended up never publishing it.
I’ve got maybe a dozen steps when I realize that I’m alone. I turn back toward the cabin and see Shift pacing in the doorway, his eyes on me. He looks helpless.
“C’mon, Shift,” I call. “C’mon, boy.”
But he won’t move. He just lets out a little yip and keeps pacing. I leave him to it. He’ll come after me if he’s hungry enough, or scared enough all alone.
The shadows twist into strange, frightening shapes on the snow-dusted ground as I move through the trees, but it don’t scare me. I’ve overcome my fear of the dark a thousand times over since I’ve been in the cabin. Darkness is one of my few friends. The world is silent except for my crunching footsteps and the dry leaves blowing across the ground. My heavy breathing soon joins it. I’m hurting bad, and I’m so weak and out of shape that it feels like just walking could do me in. But I keep forcing one foot in front of the other, because the smell is getting stronger, and I think I can see firelight ahead.
Man, sometimes I hate not being a native english speaker. Not saying that this is good or bad, just that it has way more words than I'd use as I'm not that good with the language.
I turn back again after a hundred yards or so and find that our cabin is completely hidden in the trees. With no fire going, no smoke from the chimney and no lights in the windows, you’d be hard-pressed to find it even if you knew where you were going. I’m not worried about getting back- I’ll be with Pitch. But the thought occurs to me as I get walking again that maybe Pitch is out here cooking because he got lost. I dismiss it as soon as I think it. Pitch has walked these woods for years now. There’s no way he’d get lost, especially not so close to home.
I’m feeling hot now, sweating under this blanket even though the air is so cold, and my eyes are burning from the moonlight. The pain is building in my joints and muscles and I know I won’t be able to go much further. Desperation is keeping me up. I can see the trees opening up ahead, and what is definitely firelight dancing in between them. I push toward it, snagging my pajama pants on brambles, and come out in a small clearing.
Yup. I'm an MFA student...in poetry though. The lady at my school who teaches the fiction workshops won a National Book Award, though that was like 30 years ago.
I'm poetry's better than my stories. I doubt I could have gotten in to the fiction program - we're in the top 40 programs here, so its very selective.
Yeah, but it never works out past a few pages. I've decided that no matter how interesting a story I think I've come up with, I do not have the talent to make it 'real'.
Im going to bully because you need to hear it. Youre just beginning, youre going to fall a lot.
First off, dont write fantasy or sci fi. Try out writing about normal people doing normal things in the present day. Doing this will give you what a young artist who wants to draw anime gets by drawing traditional art. Once you know how to make two people talking to one another flow well, you can do this in any scenario, so its better to try this out in a normal setting rather than a fantastic one, mainly because, you cant fuck up writing about an orc or the little witch who could. I dont know how an orc naturally acts, do you? But I know how a human acts, and if youre writing about humans, ill be able to tell if your portraying them well or not. So best to practice with normal humans, and save the fantastic for later.
So now for the actual craft.
You started off with something concrete and in action, a girl sitting in a room. Good. Where is this room? When is she sitting in the room? What does the room look like? What does she look like?
You address none of this, and that makes this incredibly lame. I have nothing fun to look at. Where are the cobwebs in the mistress' room? What does she keep near her bed? What does the sword look like? Also
WHY DID YOU SKIP THE KILL? Dont do that! I care about someone dying, and this entire thing is centered around it.
After the first paragraph, you strart to lose yourself. I have no idea where the story is. The narrator is just saying things to me. I see nothing. This is where you need to learn show, dont tell. Show me her tension when holding the sword, dont tell me "she was tense". Show me her anxiety. Show me her crazed mind state after the kill.
My hands immediately come up to my eyes and the blanket slides off me. I can’t take the light from the fire. I can’t even look anywhere close to it. In the cabin, Pitch has the stove set up behind two screens, so all I can ever see is the light it throws on the opposite wall. But this is too much.
“Pitch!” I call out as I move back, away from the light. “Pitch!”
In answer, I hear a click to my right. I turn and glimpse a man, heavy boots crunching in the leaves and snow as he steps into the clearing. But it’s not Pitch.
He’s tall and muscular like Pitch is, but he’s maybe ten years older, and he’s got dark hair and even darker eyes, with shadows of fatigue under them. He’s wearing a heavy leather coat with a matted fur collar and a greyish bandanna around his neck. The firelight gleams off something he’s holding out towards me. I open my mouth to say something- I don’t know what- just as I realize that it’s a gun.
You guys know that one poster here on /a/ has a fairly succesfull light novel series going on right?
I wrote like a 20 page BBW mystery supernatural erotica when it was popular to write that shit and publish it on amazon for money. I'm so ashamedI made $3,600 though fucking pigs will buy anything
Please don't use spoilered pics, 4chan is fucking up and isn't loading anything.
Loads just fine for me.
Multiple fairly succesful light novels.
I believe Maoyuu was originally 2chan storytime
But I have terrible taste in books.
Loads fine for me.
Works fine for me.
That's just another way of saying write something you think is cool.
I have. It's a pain in the ass when you have everything or at least a bunch of interesting shit planned out, but the actual writing feels awkward. Like when you can't describe a scene satisfactorily enough, or the dialogue feels stupid.
I blame anime. The direction of something watched and something read is completely different and throwing me off.
Those books you're reading are published, though, aren't they? There's got to be someone out there with taste as shitty as yours.
and this is spoilers, but since you'll never read it anyway
Not scifi, like I previously said in the thread, It's a detective/mystery.
Second of all
I purposefully am not describing, the girl, nor the room, as this whole scene will be a red herring later on where the reader encounters a similar situation and I want them to think that the maid is at fault because 'I saw her do it in the very first few chapters' while in reality this scene takes place in the past not related to the current situation.
The kill is interrupted because she never really killed in the past.
But I kinda see what you mean though, guess I HAVE to describe things more, even though I don't WANT to for the sake of the trick.
I added him as Comic Relief
from getting pwned by Saber and Lancer, Caster sealing his GoB, Berserker regularly beating him after his GoB got sealed. He finally when down when Assassin poisoned him.
Over here the images eventually come through after 10 seconds. I thought it'd be even more fun this way.
Here's a link if you need the hint: http://i7.minus.com/jysJnKmo6m3rE.jpg
Goddamn, this so much. The story I want to write is so fucking cool in my mind that I even want to write shit before so I can get good enough to make it shine.
I wrote a story my senior year of highschool
it was about a blacksmith who lived in the mountains with his wife, and one day his home is ransacked by bandits while hes out in town
they kidnap his wife
tl:dr he goes on this big thought provoking 2deep4u bullshit adventure
at the end it was revealed that his wife was actually a cat
I wrote a 15000 or so word sci fi story (unfinished) that was heavily inspired by index
I stopped writing it when I noticed how bad it sucked
Society with population control. Twins are born, one is left in the wilderness to die. He survives and grows to become the head of a revolutionary group, while the other twin has become the head of state.
A military fiction story. Basically Black Hawk Down with magical girls against modern soldiers, point of view from the soldiers.
Got some great scenes planned, but no way to link them together.
I love thought provoking 2deep4u bullshit adventures.
I CAN RIDE MY BIKE WITH NO HANDLEBARS
Not trying to chastise you or anything, but stories that sound cool in your mind often have severe problems with self-inserts and mary sues.
It's a pretty tough thing to get over.
>writing a fanfic where one of the most canonically powerful characters gets humiliatingly beaten by your OCs
Please, please reconsider
I would read the fuck out of that
Hard part is making something out of it.
You better have a boner for world building with a scenario like that.
>I have. It's a pain in the ass when you have everything or at least a bunch of interesting shit planned out, but the actual writing feels awkward. Like when you can't describe a scene satisfactorily enough, or the dialogue feels stupid.
Yeah, writing all the words needed to communicate everything is so difficult. I guess I'm just fucking bad at actually telling stories.
I like the idea btw, it's just very little to go on if that's all that you have so far.
Looks like things are on my side, because there are few things in this life that I have a larger boner for than world building.
>$3,600 out of 20 pages
Is it a legit way to make a living on Amazon or some other site that allows self-publishing? What are the popular ones?
I write a lot of mary sue stuff to live out my innermost dreams and desires. Sometimes they're delusions, in which case I intend to write about them but don't usually.
Other times I role-play, but the role-playing community is disgusting everywhere you go.
I shamelessly admit I have a self-insert, but I'm aware of this matter, which is why I try to keep him a it unlikeable. Besides, the MC is a girl who isn't interested in him, even as a friend, and I try to focus on her a lot more than other characters. I also want to talk more about all the people in this world than the main characters.
Besides, I don't really have anything serious written yet so all of this is unimportant.
It's one of my less developed ideas, but that was just the 5 second 4chan pitch version.
Please GOD, where can I read this
There is more to it than worldbuilding. Ive worldbuilt the fuck out of a story, and have a lot of the story is developed as well, but using the correct language and writing is really hard.
I didnt say sci fi I said fantasy and sci fi, and as far as I can tell this is fantasy or set in the very distant past, which doesnt come out right. Or is this the present day where someone somehow has a mistress and they are a master?
No one cares about tricks in a poorly described work. You need to set your story on story, not tricks.
Also, you dont have a strong narrator's voice so this section is coming off poorly, so it would be best to stay away from large sections of just narrator narrating.
I had to write a story in an Absurdism class I was taking.
The whole philosophy and example readings we did seemed like pretentious bullshit, which reminded me of Nisio Isin so I used his dialogue style as a model to come up with characters. MC is a depressed art student contemplating suicide alone in his apartment and the other characters are a talking lemon and a talking water bottle. They encourage him and mock him at the same time, and the MC plays along with their pseudo-philosophies until he finally gets pissed, so he takes the two talking things and makes a disgusting tasting cup of lemonade. The final scene has the glass broken with lemonade spilled and the MC dead on the floor.
The professor loved "Lemonade" and thought it was creative and thought-provoking. I really can't take English classes seriously when that kind of shit passes as good but I bet a bunch of normalfag English profs would like Isin.
The best way to solve this is to read more. Find an author whose style you like. Then read everything he's written, or at least a lot of it. Analyse how he/she writes scenes. Compare stronger with weaker scenes and try to figure out what the key to making it work is. Then write a bunch of random scenes while trying to emulate his style. Subject them to analysis, every time again. The scenes don't even have to be good or have a story around them, just single scenes with a beginning and an ending, the story around it doesn't matter. Try to maintain a variety. Do some action, do some conversation. Try a multi-perspective apocalypse now and then. Try different storytellers.
How can you point at something and say it's thought provoking when even the author isn't taking seriously what he is doing?
>You need to set your story on story, not tricks.
Now that I don't agree with. I read mysteries for the sole purpose of who/howdunnit. Most of the times I don't care about the story.
I use Master/mistress as placeholders for their names when I do come up with them. This would be something like 20 years ago.
> Also, you dont have a strong narrator's voice so this section is coming off poorly, so it would be best to stay away from large sections of just narrator narrating.
Yeah, I know what you mean. Show don't tell and all that. Guess I'll have to figure out other ways to have the reader figure out what happened.
That sounds good though.
>writing a story
It's easy. Just write some shit and somehow work a bunch of girls falling for your generic self-insert MC. Then drop every pretense your story had and focus on the harem.
Write a summary and put it as the title.
I'm going to save this image and it'll sit there in the hard drive for a very long time. Maybe I'll post it now and then in those threads where you post stuff you never get to post normally.
I always wanted to try and write stories based around the Nurse-kun or Polish waifu posts. The lack of closure to them still bothers the fuck out of me.
What sort of mysteries do you like, because they sound horrible if you like them and the story is so poor you dont even care about it.
You should really change those placeholders to just normal names, that was pretty confusing.
If you want an example on how mystery is done well, check out Hemingway's Hills like White Elephants short story
>I bet a bunch of normalfag English profs would like Isin.
Well, obviously. Isin plays with dialogue, with language. The things that literary analists love looking for in prose while it's often not there, Isin plays with. And he's good.
Most likely they'd take it one step further and postulate that the little girls are an analogy for whatever the fuck.
I kind of wanted to write a story about magical girls rationing water in a desert environment.
I was working on a story about a young man who sets off on an adventure to find the cure for his dying little sister's disease, but then someone told me it sounded like a Nier ripoff and now I just sit around feeling disappointed with myself. I've never even played Nier.
I like the kind of mysteries that work like puzzles that the reader can think along with. The story can be a side dish if it's good, but I'm not exactly reading mysteries for that.
Like I said I read some Carr and Dorothy Sayers stuff.
The placeholders are there for me, not showing it to anyone else at the moment, so it's not a problem for me.
I'll look that up. If it looks good I'll probably read it.
but everyone dies in the story, 3 way battle between Saber, Lancer and Archer. Rider and Berserker duel. Saber and Caster Gamble.
Assassin killing Saber. Caster and Gi. Assassin killing Rider. Berserker Killing Caster. 3 way between Assassin, Berserker and Gil. Berserker went down after getting hit by point blank Enuma Elish, Lancer killed Assassin after she poisoned Gil, Gil said his Farewell to Lancer. Lancer commits Suicide since her Master told him so.
the only ones left are Saber's Master who was paralized and the Magus Killer who won the war.
Hi I'm an agent for Aniplex and we'd like to buy the rights to your story. We offer 100,000,000 yen.
My Computer is Heating me Back Up!
It entails the protagonist, using a PC that is constantly overheating and has been for the past few years despite upgrading cooling all the time and having multiple different cases and motherboards. Keep that in mind.
He goes to Antarctica, as it's one of his dreams to travel all around the world and endure every form of weather, no matter how harsh it may be. Though he's unlucky, and steps on a plant that releases a virus in to his system that is not yet known to humanity. It causes his body to get increasingly, incredibly cold over time, thus rendering him sick, with no chance of survival.
After many attempts at scientific research to find a cure or to localize the cause of the virus in his bloodstream, he is sent home to live the last excruciatingly cold few days, or weeks at best, in his own environment.
As he is using his computer, he does something he hasn't done in a long time, and writes a blog.
The blog has his will, as well as goodbyes to everyone. Right at the bottom, however, he explains that he is unable to love and never has been; for his greatest love is his computer. He expresses that, should his computer have been capable of understanding, he would have told it countless times that he loves it, and regrets leaving it's side to go on a stupid holiday.
I started writing a series of episodic short stories that I can only describe as loosely inspired by Dante's Inferno in a modern day fast food restaurant. I finished the first story, half of the second and third story and stopped. I also have a couple of VN ideas and a fantasy short story ideas written down in a journal, but I suffer from "Taking it too easy like the rest of /jp/" syndrome. I really should start again.
>at the end it was revealed that his wife was actually a cat
I want to read this
I guess it could be. Amazon is the main one. It's best to publish your shit at 2.99 based on what their royalty policy is. Remember to always make your protagonist an obese teenage girl who all the hot sexy guys love.
I've been writing a story for a jrpg-esque game for some time.
It's been pretty hard, since I have to make the party travel around the world without making it seem stupid and/or forced. I'm halfway through it I would say, but since I tend to plan a lot of plot points in advance and then decide what the protagonists will do to reach that, I'm not even fully certain about the intro yet.
I keep trying to write a book but I never can get past the first chapter.
I want to write a manga/anime-inspired Young Adult book because I feel the current crop of grimderp Hunger Games/Twilight shit is fucking dumb, but I keep worrying it'll be TOO anime and no one will publish it.
I've looked everywhere, man. It was only ever posted in one place, the Runescape story forum which deletes old posts, and the computer I wrote it on is long gone. The only chance of it resurfacing are if some stranger liked it so much he saved it and uploaded it to a different location, which is pretty much impossible, but I look every once in a while just in case.
I've decided that on the off chance I find it one day I'm going to make a VN.
Yes. Working on the story for an incest novel. I've got the general outline of what will happen done but trying to make it seem plausible is giving me a fucking headache.
Can I ask for more in depth help on writing BBW / weight gain fiction?
Imagine you were the characters and write what they would do in the situation they are in. You can work in the plot points whenever applicable.
>No matter how hard that miniature tries to be the real thing, it will always be fake.
Fuck off Gilgamesh.
Honestly I don't mind it there's just some awkward word choices here and there like 'the grip she had on her weapon that she was going to use for the deed,' and such. Try breaking some of your larger sentences into smaller ones, or rewrite them until you have better control over your clauses. Ideally, the structure of your sentences should establish a natural flow of details that is smooth to read.
Or not, if a jerky, erratic sentence would aid with the feelings you're trying to convey. Writing is all about mastering the simple, objective things before you figure out that the rules are basically worthless and it's perfectly okay to break them with tact.
If only it was good enough for other people to read.
I can't figure out a way to explain why would magical girls declare war on fucking everything and everyone, why are there so many millions of them and why they are everywhere in a way that makes sense to both experts on magical girl lore and armchair generals.
Yeah, I know what you mean. Bad enough that I can't master my own language, I try to write in a non-native toungue, but still, when I'll edit my shit, I'll most likely be brutal with it.
I guess I can give a bit more. Theres going to be supernatural trends that are hot sellers at the time look for those that's what you want to write. Not just standard werewolf and Vampire shit there's going to be crazy shit as well like getting fisted by alien zombies. Other than that theres not really anything I have to offer I only wrote one and don't know much.
Humanity has lost it's way, they've started to destroy the world through over-population. The spirit of the earth has recruited magical girls to decrease the human population so they can start again anew.
>Why they are everywhere?
Well, how does one become a magical girl?
Is there a mysterious force that creates them? I don't see why it wouldn't be worldwide. And magical girls tend to be hidden from the rest of the world by their very nature.
>Why they declare war
Again, why are they magical girls? If you want to go a QB inspired route, have the mysterious force turn them on the world. If you want a perhaps more moralfag route, you could have them say that the governments of the world are preventing universal love and peace~<3! We should topple them in the name of friendship~<3! etc
]Since I am writing anime fanfics, that doesn't help too much. More about how you described the fat girls erotically would be appreciated.
Yeah 30,000 words, then I found out that it was getting needlessly complicated for a first time fantasy novel and was ridden with cliches and my fetishes.
Around 47k words in a story I'm writing currently. It's Fate fan fiction.
Don't know I've never written any fat fiction other than that one and it was done very terribly I can tell you that just because I made some decent money doesn't mean horny fat girls know good writing. Just keep writing and reading other peoples work and you'll pick up what you want to learn.
So, like every other fantasy book?
>ridden with cliches and my fetishes.
Sounds like every anime ever
You did good, anon.
Stop avatarfagging, faggot.
Whenever I even try to write, I just look at what I wrote, cringe, and delete it.
Went to a Nanowrimo country writing session, and my god, I didn't think it would be THAT bad.
The place was literally filled with 18 year old BL shipping 3DPD's that couldn't stop on how they thought Sherlock x Watson was the best thing since noodle soup.
Now I'm trying to write a new one, only reusing the characters but more lit-fic sort of way. It's hard writing something profound without looking pretentious or try-hard. It's about a faggot who lives alone and hangs out in imageboards while he has to deal with the real world.
Just remember to re-read your shit after you're done. You'll scrap 50% of what you've written
Who cares. Finish writing it. Someone will want to read it.
Well, admittedly, Sherlock x Watson is really hot.
anon please... not you too
>It's about a faggot who lives alone and hangs out in imageboards while he has to deal with the real world.
Writing is hard and I want to go to /a/ and argue about waifus.
22k words (chapters are averaging at 5.5k-ish words) in a shitty crossover fanfiction that attempts to un-shit Rosario+Vampire (manga) by giving people personalities and balencing the cast a bit. It's autistic as fuck.
Might want to reboot it for the sake of less autism.
Anybody feel like giving me ideas for that?
Don't add original characters.
Writing a shitty romance VN.
310k words so far. About 200k of those words need rewriting.
Give Tsukune more of a spine right from the outset
I'm in the process of writing a story about a young woman who grows up during a particularly violent civil war in her home country. The protagonist herself had previously aspired to be a doctor and developed a set of particularly noble ideals about the generosity of man and the social obligation to assist. While struggling to survive on the way out of the failing country she sees acts of cruelty and depravity from the countrymen she had previously thought the best of. It can get pretty /a/ edgy at times. The war I could best compare it to is the more violent segments of the 30 Years War. I don't intend it to be preachy or carry any sort of moral message, it's about the protagonist and her changing relationship with her own ideals.
It's a tie-in of sorts to a low fantasy world that's been my love child work for a year or two. The idea has been sitting with me so long I fear my own enjoyment of it might be strictly from familiarity.
Generally I'm a man who can't keep up with something. I lost interest after a time. It's been that way with stories and anything of true creative merit for as long as I can remember. Shit sucks.
The QB thing is actually something I've thought of to see if I could keep the story going after the soldiers win, but all I got from that is that it made the MC a Gary Stu.
I tried to explain that away through multiverse-controlling races in a way that more or less made sense and still ended up with a Gary Stu MC.
Then I retconned all that and I'm back to square one.
I feel the same way. I've been working on this story for 10 years now, but it's barely gotten anywhere because I lose interest so easily.
It's only been in the last six months I actually wrote down any of the worldbuilding and got a history together.
With a cast main cast that's 90% female, I kinda have to add OCs... But yeah, OC fanbrats are cancer and can't write for shit. Sides, the R+V cast is all flat as fuck as it is.
Done. He's a clasic vampire, more of a monster in human skin kind, actually needs to drink, mind control, mild levitation powers, etc.
Around 100 pages in HS,quite a good way to practice when english is not your first language. Thinking back again it might be silly and embarrassing but still more fun than writing engineering report.
I once remember reading a Nanowrimo entry where this woman Capitalised Every Single Word In The Story. And then she took three pages describing the sort of lace her character wore on her skirt.
I was thinking about writing a story about some lowlife who starts going insane and hallucinating these characters that try to pull him deeper and deeper into insanity until he eventually "escapes" reality and falls into a coma, where he then lives exclusively within his own mind.
But I don't know anything about writing and haven't experienced psychosis first hand so I'll probably never write it.
Have never tried, but I want to. I have a story line set out and everything, but I just don't know where or how to start. I've actually been imagining all of the story in scenes that I make up to go along with whatever song I'm currently listening to, and I just can't seem to break them down into words.
Finding the first words are honestly always the hardest. Just throw down a junky first sentence and come back to fix it later, because you'll be coming back to fix everything at least once as the story evolves throughout creation. Start with the scene that's clearest in your mind, you've likely heard it before but it's very rare to write a story chronologically start to finish. Have fun with it, write what sounds fun to write at the time. For you, it sounds like you should write while listening to music.
Oh, and I don't actually have a solid plot yet. I used to, but then I thought it was kind of stupid and just worked on the worldbuilding instead. Now I have this location but not quite an idea of what to do in it.
Main world's history is based slightly off Japanese history with a shaman god queen uniting tribes to form an empire. She grants the populace magic in order to create order and progression, only to find that for all the good she wanted to introduce there is too much jealously and resentment for it to work. When she decides to strip the populace of magic, she is instead killed off and the empire plunges into chaos.
Thanks anon. It's just one of the projects I've had in my head for a few years now, and I've always just seen it as something that would be difficult to write out but easier animated. I haven't heard that phrase before since I haven't started yet and the words are appreciated.
I really like this website. It's a series of podcasts about writing and different subject and issues. I've found it interesting to listen to and helped when I've gotten stuck sometimes.
I have several high concept ideas all based around individual people being cursed in various unique ways by one assailant, the lives of these people would be explored in episodic romantic short stories. Bits and pieces in each story would also fit together provide some background to the assailant.
Years later and someone beats me to the punch on one of said concepts. Pic related.
Felt really bad man. Still, maybe one day...
Kinda like paranoia agent?
What about Keit-Ai?
Why didn't anyone just try to write that shit?
>Years later and someone beats me to the punch on one of said concepts.
I hate it when that happens. I had this idea I'd been working on for years and then Avatar: TLA came out. My whole idea suddenly looked like it'd be a ripoff if I went ahead with it.
I think it's been long enough now that I feel a bit better about working on the idea, but it still bugs me.
>Write and finish fanfic
>Written in the vain of Lord Dunsany and Tolkien, making it sure that it could be plausible in the universe I am writing in
>Few praises and comments since its not some OTP pandering shit
>Get told it's like a Norse saga story
>Then gets asked if I was a writer in real life
>Realize all the original stories I have written up to that point have been abandoned because of my insecurities and shitty attention span
What am I doing with my life?
I have the concepts and main arcs thought out so I mostly just need to think of ways to connect various characters and events. And then finally write/type it out.
>Great philosophers of the past are resurrected in the form of bio engineered high school girls who provide vigilante justice to a modern Japan that has become rife with corruption, all while working under the guise of being a pop idol group.
Well, in a way I suppose. There wouldn't be any IT WAS ALL IN YOR MINDS BLACK SLUDGE THROUGH TOKYO shit though.
If I had to compare it to an anime, think of those episodes of Mushishi where Ginko only showed up for like two minutes at the start or end and the rest was about the person and/or mushi. Except that's every episode, and Ginko's causing it because he's a prick.
But the main 'draw' would be the episodic tales, and the overarching thing would be a framing device.
Just writing is for fags.
Writing AND drawing is for real men.
I tried. Hard. But I have the love for drawing and the ability for writing.
So what's the problem them :^)
Zero ability to draw and zero desire to write.
I tried as well but I just can't draw at any level that's acceptable to me.
Just use /ic/'s guide :^)
I'm currently working on a story about a college professor who happens to see one of his students blast a lovecraftian monster with lightning. It's written as a series of journal entries and he's never entirely sure if he's lost it or not.
I'm currently stuck because I forgot to characterize the student ahead of time and she actually has dialogue in the next scene.
It's a pretty shitty concept, I know, but it's fun to write. I gave up on being original a long time ago.
Maybe instead of focusing on how original your shitty story is you should focus on making your story good you dumb fucking nerd
Isn't that exactly what he's doing by abandoning the idea of originality for writing something fun?
Did I ask for your opinion turbonerd?
Introducing: Kate-ai (ケイトーアイ)
The lighthearted and warming love story of some young Japanese high-school students. Centered around around the NON-FOREIGNER student whose mother named her "Kate" after the famous duchess of Cambridge. Follow their (mis)adventures as the students fill out their social lives through email, instant-messaging and blogs!
God damnit, I really have to get some writing done this year. No fucking excuses.
i'm sorry i got into a bad habit of giving things without permission when i fug'd you're waifu
But you do know what Keit-Ai I'm talking about, right?
How do you feel about people who write FOR people who draw (ie, who write the story for a comic)?
I fugg'd ur mum
B-but that's exactly what I was trying to do....
I know the format of it is a bit gimmicky but playing with how the story is told is half the fun for me.
Better than those dumb nerds who write entire books
If we're thinking of the same thing, it definitely rings a bell. I saw it a long-ass time ago though.
A boy falls in love with a girl.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the girl's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to the girl, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the girl he called is not the same girl he fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't exist in this universe at all. She is the girl's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the MC's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of LOVE.
Keit-AI! Because, you know, they can communicate only through cell phones and it's a love story. Get it, get it?
People got really interested at the time, I could see a LN working.
That was definitely it.
Fucking grade A shit, man.
Agreed. I mean, it's such a simple idea, just a concept, but shit seems really interesting to read.
This sounds amazing.
It reminds me of some of the shit they pull in the repeating classroom in Hakomari.
Become a tulpafag and read stories from tulpafags. It'll teach you a decent bit.
>I could see a LN working
I'm also imagining a VN where the only choice you get to make is what to text people, and the scenario plays out based on that.
Could also flip the genders to make both FeMC and male MC routes.
I have the idea for a story about "immortals who die for other people". Shame it'll never be written.
Bedford, if you're still here, are you part of a writing group or something similar with who you share your work and they give crit?
Then they're not immortal dumb nerd
I need this, dude. Give.
Perhaps functionally immortal would have been better.
I have so many ideas for long, serious shit, but I've only written short stories that focus on comedy. A few weeks ago I finally started work on a VN, and I'm about 15 pages into it (which is shit-all since it's a script.) But then an OP posted this image, and I can't stop thinking about it. I have scenes in my head, I know the general plot path, I keep listening to the OSTs for inspiration, and I started watching the three shows I haven't yet (Kaiji, GitS, LoGH) to understand the characters better and work that into the story. I know I shouldn't, but I think I'm really going to write this. Are there threads where this shit would be acceptable to post?
i write about a chapter then realize "no one wants to read this fucking shit story, jesus" and just either toss it or forget about it. i've done this literally 10+ times, usually start writing while in class not paying attention.
I meant a story where say X gets into a situation where he would normally die, but Y absorbs the death and both of them live, but Y feels the pain of the death and.... ah fuck it.
/a/ likes VNs. Sometimes. There's no harm in trying. If people don't want it, the thread will die. There are no moderators on /a/ anyway.
This is great, would read.
don't do this
I think that a VN would work best. When the majority of the plot revolves around conversations over a cellphone, a novel won't really work.
I'll write Evangelion fanfiction where best girl I.E. Asuka's happy. Someday. Fuck Anno.
What kind of choices would it have though? Besides choosing what kind of secret to tell, perhaps?
I write fanfiction about meeting my waifu, giving myself a Nip persona and everything.
It's damn awful, but for some reason my fantasies feel more vivid when I'm writing. Non-lewd of course.
I have a 120 page novella I wrote for a short story class.
Got an A for it, but I still think it's crap.
VNs don't HAVE to have choices, anon.
>he doesn't export his work to PDF
Why don't you guys make it a text based VN. And by text I mean cellphone texts.
I dunno. I just think that novels are bad at handling heavy conversation. There's a reason dramas are/were used a lot.
It could be like Steins;Gate's phone trigger system.
So fanfiction counts on this thread?
done roughly 30,000+ words on a toaru majutsu no index crack pairing fic.
have almost 20,000 words on a evangelion Asuka rapefic.
And im embarrassed to say that i have almost 5,000 words on a Naruto fic before i lost in the sries.
Not much else.
Crack pairing of who? You can't just say 30k word crackfic and let my mind hang with the horrors of what may be.
Kuroko x Aleister Crowley
Since I made the suggestion, I'll chime in with an example.
It's fairly early in the story and you're just getting to know each other. She texts about your day, trying to get a conversation going. Your day was long and tiring as you were running around the school all day seemingly doing everything for everyone.
>Tell her about the incident in the library.
>Regale her with an anecdote from Phys. Ed.
>Say you don't want to talk about your exhausting day.
U GETTING DOXXED, DUDE!
I get where you guys are coming from, but the more I think about it a VN adaption also feels odd. There's the chance that if there aren't any options, some people might lose interest, or if there are options, what would the bad ends be?
That being said I'm still for making it into a VN and would want to help if this became anything
Umineko and Higurashi had no choices and people liked it.
ON THE OTHER HAND both were full of suspense and mysteries.
- Cross over to the other dimension and get the girl.
- Get the girl in your dimension.
- Get with neither of the girls. Phone destroyed.
- Stuck in limbo between the two dimensions
I've written a few 5,000+ words stories. Somehow they all end up with me looking like I'm mad at society.
I've always wanted to one of these things but I'm scared that my writing is shit.
Does anyone here write and/or publicize erotic fiction? I have myriad doujin-inspired ideas for it alongside my wackload of regular creative writing inspiration, but I couldn't even begin to share them. As if my neurotic perfectionism toward non-erotic fiction were not bad enough, it would be both embarrassing to share the material AND I'd be worried about shit like writing awkward fuck scenes... just seems like a stress nightmare. Just wanted to hear any experience or advice anyone had.
That dude did the plunge into it, even believing his writing to be shit. "I can't write for shit", after all.
You're now entering the darkest corners of my perverted teenage mind. TWEWY barely had any hentai/fanfics, so I set out to do something about it.
Well, if you want one...
Here you go
>he'll never post on /a/ again
U GETTING DOXXED, SON!
By the way, this is like.... 3 years old, so I wrote this at 21
Delete the doc from your dropbox or edit it. Do the same with the pdf as it STILL has your name and address. God fucking damnit dude.
So /a/, 1st person or 3rd person narrative?
>Shiki doesn't understand what complacency means
>implying the one posting it actually wrote it
That'd require ME to know what it means. And I have no fucking idea what it means. Too cool for english.
I'm writing quite a long novel based simply on the adventures and progression of the story that come to me each day when I lay down and think about it. I'm pretty sure /a/ would despise it because the romance is as shitty as SAO, and the powerups as ridiculous as DBZ.
Third, unless elements of the story rely heavily on the fact that the narrator is a character.
At least have the dignity to write it in past tense. Nothing makes me drop a novel faster than present tense.
This. Third person past tense is exactly how you'd tell a story about some people, so it feels more natural.
I don't have much knowledge in english, can you guys give me examples of a 1st person narrative in past tense and in present tense?
> Nothing makes me drop a novel faster than present tense.
Who do this besides 12 yo fanfic writers?
>I'm going to the shop to buy some milk.
>I went to the shop to buy some milk.
First person past:
I went to the store. It was cold.
First person present:
I go to the store. It's cold.
Third person past:
Anon went to the store. It was cold.
Third person present:
Anon goes to the store. It's cold.
I don't live there anymore.
As for the name, I'll change it
Third person, as >>100512847
Mentioned. It's the most natural in most cases.
Oh, I did, I'll also post another crappy A work I did for Pima Community College.
30 year old LN writers?
1st person past
"I had walked into the shed to pick up the bag of potatoes."
1st person present
"I walk into the shed to pick up the bag of potatoes."
3rd person present
"Steve walks into the shed to grab the bag of potatoes."
Third person is describing events from an omnipotent perspective, someone not in the story itself. First person is written from the perspective of a particular person in the story.
>1st person present
I sit down in front of the bartender and order a double whisky. He takes his sweet time. When I finally have the glass in my hand, I take it all down in one go. Nobody ever calls Jimmy McDale a pussy.
>1st person past
I sat down in front of the bartender and ordered a double whisky. He took his sweet time. When I finally had the glass in my hand, I took it all down in one go. Nobody evver called Jimmy McDale a pussy.
That might or might not be correct. I just wanted to write Jimmy McDale.
"I am going" isn't present tense. "I go" is present tense.
I can't remember what it was, but I know there was some book I was reading recently that did it, and it drove me crazy.
Then what tense is going, nerd
I have a fuckton of ideas written down but I really don't know what to do with them.
If you are bored, just settle down, get comfy, put on some music, and start writing.
Sometimes that is the best way to get the juices going.
It is actually present. "Am" is the verb, the 1st person present tense form of "to be". There is a word for it, but I haven't been in a English class for years.
Present participles. Technically present but wheves.
I only remember seeing it on a flashback in Dark Tower 4.
I once tried to wrote a story about some high schoolers who get stuck in a MMORPG and the main character has a special device that wasn't supposed to be in the game, it got to 45 pages.
Then Sword Art Online came out and I just went "Fuck it. If there is a slight chance of this getting published. It'll just get called a rip-off."
Still thinking about continuing it though.
Sometimes present is needed.
It also is just up to the taste of the writer, since other than basic rules and taboos, everything goes.
Y-you mean you hadn't heard of .Hack before?
Nobody gives a shit about .Hack anymore anon. Not to mention they fucked up and started ignoring the MMO elements in favor of making it generic fantasy.
Entered commonwealth writers competition.
That's about it
I'd like to write gambling fiction, especially mahjong related. However I don't think it'd do well with western audiences, and I don't know if I could describe a game of mahjong with only text.
I wrote a sidestory with a character not in the main cast of a Chu2 CYOA the OP was writing where terrorists invade the school. I picked a nameless character from the OP's pic and wrote a simple sidestory with his perspective. It was fun to write while waiting for the OP to write more of the story. The events in the sidestory coincides with the OP's story quite nicely too
Ends up being a short read of about 900 words before I cut it short at the end when I got tired and caught up with the OP's progress:
I ran a DnD campaign once.
Everyone died and it was our paladin's fault.
It was completely different than .Hack in most ways. Mainly due to the way that .Hack has a character induce a coma then enter the MMO and that its only ONE person living in the MMO and can't log out. Here, it's pretty much every person that bought the game that's stuck in it.
>where terrorists invade the school
This sounds amazing. I love you.
That never stopped anyone before.
As long as your characters aren't similar to those in SAO, you will be A OK in my books.
Also >>100513237 here, might as well post this.
An old map I made for a fantasy story I am still having ideas in my mind.
Around 10 years ago I wrote a ~200 pages adventure novel.
After reading it I realized that it was a mashup between Saint Seiya armors, Bleach swords, Dragon Ball powerlevels and Pokemon types.
I wish I didn't lost it.
>After reading it I realized that it was a mashup between Saint Seiya armors, Bleach swords, Dragon Ball powerlevels and Pokemon types.
Not to be a jerk, but you wrote this in highschool?
Well, we can't judge it since you lost it.
How were the protagonists and antagonists?
Always been told i've been good at writing and I have ideas
Not sure if I can pull off a full story
Ehh. .Hack has this problem when it can make a fantastic action series with its concept but focuses more on Social interaction between the characters.
Could be worse. I tried my hand at an idea that had been stewing in my head since middle school. I got 5000 words into it, and dropped it into the deepest hole I could find because it was such shit. At least it was off my mind.
Is that Ami or Mami? I never know.
Other than the time I wrote a 20 something page story about secret agents and fighting through tunnels for St. Patrick's Day in Kindergarteb...no I have not.
Over the course of, shit, 13 years now, I've developed my own psuedo-fictional universe. It's not complete, but there's enough material to work with to do whatever I want.
The main aspect is that it takes place in a true omniverse, in that there's infinite universes. This basically makes my fictional universe every universe ever conceived, as it works off of the theory that if existence is infinite, that there's an infinite number of possibilities.
Originally, this came about as a gateway to insert my own characters into other, pre-existing stories. As time went on, I developed my own universe.
That is based off the concept that there were once a huge number of gods, which were basically just powerful people or creatures, who eventually coalesced their essence into singular beings that shared a common purpose.
IE: All of the gods that focused on war and fighting became one being, all of the gods focused on death and the afterlife became one being.
The only one missing would be a true omnipotent, as I find that boring as fuck.
From there, those beings first roamed their own universe, handling their realms. The war god oversaw major wars, the death god handled the afterlife of that universe, etc.
There's a hell of a lot more to it than that, way too much for me to put here. I have attempted a novel 4 times now, based around my favorite character. First one was when I was 16, and it was basically dbz + generic fantasy. Last attempt didn't get very far as I found out I enjoy writing lore and ideas for my own universe than individual stories.
That's bad. I'm fictional world is better than yours. I know its entire history and its way more interesting than that.
Make a side story first, get a feel of the world you are creating.
Then make a list of characters you plan to make. This will not be a final list, you will create more.
Chances are that side story will evolve into something else entirely or maybe even the story you were meant to write.
Long story short, just take chances.
I wrote one as an assignment where we had to write something of the Wild West in Middle School. Having just watched Kenshin, I made a kid travel across the sea to escape the Meji Government. The kid was then picked up by a Clint Eastwood character who felt sorry for the kid and suddenly it turned into a Wild West version of Lone Wolf and Cub.
MC used a zweihander and his power was ice.
With the power of some magical stones he could also control electricity and fire.
MA used a rapier and his power was wood.
With the power of some magical stones he could also control wind and water.
They end cooperating to defeat a greater evil.
But before that there were training arcs, rescue arcs and a gorillion of side character arcs.
>Wild West Lone Wolf and Cub
I'd watch the fuck out of it.
That's merely one aspect of it, and just the groundwork for a myriad of different things. I would post a short story, but you're a jerk so I'm not going to.
>But before that there were training arcs, rescue arcs and a gorillion of side character arcs.
Sounds like you could be the next Kubo.
Bleach is ending, might want to start up again
>wild west version of lone wolf and cub
Actually it was Kuroko x Accelerator