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    `~~Philosoflying~~` SillySapienne's Avatar
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    I love writing poetry, forum posts, and journal entries.

    I also love writing all the nonfactual, opinion-based stuff in a formal paper.

    I love words.

    Am I good at compiling them together on paper?

    I dunno, sometimes.

    I think my gift lies more in oratory, but I try...
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    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

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    A lot of people think I'm a good writer, accept for my dad, but the last time he read anything I wrote was when I was 9, so he doesn't count. However, some people think that the stories that I write are way too weird. I guess they're right.

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    I have tons of ideas in my head just waiting to be plucked out and written. I'm usually good at descriptive creative writing because I can see my ideas clearly - kind of like having a mental television screen. But I find writing tedious when it's meant for a larger audience because I actually have to worry about making sense and just forming coherent sentences.

    Implementing ideas can often be a chore for me. When I have "writer's block", it's not due to the absence of ideas; it's due to competing thoughts wanting to be written at the same time. Overloads my internal dictionary.

    When given enough time, I've been told I'm good at BS writing (mesmerizing teachers with perfectly placed, pretty words).
    "Always be yourself - unless you suck."

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    I've been part of a fairly interesting roleplaying community for some time, and was considered a great writer there.

    But in the whole, I feel my grasp of English is too limited to be called great. But I know I have potential, so I do consider my writing good. When I write, words just flow right out of me. I never have to think much about it. I like that about writing. Since I'm quite the introverted thinker, writing is a way to kind off let go emotionally for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenomite View Post
    Interesting. Does your thought process or "feel" of your writing differ a lot when you're writing screenplays compared to when you're writing a song? What about a business letter?
    The process is completely different. In a business letter, I already know exactly what I want to say - the joy comes in choosing the clearest, most concise words to get the point across and to avoid any potential misinterpretations (or lawsuits). I often reedit to use as few words as possible. I can be a little strong in my choice of words, but I prefer it that way.

    In music, it's a completely different animal. If I'm writing lyrics first, I usually have an emotion or subject in mind. If the music was written first, I let the tune guide me.

    For screenplays, I usually have a general story idea that seems interesting to me. The difficulty comes with creating the conclusion, the plot points and the sub stories that keep the audience interested. And there are so many "rules" - like inciting incidents have to occur on a certain page, or after a certain amount of minutes. And you have to conform to a 3 act structure for the most part. It seems silly, but this is what Aristotle wrote about in Poetics back in 335 BC. It's been a proven tactic over millennia. Once I get the structure in place of what is going to occur where, then character development and backstory happen. That's fun - creating a fantasy world for each character - but that often doesn't get into the screenplay, it's used to help you create the dialogue, depth and motivations. Again, a completely different thought process.

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    I've always been a good creative writer too. (So i'm told.)
    Got some prizes for it when I was younger. But I don't particularly enjoy it, so i'm losing it as I get older.
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    People always said it was because of my use of rich detail.

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    I'm really good at philosophy papers, creative writing.... hell I can even crank out a poem easily if I'm in the mood, but anything with structure like a technical paper or a research paper, I'm horrible at

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    Let's see. I've written four novellas, a crap-load of short stories, and some poetry. I've been told when it sucks, and when it's good, and I must be gettting better because lately things haven't been sucking as much. I write every day, about three thousand words a week, and hell yes I want to be a novelist. *Want* being the key word.

    When I read things, I dissect them in my brain. I think, "WHY do I like this?" Or "WHY does this annoy me?" I utilize that stuff, because bad things are likely in your own writing as well, and good things you can never have enough of. I experiment in genres, styles, word choice, POV, tenses, I mean...God, I love it. I have loved doing this for five years. I love it even more now that I'm getting the hang of it.

    Nonfiction? If it's non-autobiographical, it's dead. I'm awful at it.
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    Not really. I typically read a variety of books like classic, fantasy and a few
    new releases but I'm better at how to word things than coming up with orig-
    inal characterts or plots, I'm much better at acting than I am writing. My
    favorite characters to act out are Kim from Miss Saigon, Evita, Eponine or
    Fantine from Les Miserables and Elphaba Thropp from Wicked. Normal spea-
    king acting is fun too, especially being an NT where you don't typically show
    feeling and emotions openly. I have tried to write fanfiction of different thi-
    ngs when I'm bored before, and I'd get off to a good start and find myself
    running into a road block with the plot or its the opposite and the plot keeps
    going, but I get too many characters and too many side stories that also
    tie into the main plot. Wheras with acting, I can play different characters
    from romantics and ditzes to villains. when I'm bored and goofing off some-
    times I'll act out scenes from things where there are multiple roles and I'll
    just switch from one character to the other like when you're on the compu-
    ter and you're switching between one browser window to the other.

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    I suck at writing But I used to like it some grey days ago:

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    About suffering they were never wrong,
    The Old Masters: how well they understood
    Its human position; how it takes place
    While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
    How when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting

    The Old Masters: how well they understood
    Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
    On a pond at the edge of the wood
    They never forgot
    The adults think of ice cream in calories, working hard
    To suffer from kids moving in opposite directions
    How well they are being neglected

    About suffering they were never wrong,
    The Old Masters: how well they understood
    Take your jacket it is going to rain, yes mom
    What will you say, if I am heart-broken
    Will you give me a pence, a dime or send me to the doctor
    The Old Masters: how well they understood
    About skating at the edge of the pond
    In Wonderland...

    ~tfa 2003
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