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Prompt Me, Please?:

 1 Vairia, Wed, 7th Dec '11 10:56:48 PM from The Ahemmusa Tribe
Gets Bored Easily
(Sorry if I'm posting something that should be somewhere else.)

See, here's my problem (besides a little laziness: I like writing, I really do. It's just...I have trouble writing for myself. So I was thinking that it would help get my brain moving if I could get a Troper or two to give me a writing prompt that I'd write on, post up here and possibly get feedback on. As for the prompts: anything PG-13ish goes, even setting requirements for my writing style. (Just not skaldic verse, or anything to do with meter in general. My understanding of meter is really bad. I mean, really.)

Thanks for even considering my post, and see y'all around the forums.

 2 Actually Comma, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:02:44 PM from a mysterious place
I am making sense!
http://creativewritingprompts.com/

Or if you want an original from me: Something strange is found at the bottom of the sea
Except [condescending response follows]. Because [sarcasm here]. You do understand [snark], right? POTHOLE TO SARCASM MODE
Joining the Team.doc
A modern adventure story that leads up to the reveal of what was in the suitcase in Pulp Fiction.
Teens dress as Batman to catch pedophiles; cops not impressed
I need a drink
"I didn't see that coming"?
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
We're Having All The Fun
Two human characters having a human conversation about everyday occurrences. It is good to practice writing realistic and relatable human interaction.

[down] More of a "Not more fucking genre fiction" approach.

edited 8th Dec '11 4:45:34 AM by YeahBro

All I do, is sit down at the computer, and start hittin' the keys. Getting them in the right order, that's the trick.
Joining the Team.doc
[up] Ah, the Slice of Life approach.
Teens dress as Batman to catch pedophiles; cops not impressed
 7 Actually Comma, Thu, 8th Dec '11 5:56:58 AM from a mysterious place
I am making sense!
ymmv but I find e.g. stories about being terrorized by monsters from another dimension to be more personally relatable than having a conversation with another human being. I guess it depends on your own life experiences.
Except [condescending response follows]. Because [sarcasm here]. You do understand [snark], right? POTHOLE TO SARCASM MODE
 8 Ralph Crown, Thu, 8th Dec '11 7:03:53 AM from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
One view is that it's really just marketing. Most people have had the experience of talking to another person, so they can relate to a story about a conversation. Monsters from another dimension, not so much.

Another view is that you need to learn to walk before you try to run. Artists start out with bowls of fruit because that's a simple subject. It's also a reality check—you can compare the painting with the subject and see how well you did.

My suggestion for a writing prompt? Pick something you did yesterday or today, maybe something you do every day, something so boring it's not worth mentioning. Write a piece that makes it worth mentioning. If it involves monsters from another dimension coming out of your toothpaste tube, fine, but you've anchored it in reality.
Under World. It rocks!
We're Having All The Fun
ymmv but I find e.g. stories about being terrorized by monsters from another dimension to be more personally relatable than having a conversation with another human being. I guess it depends on your own life experiences.

It is more as an exercise to help make his writing of dialogue better. In writing you can have a lot of things being talked about without really getting information across, and you can have really trivial conversations be able to give insight into characters. Dialogue will come up in most works and it helps to be really familiar with writing meaningful and interesting dialogue.
All I do, is sit down at the computer, and start hittin' the keys. Getting them in the right order, that's the trick.
 10 loganlocksley, Thu, 8th Dec '11 8:35:00 PM from On the ceiling
Occasionally Smart
Vairia, are you a guy or a girl? Just wondering.

Here's my prompt: A blind person becomes friends with a deaf person.
He's like fire and ice and rage. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time. Rory punched him in the face.
 11 nrjxll, Thu, 8th Dec '11 8:37:17 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Vairia, are you a guy or a girl? Just wondering.

That's an awfully random thing to ask.

ymmv but I find e.g. stories about being terrorized by monsters from another dimension to be more personally relatable than having a conversation with another human being. I guess it depends on your own life experiences.

I really must know - what kind of "life experiences" can you have had to say something like this?

 12 loganlocksley, Fri, 9th Dec '11 9:45:24 AM from On the ceiling
Occasionally Smart
That's an awfully random thing to ask.

Yeah, I guess...it's just that during our conversation in another thread I assumed Vairia was a girl, but Yeah Bro seemed to assume Vairia was a guy. I was just trying to clarify since I know I find it kind of annoying when someone gets my gender wrong. That's all, I wasn't trying to be weird.
He's like fire and ice and rage. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time. Rory punched him in the face.
 13 Vairia, Fri, 9th Dec '11 3:17:12 PM from The Ahemmusa Tribe
Gets Bored Easily
XD Don't you know that there are no girls on the internet? Although I guess that makes me a legendary creature, since I am a girl :D

Alright, all writing prompts will be taken care of (and some of them combined) soon. It's so much more fun writing for an audience. smile

 14 Actually Comma, Fri, 9th Dec '11 3:24:54 PM from a mysterious place
I am making sense!
All four of the girls on the internet post on writing forums.
Except [condescending response follows]. Because [sarcasm here]. You do understand [snark], right? POTHOLE TO SARCASM MODE
 15 loganlocksley, Sun, 11th Dec '11 9:40:08 AM from On the ceiling
Occasionally Smart
[up][up] That means I guessed right. :) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

[up] I think you're drastically underestimating the number of girls on the internet. There are at least seven.
He's like fire and ice and rage. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time. Rory punched him in the face.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
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