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BlueNinja0 The Mod with the Migraine from Taking a left at Albuquerque Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Mod with the Migraine
Mar 18th 2013 at 1:14:26 PM

I wrote and posted a new chapter of my totally-crack-tastic A Fistful of Shepards this morning. Cue seven reviews (possibly And Counting); three "That's Fucking Awesome" and three "What the fuck did you just do?" and one "The shark has officially been jumped, my friend." So I think I did a good job with it. waii

Thatís the epitome of privilege right there, not considering armed nazis a threat to your life. - Silasw
ohsointocats from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Mar 26th 2013 at 2:26:18 PM

Has anyone here been published?

dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Mar 26th 2013 at 3:22:25 PM

I sent my draft to a publishing house when I was 14, but I never got any reply. Not surprising, really.

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
GaryCXJk Wants Captain N for SSBU Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Wants Captain N for SSBU
Mar 26th 2013 at 5:01:38 PM

[up][up]Not so much being published as having my novel be put on sale. Link to my novel's on the previous page, with a coupon code for a free copy, so yeah, there's that. Like I said, it's not a great work yet, but it will eventually be.

Signatures are for lamers.
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Mar 26th 2013 at 5:08:12 PM

it's not a great work yet, but it will eventually be.

That's the spirit.

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Apr 22nd 2013 at 12:33:57 AM

And the second draft is done! It is officially cheap beer o'clock...not to mention time for teh happy dance!

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
ohsointocats from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Apr 22nd 2013 at 4:56:06 AM

The eighth TV Tropes writing contest is going on in the Writer's Block, if anybody is interested.

BlueNinja0 The Mod with the Migraine from Taking a left at Albuquerque Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Mod with the Migraine
Apr 23rd 2013 at 6:21:31 AM

Given that I'm writing a Mass Effect Peggy Sue story, I found it a little amusing to find someone yesterday who just started writing a Mass Effect Peggy Sue story, using almost the exact same starting premise that I did (if executed differently). I immediately went, "That talentless hack!" and PM'd them. waii

Thatís the epitome of privilege right there, not considering armed nazis a threat to your life. - Silasw
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
May 11th 2013 at 1:16:19 PM

So I finally got my story started. I went with a in medias res future tense approach. It will leave off on a cliff hanger and come back to the starting point for resolution via the rest of the story.

edited 13th May '13 5:06:51 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
May 12th 2013 at 7:50:34 PM

I just started a project: Finish a rough draft for a 200+ page book in 30 days.

Depending on how it goes, I might even get it published by the end of this summer. Unlikely, yes, but definitely worth trying.

Currently titled it An Idiot's Run and it's about a dismotivated and depressed university student messing around before and during a spring break trying to find a goal in his life.

Done millions of time, yes, but hey, it has to start somehow. [lol]

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
May 13th 2013 at 5:09:15 PM

roy: Do what you gotta do.

Hmm in hind site. It would be "In Medias Res" with a present tense which becomes a future tense once you go into the past tense to arrive at the present. It makes sense to me :P

"Who watches the watchmen?"
May 24th 2013 at 8:33:30 PM

Does anyone ever remember bits of writing or ideas they had while they were younger? I recall:

  • A girl finds a baby dragon with a broken wing, sets the bone, and lets it go
  • A magic-user gets fired, which makes her former colleagues extremely mad for different reasons
  • A community of forest-dwelling people
  • A place which never receives any sunlight (aboveground)
  • An underwater story with mostly nomadic merpeople instead of the usual cities

Yeah, I'm not a plot person, and I never was. I gave up on a lot of these because I couldn't think of what would actually happen next. I might try and recycle them.

BlueNinja0 The Mod with the Migraine from Taking a left at Albuquerque Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Mod with the Migraine
May 27th 2013 at 3:33:55 PM

I posted up the start of a new AU Mass Effect fanfic.

In less than five hours, it is the fourth most popular of my stories ... and might quite soon take third. Feeling soooo stoked about that right now.

Thatís the epitome of privilege right there, not considering armed nazis a threat to your life. - Silasw
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Jun 15th 2013 at 10:14:33 AM

So far wrote 77 pages for my novel. At least it's going somewhere.

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
BlueNinja0 The Mod with the Migraine from Taking a left at Albuquerque Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Mod with the Migraine
Jun 15th 2013 at 5:15:17 PM

[up][up] That new fic I mentioned? When you sort my # of people following the story, it's the #49 most popular in the fandom. Hells yeah. That means I have two stories in the top 50 out of 12,000+. cool

Thatís the epitome of privilege right there, not considering armed nazis a threat to your life. - Silasw
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Jun 16th 2013 at 1:15:57 PM

I just found this outline for an Iron Man scene that I wrote sometime around when Iron Man 2 came out. It's heavily inspired by the opening to the Stark Expo, and I think this may have been a snatch of a dream I had about it.

I'm really embarrassed to read it now.

edited 16th Jun '13 1:16:10 PM by TParadox

Fresh-eyed movie blog
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jun 17th 2013 at 7:09:35 PM

Back to work on my novel after a long hiatus. Figured out how to fix two weaknesses in the story, and now I have to implement them. Which is more work than I planned on doing but eh - shrug - that's the business I guess.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Jun 19th 2013 at 5:00:20 PM

Wrote 4k words. Now my novel is 97 pages, 40k words long.

Awwwwwrrrrrriiiiiitttttteeeeee.

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jun 25th 2013 at 12:24:02 AM

Kicking ass and taking names on my novel. I just might make this July deadline yet! wink

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jul 16th 2013 at 4:47:48 PM

Double post because this thread moves too slowly.

Anyhow as most of you know I -more or less- made the deadline. Now, who else is writing with intent to publish?

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Jul 16th 2013 at 6:47:25 PM

Drunk: I would be but my writing inspiration was killed by the cybernetic hit squad sent to kidnap a 200 year old cyborg soldier and ex war criminal. Along the way they shot my inspiration through the head with an exploding round.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jul 16th 2013 at 8:57:43 PM

Try a different genre. I was stuck horribly on my last project; I went and attempted something else, now I'm all published and stuff. Sometimes a change-up is what you need.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Jul 16th 2013 at 9:14:36 PM

I am writing with an intention of getting it published. (Massive congratulations to you, my good man)

So far I wrote 145 pages, 60k words. It's a romance story focusing around conversations and shenanigans of four college students. The main character and the narrator is Paul Carson, a sophomore with a hidden violent and cynical tendency who was getting steadily sick of the persona of an honor student. The plot kicks off when he tries to murder one of his instructor, but fails when a girl stands between them. Later, he sees her again in a cemetery. There he approaches her, to find out if she saw his face or not. That's at least the point I arrived now.

edited 16th Jul '13 9:20:29 PM by dRoy

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Jul 16th 2013 at 10:23:01 PM

Drunk: This is the genre I work best with. My problem is I get so distracted with ideas for it that they overwhelm my narrative while I am trying to right. Too much thinking.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Jul 16th 2013 at 10:27:21 PM

Teuf: Write, then hand it off to a beta reader (or several) that you are willing to trust. Let them know that you want real critiques, and that you aren't going to get bent out of shape if there are things they don't like or say don't work.

...if you donít love youíre dead, and if you do, theyíll kill you for it.

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