Then I need to construct a road that leads from point A to point Z on paper and usually that road is a twisting, meandering stretch of blacktop on paper that I never saw coming, Chantal. Best of luck to you…. I also have a wattpad. It seems to be a very good way to get your work out there. This becomes a very handy place to put stories such as; short stories, novels, and fanfiction. This not only helps you develop your writing especially if your best work currently is just fanfiction, but to get an understanding of what you can work on and grow with to become a better writer.
I have a wattpad too. I agree totally, its a really good way to get books out there and get people reading them. Thank you for the information, Joe. I plan on writing 10 short stories in the next two months and I am going to use 1 of your points for each story. I have the ideas in my head, but your article gave me a blueprint to follow.
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Thanks again. I have an idea of a story but should we make up muthical creatures or is would it be more likely people would enjoy it with creatures already made.
Even if it was just the name I was going to make up. I love writing novels and have started quite a few in the past few years. I have a couple of novels that are my own ideas, but otherwise I just can seem to make anything up. And I would love to send in chapters of my novels and my short stories if possible to. It would be great to get some professional feedback! Or maybe even walking home from school.
Throughout time the characters family lies in grief and anger waiting for their loved one to be found. That actually sounds really cool. I am thinking about writing a story about the mirror realms; Assia and Gehenna. What do u think? And what would be the outline of the story? I think maybe it would be better if you had the human world Assia be slightly different than our world and Gehenna be different than the Hell that is generally known; when you say demon world that sounds more interesting to me because- I dunno- the thought of a place full of demons is creepy.
My pen and computer literally fight me, anyone else with this problem??
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I am 14 years old and in the 9th grade. I needed something fun to write about for a creative writing report. I found this website and fell in love! I have so much idea for stories.
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I begin to notice the similar in them. If you have great idea for start of story and end of story then you will have great story by connecting them up from begin of story toward the end. That is what i get so many good ideas. I myself am a 12 year old girl and I love to write and I am writing a story about a heroic act and hope to someday get it published. I myself am 11 and I love to read and write. When it comes to suspense in a story I get triggered to keep on reading to find out what happens next!
Lean on each other during this time of difficulty. Remember the good times you had with her. This will honor her. Don't try to make sense of the why. God has a time and a reason for everything and most of all turn to God and pray. He is there for you. Thank you. I just started writing. Well, not really, I have been writing my whole life but I just decided that this is going to be what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am going to go through them one at a time and use it as more of a challenge. Write a story for each one, once a week. Tell the story of a scar, whether a physical or emotional one.
We will see how it goes. Thank you so much for these wonderful ideas, they really helped me. I am trying to write a story on every idea. I feel very much encouraged in this, honestly i am not a writer but through this kind of discuss i see myself writing such an interesting short story,, thank you. Genre writing is entertaining, literature transforms you in some unspeakable, eery way.
I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. I love this site. It is very helpful with trying to find a story idea. I hope there will be new ideas soon. I will have to show this site to my writing club. This is great. I have some many ideas going threw my head. This is amazing know i have an idea for my paper. Great ideas! This helped me write my fictional story for a story writing competition.
It turned out awesome! I think im gonna use the idea of the main character litterally bumping into their soulmate, but there will be a catch….. The guy died two years ago after he was shot in his heart. I need a short story idea that involves a little bit of love. Throughout the story, he is constantly made fun of or bad events happen, always in groups of 3. Near the end, a private school principle goes past and notices how underappreciated the boy is, and notices that he is really intelligent.
Amazing ideas…really helped a lot.. I need help picking which one do you like better poor meets unexpected fortune or be careful what you wish for. I grab my overstuffed duffel bag from the boot and race toward the fence leading to the beach. The grey rocks are splattered a creamy-yellow with near-sprouting lichen.
Under them are the brightly colored, orange-brown weeds, with white sand sprayed across the water and rocks. You could see the water all the way to the bottom, as clear as light viridescent bottle-glass. If you looked closely, you could see starfish and sea-urchins sleeping lazily on the wide pieces of flowery pink coral.
I paused for a second to breathe in the sea breeze, the seaweed and the salty sting of the water in the air. I leaped into the ocean. The icy water froze the toes that had been warm just a second ago and the water swallowed my head as I dove down. I could taste the bittersweet, salty, cold water running down my throat and I came up for air, not wanting more water being accidentally swallowed.
I could hear the water smashing against the yellow-white sand, the joyful squeals of small children and adults as they watched their kids have fun, and the soft swishes of my feet in the water. Suddenly I started to shiver. It was too cold in the water. I hopped out and raced toward my mum, who was setting up the umbrella and towel.
The hot ray of sun slammed onto my freezing body and my drenched hair slapped against my wet back while the hot sand squelched in between my soaked toes. After eating a delicious lunch of ham and cheese sandwiches, I stood up. It was time to go exploring. I ventured into the forest that lay beyond the beach. Register today! It is a great tool.
I recommend it. I outlined my first novel out of my own judgement and it really keeps you focused, but with the tools K.
Congrats on a great guide for writers. This outline is very helpful and I did end up using this. I mean got bored out of my MIND when i did this. I sat there for at least 2 hours just writing and by that time i had got three bullets on the first step done. Is there a simpler way? It never was intentionally.
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I became a prostitute. It was alcohol driven. I was in a lovely and beautiful relationship with Dan. A friend of mine had a celebrated birthday party at the club. We all friends of the celebrant graced the occasion in grand style. Drinks flowed all through the hall in excess. I then was made intoxicated by a so called friend, jealous of my relationship. I was then made to have sex with a paid guy unconsciously , after which the tape was sent to my boyfriend. I was dumbfounded when he showed me this video. I pleaded my life out but it fell to deaf ears.
He really meant it. This led to my emotional traumatization… street life, alcohol, drug, and I ended up in bed with any guy that came my way… I think I was a slot. One faithful day, I ran into Dan at the mall, tried to say hello but he angrily rebuked me. I went home and could not get my mind off him, then I decided to do all it was going to take to get him back.
Met a lot of councilors, relationship experts and advisers on the internet but to no avail. Luckily for me, at the verge of giving up, I ran into a testimony of a young man who got back his ex-girlfriend through the help of love spell. Reluctantly, I copied out the email of the spell person and contacted him via his email kenedillitemples AT yahoo DOT com. Miraculously, at exactly 7 minutes after the conclusion of the final rites, I got a call from Dan, begging me to come back to him. Luckily for you all out there in need of other forms of spell, after my conversation with the great Dr.
Fiction is made of words on a page; reality is made of something else. It doesn't matter how "real" your story is, or how "made up": what matters is its necessity. Why not? The thing that annoys this weeks-to-live self is the thing that is wrong with the book. So change it. Stop arguing with yourself.
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Change it. And no one had to die. It just does. It may not improve your temper, but it fixes something else. It makes you more free. Substituting "then" is the lazy or tone-deaf writer's non-solution to the problem of too many "ands" on the page. I still blush when I come across it. Read it aloud to yourself. If it doesn't spin a bit of magic, it's missing something.
Cut until you can cut no more. What is left often springs into life. Don't let anything else interfere. Not everything needs to be explained. If you really know something, and breathe life into it, they'll know it too. Read it pretending you've never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is.
Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving. That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it's definitely true for writing. So write your story as it needs to be written. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter. They may not be what you want to end up doing but you have to master them in the meanwhile.
You can choose to be understood, or you can choose not to. Words are the raw material of our craft. We who write in English are fortunate to have the richest and most versatile language in the world. Respect it. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style. Nothing that happens to a writer — however happy, however tragic — is ever wasted.
However, don't automatically give them charge of your brain, or anything else — they might be bitter, twisted, burned-out, manipulative, or just not very like you. Remember you don't know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life — and maybe even please a few strangers. You can, of course, steal stories and attributes from family and friends, fill in filecards after lovemaking and so forth. It might be better to celebrate those you love — and love itself — by writing in such a way that everyone keeps their privacy and dignity intact.
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Organisations, institutions and individuals will often think they know best about your work — especially if they are paying you. When you genuinely believe their decisions would damage your work — walk away. Run away. The money doesn't matter that much. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go. As much as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes.