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by blank_parchment
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: exercises for developing character
Replies: 2
Views: 3618

exercises for developing character

I'm looking for some new character development exercises. I've relied pretty heavily on sitting characters whose relationships I want to explore down in a coffee shop and writing a scene, and of writing inner monologues for characters who I wasn't understanding, but these both get pretty boring. Doe...
by blank_parchment
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoers among us?
Replies: 8
Views: 6319

NaNoers among us?

Okay, so who NaNos? Who would like to NaNo? Who knows what NaNo is? National Novel Writing month starts in 11 days, lasts 31 days, needs at least 50,000 words, and affects regular sleeping patterns for the next 11 months. I can't wait. For more info, see: http://www.nanowrimo.org This will be my sop...
by blank_parchment
Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Nicest and Most Thoughltess Rejection Letters
Replies: 14
Views: 9084

Ah, my favorite rejection letter was the second I received. Basically, they've all had the same format, "no thanks, maybe next time," and this one wasn't different, but they went to the trouble of typing my name at the top. Only they spelled it wrong--of by three letter. It was, I guess, a fairly si...
by blank_parchment
Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The Stages of a writer
Replies: 11
Views: 7062

For the most part, I skipped one and two, and am now trying to find my place in between 3 and 5 somewhere (though I'm not at 4 exactly, a mixture of the 3 numbers). Ah, all I need is for someone else to tell me writing isn't a profession. I'd make them eat their words...
by blank_parchment
Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Breaking in is hell...but this helps
Replies: 7
Views: 5037

Breaking in is hell...but this helps

Okay, trying and failing spectacularly at finding an agent to represent my first novel, but I had a really amusing and horribly sad experience with one of my most recent rejection letters. The agent was kind enough to type up a short, but polite letter, personalized and everything (I hate agents who...
by blank_parchment
Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Tell me all about the pieces of you...
Replies: 18
Views: 10673

Sounds like an interesting story, AlienEeeter. Anything ever become of it?
by blank_parchment
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Are we complacent?
Replies: 0
Views: 1963

Are we complacent?

Put your shoulder to the wheel And push with all you've got- harder. Do you think you can fight this? We could stand together, you know. Our scattered pieces collected With careful loving hands. But whose hands? Yours. Mine. It's all the same wheel, really. And we all want to push, in reality. Why d...
by blank_parchment
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Tell me all about the pieces of you...
Replies: 18
Views: 10673

Tell me all about the pieces of you...

Okay, time for my fellow wordtrippers to spill about their personal favorite character. And yes, I'm talking about our own brain children, sprung from a melting pot of experience, encounters, and imagination and born onto napkins, loose leaf paper, or the dimly glowing computer screen. And I would h...
by blank_parchment
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writing Quirks?
Replies: 59
Views: 32200

Throughout the day, my desk is somehow covered in papers, trash, and general junk. I must have a clean space before I start to write. I've even been forced to clean the entire room, feather duster, sweeper and all because the clutter somehow distracts me. And I'm used to mess and small spaces. Go fi...
by blank_parchment
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Character's you despise.
Replies: 4
Views: 3955

This topic is old, I know, but I believe it's relevent for many writers who experience trouble getting through the worst scenes (because of their plot related content, not because they wrote it so horribly ^^). My suggestion is to blaze through it. You should fall into the character whose POV you're...
by blank_parchment
Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Everyone has their own POV...(unfortunately)
Replies: 3
Views: 3007

I'll try thoughts. The reason why I can't do just one POV (though it's a mich easier idea, Jill ^^) is because the beginning of the scene is about the main character and his reaction, but he leaves. The end is the reactions of the two brothers, each of which leads into a sucessive scene, so both mus...
by blank_parchment
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Everyone has their own POV...(unfortunately)
Replies: 3
Views: 3007

Everyone has their own POV...(unfortunately)

So there's these four characters, right? And they're all fighting. Because I can't express four points of view at once when they aren't talking. So to get at least three views in, should I skillfully tie them all as one huge scene in sucessive paragraphs, or break it up into the same scene with diff...
by blank_parchment
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: What's your grade?
Replies: 9
Views: 5184

.....sophomore? :cry: without the contacts or conferences under my belt. Kind of hard to get to those, so I'll do my best polishing my craft until I have those opportunities.
by blank_parchment
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Sound Familiar?
Replies: 3
Views: 2992

I'm pretty happy with this, it was a place I hadn't touched so directly before, but it felt awesome to get it all down. And I still enjoy reading it, which is rare for things I wrote myself.
by blank_parchment
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: This is what happens...
Replies: 12
Views: 6825

Thank you very much! ^_^ I'm coping... :-D
by blank_parchment
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Sound Familiar?
Replies: 3
Views: 2992

Sound Familiar?

Who the hell do you think you are To consider going against the system? The whole world is built on egotism We're all fake- don't you get it? Mass media designed to make us think We're not enough- because we're not enough Because they're not enough And we all play this run-around game Like when you ...
by blank_parchment
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: This is what happens...
Replies: 12
Views: 6825

This may sound silly but I remember a line from Sleepless in Seattle that I kind of adapted... where he says sometimes he just has to remember to breathe. God, some sound advice! Things have already taken a turn for the worse, but I think I might get by if I keep this in the back of my head. I need...
by blank_parchment
Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: This is what happens...
Replies: 12
Views: 6825

Yep, I think I'll be okay, and if I get inspiration from it, I'll be okay. I think I've grown a lot in the past week (which is when the admission and decision happened), even if that IS a short time frame. Move straight on to other problems... And my poetic muse has almost always been a person in my...
by blank_parchment
Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: This is what happens...
Replies: 12
Views: 6825

bleh- okay, well th window was sort of shared. It was my window to become more than just a friend in my muse's life, and it was her window to stop hiding all of herself from the world. The wall was her admitting a part of herself to both of us, but the descision to continue hiding and not let me in ...
by blank_parchment
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: This is what happens...
Replies: 12
Views: 6825

This is what happens...

My muse has delivered again, and I believe I will have a heavy enough heart to write about her forever. This poem has no title, because after it came out all I wanted to do was puke and I hate giving my poetry a title anyway. I posted it in my gallery at dA as usual (failinghope.deviantart.com), but...
by blank_parchment
Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Where do stories exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 6478

There are a LOT of people who found the determination to get it done.


Whoa- I never thought of that. And they're only the fraction that got accepted out of all the people who've done it. I suddenly feel a lot more hopeful! This is cool... :-D
by blank_parchment
Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Fanfics, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 10716

Best rejection I ever got!


Even rejection has its upsides (though it's often nicer when you aren't rejected) :wink:
by blank_parchment
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: typing or handwriting
Replies: 32
Views: 18157

lol My teacher won't even read my handwritten stuff I've had the same problem since they stopped grading us on handwriting, so I stopped trying to write neatly. Now I get notes on anything I handwrite saying it was too small, which doesn't much matter because if they'd magnify it, it's really sloppy...
by blank_parchment
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: typing or handwriting
Replies: 32
Views: 18157

Old thread, but still relevant. I normally carry a notebook around and handwrite, which is bad because I can't read some things after a while- I either carry the notebook forever and smudge my tiny and sucky print, or I'm in too big of a hurry to make any attempt at legibility. Recently, I got a com...
by blank_parchment
Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: If you didn't write...
Replies: 18
Views: 11370

Sounds like WT has a dedicated bunch of writers! w00t!

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