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message 1: by Niki (new)

Niki A lot of the times, when I think of stories, I just jump right into the middle and start writing there. Beginnings are really tricky. But sooner or later you'll just be like 'whoa! that would be an awesome start to a story!' and then you can go back and start writing there. That's what I did with Wayward Witch.


message 2: by Niki (new)

Niki I'm 600 words into the next chapter, and they're always about 2000 words. I might finish it tonight. Maybe tomorrow. It'll be relatively soon, I think.


message 3: by Niki (new)

Niki You should read some of my short stories while you're waiting. I'd love to know what you think!


message 4: by Esther (new)

Esther (essie7198) wow you got a new pic!


message 5: by Niki (new)

Niki Yep. I need to find a better one-this one isn't great and the one i had was boring me.


message 6: by Esther (new)

Esther (essie7198) oh


message 7: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
I cant see anyones pic!



message 8: by Esther (new)

Esther (essie7198) really! thats weird!


message 9: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
yeah i know! I can only see my pic. Everywhere else is just a white space, and its really annoying!


message 10: by Niki (new)

Niki Haha. I laugh at you, Krista!


message 11: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
tee hee!
Ah ha! Me is a genius I fix screen! I can see everything now! Woot!


message 12: by Niki (new)

Niki Do you draw all those anime things that you have? Like the pictures of your characters in other groups and stuff? Or do you get them online?


message 13: by Niki (new)

Niki Don't say that. Why are you stuck?


message 14: by Niki (new)

Niki Do dialogue. Start a conversation between a few characters and see where it takes you.


message 15: by Niki (new)

Niki That's not a good thing. Your mood should be separate from your writing. If it affects it, your story won't make any sense, because your mood doesn't usually make sense. Try to have your CHARACTER's mood affect the story instead of your own.


message 16: by Niki (new)

Niki Haha. It usually is, but if you wait for a good mood or inspiration, you'll never get anything done.


message 17: by Niki (new)

Niki At least you have an excuse for procrastinating. I never do.


message 18: by Niki (new)

Niki hehe. I write mine down so they can't escape.


message 19: by Niki (new)

Niki Huh.


message 20: by Niki (new)

Niki A 'Holly didn't know what else to say' huh. I gots to go though.


message 21: by Liz (new)

Liz (lizgore) | 8 comments i give myself a time limit like 5-10 minutes and write randomly crazy stuff (about the story idea i have) and that gives me my structure and a bunch of cool stuff to work with. no stopping and no crossing things out.


message 22: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
Holly wrote: "Do you draw all those anime things that you have? Like the pictures of your characters in other groups and stuff? Or do you get them online?"

I get them online.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

cool.


message 24: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
yeah


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

o cool! ur online!


message 26: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
yep


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

lol. u sad holly's gone right after u cum back?


message 28: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
yeah, but we talk for awhile last night before she left.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

thats good.


message 30: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
yep.
so how r u?


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

tired and sad.

u?


message 32: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
pretty much the same thing. I have at least three diffrent ways now on which ending I should choose for DGC.
Like 1. Patrick lives -not going into details
2. patrick dies
3. the end nothing more to it. but i'll probably be sticking with path b. . . so its between the first two


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

yea i really like plan b. in general i love ur story and either way u write it will probably be perfect!

in my story i have to find a way to add the popular guy named ryan into the story without it being awkward


message 34: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
Hmm,whats ur story called? I'll read it.

yeah I like path b too, I just dont know if I should kill Patrick off or make him still alive. Its soooo annoying!


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

my story is called Gates of a Teenage Hell.

ugh do u have a friend who helps u out. didnt u have a friend named annie or was that someone else? yea i usually have my best friend help me but shes not available to talk to lately so im on my own =(.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

i have to go get ready for a bbq! talk to u later! =(


message 37: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
TTYL. Yeah Annie, but she's not on a lot anymore.


message 38: by Niki (new)

Niki Patrick should die. Die die die die die die die die die die. You can't have a perfectly happy ending!


message 39: by ♫Krista♫, the Great and Powerful Empress of Silliness :P (new)

♫Krista♫ (kristabobista) | 1754 comments Mod
GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know anymore!


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

saaaame with u! HI HOLLY BTW!


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

hi Sunni! nah. she was at the library earlier. actually i was 2! a conwink a dink.


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

cowink*


message 43: by Esther (new)

Esther (essie7198) Sunni the Dinosaur wrote: "Patrick liiiiiiiiive! I like him more than Aaron!"

yeaaa he's soooooooo kool! i love him!


message 44: by Esther (new)

Esther (essie7198) ok... that's alittle harsh too


message 45: by [deleted user] (new)

ur mean sunni! =P


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

ahaha.


message 47: by Jayda (new)

Jayda I write out a scene that usually inspires the plot. This allows me into the main character's brain a little bit, since I write in first person and she's often thinking, I would hope!

Once the scene is written the rest of the plot just comes pouring out, most of the time. I write a short outline first, then I flesh it out a bit so that it's about two pages long. Once that's done, I turn the plot into chapter summaries and then I start writing! ^^

It find it nearly impossible to write a book with no plot. I've tried it before and got absolutely nowhere.


message 48: by Kriss (new)

Kriss (krisslee) | 292 comments I don't think I've ever writen a book without a plot, or tried for that matter...


message 49: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Foster (melissa_foster) | 21 comments I always have a plot come to mind that twists and turns into a story. My characters are born from the plot and grow with it (sometimes they shock me as much as others!). But every story I write starts as a seed of a plot and I jot it down - then when the story moves into my brain - and I can't shake it away - that's when the book begins :-)


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

I've tried writing a book without a plot, for NaNoWriMo last year. Boy did that turn out bad.


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