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message 1: by Annemarie, hi (new)

Annemarie Carlson (annielawlz) | 3393 comments Mod
Have you got any tips for writing that you want to share? Any and all tips on writing you've learned, go here.


message 2: by Tesni (new)

Tesni (ohmarcello) | 5031 comments If it's 1am and you've got school in the morning, but you're practically bursting with inspiration for you're writing, WRITE! You can sleep whenever, but you don't always have inspiration.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Tez♫ wrote: "If it's 1am and you've got school in the morning, but you're practically bursting with inspiration for you're writing, WRITE! You can sleep whenever, but you don't always have inspiration."

Amen.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments If you think your writing is boring, the reader will think it is boring.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Indeed!

No writer will ever write about a good guy who doesn't like to read.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Tez♫ wrote: "If it's 1am and you've got school in the morning, but you're practically bursting with inspiration for you're writing, WRITE! You can sleep whenever, but you don't always have inspiration."

Seriously. I have nights/mornings where I don't go to sleep until I've finished writing a scene. Like earlier today, in fact.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

:) Nice.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Stop trying to please everybody. Write what YOU want.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

The Casstastic Cassie wrote: "Stop trying to please everybody. Write what YOU want."

Amen. Though some people give good advice, and that's a time when it's good to please them. Still, do whatever you please. 'Cause you're AWESOME!

I just reminded myself of the guy on Validation... and that one picture... and a motivational speaker or something.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Yay!
Is it gross for me to refer to writing to please people as "making love to the world?"


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Haha I just think it's funny...


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

I like how it sounds...I don't know why.


message 13: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments Interesting...


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Tee hee. I love how off topic we get.


message 15: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments Were we supposed to be talking about writing tips?


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Yes.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I know...We´re just that insanely awesome.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

My computer is an idiot.

Tip: Don't write on an idiotic computer.


message 19: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments Ahhhh....good tip, there.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Yes. Henry is a stupid computer. I don't like him. He's a...bad word. >_<


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Haha! I'm sorry.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

If I didn't have my iTunes saved on him, I would take a sledgehammer to him.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Hehehehe.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Maxy wrote: "Hehehehe."

Indeed!!!


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

I really would.

*sighs happily*

I have five podcasts. And yes, Maxy, they're about the Rolling Stones.


message 26: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments Tez♫ wrote: "If it's 1am and you've got school in the morning, but you're practically bursting with inspiration for you're writing, WRITE! You can sleep whenever, but you don't always have inspiration."


My parents would kill me.


Maria [the clockwork creeps on useless lives] (mariachhile) | 8772 comments Mod
Tip: Reread and reread and fix and fix but don't fix so much that it's like a robot story


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

MariaCrazyChrysanthe wrote: "Tip: Reread and reread and fix and fix but don't fix so much that it's like a robot story"

Yeah, no robot stories.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

Ahem.

I am a robot.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Maxy wrote: "Ahem.

I am a robot."


You sound like Pulsifer when you say that. But that's okay 'cause Puls is pretty tight.


message 31: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments Ahem.

I hunt robots.


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

You should check out the song "I Am Not A Robot" by Marina and the Diamonds.


message 33: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments ...There is seriously a song called "I Am Not A Robot"?


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

The Casstastic Cassie wrote: "Maxy wrote: "Ahem.

I am a robot."

You sound like Pulsifer when you say that. But that's okay 'cause Puls is pretty tight."


I do, don't I? That's something Pulse would say.


message 35: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments The Casstastic Cassie wrote: "You should check out the song "I Am Not A Robot" by Marina and the Diamonds."

heh. Funny name...I'm going to see if I can find it on youtube...


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Someone should give tips on romance. I. NEED. ROMANCE. HELP.


message 37: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments Okay. I have learned from experience what goes and does not go with romance.

1) DO NOT FORCE IT. If your characters clash too much, just let it go, develop them some more, and then try again.

2) DO NOT HURRY IT. Okay, I was editing this girl's story, and it goes from first sight to making out in, like, half an hour. I'd say that should have been stretched to at least a few weeks.

3) Don't make the romance prefect. Everybody's different, and relationships often clash in some areas.

4) GO WITH DA FLOW. Even if you want to write that kiss scene SO BAD, restrain yourself. If it' too sudden or unnatural, leave it for later.

5) Don't kill the lovebirds. This does not go well with the reader.

=D Yeah. Usually, I can't even write romance because I end up either A) killing the one of the characters in love or B) making one of them run away because they can't handle a relationship.


message 38: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments ^Thanks for the tips... but I asked a bunch of people, and they made me kill one of the lovebirds... and he was my favorite too. :'-(^


message 39: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments D:< NEVER EVER EVER KILL LOVEBIRDS UNLESS IT IS NECESSARY AND PART OF THE PLOT.

I got really mad at my friend. She had a good story going and POW the guy died. :(


message 40: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments Well, he was a sheriff....


message 41: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments Okay...........if there was another person I am fine with that. But if you just leave one heartbroken person all alone I find that unfair.


message 42: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments No, no, there was someone else.... *smiles mischieviously*
(Sorry if I spelt that wrong... I'm tired, it's 1 AM.)


message 43: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments It's 11:05 here.


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

12:05.


message 45: by Isaac (last edited Jun 13, 2010 11:07PM) (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments *squints eyes*
Lucky. I shall guess where you live.
...Rocky Mountain Time Range?


message 46: by Laura (new)

Laura  | 911 comments Um...I guess...I live in AZ. If that helps. I'm clueless about times though.


message 47: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments Awesome. KS for me.


message 48: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 13, 2010 11:14PM) (new)

... I'll never te-ell! *runs off cackling into the night*


message 49: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments 1. You're a robot. You can't run.
2. You don't need to tell. I know where you live.


message 50: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 13, 2010 11:17PM) (new)

1. I'm a very convincing robot. That's how I've convinced Cassie that I am a real girl who goes to school with her too. So of course I can run.
2. *shrieks* STALKER! ;]


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