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Old 03-18-2004, 09:27 AM
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Since im just enterng the topic il just pas my fairy (odd why did I put this here?) opinion as an avarage writer.

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How the heck do I write a good fighting scene?
I think this one is about ansersd by now .



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The dilemma I'm getting at here is, do I want to be totally, brutally honest about emotions and character flaws at the risk of sounding, I dunno, stupid? Are the forums ready for something like this? Or should I stick to what I know, hard-core sci-fi focusing on action and plot?

When your writing a story you should'nt involve yourself in the story. If your character cries, it cries. Thats not your fault (well... ok your writing the story...) and when it shows such an emotion that you need to write a scene: (lets say someone is crying again) His tears tubled down is cheek like rain drops on a window. He looked at bob and he cried even more. (blablabla, more of the same, you get the point I think). Point is that you should not leave thing out just becouse you think other ppl will think you sound stupid. Its your own writing style and if the character feels that way... thats not your fault (again though, your writing the story).


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Has anyone in the OWF community ever been published? Just wondering. I know we have some great writers here.
Well I got close, the publishers thought my writing style was pretty good. But the story... sjeez it sucked (also in my opinion, but you can always try)


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Can someone give me some plots or stuff. I'd love to write a story.
Try working out a personal fantasy of yours (no not the one with the girls across the street, I mean a normal fantasy). Thats what I did with my first 'novel' I meantioned above.
Im totaly tiger crazy and I always had the fantasy to have my own tiger. But since that is (probably) never gonna happan I just made someone els experience it for me. It was about this boy going on a summer camp and there he finds a tiger that escaped a nearby circus. It seems at that moment that tiger (Blizz - copyright to me) was the best trained tiger on the world and it would listnen like a puppy.
As the story proceeded we learned the father of the main character was in the army and eventualy got in trouble.
There ofcourse the mian character and the tiger where of to help him and his army team to get out of the trouble. Al this ofcourse was to much cliche for a treu story and it was more a story to try my skilz then writing a real novel. For the sake of fun I wrote a suecual but this time Lions where the main subject.

At this moment Im writing a novel with the same character, but this time the story is way better. Not gonna tell it to you guys though, you might steal it and make money over it . J/K.


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I just have a question which revolves when introducing a character thats well known, do you always have to describe what they're wearing? I always do, but i sometimes feel this could be tedious. Any opions/answers would be appreciated.

When starting a story I tend to leave it to a reader to get an idea how the character looks like. Troughout the first few chapters you get an idea how they look like.

When then later in the story he re-enters you could just keep it small for instance with a character who has a leather jacket, jeans, sport shoes, sun glasses and a black shirt, you could smal it down to this since the reader already know the outfit:

"As he entert the room he took of his sun glasses and looked around. Then he tapped some sand of his jacket."

Clothing is part of a characters personality. Don't forget it!

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Okay, when I think of more stuff or tips il let you guys know!
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