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Old 03-19-2004, 05:55 AM
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I would have to disgree absolutely with this entire point in its entirety. (No offence intended, Havoc) Unless you can get into a characters skin and FEEL what they would in a situation, there is no way you're going to flesh a character out in such a way that your reader will be able to empathise with them. I'd never claim to be the best writer in the world, but I realise that to get FEELING into your work, you need to BECOME the character, very nearly. I can't write particular characters unless I can get into their skin and see out of their eyes, since it'll just feel false to me, and false to anyone else reading it.
Well what the point I actualy wanted to give was that you shouldnt leave out bits of text vital to the story just becouse other ppl will find it 'written like a softy'. I have about the same feeling though and I realy can't write when someone is watching along, I just dont wanna do that.
But maybe I got to carried away in that little bit making it a bit confusing .


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*interested* Do you have any you could upload?
Well... I could upload the entire story if you wanted to, its already on the internet (if i didnt take it off again...), but it wont help you one bit since the intire story is in dutch and im not gonna translate it just for you (no offence )
You could take a look at my fan fic: The world of Oddworld. But thats written just as a fan fic... quike and just for fun. So im not putting my back into it as much as I would normaly do. But it might help you in some points.


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And just to come back to one of Havoc's posts... personal fantasies/dreams are a good idea to start with, but try not to go for fanfiction if you do.

Your right, you shouldnt. But thats not exactly what I did. I just took my basic fantasy being: Im a boy, and I want to be friends with a tiger. Nothing more, nothing less. Then around that, I started figuring out the story.
Where would it take place in order for it to sound realistic? How can I put in some action without losing a main character or making him look bad (that BTW was one of my fatal mistakes I think, my character was to perfect). And how do I show of the characters? BTW, the tiger in the original story (ofcourse) never said a word (which is diffrent in the new version of the story), but even though it did'nt say enything... enyone who read my story always said: AAWWW I like Blizz! THey thought he was realy cute, I liked the compliment.
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