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Postby ihatethunderbay » 4/30/2006, 9:58 am

Tips, please! I've seen tons of good writers on here so I figured it's a good place to ask.

Personally I need anything related to story writing as opposed to poetry (I'm looking to write a story that, hopefully, will eventually become an RPG). If it helps, I like science-fantasy/cyberpunk (FFVII for example), and 'gritty' language as opposed to flowery, poetic stuff (Stephen King's Dark Tower stuff is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment). As you can probably tell, I'm rather clueless right now (Writer's Craft is next year..)

I suppose this thread can be used for anyone to ask for tips as well.
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Postby afealicious » 4/30/2006, 1:45 pm

i want to eat the innards of whoever CANCELLED writer's craft so that i won't have it when i get to my senior years.

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Postby Hope » 4/30/2006, 1:49 pm

mmm... innards.
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Re: Writing tips

Postby trentm32 » 5/1/2006, 3:01 pm

ihatethunderbay wrote:Tips, please! I've seen tons of good writers on here so I figured it's a good place to ask.

Personally I need anything related to story writing as opposed to poetry (I'm looking to write a story that, hopefully, will eventually become an RPG). If it helps, I like science-fantasy/cyberpunk (FFVII for example), and 'gritty' language as opposed to flowery, poetic stuff (Stephen King's Dark Tower stuff is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment). As you can probably tell, I'm rather clueless right now (Writer's Craft is next year..)

I suppose this thread can be used for anyone to ask for tips as well.


Hmm, to start with, be sure to decide upon a story that you would want to read, about topics and themes that you're most passionate about. Make sure that you have something to say, and that you know what it is that you want to say. And create characters that you would like to know, try to make them the most interesting creatures to every grace a page. Think of a grand story, but try to tell it in the most personal way. Write about what you care about, and it'll come through.
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