Writing and whatnot

Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 18th, 2015, 3:43 pm

So I have decided to give another go on writing thread rps. Only problem is, I want to do a solo rp for Lyra, explain a bit about who she is and where she's from and I'm a terrible writer... I'm not all that strong and I really want/need some encouragement to go through with this.... so I'm reaching out to the community, can someone help me with my 'stage fright'?
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Xedanis » September 18th, 2015, 4:11 pm

My advice is simple. JUST DO IT.

It took seven drafts and a kick in the pants to publish chapter 5 of my AU RP. Because I kept beating myself up. As a writer, you are your own worst critic. No one can say anything you don't already think in your own deep thoughts. The trick is to just swallow that fear and post your story; people will love it for hundreds of different reasons, but no one - NO ONE - will hate it.

We are blessed with an amazing community here. There's editing help if you're worried about mechanics. There's feedback if you're worried about result. And Aimee's EIGHT BILLION EXERCISES will keep your skill sharp and practised.

In short, you'll be FINE. <3

Now go write something! I can't wait to read it!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 18th, 2015, 4:16 pm

Awwww <3's Adam!!! Thank you!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Xedanis » September 18th, 2015, 4:33 pm

Is only truth. You are a great writer. <3 have more faith in yourself!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 18th, 2015, 5:35 pm

Because Adam pushed it.... >.> Here ya go guys. Critique me?

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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Orgasmerilla » September 18th, 2015, 6:05 pm

Compelling. It makes me want to read more.

Posting your work can be a frightening prospect. Way to take that leap. :Bang:
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Melanctha » September 18th, 2015, 6:10 pm

Go you!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Aria » September 18th, 2015, 6:19 pm

Read it and you are NOT a terrible writer! I like the teaser about her sibling Josh and the delusional feel of the whole thing. Keep writing, keep posting! :D

Most of us are nervous to post our writing publicly, but as Adam said:

Xedanis wrote:JUST DO IT [...] As a writer, you are your own worst critic [...] but no one - NO ONE - will hate it.
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Vex » September 18th, 2015, 8:34 pm

Agreed. Write until you're semi-happy with it and just have fun. Nobody's going to be judgemental, especially not with your calibre of writing <3 Don't stop!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 18th, 2015, 8:44 pm

*is floored* Thank you everyone I have never been particularly self confident in anything I do, so this makes me very happy.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 to you all.

Adam, thank you for giving me the push I so desperately needed!




ETA: I should have part 2 up today or tomorrow! Now that I've started I'm feeling the muse.
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 19th, 2015, 3:19 am

Chapter two is posted and I am amazingly happy with it. Thank you KatylnMun for helping me with her lines! <3 Luffles you!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby LastKiss » September 19th, 2015, 3:40 am

It was fun helping you along and giving you the encouragment to put your thoughts down and making me think as well. LUFFLES to you and feel free to ask for more help.
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 19th, 2015, 3:41 am

:D I so will and you know it! Thanks for not letting me drag my feet on this chapter!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Orgasmerilla » September 19th, 2015, 4:41 am

I loved this. The imagery. The way you've put such care and thought into the dialogue. Keep writing. Definetely keep posting!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 21st, 2015, 1:39 am

Chapter 3 is proving more difficult for me... Maybe tomorrow I'll have it done and up. Maybe.... >.>
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 22nd, 2015, 3:19 am

Sorry guys.... I know I promised the next chapter, but as life goes... things have been put on hold. I'll have it up soon. I promise!
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Xedanis » September 22nd, 2015, 1:11 pm

I understandz your painz.

Took me a bajillion years to get chapter 5 up. People were threatening to kill me. O.O

Plus I gather from your elsewhere OOC post that things are horrible right now. I'm here if you need to talk.

CHIN UP

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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 22nd, 2015, 1:12 pm

Thanks Adam! I'll yim you soon! Hopefully I can get it done today. I'm halfway finished with it.
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Re: Writing and whatnot

Postby Lyra » September 22nd, 2015, 6:21 pm

Chapter 3 is up and going. Please enjoy!
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