Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on Jan 2, 2017 20:16:41 GMT
Now that the new year is here, we ought to do something new. We have the motivational thread for cheering, and Resources for sharing whole articles and such, but something is still missing.
Enter this thread, where you can share any useful bits of advice that come along, that might possibly help others.
To start off, I want to share something that clicked while I was watching the first of a lecture series by Brandon Sanderson.
Paraphrased, he was discussing fantasy as literature, and mentioned that that some non-writers see only the trope. It is the job of the writer to ask, why the trope? After all, that's why we come back to the same story over and over.
It's why our favorite stories made us want to be writers.
I think this can be extended to whatever we use that feels right. When we get an idea that fills us with excitement, whether it's new or an extension of something in progress, we should write down not only the concrete things that we love about the idea, not only the what that knits it together with the whole central thing that we're trying to say, the change we're trying to convey, but why does that idea grab us?
1. Carve out a space to write. 2. Make time to write. 3. Have a plan to deal with writer's block. 4. You need to think about money. 5. You also need to think about healthcare. 6. Live somewhere you can afford. 7. Have multiple writing paths. 8. Be part of a community. 9. Set achievable goals. 10. Figure out what kind of writer you're going to be.
tyess: Hello. So... what has happened this year?
Jun 5, 2019 14:03:00 GMT
mim: I wrote smut to amuse myself, but it forgot to become smut. They ended up fighting instead of in bed. Which was a problem when they were fanfic characters on a site too, actually...
Jun 10, 2019 3:52:14 GMT
Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍: Well, you know what they say about how fight scenes and the other f word scenes are very similar-- they both involve lots of action. >
Jun 16, 2019 4:57:18 GMT
Corvid: hey gang! just shouting to say HELLO & i hope to produce Content and be more active in this community in the near future
Jul 17, 2019 21:00:21 GMT