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PostSubject: Um, stories anyone?   Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:54 pm

PLEASE, FOR LULZ SAKE, DON'T:

•make a story you haven't the slightest idea of how the plot is and how it's going to end
•start a story you won't finish [everyone, please...]
•don't make a post on your ''prolouge'' and haven't even done a chapter yet. Really, please have like 5 already written for backup.
Thankyou~
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:17 pm

I do get annoyed when people only posted their prologue. I want chapters plz.
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:07 pm

HURRAY! I PASS! I have the entire plot outline on a seperate document, 17 chapters and still going strong (altough only by PM, I'm not willing to break the rules and double post, so I just have 10 on the official thread), and no prolouge. Plus I am an editing freak, so it will be unrecognizable in a few months! I am the ~bestest writer ever~, yes?

Altough, in all seriousness, I agree completely. I get it, I get it, I mean, sometimes we get tons of ideas, and once in a while we come across one that is really, really, good. However, will it still be that awesome after a few days/weeks of brainstorming, and 5 chapters in? I would recommend writing a few chapters of your story seperately, then copy-pasting it. Trust me, sometimes the best scenes in our heads are incredibly awkward on paper. I should know. I am the most awkward writer ever, but not necessarily in my head. I should know.

Another thing to discuss would be chapter length. I'm sorry, but one paragraph =/= a chapter. One paragraph = a paragraph. It should not be book-chapter length, that's too long for a friendly forum like this, but it should be long enough to catch my interest. I deally, they should be longer than two paragraphs, but shorter than 7. (No, I am not a hypocrite! What are you saying? My chapters aren't too long!)

AND GRAMMAR AND SPELLING. Guys, I cannot take your story seriously if you don't capitalize your Is. I can barely read it if every single line of dialouge is in a single paragraph. Periods exist for a reason, dang it! If I especially like your story, I could edit it like I did with HPF's, but you should do that yourself. Guys, srsly Tpos r understanble bt srsly no Spellchek i Men wut dos thes sae? lol jk Dss an xgrashun bt dis is wut bd Gramer lux leik 2 mai gremer NAZI brein.
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:24 pm

I have my whole story planed out. I write some of it at school when I have the time and write some more at home. I hve like 40 pages of story down on loose leaf, the only problem is getting hem ontothe computer...

BTW Makkine: Yes you are an amazing writer. (Im cutting down on the '!' points.)
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:19 am

Anaira, hopefully what you said will make some difference Smile

Makkine, so true.

Think
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Write
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:55 am

I really hate it too when people make spelling and grammar mistakes.
Btw, I used to make lots of " Unfinished stories myself ".
Even in school!
XD
But I dont anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:13 pm

Can't agree more, Makkine. The grammar and the unfinished stories are two reasons that I don't really read that much stories here nowadays. I would rather people write their stories out first and then (if necessary) type it up onto the computer, though that can be of annoyance, I should know ^^.
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:44 pm

@Case: Hurray! Less exclamation points!

@Free: I thought the "Think Plan Write Post," thing was part of your signature, but then I realized it wasn't. XD.

@Rosie: I don't think you're allowed to critique other people's grammar/spellling until you fix your own. "Unfinished stories myself" is not a quotation or another-thing-for-which-I-forgot-the-word, the "too" should go at the end of the sentence, "dont" requires an apostrophe, and I think the XD goes at the end of the sentence? Does it? Wait, what am I saying, is "XD" even a

@Bloobunny: Or, you could type it on something like Word, then copy-paste. You save a lot of paper and time that way. I know it's awkward at first, but digital stories have saved my life, considering how messy I can be.

Woah. A lot of people agree we with me and nobody's tl;dr-ing. Hurray! More exclamation marks are required!
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:12 pm

i never plan ahead when writing i am in the now with it prouloges are dumb and i don't truly care if people say my story bad but iff you think so oh well it won't do anything and i have no care for critique its a scence of boldness in your heart and certain critiques take it away so what if you quit a story and no one scream at me but very good sotories dont have to be lengthy also i have no spell checkk on my dsi and i dont do it on my laptop because it broke and on occasion on my grandma's computer
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:25 pm

harrypotter15 wrote:
i never plan ahead when writing i am in the now with it prouloges are dumb and i don't truly care if people say my story bad but iff you think so oh well it won't do anything and i have no care for critique its a scence of boldness in your heart and certain critiques take it away so what if you quit a story and no one scream at me but very good sotories dont have to be lengthy also i have no spell checkk on my dsi and i dont do it on my laptop because it broke and on occasion on my grandma's computer
You are in the now with it? What does that mean? Oh, you mean to write by "the seat of your pants"? Yes, I have read some great stories that are compltely improvized, and if that works for you, then do it!

I'm sorry, but critique is not a "scence of boldness in your heart". It is a way to help. You should consider yourself lucky, becuase, for me at least, critiques mean that I really like what I'm seeing, but it's not quite there yet, so I want to "push" you to do better. If I see someone has potential in soemthing (writing, drawing, singing, etc.), I will help them, because I see it as tragic if your abilities aren't used to their full potential. Also, remember a few months ago, when you said:
HPF wrote:
i hate that too i mean sure it is a bummer but i think critiques want to help you not necessarily hurt you they want to help
?

Good stories don't have to be lengthy, of course not! Nobody is saying that, but I would like a bit more substance in a story, unless you market it as a short story, in which case I'm fine.

Even if your spellcheck is broken/doesn't exist, you can still go back and edit. I don't have a spellcheck, actually, which is why I have a bunch of typos. However, I go back and edit.
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:09 pm

I have a funny story LOLZ!

So one day at school I was supposed to be at lunch with my friends but insted we were spying on the teacher. At first she was just sitting there grading papers and all that stupid stuff.


So then our computer teacher was coming so we hid and guess what he went right into the classroom where my teacher was!

Then they LOLZ!! started making out! hahahahaha its so weird I feel so like weird like I'm havin goose bumps LOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Um, stories anyone?   Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:36 pm

@Sissy: You could at least read the first post before posting.
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