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Indigo.Loves.Someone posted this thread...
May 13, 2013 at 2:40 pm

So. This thread is awesome! Ask me anything about writing and I will answer!

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dragonsandthree replied...
May 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Why do I write the stories I do?

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May 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Because you like to write the stories you write and the stories need to be written. XD

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dragonsandthree replied...
May 14, 2013 at 9:37 am

Indigo, you have no idea what kind of stories I write, do you? *knowing look* You can;t fool me.

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May 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Not a clue. Or do I... *evil smile*

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May 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

You write sci-fi. You've written at least one novel and several other shorter pieces. You also like to write poetry.

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dragonsandthree replied...
May 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Aha! I've got you there! I don't write sci-fi, I've got a fantasy novel. Okay, I've been told that some of my descriptions come off as mechainical. Any ideas to help?

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Indigo.Knows replied...
May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

Hmm...let me find one in one of your pieces...Okay, so I read Dark Night 2, Part 1. You're right. Some of your descriptions are a little plain, predictable almost. Here's a tip: Don't use color names so often in that way. For instance:
red blood
yellow bucket
Instead of just saying what color something was, or what it was, say something more stimulating than just plain 'red' and yellow'. Add other adjectives too, for instance:

scarlet trickle
Grimy mustard-colored bucket
Et cetera. Same with stuff like 'blond hair'. Try to make it more interesting. Say her hair is 'blond with light brown streaks that gleamed under the light of the cheap lightbulb overhead'.

But remember, all in moderation. You don't want too many killer descriptions, or you kill the piece. If you have too many, you'll start to sound like you're trying to quote Shakespeare.
Hope this helps.

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dragonsandthree replied...
May 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

It does! Thanks! P.S. I hate Shakepeare1 Idon't like all of the thees and thous and stuff.

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Indigo.Knows replied...
May 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I read one of his plays (Much Ado About Nothing), and it was pretty good. I guess it's an acquired taste. :)

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dragonsandthree replied...
May 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I guess so. Do you like the most famous works of Sr Artuhor Conan Doyle?

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Indigo.Knows replied...
May 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

The guy who invented Sherlock Holmes? Well, here's a secret: I've never read or watched anything Sherlock-related. I was a Nancy Drew girl when I was younger. :P

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dragonsandthree replied...
May 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Good knowledge of English lititure. 

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SummerIndigo replied...
Jun. 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I guess, yeah. It's not really my style...


So, are you going to do any writing this summer?

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Loads! Also, I'm going to volunter at the local libbrary. Are you?

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SummerIndigo replied...
Jun. 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

Nope, no library. :( I am volunteering with this group that teaches Bible clubs to kids in their backyards. Also, I'm going to summer camp, and the beach.

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SummerIndigo replied...
Jun. 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

As for writing, yes. I don't have any specific plans, maybe just finishing up stuff I started in the school year and didn't have time to finish.

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

Sounds interesting. I hope you have fun.

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SummerIndigo replied...
Jun. 8, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Yeah, I hope so too!

Today I had to give a mini-speech at a breakfast for the volunteer thing. I had my speech all memorized and everything, but when I got up there I just started talking randomly, not following my speech at all. I hope it made sense. Not one of my finer moments. XD

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

No kidding. I know what you mean. :D

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