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    Concepts Without Development or Outline

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spike2011, Jun 18, 2012.

    Greetings Everyone,

    I'm not sure where to begin other than to say, over the years I've had story and character ideas without and yet to organize them into something. My hope is, by interacting with this community, I'll find a way to. Alot of it is original characters in worlds well known to everyone. Example, I play Star Trek online, I have my own characters and I give them profiles when I imagine what they could be like in a story. In City of Heroes, I have a character that has an awesome look and I have a loose concept of what I'd like from the character.

    Everquest 2, I created a character that I thought up a story where it really doesn't need to be in the Everquest 2 world because the plot is basic and doesn't require integeral elements from its lore. At its core, it is animal fiction. Like Watership Down or more so like Redwall and Usagi Yojimbo.

    Sadly there is one short story that I managed to complete and unfortunatly lost for good and can't remember enough to rewrite it.

    And finally, villains, they don't come to mind so easily. I have one in mind that I really like and don't know what to do with. The reason is that she isn't the kind of villain who gets her hands dirty. She just sort of lurks and descretely causes problems for the "hero". I even have the final conclict in mind, but don't know how to arrive to that point.

    So, from here I don't know where to go with these things for advice. I consider it good edequiette in any forum to ask long term members where to go from the starting point instead of just assuming.

    I look forward to reading other people's creativity too.

    Thank you for your time,
    Spike2011
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Spike2011!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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    Thank you very much for your response. Pardon me if I over did it while introducing myself. I was just very excited when I discovered this forum.
     

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