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    Hello! Just started preparing to write a novel...Excited!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blueeyedgirl, Aug 14, 2012.

    I am in the beginning stages of writing. I have a basic summary written of where I want to go with the book. And I am starting Character Analysis. Im about a quarter done and I am so excited about the fact that the people floating around in my head are getting names and personalities. And the most interesting part if while I am writing the synopsis for a character, the personality is changing. I thought it was going to be a certain way but while I write her, she changes into someone I like better. Prior to starting this process, I never understood people saying that while writing a scene with a character, the character would say "I am NOT doing that" It seemed absurd, its a fictional character and I can make them do what I want. But even now, this early in the process, I am already feeling my characters exhibiting themselves.I love it. I am writing a novel very very loosely based on my teenage years, so my story and characters already have a template in my head, but that seems to be morphing and changing into something else. I am so excited to keep going.
     
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    Hi , welcome to the group Blueeyedgirl! My characters do that too...just when I think I've got them figured out, they do a complete switcharoo
    on me! Lol!
     
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    Good for you! Once characters come to life, they do have a tendency to wrestle the steering wheel from you and make you sit in the back seat. Then once they have the wheel, they often have their own very strong ideas about where the road trip is going to lead.

    You may find it necessary to find ways to stop them from driving the car into a ditch, but even if that happens sometimes, they have this funny way of figuring out how to get the car out of the ditch in ways you never expected.

    Have fun!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I sometimes say that subplots are what my characters do while I'm trying to get them to do what I want them to do.

    Best of luck on your writing project.
     
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    Thanks guys! My first full length summary is on paper and Im excited to see where this is going, because I have a feeling its not going where I thought i wanted it to!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, blueeyedgirl!

    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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