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    Neither suffer nor oppose

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Acacia, Aug 4, 2012.

    I want to craft a story where the sting of everyday experiences and thoughts is present.Is a distortion of reality necessary to see the beauty in the emotions we face?Delving into the minds that neither suffer nor oppose but rather abolish the threat altoguether seems tasteless and passionless. As a prospective writter I desire my characters to be the quicksilver of traits that reminds us of our humanity and savagery.

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Acacia!

    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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    Sounds like quite an ambition. Welcome! You'll find this site quite amazing, if you ask me.
     
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    I'm not certain exactly what you're asking, Acacia, but welcome to the forums!
    Are you asking whether your protagonist needs to be some sort of larger than life, extra special heroic type of character? If that is the question, the answer is certainly not. Personally I enjoy the story more if the character is a regular person. And everyone needs to be able to relate to or connect with the character, so in that respect, it is easier to write a story with a person who is, at least at a macro level, not out of the range of ordinary. What is interesting about him is the specific way he views the world and what his personality and experience cause him to do as a result of whatever happens to him.
     
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    What I meant was that of the simple character as you suggest that is complex,after all we are a mixture of contradictions. What I am suggesting is that a story does not grasp the reader if it does not have some kind of tragedy or problem. Would it be truly compelling to see a character go through life with everything going his way?Happiness is never grand.All the more reason to be a mirror of us.
     
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    It already has thrilled me, thank you.
     
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    Thank you for the information.
     
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    You are correct that it wouldn't be very compelling to see a character moving through life with everything going his way. Unless, of course, this still doesn't make him happy and it turns out he needs something more.
     
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    If you wanted this, then certainly not everything would go your MC's way and he's gonna suffer, which means interesting conflicts and stories :)
     

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