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    Story generators

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Gracia Bee, Jan 7, 2012.

    When you use story generators is it cheating yourself by using other people's imaginations?
    Or is it just some inspiration?
    I sometimes use them when I feel like writing but don't really want to work on my book. It's just practise for me.
    So does anyone use them and do they help?
     
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    Story Generators are fine, but I personally prefer(you don't have to do this; using it fresh from the generator works just as well) to add my own twist to it, perhaps change it slightly.
     
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    The story generators I've found (and granted, I haven't looked that hard) usually have such ridiculous results I give up. I prefer books of photos, meself. :p
     
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    Story generators are adulterating, to me.
     
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    This has already been said dozens of times since I have been here; but to reiterate it once more:

    Everything under the sun has been written before. It is in how you write and approach a story that makes it unique.
     
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    Which story generators do you use?
     
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    Instead of using online story generators, I have had great luck using divination tools to aide in the creation of plots and characters. In my opinion these electronic generators can lead to seemingly contrived narratives. If you are not bothered by the taboo placed upon things such as the I Ching or Tarot cards, they can be an excellent source for inspiration. While I do not consider myself a mystical or spiritual person, I find that using these methods has allowed me to create meaningful and believable plots. It is clear to me, that there is something very really to these methods in terms of exploring your own (sub)conscious or the symbolism of the human condition.
     

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