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    Things we're good at

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by halisme, Nov 3, 2015.

    Okay, considering at lot of the time we criticise our own work, saying our weaknesses and what's wrong with them, I thought I'd do something more positive and ask people what they're good at? What do you, or other people like about your writing? Let's compliment ourselves for a change.
    I've been told I have good characters and set up a scene well. Not exactly bragging, but it's the best I can do.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    I'm good with actual dialogue. Once I posted an excerpt from an earlier draft online for critique. Within that draft was an angry letter from one character to the next and they said they could feel the anger, the hate coming from those words. I'm able to project what a character is feeling with their words (spoken or internally.)
     
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    A friend once described me as the king of the emotional bitchslap.
     
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    I was once told that my writing is so bad its good.
     
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    Is it 50 Shades of Grey bad? :whistle:
     
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    Do not be fucking ridiculous. I am not retarded. Is that allowed? Pretend I said 'special'.
     
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    Easy there, Chief, why the hostility? It's OK to like reading 50 Shades of Grey. ;) I understand, I won't tell anyone.
     
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    Did I just find a like mind? Allow me to share my favourite extract.

    "ooh" said Clara. "ooh" said Jake. The synchronism of their expression meant that they were synchronous. "Can I tie you up?" asked Jack. "Ooh" sad Cynthia, "Yes, make me yours". Her eyes moved to a bug on the ceiling. "Let the bug attack me, Let it! Let It!" She repeated the word more, but only Barbara Cartland would fill a book with such inanity. "Ooooh" said Joseph.
     
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    No it's not. :wtf:

    I've been told I write confidently. :-D
     
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    I suddenly am very interested in what story you're trying to write here. Sounds more kinky than my human on catman story. Here's a line from that:

    “Eroha, let me feel your ivory horns, Ooooh, so smooth, so...so delicate...Oh your fur! So soft! So refine!!”

    @Imaginarily - I was just joking around with Chinspinner there. :p No, I wouldn't wish that abomination on my worst enemy.
     
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    I think I'm good at dialogue. Less good at narration but this is a thread for the positives after all :D

    I think I have the balance right between showing and telling, at least for my own tastes.
     
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    You are allowed to be turned on Link, it is erotica after all. It is ok, it is a normal human reaction. Clarence and Jeff turned me on as well.
     
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    Quick! Back to topic!! D:

    Just another thing I thought of: Back in my Creative Writing class we all handed in a writing prompt for the teacher, and she burst out laughing at mine. It was the good kind of laughter, because I had included something in there that I was sure she would like. I was not disappointed.

    Oh, and apparently I'm really good at haikus from what my Poetry I teacher said. I can share some of them here if y'all would like to read them. :)
     
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    I would like to read
    Link the Writer's good haikus
    And his funny prompt
     
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    Your wish is my will,
    I'll just find some poems to post.
    Prepare for pleasure.
     
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    Did you throw that extra "I" in their to fulfil the requisite number of syllables? Cheat.

    A dildo?
     
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    No, it was
    a prompt about a woman looking through old photos in the attic. In my prompt, I had her find a picture of a bunch of naked guys from the '50s wearing Mickey Mouse masks posing, arms laced around each other's shoulders in front of the Disney castle. She shrieked, dropped the picture and raced out of the attic.
     
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    Fair play.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    ooh, sexy Peter Parker.
     
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    He makes sexy look good. :bigcool:
     
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    Scene setting is probably the only part of writing I'm any good at. This most likely stems from the fact that I'm visually and sensorily inspired, my other hobbies being music, photography and art. Now if only I could get to grips with everything else. ;)

    @Link the Writer I have never written so much as one Haiku that hits the spot. Always wished I could. I love the brevity of them.
     
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    Haikus are silly,
    They make little sense at all
    They're a waste of time

    Yes that is a silly nonsense poem constrained by rules that only hurt the art. Stupid.
     
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    It's from Japan you
    big xenophobic bigot.
    Japanese Poem.

    I'm just joshing you.
    I don't think you're a bigot.
    Not much, anyway.

    Haikus are my way
    to centralize the young soul.
    It brings out some peace.

    Rules are always fine,
    it's what you do that counts here.
    Bend them to your will.

    Oh God, I can't stop.
    Must keep making more haikus.
    Type, type, type, type, type.
     
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    僕の想い
    俳句書くなら
    日本語で
     
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