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    unorthodox methods

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by skeloboy_97, Sep 25, 2011.

    What are some very unnatural, unorthodox writing methods you have heard of or used? Mine is during the plotting stage. Instead of just writing dot points of what happens, I will write a summary of the scene, and the wierdest part is I write the first few and last few sentences of the scene, so I have something to work between.

    That's just me, what about you guys?
     
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    I drink kitten blood before I sit down to write.
     
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    I write down the plot points I want to hit, hide the list, write the story, and see how it compares. I change a few things I cannot stand and make changes as I go. It's fun, really.

    For essays, I simply must have Joe Satriani playing at all times. Only with his music playing can I be productive.
     
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    Kitten blood? Nyeh, that's so eighties rock star. Or so Charlie Sheen.

    Drinking Manticore milk - now that might impress.
     
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    About 70-80% of all of the action scenes in my planned series have been plotted out and choreographed to some of my favorite rock/metal songs. And when I write said scenes I usually have that song/album playing to set the mood.
     
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    i listen to all the most horribly nihilistic music i can find, especially mid-period grindcore and early noise rock while staring at a white wall for 12 hours.
     
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    I start from 2~3 random scenes and keep adding more until they connect. The scenes themselves are written like a watered-down version of the first draft: it has dialogue, action, emotion and notes on setting/senses/symbolism/etc; but it's telling rather than showing, each scene is written as one long paragraph (wall of text can last multiple A5 pages) and the language used is vulgar as I don't see the point in taking the time to make it sound pretty or politically correct. These outlines tend to fall between 20~35k by the time they're finished.
     

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