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  1. Zxi

    Zxi New Member

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    Hey! New here and an aspiring writer, I guess.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zxi, Apr 8, 2017.

    Hey, I'm Zxi and I'm a young writer from the UK. Based on my past, my poetry tends to be slightly dark compared to your regular 'prancing around a field' type thing. I enjoy writing creatively and surprisingly it has gotten me to the top of my class which is where I am today.

    I may just be seen as a typical angsty teen but I want to get to know some people here and start building on my skills and helping others with their writing, so I thought "Well, let's give this a shot."
     
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  2. Pinkymcfiddle

    Pinkymcfiddle Contributing Member

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    Angsty is dull, but get rid of it and enjoy

    Garth Merenghi's book reading
     
  3. Zxi

    Zxi New Member

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    The point of the word 'angsty' is to give myself a dull appearance. I don't want to jazz myself up or anything :x
     
  4. zoupskim

    zoupskim Contributing Member Contributor

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    Welcome to he forum! I can't wait to see all your cool stories, and things, and poems, and blurbs, and successes, and failures!

    What genre do you like to write, and what genre are you good at writing?

    https://www.writingforums.org/threads/new-member-quick-start-guide.132102/
     
  5. Zxi

    Zxi New Member

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    I enjoy writing horror, but sudden shocks and happenings within the genre are not particularly well written in my stories. Most people say my best genre is a mix of fantasy and horror. Thanks for supporting me ^~^
     
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    That slow creeping horror (think when the alien is approaching what's-his-face in the ducts in Alien, or the uncertainty in It Follows) is far better than silly jump scares, when some silly crap appears in a bathroom mirror accompanied by a clash of music... Or even worse, someone thumps like a madman on a car window to return a dropped purse.

    I would aim for creepy/ spooky... I would never aim for "sudden shocks and happenings".

    Sorry for my random post above by the way, I was drunk.
     
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    I love horror! Do you read Lovecraft, or poe?
     
  8. Pinkymcfiddle

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    Yes, I also love the craft of horror writing.
     
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    Hello Zxi,

    I write Horror, and, having studied poetry, use a great amount of poetics in my writing. When you are ready, post your work and tag me. I'll give you my thoughts.

    -OJB
     
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  10. Zxi

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    Ah, no worries. I do find that sudden jumps can be a bit...meh. That's why a lot of horror games fail to keep me engaged :/. It always feels like the jump-scares are childish, like sneaking around the corner to jump out and 'scare' a younger sibling.

    Oh, and don't mind my constant and totally judicious use of certain words...
     
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    I used to read Poe quite a lot. I really like his works but school stuff caught up with me, haven't had a spare moment since...
     
  12. Pinkymcfiddle

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    Indeed, it is the equivalent of saying "boo". Gets old, fast.
     
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    Welcome aboard.

    There is a ton of stuff here to help all aspiring writers! :)
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Zxi,

    Horror is something I used to love when I was younger, I'd end up with bad dreams so I had to quit! But, as I've gotten older I can pick it up now and again. I agree that the 'boo' is overused, but can be a useful tool.

    I wanted to leave you a quote I enjoy and try to remind my authors, "...you are a writer the moment you start writing, not when you've sold your first book." ~Rob Bignell. Another is, "You are not an 'aspiring author'. You are a pre-published author and the rest is just details." I'm not sure who to give credit to for the second, but I like it!

    Good luck with your writing!
     
  16. karldots92

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    Welcome to the forum Zxi. Looking forward to sharing ideas. I write in the fantasy genre mainly but I also have a Sci-fi project on the go too. I share your distain for the sudden jump trope in horror as I've always found it less than inspiring.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Zxi! I'm also a new member and liking the look of this forum. Best of luck with your works.
     

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