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  1. The1Scarecrow

    The1Scarecrow New Member

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    The Mysterious Assassin [Ideas]

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by The1Scarecrow, May 12, 2012.

    Sorry, I assumed I would get some fun, friendly community ideas. Disregard this post.
     
  2. killbill

    killbill Contributing Member

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    So, you have a female assassin who meets a guard..... and you expect help, are you kidding me? This forum is best utilized with specific problems in your character development process.
     
  3. C.B Harrington

    C.B Harrington Member

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    Yeah, I'm going to have to go with KillBill on this one. This forum isn't about helping someone come with with ideas for stories or characters - no forum should be. If you have problems with developing a character who was beaten as a child and you get stuck with how those emotions may conflict and be expressed when they meet someone they feel they can trust; then post here.

    No offense, but I don't see how anyone can write their first "serious" novel without knowing how to create a main character.

    That is incredibly arrogant to say. Translation: Please write my story ideas for me, I have no interest in being apart of this community. Thanks!
     
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Exactly. This isn't the Story Ideas Free Buffet. This is a forum for exploring methods and processes of character development.
     
  5. The1Scarecrow

    The1Scarecrow New Member

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    Woah, sorry guys, I am fully capable of coming up with my own ideas, I thought it would be a good idea to get some community ideas. I didn't realize I would be treated in such a hostile way, I'll leave you all be then.
    And C.B, I didn't mean it like that, I simply meant that I cannot post my story for criticism on this site yet as there are rules against such a thing, so I was exploring other methods of receiving help. In which case, I would focus more on the story criticism.
     
  6. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    You should also read WHY the rules exist. There are several topics in the Important Information panel of the site home page.
     
  7. Protar

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    Guys, do we really need to be so harsh to newbies? Sure Scarecrows in the wrong but really we could have put it to him a bit more gently. He's new. I don't want to see this forum wither and die because all the new blood is being scared off.

    @Scarecrow, as others have said this isn't for having others generate ideas for you, but for smoothing out the ideas you already have. And I think you'll find that this is the best place to get critiques. 20 posts and a 2 week wait is really not that much an investment if you're serious about writing. Some of the higher ups can be a bit stern, but mostly this is a friendly community. We just take writing seriously, so I hope you'll reconsider leaving. :)
     

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