What is the hardest kind of writing?

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  1. GaMeFreakJ

    GaMeFreakJ Member

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    Yeah, for me it's everything.
    If you want to put your perfect on paper everything becomes hard.
    But the hardest to write would probably be history or realistic stories for its research.
    When the story has to be perfect and realistic that makes it in my eyes soo hard to write.
     
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    Probably narrative non-fiction screenplay about your own life.
     
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    First POV Present Tense. Also hated according to most people who read it. :)
     
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    Fiscal declaration.
     
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    A lot of things are hard in their own way, but we find our comfort zones and that tends to be where the magic happens. I would say writing genre fiction is the hardest for me. I tried several times, but I just don't really pull it off all that well. I do love writing zombie stories whether I'm good at them or not. It's not my main focus, but it is a guilty pleasure. But genre over all is just hard for me, harder than it should be. I end up writing stories that are more literary taking place in a genre world of sorts and that just doesn't work well when it comes to selling stuff. I think most people here are genre writers. Hats off to you guys because it's a lot harder than it seems.
     
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    I second this. Writing about ones own life requires a rather painful level of self reflection, and pouring your soul onto the page for others to see is not easy. Furthermore, creativity is stifled by the requirement of being truthful, so keeping said tale interesting is damned difficult.
     
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    Clark Kent, is that you? Trying to pretend you are a mere mortal like the rest of us? :D
     
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    Maybe we should use the caveat good poetry. As 99%, including mine, is absolute shit. Good poetry is incredibly difficult while bad poetry is simplistically easy. I believe this is because you need a unique voice to make something worth adding to the pile of work already out there, and most people struggle to find one. That's why I admire Bukowski.

    Personally I've written all of the forms mentioned. (I assume script means stage-play). And so far the very hardest thing I've had to write has been a synopsis.

    Edit: on second thought, the format I've struggled with the most is short film scripts. Good short films are hard.
     
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    Poetry for me. But then again I really don't like poetry at the best of days.

    Also. This thread needs a poll...

    But it seems that the majority of people seem to think poetry is the hardest
     
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    If you want to write well, you must do it no matter what is your genre, topic, plot, theme, characters....
     
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    You are right, of course, What is the saying? "One must bleed onto the page" or something like that.
     
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    Yep. Poetry and music lyrics. Also keeping a nice tone of drama (in dramatic scenes) without over- or under- doing it.
     
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    That was Hemingway. "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed,"
     
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