Things You Hate to Write

  • The Way

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    So, I'm sure everyone has things they refuse to write, or are uncomfortable writing--or just some things that they don't really enjoy writing, but it's needed in the story.

    So to clear it up, it's not the stuff you don't like reading, but those you don't like writing.

    I'm not fond of writing too much fluff, or too much gore. I'm also not fond of action scenes, or lengthened sex scenes.

    I'm sure I'll think of more later on...

    What about you guys?
    May 20th, 2009 at 03:57pm
  • Saint.

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    Proper sex scenes. I can't seem to get them right, and I get so frustrated. :cheese:
    May 20th, 2009 at 04:02pm
  • Max.

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    Sex.
    I don't mind making references, but I'll never write the actual act. It's just...I feel so awkward doing it, so I just don't.
    May 20th, 2009 at 04:12pm
  • Jinxeh

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    Lengthy sex scenes. Yeah, I'll write sex scenes, but they'll be a page long at best, usually.

    I'm not very good at drama, either, even though I looooovvveeee writing interesting conversations, and drama usually does involve some kind of dialogue. I just don't feel as though I can pull it off properly.
    May 20th, 2009 at 04:22pm
  • bateman

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    Sex scenes. |:

    And I love writing dialogue but I'm not very good at it.
    May 20th, 2009 at 04:28pm
  • roe.

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    I don't even trying writing sex scenes. :XD
    But yeah, dialogue is a pain for me, I'm not a very talkative person.
    May 20th, 2009 at 04:59pm
  • angus young

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    Fluff.
    I mean, like, majorrrr fluff.
    May 20th, 2009 at 05:57pm
  • folie a dru.

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    Wow. I saw a lot of sex. I love writing sex. :tehe: Anyway...

    - Fluff that is more than a drabble.
    - Vampires.
    - Anything that involves a character being dead and then not being dead.
    - Het that is not SI.
    - Lots of flowery descriptive prose with a billion metaphors.
    - Anything not FBR. :tehe:
    - Anything boring or stale or not interesting or unique. The last thing I want to do is write shit. It's the most important rule, in my book. Don't write shit.
    - Overly dramatic love confessions scenes.
    - Romance where the 'getting together' bit is dragged out over a long period of time.
    - Anything that isn't a oneshot or a drabble.
    May 20th, 2009 at 06:21pm
  • Audrey T

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    Action scenes - I'm just not at all good at it.

    Too long sex scenes - I just...no. I once read a really long sex scene over on Fictionpress that must have been at leatt 15 pages in word. For me, that's just way too long and I would never write that.

    Long confessions - of anything: love or feelings or admission of guilt. I'd rather have the characters simply say what they've got to say and spend more time dealing with the reactions/consequences.

    Important scenes - I hate writing scenes that are going to be really extremely important to the storyline. It's just so much pressure to get it right and make it as close to perfect as possible.

    Death/Mourning scenes - simply because I usually have to imagine myself in to be the mourner and I end up in tears.
    May 20th, 2009 at 06:31pm
  • The Way

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    Elaborate plot twists :lmfao It's like the core of drama and the main point to any buildup, but you sometimes go overboard or get pressured to pull it off. :XD
    May 20th, 2009 at 06:59pm
  • bateman

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    Slash - guy/guy, though.
    Fluff.
    May 20th, 2009 at 07:01pm
  • fool's paradise

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    I avoid things I can't write. :XD

    But I hate writing in script form. I tried it in my Creative Writing class--not good at it. Disgust
    May 20th, 2009 at 07:33pm
  • Carden.

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    First person narration. I don't like reading stories in that point of view, either. It just...doesn't work for me. Not my cup of tea.

    Overly fluffy scenes. A little bit of fluff? I'm fine with it. Too much? No thanks.

    Descriptive het sex. Which is why I write slash. Any mention or euphenism of the word 'vagina' and I'm out of there.

    A story in which the Panic at the Disco boys aren't total potheads.
    May 20th, 2009 at 08:04pm
  • Mala

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    Fight scenes, every time I do one, it sounds like an exaggerated action man fight, or something lame.
    May 20th, 2009 at 08:11pm
  • fen'harel

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    Slash, fluff, het, smut... any type of sex scene... I really try hard to make it sound natural, but I end up screwing it up.
    May 20th, 2009 at 08:21pm
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    Any sort of ending where I try to make it "ironic".
    Like, if it happens naturally (and I don't think it ever has) then that's all right.
    But if I try to make it ironic, yuck.
    If I try to make anything happen, really.
    May 20th, 2009 at 08:28pm
  • Dorian Gray

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    Wow. I saw a lot of sex. I love writing sex. :tehe: Anyway...
    Same here :tehe:

    I'm not good at 3rd person, but I'm working on it.

    Het.

    Stuff that doesn't come natural, and stuff that needs a lot of research :lmfao I just can't make it flow naturally if I didn't already know all the facts I need.

    Introductions.
    May 20th, 2009 at 10:02pm
  • Audrey T

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    Carden.:
    First person narration. I don't like reading stories in that point of view, either. It just...doesn't work for me. Not my cup of tea.
    Same here. When I first started writing I only wrote in first person, but now I only do it when absolutely necessary.
    May 20th, 2009 at 10:14pm
  • winterfell.

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    The third person narration. It always feels so unnatural to me when I try to write it, and I just don't like it as much as when I write in the first person.
    May 20th, 2009 at 10:57pm
  • Tom Fletcher.

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    1st person narration.
    Dialogue.
    May 20th, 2009 at 11:04pm