Things You’ve Noticed In Your Writing

  • InfiniteDream

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    I tend to link three nouns or adjectives together with "and" instead of commas. Like, I'll say "She was kind and smart and funny" instead of "She was kind, smart, and funny."
    May 10th, 2018 at 03:19am
  • edward midford.

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    I've noticed lately that I tend to write more dialogue than narration. I've been trying a hand at writing drabbles, but it seems that it's mostly dialogue as opposed to narration. Since I've started writing drabbles, I've been challenging myself to write more narration/description than dialogue, in hopes that it'll catch up when I'm actually writing chapters.

    Also, I've noticed that when I write dialogue, there tends to be a lot of "said" or something of the sorts. Here's just a random example:"What's wrong?" she questions.

    "Nothing," he answers, "Why do you ask?"

    "You just seem out of it, that's all," she replies back.
    I'm sure that it's better than saying "said" all the time, but I wonder if it gets annoying to my readers. Also, I've been rereading my old work to fix any errors I made, and I've realized that I describe what the character is wearing from head to toe. I feel like 14-year-old me just did that to get that word count going because I've realized that not that many people care about what the character is wearing lol.
    February 4th, 2019 at 02:48am
  • Sansa Stark

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    I write really long sentences.
    February 9th, 2019 at 12:44pm
  • matenrou.

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    lately, i’ve noticed that i’ve become a lot more comfortable with using ellipsis when writing for characters that hesitate a lot in their speech. i used to completely shy away from it, but now i’ve been using it here and there and i’m like “OH you didn’t used to do that before!”

    i also notice that almost every chapter i’ve written in the last few years starts with one sentence. i guess it’s supposed to be my hook sentence, but sometimes they’ll be super plain and when i read it back i’m like. why. why did you think that was a good start. but they always start off with one!

    & also also, i noticed that i describe the look of my characters a lot less than i used to? i used to be big on that when i was younger, but now i really only mention what a character looks like when it’s necessary. at this point, i prefer to leave little details here and there like “mess of red hair” or things like that in comparison to another character describing them unless, again, it’s necessary. saves me a bit of trouble, honestly! tehe
    February 19th, 2019 at 05:54am