Things You Wish You Could Write

  • kittenbonez

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    Characters with deep and elongated opinions about subjects I could not give even two shits about.

    ... I'm currently attempting to create a character heavily invested in politics but it's so hard to research for him without crying b/c I get so bored. No
    July 20th, 2011 at 09:10pm
  • bellamy blake

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    I wish I could be more experimental, but every time I come up with a vaguely "different" idea, I have no clue how to format it so that it works Facepalm
    July 30th, 2011 at 06:48pm
  • slumflower

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    smut.
    August 10th, 2011 at 01:31am
  • fooleish

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    Young children. I just can't write them realistically at all. Facepalm The mindset is really hard to get into.
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:12pm
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    A happy ending. I swear near enough everything I've written has someone dying at the end. Facepalm

    Sex between a girl and a boy. I can write slash, that's all okay, but het. Twitch
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:35pm
  • Ayana Sioux

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    Young children. I just can't write them realistically at all. Facepalm The mindset is really hard to get into.
    I feel you pain. But I'm pretty good at it.

    If you think about it, children are learning and since they're learning they'll either have many questions running through their mind or ask a lot of questions (the ones who are smart) or they're very strong on their childish beliefs (usually the not as smart, arrogant or head strong ones) or a mixture of both. When thinking about some of the things they'd probably believe to be true, just think of the foolish things you thought were true when you were younger.

    For instance, when I was younger I used to think that being drunk meant you drank too much, not just alcohol but drinking too much juice could classify as being drunk. And I consciously had that "if you step on a crack you'll break your mama's back" in the back of my head so I almost never stepped on a sidewalk crack. That habit has stuck with me now. I often find myself looking at the ground when I'm walking on a sidewalk seeing if I could walk the whole way without stepping on a crack.
    Ignorant ghetto guy. That shit is so fucking hard, I don't even know what I got myself into. I'm writing one now in my story Dream Life but I'm slowly making him not as ignorant because it fits the plot and I can't get with that anymore. Ask me three years ago and I could do it no problem, but now that my mindset has matured, it's hard.
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:53pm
  • fooleish

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    I feel you pain. But I'm pretty good at it.

    If you think about it, children are learning and since they're learning they'll either have many questions running through their mind or ask a lot of questions (the ones who are smart) or they're very strong on their childish beliefs (usually the not as smart, arrogant or head strong ones) or a mixture of both. When thinking about some of the things they'd probably believe to be true, just think of the foolish things you thought were true when you were younger.

    For instance, when I was younger I used to think that being drunk meant you drank too much, not just alcohol but drinking too much juice could classify as being drunk. And I consciously had that "if you step on a crack you'll break your mama's back" in the back of my head so I almost never stepped on a sidewalk crack. That habit has stuck with me now. I often find myself looking at the ground when I'm walking on a sidewalk seeing if I could walk the whole way without stepping on a crack.
    Huh. That's an interesting way of thinking about it. Because my biggest problem when writing kids is trying not to make them too intelligent and they tend to always sound older than they are, but the believing in foolish things thing is quite a good point. I think I'll try and work that in more, thanks.

    (Also I do that trying not to step on a crack thing too and it's nice to know I'm not the only one XD)

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    Character studies. They're one of my favourite things to read and I'd love to be able to write them too but I'm always scared I won't get the character just right and the story'll just suck.
    August 26th, 2011 at 04:02pm
  • eight letters late.

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    Horror.
    I wish I could make people get the heebie-jeebies through my writing, but it's impossible for me!
    October 2nd, 2011 at 11:02pm
  • just gone okay

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    Happy endings.
    October 2nd, 2011 at 11:26pm
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    Slash Grr I tried writing one a few days ago and it was horrid. I deleted it yesterday, hahah.
    October 4th, 2011 at 04:24pm
  • fooleish

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    Things that make sense.
    October 7th, 2011 at 08:16pm
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    Things that make sense.
    Shocked That would be a good skill to have...

    I wish I could write super awesome intricate plots that just make everything connect and then at the end the whole thing comes full circle and it's just amazing. Cheese
    October 7th, 2011 at 08:59pm
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    Well, I wish I could write things that are ... normal, I guess? Like in a normal simple writing style that doesn't feel like too blunt, forced or 'artsy'. I wish it'd just feel natural and smooth rather than stylized and sometimes cryptic.
    October 7th, 2011 at 10:26pm
  • fooleish

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    I'm trying to figure out what I want to write for NaNoWriMo and, more than ever, I wish I could write plotty things so I could actually do half the ideas I'm considering. Facepalm

    Also, poetry. So much.
    October 12th, 2011 at 07:19pm
  • Ninjakat219

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    Short stories. Every time I get started on one, it turns out to be the first chapter of a new novel b/c I end up thinking about how bad I'd feel if I left the readers hanging b/c I HATE cliffhangers.
    Oh, and another thing I wish I could is psychological thrillers. It used to be my dream to be a horror author, then I realized I just wasn't good at it, and now one thing I really want to learn to write is psychological thrillers, but Idk enough about psychology to be good at that either xP
    October 14th, 2011 at 02:11am
  • lyssaLuv

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    I wish I was better at writing comedy. It's the strangest thing... Among my groups of friends, I'm the sarcastic funny one cracking the jokes and making everyone laugh. For the life of me I cannot translate that into my writing. I'm working on a "comedy" right now but I haven't been able to surface any amusing situations. I guess I don't know how to create them?

    I also wish I had the desire to write more than just romances. I feel like a silly girl because that's all I write but maybe one day I'll find the desire to break away from it... lol
    November 20th, 2011 at 08:00am
  • nautical.

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    ...anything after the first chapter. D:
    I can't make chaptered storirs. Every single time, I get frustrated and delete them because they are just plotless and full of lame dialogue.
    November 20th, 2011 at 12:54pm
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    Fanfiction.

    I love reading it but I've never seriously considered writing it. I just feel kind of creepy, because those are real people and. I don't even know. Facepalm
    December 23rd, 2011 at 05:19am
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    Riddle me this.:
    Fanfiction.

    I love reading it but I've never seriously considered writing it. I just feel kind of creepy, because those are real people and. I don't even know. Facepalm
    Not all fan fiction is about real people. But when writing and reading fan fiction, it's important to remember that you are writing about characters based on real people. We don't know those people, so we obviously can't write about them truly, but we write about characters based on them that are based on our understand of them as people. [Did that make sense?]
    December 23rd, 2011 at 05:56am
  • chai latte

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    I wish I could write anything with an actual plot, or stories that are actually about something. XD All my chaptered stuff, which is 90% of my writing, is basically lengthy vignettes that are loosely connected and eventually kinda sort of add up to something at the end. Everything I write is kind of like a season of Seinfeld, except if Seinfeld were a drama and tried to be meaningful. xD
    December 23rd, 2011 at 11:48am