Your Biggest Weakness

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    What's your biggest weakness in writing? This can be fandom, writing a specific character, sex scenes, anything. What's your biggest weakness? Own up.

    Mine are OCs and original fiction. Also, describing the way a character looks. I never end up doing it correctly which is one of the reasons that I prefer to write fanfiction. People already know what they look like.
    September 23rd, 2007 at 10:50pm
  • likely lads

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    Pete Wentz.
    He's kind of hard to write for me =/

    OCs, yeah. Sometimes I have a hard time giving someone a personality.
    September 23rd, 2007 at 10:58pm
  • The Master

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    Trying to make it sound okay in my head.

    And ending them.
    September 23rd, 2007 at 11:04pm
  • Mike Dirnt.

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    Updating regularly: my downfall.

    And describing settings.
    September 23rd, 2007 at 11:12pm
  • folie a dru.

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    Updating regularly: my downfall.
    September 23rd, 2007 at 11:26pm
  • astroz0mbie

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    Updating regularly: my downfall.
    September 24th, 2007 at 12:00am
  • Sardonic Grin

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    Third person. I really have problem's writing in third person for some reason; like i feel as if I am not getting the whole point accross when I write in that POV.
    September 24th, 2007 at 12:28am
  • Spaztastic

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    Slash. I just can't write slash.
    And fanfiction.
    Just can't do it anymore.
    September 24th, 2007 at 02:15am
  • princess.

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    Beginnings. I can't do them. And then once I've started, actually continuing.

    ...Yeah, I'm crap.
    September 24th, 2007 at 02:18am
  • Fish Camp

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    Introducing everything.
    Leading up to conflict.
    The aftermath of conflict.
    OCs.
    Sex.
    First person in fanfic.
    Third person in original fic.

    Weird, no?
    September 24th, 2007 at 07:52am
  • Blue Demon

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    Ending the stories, describing/detailing the settings.
    September 24th, 2007 at 02:51pm
  • The Way

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    Right now, I have a problem with beginnings. I have so many plots to write, but I can't start any of them. Heaven help me.

    Usually I have no problem with the beginning and endings... it's the 'filler' that I have trouble with. I just wanna get the middle part done so I can get to the end. It's weird and not good at all. I'm just impatient like that.

    Sometimes my stuff are also too fast-paced, even if I try to give it emotion and atmosphere. And other times I'd think my description is good, then read someone else's work and get blown away.

    And... first person. I can pull it off sometimes, but I have to work at it to get the character right. I find it hard to be descriptive in this POV, because a normal person wouldn't be describing stuff in detail or with big words. Kinda like writing a script; you have to be good with the dialogue and scene realism. [Oddly enough, I can do second person better].

    What else? Err... I think normal stuff, with no drama or conflict. The mundane things. I find it hard to limit myself to it, so maybe that's why I have problems with middles. There always has to be something happening, something kinda ig going on; filler chapters seem useless for me, which is probably also why I can't write long fics.
    September 24th, 2007 at 06:16pm
  • Harmony77uk

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    middle and endings tend to be my problem. I have an idea, start it and then my mind goes blank :(
    September 24th, 2007 at 07:53pm
  • carcinogenic.

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    SECOND PERSON.
    Also, first person, when referring to the other character/love interest/etcetera as "you."
    I just can't write it, period. I envy anyone who can do it well. :]]
    Beginnings.
    And lately, I find myself writing chapters with really final last sentences,
    which makes it excruciatingly hard to begin the next update.
    Updating in general is my biggest weakness, though.
    September 25th, 2007 at 03:31am
  • astroz0mbie

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    ^ I love writing in second person. :]
    September 25th, 2007 at 04:44am
  • neverland.

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    Ending stories.
    Updating stories.
    Creating my own characters is never good, I struggle with creating character backgrounds and personalities etc.
    Continuing the plot can sometimes be a bit of an issue.
    September 25th, 2007 at 05:00am
  • Fueled By Dana

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    Updating chapters all the time. It's so hard. Thinking of what to write in the next chapter.
    September 25th, 2007 at 06:13am
  • likely lads

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    Ending stories.
    Updating stories.
    Continuing the plot can sometimes be a bit of an issue.
    OMFG I'm so bad with all of that D:
    I have a story that's going on three hundred chapters (with a prequel that went on over two-hundred chapters) I'm fucking horrible at it.

    & being serious. I always want to make things funny.
    Het sex scenes for me can take up to a month to write.
    September 25th, 2007 at 06:16am
  • folie a dru.

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    Sex scenes involving vaginas [femmeslash and het].
    I hate writing about vaginas.
    September 25th, 2007 at 06:24am
  • Sardonic Grin

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    Sex scenes in general are hard for me to right though I seem to be better at writing slash than het. I just can't bring myself to write sex scenes, I think I am just scared that I will fuck it up and ruin the story.
    September 25th, 2007 at 07:52am