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Old August 19th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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See, I fluctuate so much lol. Sometimes music is great for me (some Simon & Garfunkel yeahhh BD) and I find it very inspirational and motivating. Other times it just occupies my mind and I can't concentrate on the task at hand.

I'm excited about this next upcoming semester. Taking a class on Shakespeare. Super happy cause I already know what I want my midterm/final essay to be about and I'm really prepared for it. Gonna do the evolution of the roles of women in society~ etcetcetc.
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You guys can listen to music whilst writing? I've always found that hugely distracting - it always makes me want to start including themes akin to the song's lyrics or to even implement the lyrics themselves, or use the music video etc. I'm not the most creative person so I guess when I'm writing and I hear an external story like song lyrics I instantly muddle it with my own thoughts, so silence for me haha.
To be fair, I can't just listen to any kind of music, and often ones without lyrics (or lyrics I can't understand, alternatively =p) are what I resort to. But I don't often find lyrical songs to be too distracting. I avoid using youtube for that if only because the music video/s can be distracting as is having to change songs (or with playlists, not liking what is offered halfway through... and then internet dropping out pausing the song).

In a way, getting ideas from music is what I want too. A lyric or theme or tone of the song can help provide an idea or direction for me to take in the middle of a scene.
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I wasn't too much of a fan of Shakespeare, but part of that probably has to do with doing it every single year in high school, and trying to apply certain ideas or concepts to plays like As You Like It (a play I didn't, funnily enough, like =p) seemed like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Especially considering Shakespeare apparently said of that play it was more a simple humour for the audience (hence the title) and not a work he particularly liked himself...

Macbeth and the likes was fine, but not that. And I would have preferred studing some different authors more often.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I can be able to write a lot mostly in the evening as during the day I'm often away and busy with other things. Sometimes I can be able to write quickly late morning before I have to leave, but that usually depends if I have a fic idea I want to focus on for a bit.

I pretty much needed some background noise when writing as I don't like the silence, lol. Song with lyrics don't distract me too much.

Only read a few Shakespeare plays and kinda okay with his works I guess. I know my high school teacher sophomore year loves Julius Caesar, haha.
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On second thought, I can listen to a few song that I have already picked apart and dissected to death. My brain is weird like that, I automatically start dissecting each and every decision I make, and those around me. Is that weird?

Anyway, back on topic. There are a few songs I could listen to as long as they're instrumental. They can't have a complicated, always moving, melody either. I just can't seem to focus on the task at hand and just start moving with the beat (I would call it dancing, but...). Before I know it, the idea that was in my head suddenly flew out of the window. In other words. I'm easily distracted.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 07:30 PM
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I could never work under a deadline. That's one reason why I never did well in school. I'm perfectly fine doing something on my own time, but as soon as someone tells me I have to get it done by a certain time, I just stop doing it. Now, with my writing, I write without a deadline looming over me, and I feel much more free. Just a few months ago, I thought about working on one of my stories so I could get it done in a month. That never happened, and I just stopped writing for a few weeks.

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I never studied Shakespeare in high school. Each year was a different book by a different author.

Freshman year: Of Mice and Men
Sophomore year: Nothing, since my grade went through four different teachers the entire year
Junior year: The Great Gatsby
Senior year: Don't remember

It wasn't until I was out of school that I read some Shakespeare. Last play I read was "The Taming of the Shrew" for a fanfic I was writing where the characters performed that play. I wanted to get some quotes from the play to use in the story. Also, I've read retellings or reimaginings of the plays written as young adult fantasy novels.
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Oh, Shakespeare. The woe of students everywhere. My favorite play is Macbeth. We had to study it for my senior year and I feel like if we didn't spend three months dissecting EVERY line in there, I would have liked it a lot more. I was a part of a drama play my sophomore year where we did Much Ado About Nothing and another play my senior year where we did The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. The last play wasn't a play written by Shakespeare, but it was a parody of just about every one of his plays fit into an hour and a half. It got especially funny when we did Romeo and Juliet only using two people. Both of them were guys and one of them had to put on a fat suit.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 05:11 AM
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It's not so much Shakespeare's works I like as much as his cultural significance and the impact his plays had on society. Of course, I adore many of his pieces (12th Night omg), but it's the history of it that I really enjoy. Haha, which is funny considering History is something I usually avoid like the plague.
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See, I fluctuate so much lol. Sometimes music is great for me (some Simon & Garfunkel yeahhh BD) and I find it very inspirational and motivating. Other times it just occupies my mind and I can't concentrate on the task at hand.
I have the exact same thing normally, if I consciously play music whilst trying to write, then it ends up being a distraction.

If I just don't think about it and the radio/iTunes happens to be playing it helps loads though - normally means I end up writing for longer.

As to Shakespeare - Twelfth Night is probably the one I know the best (from school, and seen it performed a few times). Generally though, school-English really put me off certain classics. Being forced to read and dissect a book/play/poem in a specific way was really off putting.
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When I will begin to write I try to get some of the general idea in my head first then write it down. Or look up info online if it involves some elements of real things. Always if getting stuck or tried I take breaks then come back to it. Or if taking a break write some side note to where I left off or what I was thinking next to put. Listening to music and actually watching movies help me get my imagination going.

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Sounds like English was approached differently at my school than it was at you guys'; with us, we'd read a book and the class would analyse it among ourselves as we went along, taking it in whatever direction we wanted, and occasionally directed a bit by the teacher. I guess that's probably why I love taking literature apart and putting it back together again; I was taught to do it for fun, in the context of a lively debate among a group of people having a good time. There was never more than a little prod in terms of direction from the teacher, and by the end of the year we'd invented more than enough material to pass our exams by ourselves - we just had to sort through it all and see what fitted the themes we were supposed to be studying.

We read all sorts, too. I think in the course of four years I studied The Canterbury Tales (with particular emphasis on "The Pardoner's Tale"), Macbeth, Hamlet, Frankenstein, Dubliners, Things Fall Apart, Enduring Love, The Merchant of Venice, The Great Gatsby, a selection of poems by Tennyson, and more poems that I don't remember. The main point is, pretty much all of our material we developed ourselves, which I think is a pretty good way to study English and sharpen your critical skills, and probably why I'm about to head off to uni to study English Literature now.

As for music... I always listen to it while writing, if I can. Something weird but without too many words is good (Nox Arcana is an old standby, though it does tend to make me introduce Lovecraftian horror into my work, and hence can be credited with creating the entire plot of A Smell of Petroleum Pervades Throughout by accident) but if I can't think of anything I'd like to hear in particular, I put my music on shuffle and just use it as soothing background noise to think to.

That is, unless it's raining. If it's raining, then all the music is off and the house is as silent as I can make it. Rain is the best sound to write to ever.
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I love writing, and I'm wondering whether or not to write a wolf story on here. I'm all about wolves, and a nice story about them can help drive away misconceptions that most people have. Maybe I should put my main story on here. I think I might. I love to rp and I have a wolf character for myself with a really nice story. I think I will! Lol I feel bad for all you people, having to listen to my ranting.
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If you have a story, post it! I'm sure you'll get some feedback and suggestions. It's always nice to improve after all.

Despite the fact I love to write, whenever I was assigned a writing project, I hated it. I would put it off and mumble and grumble whenever I was writing it. It wasn't until last year that I discovered I actually liked to write. It's just that something is fun, until it's forced. Being forced to do something sucks all the fun right out of just about any activity. The only writing project I seem to have completed early with a great deal of effort put into it was my Current World Issues paper, which I got to choose the topic of, so that's probably why I could finish it early.
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Sounds like English was approached differently at my school than it was at you guys'; with us, we'd read a book and the class would analyse it among ourselves as we went along, taking it in whatever direction we wanted, and occasionally directed a bit by the teacher. I guess that's probably why I love taking literature apart and putting it back together again; I was taught to do it for fun, in the context of a lively debate among a group of people having a good time. There was never more than a little prod in terms of direction from the teacher, and by the end of the year we'd invented more than enough material to pass our exams by ourselves - we just had to sort through it all and see what fitted the themes we were supposed to be studying.
This actually reminded me of something that happened my junior year of high school. My class went through two teachers that year too, and the first one had us read Ethan Frome. At the end, the only time we discussed symbolism found in the book was when the teacher assigned us a project to find our own symbolism. She didn't tell us anything. My group did a project that focused on the mention of Orion in a scene in the book, and the teacher loved how we reached that conclusion on our own. It was way more fun discovering it on our own than being told what the symbolism was.

I can't believe I forgot that.

Slayr, that sounds like me. I like writing, but when forced to do it, I just loathe it. The only school papers I could finish easily were ones where I was more free in what to write about or how to write it.

Igloo (can I call you Igloo? I'll call you Igloo), post your story here! You can get some feedback on your writing all while clearing misconceptions about wolves. It's a win-win situation!
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 06:48 PM
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JNathan here. My first time stepping here actually. I've been wanting to post stories but something bugs me : I can't make chapters. Yes, I don't know when and where to end a chapter.
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JNathan here. My first time stepping here actually. I've been wanting to post stories but something bugs me : I can't make chapters. Yes, I don't know when and where to end a chapter.
You don't have to post chaptered fics here. You can post one shots here too (basically a story not meant to be with chapters). Lately in other places I write one shots that range from 200 to over 5,000 words. If you still want to do a longer piece, I tend to end my chapters during a dramatic point (sometimes cliffhangers, mostly not) or after. I would also end a chapter if I know the next part will take place at a different time (hours, days, weeks. months later). Otherwise you can always still write your story and worry about how to break it into parts later. Wish you luck!

My high school English classes I read a range of books as I was in both honors and AP classes. I'm counting books I read during the summer too, lol.

9th grade

The Education of Little Tree, The Pearl, The Chocolate War, Romeo and Juliet, Separate Peace

10th grade

Great Expectations, Les Miserables, Julius Caesar (again, my teacher loves it ._. ), Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, The Good Earth,

11th grade

Great Gatbsy, Frankenstein, Brave New World, 1984, Catcher in the Rye. I think The Bell Jar also.

12th grade

Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Native Son, Canterbury Tales, Old Man and the Sea

I also read Huck Finn (for summer reading) and Heart of Darkness, but can't remember when haha.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 12:02 PM
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JNathan here. My first time stepping here actually. I've been wanting to post stories but something bugs me : I can't make chapters. Yes, I don't know when and where to end a chapter.
Neither do I. A while back, I was working on the final chapter of a fanfic and I just didn't know when to stop. Finally, I just decided to end on a good line that would lead into the sequel while also closing out the first book.

Like Bay said, you can think about where your next chapter might begin to get an idea where your current chapter might end. For instance, my current work right now is one chapter equaling one day in the story. It keeps things kind of tidy, where the chapter starts with the characters' school day/set-up for the next plot point and ends when things are solved or it's nighttime.

Cliffhangers are a good way to end your chapters. They make the reader want to keep reading, to see what will happen next.

Or just write your story, read over it, and arbitrarily decide where to begin and end chapters!
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Another way to think about it is that a chapter should be roughly like a tv series episode or the like. But there's usually multiple ways to split things up, haha.

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We read all sorts, too. I think in the course of four years I studied The Canterbury Tales (with particular emphasis on "The Pardoner's Tale"), Macbeth, Hamlet, Frankenstein, Dubliners, Things Fall Apart, Enduring Love, The Merchant of Venice, The Great Gatsby, a selection of poems by Tennyson, and more poems that I don't remember. The main point is, pretty much all of our material we developed ourselves, which I think is a pretty good way to study English and sharpen your critical skills, and probably why I'm about to head off to uni to study English Literature now.
I am kinda envious. :<

Let's see... in my high school years, we covered from Shakespeare A Midsummer's Night Dream, Macbeth, As You Like It, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. One for each year. We applied various themes to them like feminism and etc, even if they didn't quite fit too well. =/ We didn't have too much freedom - maybe some, but a lot was 'right, here's these themes. You can see this by ___' - the themes more assigned to us than us coming up with them. My year 11/12 teacher was better than others though.

Other non-shakespeare works include The Canterbury Tales (although mostly just one story from that and only in extension English! - we also did The Road and part of The Odyssey in that), Heart of Darkness, Bridge to Terabirthia, Frankenstein (but not the book, more movies of that...), poetry extending as far as Wordsworth and friends and... more modern ones or Aboriginal poets mostly doing the same theme. On that note every year in English we also did a major study of an Aboriginal work, and I don't have much against the idea if only they didn't seem to keep choosing subpar works from that range! =|

We only started touching creative writing in year 10, and again in year 12. By then forums had taught me everything that was covered in the course, and more. Plus creative writing over here isn't so fun when you're told to work off a specific theme and whatnot.

I guess I'm still disappointed/bitter by the English schooling system over here. =p
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Don't worry Bobandbill, the same goes for the US (or at least my school). Except we never really covered creative writing. Literally every day was consumed by learning how to write essays. I'm surprised I still like to write after that. Of course I did get into an argument with my senior year LA teacher about when we were going to learn about actually writing books. He just said writing essays was more important for college. Yup, because four years is really going to outweigh the rest of my life. :/
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fascinating discussions here. And I have to say that my highschool expierence was much like Slayr. The last and only time we touched creative writing (poetry) was in primary school and well, you can imagine the quality of that... even though when I showed it in highschool, people believed I stole it from the internet...

On a different note: usually when I write it has to come from myself and in such a situation Im in full control of characters and everything. That is how I began my latest story.

Imagine my surprise when I noticed the story just wouldn't flow in the direction I imagined. It actually drifted farther from that point with each line that naturaly followed on paper. And when I thought of the new direction and revised my original plan, it still wouldn't flow in that direction.

The other side to this is that even though I didn't plan to write it like this, it flows, it fits, perfectly even. The nuance of earlier lines can be seen later on.
In short, I have no idea where Im going with that, but it feels right; the direction it takes, almost by itself.

Have you guys encountered this in your own writing? What are your thoughts on this?
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The other side to this is that even though I didn't plan to write it like this, it flows, it fits, perfectly even. The nuance of earlier lines can be seen later on.
In short, I have no idea where Im going with that, but it feels right; the direction it takes, almost by itself.

Have you guys encountered this in your own writing? What are your thoughts on this?
Story of my life. I never plan ahead - or if I do, I only do so in order to later disagree with myself. I make pretty much everything I write up as I go along, and, usually without any effort on my part, the themes and plotlines fall into place. There's even foreshadowing, sometimes - how, I have no idea, since it pretty much by definition requires forethought - but it's there.

No story I've posted online has ever had anything of a plan to it, except for a few instances where I thought It'd be cool if something like this happened when the characters got to that place. I'm told my writing flows well and fits together, but what happens next is as much a surprise for me as to anyone else. Maybe by the time I'm three quarters of the way through I'll have worked out the main points of the climax, but I still won't know how to get there. If I drop cryptic hints in the course of a story, well, they're as opaque to me as to anyone else.

I suppose some people don't work like that, but I'm not sure how it would work. For me, writing is a game - a fun expenditure of time and effort, but not one that precludes intellectual engagement. I guess that approach to constructing a story goes some way towards explaining why it is that any plans I make for a story always collapse.
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Like I told you before, CreativeVision, I don't plan out my stories. How I write is I think of an end goal for my characters to end up at, sit back, and write down what they do. Everything comes together much better than anything I have planned, so that's my method of writing and I'm sticking to it.

Can I admit that my dreams apparently give me clichéd fanfic ideas?

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I had a dream where Giovanni wanted to kidnap a teenage boy whose uncle used to be in Team Rocket but died. The boy had a choice of where he wanted to be in Team Rocket, and he wanted to be a grunt in order to escape easier from Giovanni. But Giovanni kept chasing the boy down, and just before I woke up, the boy was demanding that Giovanni would leave him alone.

Apparently, the boy was also me because the name of the dead uncle was the same as one of my uncles who died years ago, and I saw everything in the dream from the point of view of the teenage boy.
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It seems that I map out my entire story, get to the second chapter, then trash the map completely and write whatever comes to me. I still try to make the main events happen, so I guess it's more like guiding the story through these checkpoints, rather then me driving the story around under complete control.

As far as dreams go, I think they could be great for story ideas. In fact, I try to see if I can twist my dream around to see if I can make an original story out of it. Unfortunately, I have a very active imagination and it's hard to make a story that makes sense when your dream consists of driving a monster truck through your old high school's marching band camp, into the new band director's house, and then flying away on a dragon to a moon made of jello. XD
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A whole bunch of my dreams get very wacky and I have no idea how I would write a story out of them that would have much coherence behind it. Oh well?

I plan ahead often, or rather I try to. But what I do plan is more of a loose overview of the events, and quite often I change things or more often get more ideas that 'threaten' to take the story in quite a different direction. I didn't have this problem too much in my parody of Colosseum in part because the framework for plot was already there, I suppose, but with some newer stories I'm trying to write in spare time, it's certainly popping up a lot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is extending the writing time by quite a bit when I keep thinking new ideas and I don't even have the time to finish writing them up before they change further. :V
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