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Started by Ice March 14th, 2018 8:44 AM
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Rainbow Chara X

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I'm currently working on... well, many things, but a big one for me right now is my Pokemon Mystery Dungeon story, Legacy of Hatred.

Every time I finish a chapter, I spend time thinking about worldbuilding, which characters I'm going to use, and generally a way to make each chapter have a punch to it while still keeping the long-term story in mind. I like to plan out things in advance, so updating might take a bit.

My primary concern is having the inspiration to make a new chapter, really.

Check out some of my screenshot LPs!:

One Offs | Pokemon Snakewood (#1) | Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (#2) | Pokemon Dark Rising 1 (#3) Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (#4- on hold) | Pokemon Dark Rising 2 (#5) | Pokemon Dark Rising: Order Destroyed (#5.5) | Sailor Moon: Another Story (#6) | Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow SNES/Genesis (#7) | Vanilla(?) Pokemon Emerald (#8)

Something that isn't an LP but still might be worth your time since it's a demo of a game I'm making: The Dark Heart

Ice

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My primary concern is having the inspiration to make a new chapter, really.
Inspiration isn't as important motivation. To make progress and better your skills it's a lot more important to just do it. Inspiration is a score modifier, but it doesn't do anything if the score is zero. You have to rack up points so it can modify.

Just writing, even without inspiration, really is a good way to summon it. Because you think about writing, about your story, working with it. And if it doesn't come, you've still been productive.

Rainbow Chara X

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Inspiration isn't as important motivation. To make progress and better your skills it's a lot more important to just do it. Inspiration is a score modifier, but it doesn't do anything if the score is zero. You have to rack up points so it can modify.

Just writing, even without inspiration, really is a good way to summon it. Because you think about writing, about your story, working with it. And if it doesn't come, you've still been productive.
When I say "inspiration", I actually mean having motivation to work on something. I have quite a few things going on in my life right now, so if I feel like it's a good time to pump out another chapter I'm going to take it.

Check out some of my screenshot LPs!:

One Offs | Pokemon Snakewood (#1) | Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (#2) | Pokemon Dark Rising 1 (#3) Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (#4- on hold) | Pokemon Dark Rising 2 (#5) | Pokemon Dark Rising: Order Destroyed (#5.5) | Sailor Moon: Another Story (#6) | Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow SNES/Genesis (#7) | Vanilla(?) Pokemon Emerald (#8)

Something that isn't an LP but still might be worth your time since it's a demo of a game I'm making: The Dark Heart

Ice

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When I say "inspiration", I actually mean having motivation to work on something. I have quite a few things going on in my life right now, so if I feel like it's a good time to pump out another chapter I'm going to take it.
Motivation's also not something you just wake up with, ideally. It can really be beneficial to force motivation. But if writing's just something to relax to, I don't think it really carries the same weight.

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I've been writing Foul Play on and off for a year now. I still want to continue it since I have ideas that are worthwhile to write, but some weeks/months it's a struggle since I've been comparing myself too much to other writers and made me unmotivated for a little while. I actually have Chapter Four ready and have it posted in several places already, but I'll wait a bit more until I post it here due to what happened here recently.

Foul Play
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Vragon2.0

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Well I have my shattered crests and PMD the series.

I am trying to spur into more original workings now so that's taking some focus. I've had a lot of ideas on stories and whatnot, and playing them out and seeing what peeps think of them is a good way to start my original works. (Hell, how many plot lines for characters have I made heh)

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Axel

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I'm not even sure tbh. It's hard to explain because I haven't fleshed out many of the details (which I really should do that). It's supposed to be about an autistic woman trying to find love, but she finds it in her best friend. Thing is, I've written these kind of stories over and over again in different forms... but I can't seem to write anything else either. D:
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EmeraldSky

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Compiling neat sounding spell/power names, for my general reference.

Continuing Pokemon Shine Diamond
The Pokemon Anime Remix Project:

Pokemon Moonlight Silver--a re-imagining of Johto, without all the filler.

Pokemon Shine Diamond
--a retelling of the Shinou arc, without all the filler.

Pokemon Island Sun--a live episode by episode remix of the Alola arc as it airs, done as a collection of letters

Venia Silente

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Hmmmm stuff I'm working on....

These are among the hardest weeks of the year at work, so I have not had the energy to work on the stuff I usually do. My rewrite of Built for Risk has slowed down to a crawl, for one.

What I'm doing instead to try and loosen my narrative wrists is to write random fragments of whatever comes up, Pokémon-wise. Scenes that could reasonably happen with the characters that I have in mind, even if they don't take part of a story that is going to be worked on for the time being.

Am I going to pastebin them or post them somewhere? Honestly I don't know. Since they are simple things, they are very short, they don't have anything like a plot or quality going for them, they are all disconnected from each other. What do people think about "mini-works" in general?

...If I can make enough of them it might make some sense to post them as an Anthology, maybe.

I'm currently working on... well, many things, but a big one for me right now is my Pokemon Mystery Dungeon story, Legacy of Hatred.
Good! The world needs more PMD content, and it's always good to have. I'm wsishing you the best here.

And if I can help you spend time in worldbuilding more productively, shoot me a word.

Motivation's also not something you just wake up with, ideally. It can really be beneficial to force motivation. But if writing's just something to relax to, I don't think it really carries the same weight.
This so much this. You can't forcefully motivate yourself to write and still call it motivation, unless it's some kind of self-blackmail "offer you can't refuse" kind of thing. And we like or or not what we write begrudgingly is, well, begrudged writing.

All that said, "I want to get these plot bunnies off my damn head" seems to be very good self-motivation.

Compiling neat sounding spell/power names, for my general reference.
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EmeraldSky

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@Venia Silente

I copied over my basic template, so now all it needs is some contributions: The List

I will update the list with powers I find, as well.
The Pokemon Anime Remix Project:

Pokemon Moonlight Silver--a re-imagining of Johto, without all the filler.

Pokemon Shine Diamond
--a retelling of the Shinou arc, without all the filler.

Pokemon Island Sun--a live episode by episode remix of the Alola arc as it airs, done as a collection of letters

gimmepie

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Currently I'm working on Stairway to Heaven, my fic here, and a modern fantasy novel/serial (probably the latter but I've been considering going the novel route instead lately). I've also got ideas floating in my head for a more high fantasy story and also a horror one.

My problem is always that I have too many things I want to work on at once but I'm determined I'm not starting anything else until I've made enough progress on what I'm already doing.

Axel

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I'm thinking of working an AkuRoku (Axel x Roxas; Kingdom Hearts) fanfic where Axel gets a cold or something. I think it would be so cute! As for what I'm currently doing, it happens to be another AkuRoku fic about Roxas's first Christmas. >w< It's an AU and what not.
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Darkinium Z

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Oh wow didn't realize this thread was created a year ago haha. Anyways, I'm still working on Foul Play and only have a handful of chapters left. I haven't written any new material of it since September I need to change that soon.

I've also been working on a short story for a holiday exchange for another site. I finished the rough draft I just need to do the editing. I've also been working on an outline for a Fire Emblem: 3 Houses story after watching playthroughs of the game on YouTube. I bought the game recently and I plan to play it after I get done with Pokemon Sword so I get more context and such.

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Vragon2.0

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So also looking at this thread over a year later and right now more of reality has set in for me in what I can handle.

I'm only working on shattered crests at the moment, even though I do want to write my PMD series one day. However, amid all this, several other writing ideas have come up with an original trilogy (maybe four entries) starting to crop up and get formed.

Overall, it's interesting seeing how different I take writing now as compared to my older self and all.

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