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    ulan_bat0r Regular Poster

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    Anyone here writing a book, or wanting to write a book? What kind of book do you want to write and what will it be about? I know at least Shai have around 100 titles in his head, love to hear more of them.. (how is you zombie script/novel going btw?)

    Ive tried seriously to write a book once, a very down to earth post apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a huge-scale children uprising that went marching trough Europe.

    I did write around 110-120 pages before i stopped. I wrote it in 2000/2001 i guess, and read the parts that i had maybe 6 months ago. Really embarrassing stuff, but still good fun.Some of the ideas are actual quite good. Maybe ill try to re-write it, or finish it at a later stage in life.. who knows.

    Books i really want to write is:

    - An unbiased biography about cannabis.
    - An epic trilogy fiction called The Bible
    - Post modern folk tale/children story about two children that escapes from an evil emperor that have caged them inside a candy house, and fed the girl with drugs for years.

    I have several vague ideas as well.. but i wont bother you with any more. Tell me about yours... but pitch it short please
     
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    You should sign up with NaNoWriMo, it'll make you write or make you realize you aren't a writer hah.
     
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    Could you call the Emperor "Shai Gar" ?
     
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    Not books but scripts. Wokring with a small production company on a short horror at the mo. But they keep changing their minds about what they want! Argh!!! Also working on a one act comedy for stage. Have thought about writing prose but every idea I come up with would work better as a script. I'm a film graduate though. IT's bound to happen.

    Two of my friends are doing an MA in novel writing. One is doing a kind of disaster novel and the other is doing a Tim Burton style surrealist comedy (also a film student...)

    I however am giving up! Going back to uni to do a PHD in critical theory and become a lecturer. I'll still write in my spare time but the industry is just too stressful (and full of arseholes!) Good luck with your writing!
     
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    Well... You know he feeds her drugs so he can molest her?
     
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    That's cool... can they be a patented drug specifically designed for that girl??
     
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    What to you have in mind? Something like this?

    Molestorzide!

    The chosen drug for the advanced molester! Active ingredients includes Ecstasy and GHB. Your chosen destiny will never resist again. Have it YOUR way, get Molestorzide today!

    Available at most shops and dealers that dont ask questions!
     
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    OMFG HAO MUCH!!!
     
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    None! I suck at writing. ^^ I did write some interesting poems I think.
     
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    What an interesting thread! I'd love to write a book someday, and it would probably be a novel, with lots of characters pulled out of my RL (not in a way they could recognise themselves though), since I've met some crazy, narcisitic, choleric people. I don't have a story line, but boy, do I have some interesting characters!
     
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    From my own writing experience, I can tell you from one INFJ to another, that writing from character is the way to go. It's what we know, and many of us tend to collect interesting, eccentric characters in our lives. The trick is to write from inside the character. We NFs have little problem with that. You might try starting off with a character, and just see what he/she does, which can lead you into a storyline.

    You need only 4 elements to write a good story

    1. A hero or anti-hero

    2. An antagonist (a bad guy, a corporation, an opposing ideal, etc.)

    3. A clearly-defined goal

    4. A series of obstacles in the way of that goal

    All of this leads to conflict, which is part of what keeps your reader reading. We NFs have a difficult time with conflict, but once you start making your hero suffer, it gets to be fun.

    I started off with vignettes, that had no real point other than to put a character I liked in an interesting situation. They were usually 3-5 pages, went nowhere, but it got me off to a good start, because I finally found that character who went somewhere.

    Good luck!
     
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    I'm starting on my first novel at the moment. I'm only like 8 or 9 chapters (and 20,000 words) in right now though. Tis slow going.

    Its kind of a sci-fi/modern fantasy type endeavor. I twist around the idea of "soulmates" into something really bad, have these mafia est Guild things that collect magic from wind (while merrily kidnapping and brainwashing children), throw in some demons for flavor, characters with selective mutism...

    I enjoy it at least. :mpff:
     
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    The next Great American Novel!
     
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    Yozuki Drive - Working
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    Haven't actually started anythign quite as ambitious as a book yet. But I have a lot of ideas and characters "ready" (these things usually really take their final shape only when I'm writing. I don't know why, but I think it has to do with structuring the text I'm writing in a satisfying way)
     
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    I'm on the way. I've written a bunch of short stories and scripts and I've finished the NaNo thing. I have a long outline completed for a book, but I'm not sure if the timing is right for me to publish it. It's easier for me to work on short stories or short-short stories.
     
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