|12 Oct 2004|| Chris A Jackson|
What? No comments here??
*mumbles something about Mod's Choice Chasers*
Well, let me be the first to welcome you to the Woods. Please feel free to romp about and indulge in other people's pages, leaving lots of comments... (hint hint)
|22 Oct 2004|| Michael|
16? Good, you're ahead of where I was. I left a comment about what I read being the kind of stereotypical plotline that we see all too often but lemme tell you something.
-pulls up a chair and makes himself comfy-
You see, we all go through a point in our writing careers where we churn out pulp-ish drivel, its how we learn to differentiate ourselves from those who came before. Like art students first copy the masters who came before, so we write as we have read before. Its good that you go straight to Tolkien on the list of influences because he is the One, he is the guy who took all the old trends, used some straight and set some on their heads, but always made them seem fresh and new. Thats what the future of the genre is, someone has to come along and refresh the old material. So you can sit down with your favorite notebook, as I often do, and scribble away with what your heart tells you to write, but when you need to be sure that revision happens later to make sure you have included all that must be said for the audience to understand. Its hard to step back and look at your own work as a reader would, I always miss little things, but thats what makes these kinds of sites so important. And its also natural to make several false starts at novels, I have been writing seriously (unpublished of course, I'm not as old as I sound) for 7 years now (they say that artsy-types take 10 years to start turning out their best material). I have only just started writing full-length novels (400 pages handwritten and I type VERY SLOWLY) in my notebooks, the last one I wrote was the first to hit that mark (before that I only had 230 pages). Trick is to not give up, take a break from it if you need to but keep what you have and get back to it later.
Lets see, what other advice can I offer... oh yah. Like I said, it sounds pretty good, but you really need to develop your world as much as you can. Clearly the prologue cannot address EVERYTHING and shoud not, but whenever the information becomes pertinant expound on us. Create religions, philosophies, whatever you can and remember that not all people are the same. Oh, and that Maloch guy needs some fresh material. "You're lucky my friend was here..." lame. Have him go off on a bit about turning her inside-out with magic, he seems too much like a sissy thug to be a decent elf. Zeina R Ibrahim
replies: "k well ive read all ure comments and uve basically bin the most helpfull person so far. im in all honesty fairly embarrased at how lame parts of this is. believe me i know how cliché it is and its quite shamefull that i cudnt come up with a purely original plot , that said its the first thing ive ever written seriously leaving a hell of alot of room for improvement. i had actually at first decided to as you said 'expound' but then i thought i'de be saying too much so basically i tried to find a balance and clearly failed. anyway ill be re-writing this soon as well as attempting to produce the next installment so ya, thanks alot for those 'words of wisdom'... it was hugely appreciated ^_^ "
|16 Aug 2005|| Micah A English|
lmao... holy crap. I remember coming here and making that comment up there... I went by Michael for commenting purposes before I got my own account here sometime between now and then. Well I've managed to wander back on a random jump, so lemme wander around again... ^_^
|17 Oct 2012|| Faith Gerhardt|
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