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A board for the discussion of anything related to writing or roleplay. Here you can request feedback on anything writing-related, whether it be an RP concept, world building, character sheets or general writing, you can share guides and tips and encourage discussions on topics relating to writing and RP.

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One Stop Writing Shop

Post by Georgeanna » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:42 am

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It’s almost the end of the year, but it’s not quite time for carols or turkey yet. This is a time for writing. It is November, and whether you participate officially in the movement that has become known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or not, we’d like to invite you to participate in a site-wide initiative to write more. This month, we’ll be offering this space as a place for you to share your goals, boast about your achievements, and support one another—one stop for all your November writing needs.

This OP will serve as a sort of guide to member activity, and if you have any suggestions or requests on what you’d like to see up here, we’re all ears. For now, here is what you can expect:


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Are you participating? Any and all works you are editing or writing are welcome to be posted here. Just send the link of your story, poem, RP, etc to a staff member.


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So you’re in the editing phase, and desperately need an opinion. We’ll advertise your review thread here.


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Are you signed up through the official NaNo site? Share your username so we can form a network of Collectivites.


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Please feel free to use this thread to find someone to keep you accountable, a partner to write with, etc. Just list your interest below, and keep an eye on who else is looking for a buddy.
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Re: One Stop Writing Shop

Post by Georgeanna » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Almost halfway through November already! Hope everyone participating in NaNo is having a good time writing, regardless of word count.
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Post by BrookeDi » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:10 am

Work has fried my brain so much that I've had trouble writing. Aside from a few RP replies, I've hardly done anything. Anyone have tips for--well, it's not quite writer's block, but getting past the stress and long days to actually get in the mood to write?
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Re: One Stop Writing Shop

Post by GamerScribe » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:16 am

BrookeDi wrote:...
So... this is something I picked up from babysitting.

After a long day of dealing with yelling siblings, neighbors and cousins when I just wanted to wind down I would tell a story.

You don't have to put pen to paper or touch a computer key, just... ramble.

Talk.

Start simple; "Once upon a time" is a great way to get going.

Throw in every idea that springs to mind, no matter how stupid or silly or over the top, even if you end up with a really dumb story like 'Princess Punchalot and the Kid with the Mushroom Cap in the Land of Dandy Lions'.

Often I'd just tell the kids about my day, but add in fantasy elements...

So when I watched a friend climb a tree to get down a stuck kite it became a fantastical tale of a great hero venturing into a kingdom in the clouds to retrieve the stolen dreams of children from an evil sorcerer.

My dealing with a paper jam at work became the tale of a weary old troll facing down an angry golem who had been devouring the local mages guild's spellbooks and earning the respect and favor of the populace.

When my car was stuck in the parking lot at work over an extended weekend due to a flat tire and my friend and I went back and ramped it out over the lot's raised barrier and onto the street with some inventiveness and a lot of running and panic it became the tale of two roguish adventurers storming a silent fortress whilst monstrous eye-creatures hunted for them and carrying the giant king's treasured crown up a mountain and riding it down a river to their village.

It always made the kids smile and laugh. And eventually I stopped babysitting, but I kept telling stories. Mostly to myself. I would re-tell myself the events of my day and make them more fantastical and thereby more entertaining which would improve my mood, get me into a creative mindset and relax me by detaching myself from the actual stresses of the day and turning them into defeatable monsters and mages and such.

I mostly do this in my head now, but if no one is around I'll speak these stories aloud and it's a huge boost to the morale and primes you for writing.

Also; a short walk and a glass of water tend to be good for you after a busy day.
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