Is there a difference between writing when your inspiration is a book vs. media?
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by /u/Anthro_Doing_Stuff
3m ago
Normally, my inspiration for writing comes from books, but I now have an idea that is influenced more by movies than books. It feels like some of the things I'm seeing in my head aren't translating super well to paper. Has anybody gone through this? Any advice? submitted by /u/Anthro_Doing_Stuff [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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Question for Outliners
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by /u/orbit_trap
3m ago
So I will admit upfront I am quite new to all of this, however I’m fascinated with learning all about how people work differently (outliners vs discovery writers and all the variations in between). As a new writer, I figure the only way to learn which process works best for myself will be through trial and error, and it’s even more likely the process will continue to evolve over time. Coming from a musical composition background, I most definitely write music as what writers would consider “pantsing”. I just sort of pick up my guitar and mess around with ideas that are in my head, and some ti ..read more
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Writing an Op Ed and it’s way harder than I expected
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by /u/ArbitrarySemantics
3m ago
I have been trying to finish this article and it is bamboozling me. I know the topic, I found my voice, but the meaning isn’t coming out as coherent. Not sure what I can do to fix submitted by /u/ArbitrarySemantics [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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What inspires you to write?
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by /u/kittynicha
3m ago
what is inspiration for you? I'm curious to know what inspires different writers. do you read a good book, talk to someone, or watch an interesting movie to get inspiration for your own writing? I personally like to read books that have a similar premises to my own to get started. submitted by /u/kittynicha [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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How to avoid romanticizing mental illness in a novel?
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by /u/MycologistProof4791
1h ago
​I am writing a book currently and my main character has a few mental illnesses. I've seen many cases of authors getting called out for romanticizing illnesses and I was wondering how can I avoid this? Thanks! submitted by /u/MycologistProof4791 [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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The never-ending question: If you’re an unknown writer with plenty of short stories ready to go… do you release your BEST stuff first or save it for when you gain a larger audience?
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by /u/piggypetticoat
1h ago
Let’s say you have 50 short stories. Most of them you’d rate 8/10 and a select few you’d rate 10/10. Would YOU drop a 10 first that you know will wow anyone who reads it but risk having it go largely unread due to your lack of following… or drop an 8 first to save your best for later but risk not making the strongest possible first impression? submitted by /u/piggypetticoat [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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Writing as a Career? Lots of questions...
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by /u/PralineIndividual627
1h ago
Hello all! I am currently in college pursuing a degree in healthcare, but dear God, this is awful. I thought I could do it, but it definitely isn't for me. I have always loved reading and writing though, but never considered it possible as a career. I am switching my major, but I have a couple of months to figure out which major I'll choose. So, I want to consider writing as a legitimate option while I have the chance. When doing my research, I came up with about a thousand questions that Google just didn't have answers for. The answers I could find would contradict themselves and were very c ..read more
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The need to be “exceptional”
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by /u/Economy_Housing7257
1h ago
Hi everyone. I’m currently in an advanced creative writing class this summer, and I’m the youngest person there. I’m a sophomore where everyone else are juniors and (mostly) seniors. I’m very nervous to turn in my first short story because I feel like I’ll stick out as young (or just plain bad lol). I come from a small town where I was one of the best writers in my class and won an award for it, so I’m not used to being the “bad” one and I don’t want to embarrass myself. Have any of you dealt with something similar? submitted by /u/Economy_Housing7257 [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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Planned a saga, I started a short story and a novella, I finished the first. Then I lost steam.
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by /u/Leading-Status-202
1h ago
I used to read lots of novels in my teens and early twenties. I wrote lots of short stories, and unfortunately I lost all of them. I thought about a thousands more of them without writing them. For some reason I stopped reading fiction, and I started reading a lot more nonfiction. Recently I had been going through a general slump in life, so I picked up a novel. Neuromancer, by William Gibson. While reading it I thought "this is exactly how I want books to be written". The next thought was "so... it's possible to write books like that." Next thing I know, I'm writing. Now I have a saga in min ..read more
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Accountability and writing
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by /u/DBOHGA
1h ago
I am writing a book and I have hit a brick wall. I am in the editing phase where I am converting interviews and I just need another writer who writes at least 3 times a week, EST. Even on Saturday or Sunday late afternoon. submitted by /u/DBOHGA [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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