CloverReef

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  1. Sounds like a vore tag to me! I’d like to see someone do that idea. Not the vorey cheeseburger one, but the people turning into their costumes one. Sexy cop/Dracula or something! Or like one of those ‘who would win, swamp thing vs frankenstein’s monster?’ with a sexy twist.
  2. Never done this before so if I make mistakes, I will blame someone else. That being said, I’m totally in. Gonna copy your details format DP. I trust you. Title: Blue Eyes Tags: MCD, SH, Violence, m/m Summary: A strange body comes into a funeral home to be prepped for burial, but the lonely mortician designated to do the honours doesn’t think it’s quite dead. Halloweeny theme: death and zombies! Oh and my penname on the archive is same as here. CloverReef.
  3. What power do you get if you’re dressed like a hamburger?
  4. Hmm… Y’all think a character turning into a zombie counts as character-death tag worthy?

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I got self-conscious about the first change so I changed it again lol. Thanks

    3. Desiderius Price

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      I totally am writing my halloween story! Ideally it will lead to a second too… I’ve got ideas for a second at least… kinda. But you know how it is. Just one short scene left to write then it’ll be edit/beta party time!

      Get the first one done first, then work on the second.  (I’ve done two before, for the Holiday 2015 one).

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Will do, thanks :) I can only work consecutively for some reason!

  5. Well, confidence matters to me because I think a lot of people already have decent summaries that successfully communicate to the reader what their story is about, but their self-doubt gets in the way. Or ‘successfully communicates’ isn’t good enough, they want their summaries to be awesome, to whet the readers’ appetites. Which is a totally legit desire. So that doubt becomes the problem a lot of the time more than the summary itself is. Or the ambition to get better gives them/us the motivation to learn more about techniques or learn more about their readers.
  6. It was a video game, Tekken, for me. I had started writing before that, just for myself, horror movie scripts. My very first script started with an old woman getting her head lopped off by a flying vinyl record that I wrote when I was 11 lol. But then I discovered Tekken and the fan fiction community and it was like “OMG there’s more story options than what the game gives me?!” And that was it. I was a fan fiction writer for almost a decade after that before I had my messy breakup with the fandom and went exclusively original. Fandoms are an excellent training ground for budding writers. I think you guys are right that neither of the two options listed in the article really apply there. To start in fan fiction it’s gotta be about the passion for something. Passion for the characters, passion for writing, passion for the story and wanting to see more of it than the original offers, or just wanting to see George and Bob make out.
  7. And they both motivate you? That’s impressive!
  8. By ‘the odd one or two’ I totally just meant you and me, DP.
  9. That demon is an asshole. It’s never been a problem to me, but I can be a bit on the arrogant side when it comes to feeling entitled to do things that make me happy. But I see it a lot in the people who are close to me. We gotta slay that bitch. To me, even if someone aims to sell their books, if the passion and love for words is there, they will never seem to be writing purely for the money. And I can honestly say that not a single person on AFF seems motivate purely by money… Maybe the odd one or two motivated purely by their genitals, but there’s nothing wrong with that either!
  10. I agree 100%. I have a hard time believing writers write just to sell books. I mean, of course a lot of writers want to make money off something they put so much work into. That’s just natural. But for most of us, I think there’s more than just the possibility of monetary rewards that inspires us to put pen to paper that very first time.
  11. Found an article on one of the writing pages I follow where the writer explores the two reasons people write a novel, and I was like, “WTF?! Only two?!” Apparently, we fall into two categories. 1: We feel we have a good story to tell, and 2: we feel we have a good story to sell. I may be simplifying the point of their article a little, but I wanted to bring the discussion here. For me, it’s neither of the two options. I don’t always feel like I have a story to tell. Sometimes I just have characters or events in my head and a story forms as I’m writing. Sometimes I don’t even have that much, but I just need to write because the options I have to read just aren’t satisfying a specific need or craving. So, as the title of this thread asks, why do you write?
  12. lol definitely not alone. I’m sure there are writers out there who are 100% confident in their summary skills, but I have yet to meet one.
  13. I always will vote for your own. Sometimes it’s fun to take suggestions from readers, especially if you’re stuck on something and need a little boost. At the same time, I 100% believe you should follow your own inspiration whenever you possibly can. If you’re torn between a reader’s idea and your own, follow the inspiration. By that, I mean what you’re picturing in your head. What words do you keep rolling around on your tongue? What events are you excited to sculpt and play with? Go with that. Personally, I think it’s more fun, when readers make suggestions, to go in the opposite direction to avoid being predictable. Take your readers by surprise when possible, keep them on their toes. Though that may not be as important if you’re writing a pwp.
  14. I don't quite understand what you are asking. You want someone else to write an outline for your story? And that made me snort @BronxWench
  15. I appreciate a well-placed reference when I catch it, but I prefer them to be well spaced out, you know? Like if it’s obvious there are tons of references and I don’t get them (which isn’t uncommon since I’m not up on a lot of pop culture stuffs), I might feel a little alienated or detached from the story, but if it's like the rare reference I don’t get, then it’s more like something I can look up or pass over and still feel connected to the writing. That’s as a reader. As a writer, my references are pretty rare. And I usually try to make them pretty veiled, with the odd exception. But that might just be because there’s not a whole lot that I’m into that would make sense to a lot of people lol.