KassX

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  1. KassX

    The Big Question

    The ability to enter fictional worlds and never return please
  2. KassX

    What Song Are You Listening To?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHccClTAdzc Yessss CAZZETTE
  3. Yes, yes ‘coincidental’. Judge: Why… Why are you making air quotes?
  4. Can you say DESPERATE MARKETING PLOY? The writer in me is like, I don’t even write romance but I kinda want to now for the express purpose of stirring the pot. The marketer in me is like, weirdly impressed. Hey, it’s hard out here for a bitch
  5. E-Coli in the romaine? HAHAHAHA pass the salad please

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      KassX

      You guys are on an escarole!

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’ll endive-r to do better. :lol:

    4. KassX

      KassX

      Well now, this is getting radicchio-lous ;)

  6. Oh absolutely, I wrote like 5 books of a series that was originally a fanfiction. It basically stopped being one about a few chapters in because there were SOOOO many OCs and new plotlines. And honestly? I was cool with that. It was all very organic; it felt like a graduation. I went back later and changed whatever fandom vestiges remained to make it truly original. An original series that I could potentially sell one day? Hell to the YES!
  7. KassX

    Pet Peeves-What can't you stand

    Fair enough. My YA characters also tend to be mythological beings which aren’t quite in the mainstream yet (certain types of yokai, fenrirs, huldra etc) so I really can’t get around doing at least a few lines of description. I think of it like scene setting: when you’ve set such a lush stage, why would your characters be fuzzy blobs moving around it? Alsoooo when you leave it up to the imagination, those imaginations tend to be whiiiiite…
  8. KassX

    Pet Peeves-What can't you stand

    Yeah, this is really more wrt my YA stuff. With the smut, I do physical description in more detail than the YA stuff; and I think that does come with the territory. I prefer to sprinkle in details as the story goes along too, but I’ve literally heard people say not to do that either. I personally have never had a reader ask for less, but as a reader, I have sometimes wanted less, only if it starts to go on for too long. It is definitely up to the writer to find balance. I totally feel you on the narcissist characters; I have one who will go on and on about his GREAT hair
  9. KassX

    Pet Peeves-What can't you stand

    Pet PEEEEVES, omg you guys do not want to get me to start bitching because I will literally never stop, lol. I agree with so, so many of these. But here’s one that doesn’t happen too often but when it does, it pisses me off SO MUCH: writers who tell you not to describe your character’s physical appearance because it ‘ruins the reader’s mental image’. Fuck your image, my dude I mean look, I’m not the kind of girl to go off on three-page character descriptions from hair and eye color all the way to the single, curly hair on their left big toe, but firstly, I’ve had readers say they wish they had more physical description to picture the story better in their head and secondly, I tend to write stories set in metropolitan cities with lots of ethnic diversity. That diversity happens to be important to the story and to me! Now unless I give every POC character a ridiculous caricature of an ethnic name, that is just not going to get across without a physical description so PLEASE LET ME HELP YOU
  10. KassX

    Count To Infinity

    38429
  11. KassX

    How Many Active Stories do you Have?

    IT REALLY WORKS! Hi, I’m Kass and I like taking long walks on the beach I get most of my ideas while I’m out walking. I’ll actually go for a walk if I have a case of writer’s block or if I need to hammer out some story stuff. And of course, more cardio is good advice in general! I recently was able to attend a lecture by a writer studying the creative process, and he said that our best writing and creative work comes from our subconscious brain, not our conscious brain. I’m willing to bet it has something to do with that!
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    How Many Active Stories do you Have?

    Aww, well no one can help getting distracted by plot bunnies: they are so gosh darn cute after all Of course @CL Mustafic we expect you to finish all 37 of them!!! As an update, I was inspired by this thread and all of you to up my WIP list to three! THREE WHOLE STORIES As another, unrelated update, I now hate this thread and all of you
  13. 90 degree weather is a surprisingly good incentive to stay in and write! 

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    2. KassX

      KassX

      Garden-themed furries? Make it a thing! :D:D

      I can’t believe it was in the 50-60s last week and now we’re clocking 80s on the daily, lmao. I just don’t want to sweat through my makeup, is that TOO MUCH TO ASK GODDAMMIT

    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Ah! Sweaty foundation is the worst! 

    4. KassX

      KassX

      My face is meeeeelting :cry:

  14. KassX

    A Question of Consent

    You mean like groping as opposed to penetrative sex? I do believe the law classifies rape under sexual assault, but not all SA is defined as rape. However, we don’t have an SA tag so I would still tag ‘up’. I mean, we have SH but I don’t think it carries the same weight as assault. I have that problem sometimes, I was asking about Scat earlier and I once tagged Tent even though the tentacles didn’t actually have sex with anyone, lol. I think it’s just important to be very careful about the one tag which must not be named