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GondorianPrincess

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 02:39:02 PM »
I know that feeling.

I'm supposed to be working on the "Oh NO!" book. But its on the other computer and I haven't transfered documents yet. I really need to do that. *lol*

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2009, 03:07:22 PM »
Hee hee, glad to know I'm not the only one procrastinating. :P
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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2009, 06:04:43 PM »
As my coach used to tell me.  Shut up, sit your ass in the chair and do your damned job.
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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2009, 08:35:08 PM »
BUt, I don't want tooooooo!!!!

and besides, I hate just spewing stuff on screen. It never works out later and I always have to re-write the bloody thing anyway. I usually wait till I get an idea and then I go with it. *lol*


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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 07:00:05 AM »
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As my coach used to tell me.  Shut up, sit your ass in the chair and do your damned job
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 ;D 'Yes, Sir!' *Cathy salutes*

The only problem is, I sit down, determined to write (after all, this is only the first draft) but... then I see something that needs researching, to give the story authenticity; or a quote I just have to look up; or an email I have to answer; or... well, you get the idea. :(
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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2009, 09:50:41 AM »
Highlight the area that needs research and move on.

Hightlight something about the quote and move on. You'll probably remember it later anyway.

Turn off the email notification and if necessary, and move on.

Apply Butt Glue, sit and write.

Set a timer and allow yourself a break after an hour.

Write.
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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2009, 11:02:52 AM »
WOW!!  MWC is the well of knowledge for the writer.  I do what Country4Gal said.  I high light in yellow, make a note in Microsoft notes and then keep writing.  I know if I stop I will forget where I was going.  I have lost more thoughts until my wife made me start using notes.  ;D

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2009, 11:34:02 AM »
I have lost more thoughts until my wife made me start using notes. 

Yes, I find the highlighter on my word processor comes in very handy. I even make notes to myself in the body of the text, highlight it and then move on, content with the fact that there is No Way I'm going to be able to ignore the color when I start the edit process.

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2009, 12:40:00 PM »
Precisely.  What I use is actually MS OneNote.  To me it is like one big notebook.  I have my outline on it has well as my character list.  Most often misspelled words.  I can pull it up, make notes as I write then minimize it and then back to writing.

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2009, 05:14:58 PM »
Wow! I do the same. I highlight parts I'm not sure of, or want to check, in red. Thoughts or comments I use red and caps.

It is so good to know other writers do the same (*Wipes brow, delighted she's not entirely nuts* ;D)

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Apply Butt Glue, sit and write.

I've got the butt glue - it's the writing part I'm kinda short of at the moment. :(

I have this haphazard way of writing. A story comes to me, usually with a first line and a last line. I have my characters and do a character list, but I'm impelled to get that first line down and then I flow for about 8-10 chapters (adding to my character list and time frame like a good little girl) but then I run out of steam.

The story doesn't come to life - not like the one before, or the one before that (even though I can remember having the same problem with them) so I do some research, hoping to get enthused again, and usually it works.

But this time... :'(

I like this story, the characters, and yet...Whaaaaaaaaaaaa - I don't want to write the bloody thing. >:(

HELP!


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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2009, 05:18:30 PM »
Get on with it. >:( ;D

I seem to remember you saying this to me. Now when was it? Ol yea the other night. ;D ;D
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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2009, 05:19:12 PM »
But...but...but.... :'(
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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2009, 05:20:28 PM »
I may sound a bit more sarcastic because of my book. Nimruzir and Zohar are having their first sarcastic moment together! Kodak time! *lol*

I am finally at chapter 5. I am so happy! I have no clue how long the book is gonna be, but I am just gonna let my characters take me where the heck they want. It's their show, even if I am writing it! *lol*

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2009, 05:24:43 PM »
Nilly, it's so funny to see you talking about this Zohar guy of yours all the time. It keeps making me do a double take.

The Zohar is a collection of very important Jewish mystical works...
http://www.kabbalah.info/engkab/mystzohar.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zohar

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Re: Need help with a character
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2009, 05:42:38 PM »
OMG!

I picked the name on my name web site (behind the names) and so did not know about this.
I should do a parody of that first article. Just because I was thinking about it and...omfg, that would be so freakishly funny!

*lol* how hilrious is this!??