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by Havoc
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Map making
Replies: 30
Views: 18151

I recently added a sketch-artist to my real-life circle of friends. He's currently transforming my written description into a comprehensive map with high artistic freedom. W00T
by Havoc
Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Sins of the Writer.
Replies: 49
Views: 49649

My weakness is the fact that I am unable to put my imagination into words anymore. There's certain things that go through my head, fight scenes, changes of camera angle, music to go along with a scene, that cannot be expressed in the written word. Because of this I've actually stopped writing entir...
by Havoc
Mon May 22, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Sins of the Writer.
Replies: 49
Views: 49649

It's the pacing mate... PACING!!! :smt119

lol, just kidding.:crazy: :rofl:

It's all combined I think. I struggle with it, when to use which tag or no tag at all. How do you keep it as straight as possible. How do you make it feel like a real conversation. I've yet to write one I feel happy with.
by Havoc
Sun May 21, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: "To Moat" or "Not To Moat"
Replies: 8
Views: 11154

What Q-Ray said + the knowledge and logic of the history on your world (and the technological advancement of each kingdom) + types of attack = your answer. (For instance, if the castle was made to defend against a kingdom known to employ siege-machines, then yeah, a moat would likely be placed to pr...
by Havoc
Sun May 21, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Sins of the Writer.
Replies: 49
Views: 49649

Both action and dialogue tags should be used with moderation. I've read a lot of dialogues (and written) that used too much of either, and it feels fake, forced, made up, unreal. It's just difficult to get a proper pacing in a dialogue, it will often break the pace of your chapter if done incorrectl...
by Havoc
Sat May 20, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Map making
Replies: 30
Views: 18151

bleeding hell.... if you'll excuse the expression. How'd you get those maps (eh... metal gear??? very funny dragonfleet)

Seriously, I tried and tried but my maps always look like something that flew out of the wrong end of a cow.
by Havoc
Sat May 20, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Sins of the Writer.
Replies: 49
Views: 49649

First for the original question: Strong point: Insanely strong surges of raw inspiration and a nigh one-ness with the characters/stories at those times. Weak points: - Avarage time between surges... several months of inactivity. - Dialogue (I'll come to it later...) - Ideas don't match up, working a...
by Havoc
Sat May 20, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: A flash
Replies: 6
Views: 4919

It's odd. It's like I can see the characters, I know them. Through and through, they are mine, part of me. The story too, seems somehow familiar and I keep having thoughts and occurances about how the story could develop (though, apart from the the characters it doesn't seem very coherent). I want t...
by Havoc
Fri May 19, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: A flash
Replies: 6
Views: 4919

Yeah, the card battle thing.............. not at all in my mind.

The two women were not randomly picked.

Read any script that feels full of emotion. Emotions should be the task of the actors, this is just the bare basics of what happens.
by Havoc
Fri May 19, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Exploring New Worlds
Replies: 54
Views: 23673

thought so.
by Havoc
Thu May 18, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: A flash
Replies: 6
Views: 4919

A flash

A flash of inspiration, a word-processor near and too much cola to be good for me. This is what happens to me when I'm not feeling like me. This I wrote as another sideshow to one of the many old projects (I lost count) that I never seem to finish. This time I just saw flashes of my story idea (to b...
by Havoc
Thu May 18, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Fantasy novels -unusual characters - advice/opinions wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 5459

I recently read a book that was written from the point of view of an Orcish warband. Though Orcs are warlike and brutish people that rather act then speak in this novel you do get to 'live' and sympathize with these Orcs. I found that in this novel, everything was written from their point of view. E...