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by orena
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Shouting, screaming, shrieking and Yelling...
Replies: 18
Views: 24940

Pigeonholing words for a singular purpose is annoying, even if it has nothing to do with gender issues because it makes them harder to write with when I constantly need to remember those rules revolving around them. I would much rather judge a word's effectiveness on a sentence to sentence basis rat...
by orena
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Use of simile and metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 5730

I tend not to use similes and metaphors, mainly because when I was in school I could never really get my head around how to use them properly.

For the same reason I try to avoid calling things ironic.
by orena
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Speculation
Topic: Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 20319

The Aztecs are from Central America, South America would have the Incas. Would America initially realize that these Vikings are from the past or would they blame the attacks on Norway or Denmark? If that was the case how would alliances and relationships between modern countries be effected when the...
by orena
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Speculation
Topic: When races are no longer seperate
Replies: 9
Views: 8134

People will probably continue to hate each other over equally foolish things such as religion, philosophy and nationality, even if we were all the same color.
by orena
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Sins of the Writer.
Replies: 49
Views: 49838

My strength would have to be creating an in depth world for my stories to take place in, I've always been good at giving characters, places and so forth a history that explains why they would do something or feel something in a story. My weakness though would be a tie between the difficulty of getti...
by orena
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Avoiding info dump?
Replies: 5
Views: 9078

Avoiding info dump?

One of the problems I find with my writing is that I tend to create info dumps, paragraphs that are loaded with information about the story's world but do not contribute to the dialog or action in the scene. They jump out of the scene and distract the reader away from the general flow of the story. ...
by orena
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Re-visiting the genre
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

That's a relief to hear. I'm often nervous about how my story is turning out, but most of the time it's all in my head.
by orena
Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Re-visiting the genre
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

Well there are four areas that I feel I am taking from: First from Deep Space Nine: my story takes place on a space station and they are fighting an empire (actually two empires) that are run by a mysterious race of shape shifters Second from Babylon 5: again, on a space station, and the two empires...
by orena
Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: World-Building
Replies: 7
Views: 6393

I world build a lot and my story / universe has become very complex because of it. But I find that a lot of my world building never ends up in the main story. For the most part it isn't a problem for me, since I do it for fun, not for specific inclusion into my story and it also gives me plenty of i...
by orena
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Re-visiting the genre
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

I'm struggling with something similar to that in a story I am working on now. It's not about the part of being too cliche, its that I fear it's too similar to other people's writing and that I might be stealing ideas. I've asked quite a few people and so far they've told me what I've written so far ...
by orena
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 11
Views: 5586

FantasyMan wrote:And u can ask them im not as weird as my first impression inplies :)


That's alright, I like weirdness.

And thank you everyone for the kind introduction. :smt049
by orena
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 11
Views: 5586

Hi there

Hello, I'm Orena. I an artist and I attempt to be a writer, although I hardly ever finish my writing :oops:

I'm interested in all things speculative, and really enjoy sci-fi and fantasy.