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Postby Ranryu » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:25 pm

The best thing I found In most writing experiments is to first write the story how you would tell it orally. Then rewrite it into more respected grammar. Or where anyone could read it.
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Postby aldan » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:24 pm

I don't know if I'd say I'd do it how I would say it orally, but I like to imagine it being told by someone of the world of which I speak, like a storyteller or a bard or historian, but told in MY language. That way I can be sure that the feel for the world will come through, and it will have the FEEL of "older" and more formal language, while still maintaining the connectedness that a local storyteller or a bard would give it, seeing as how they'd usually be telling or singing the story to a mixed group of listeners and would have to be sure that they would be understood by all of them but that their words wouldn't be looked down upon by the richer people in the group (so they'd not get as good a tip) by going TOO low-brow.
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Postby Ranryu » Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:12 pm

That works as well I guess but never tried that way.
I just know that if it is put into the perspective of the average Joe then people relate to it easier and read it better.
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Postby Talon Sinnah » Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:49 pm

But some people would shy away from it.
I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the Soul. The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me. The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into a new tongue.

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Postby Manji » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:45 pm

Only the dumb ones.
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Postby aldan » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:51 pm

True, some might avoid it for that reason, but then some people couldn't live without a cat, while others hate them. There will always be those who won't enjoy your writing style. *shrugs* That's just the way it is.
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Postby Ranryu » Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:33 pm

True Talon but not every one is Near full time writer such as yourself. :smt064

But then again for your stories your writing styles blows most away. :smt070

Full of slice and dice :smt027
And skull knocking :smt075
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