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Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. - Robert A. Heinlein

Also, welcome new people!
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One nice thing about putting the thing away for a couple of months before looking at it is that you start appreciate your own wit. Of course, this can be carried too far. But it's kind of cool when you crack up a piece of writing, and then realize you wrote it. I recommend this feeling. - Steven Brust
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If you can see this...

... reply to this post with whatever creative stuff you're working on right now.

Me, I'm still trying to strangle some original fiction. I finally figured out that I'm having a hard time with it because I don't really know what the antagonists want. I mean, I know they want to invade, thus making them the antagonists, but I don't really know why or exactly how they're going to go about doing it.

Anyone else?
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I know it's been a busy month for the members around here: holidays, visitors, moves, that beast called Real Life...

How's everyone's writing going?

Speaking personally, the Atlantis muse has taken over my brain and isn't letting me write much else.


Have an original fiction that I've written about 1,500 words for so far. I'm stuck on the next scene.

Should I just keep writing the scenes as they come to me and then try to join them all up together, or should I try to write it all chronologically.

Almost all my SG-1 fanfic has been written chronologically with notes because I know from experience that I'm good at individual scenes but not so crash hot at connecting everything together. However, my JL fic 'Aftermath' which was written in about five days and encompasses 28,000 words was written in chunks that then were connected together. And it works very well.

So, opinions? Thoughts? How do you guys work with your muses? Chronologically, or chunk-style and then connecting it all together?
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Meme time

1. Who are your 5 favorite writers? (These can be novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, journalists, fanfic authors, etc)
2. How have each of these 5 affected or otherwise impacted your writing?
3. Pick two of the above 5 and tell us why we should give their novel/play/paper a try (unless you think that we shouldn't *G*)

(Please share your responses in seperate posts, not replies)

And the Quote of the Day:

"Read! Read! Read! And then read some more." - W.P. Kinsella
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