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It's impossible by MissLunaRose It's impossible by MissLunaRose
For some reason, people seem to forget this.

If you don't find time to sit down and let your fingers roam the keyboard, the novel you keep talking about is never going to exist! :aww: So make some time and get moving.

I Love my Characters by MissLunaRose First Things First by MissLunaRose
I made this for a Writer's Guide that I am releasing soon. :) It isn't 99x56, oops.

Edit: Some of you are mentioning writer's block! In that case, you may want to check out Beating the Block (which has ideas) or I Have Writer's Block! (which has strategies). Good luck!
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MLPSkyWing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
People say Writing on the Computer is bad For Us..But I Do it, Because I Love writing 
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IDreamOfTheWind Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love to write and have spent 3 years doing so!
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   General Artist
Good for you! :highfive: Writing is awesome.
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IDreamOfTheWind Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is!
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puppyhowler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist
looking at you Brian Griffin!
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FancySallyAcorn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thinking of topics are the pain in the butt
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   General Artist
True. :aww:
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FancySallyAcorn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup :/
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HalfAssPrince Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intros/beginnings are always a pain in the ass for me ;-;
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   General Artist
Yeah, those are tough. :aww: Sometimes I skip the beginning and go straight to the next scene, then write the beginning later.
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WebkinzandMC Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The current literature I'm writing, a simple backstory to one of my ocs, was really not meant to be a novel. Each part is shooooort and I'm not hot at writing anyways. :dummy:
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   General Artist
That's neat! :aww:

Well, with all that practice you're doing, I'm sure you're getting there! ;)
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BlossomRainFall Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed!
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
:D
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My problem is finding where to start. Everything is all worked out, plot, surprise plot twists, ending, everything except that pesky opening. 
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
Beginnings are difficult! :noes:

Sometimes I skip them and come back to them. :shifty:
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried that but I'm like "Wait, how does this fall into place now?" 
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
That's too bad! :saddummy: I find that it helps to ponder the beginning on and off for a week or two before actually writing it. Besides, if it doesn't turn out, you can always edit it later! :dummy:
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may give it another try. 
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
In that case, good luck! :huggle:
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :pat: 
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:iconmisslunarose:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That reminds me, everyday I keep thinking "Gotta post another chapter of that story on Fiction Press today..." But I never actually do it since I'm mainly an artist XD
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
All in good time! :hug:
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Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: c:
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BlueLionEyes Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

AMEN hallelujah!


Lol, yes this sad truth is often overlooked.

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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
Indeed! Otherwise we'd probably all have several novels by now. :D
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Pheoniic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeahhh the difficult truth. :/
It's a shame that I have such a love-hate relationship with writing.
I love doing short stories... and writing elaborate descriptions... but any longer than that.... and my mind collapses in. :XD: ...There's just too many decisions to make!
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
No one ever said it was easy! :tighthug:

Novels come more naturally to me; I'm not sure why. It might be because I've been writing them for a while, or because I'm okay with writing corny stuff, so it's easier to write long things. :lol:
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Pheoniic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeahh it's just really tough for me to stick to a written story...
I just don't have that intrinsic motivation I get when I work on a really complicated time-consuming drawing. :|

But like I achieved the year of the background this year, I'm aiming for the Year of the Story next year!
Just one thing... but an important thing. :D

Ah that's great then! :nod:
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Delkie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Hey man, did you know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes collection was mostly short stories? He only wrote four novels about the character despite him writing for Sherlock Holmes for years and years, and probably didn't really have to. A good 90% of his stories about Holmes were short stories.

So there's nothing saying you can't make a collection of short stories and just go from there. See what you can patch together. Just write what comes natural and then see what might strike you. As you work with the characters more and spend more time writing, you may just end up going, "Oh, I have a GREAT idea that would be way too long for just a short story." Then, bam. You may have a book in your hands.

Trust me, I used to feel bad when I thought I was more of a short story-oriented writer too, until I realized that quite a few very successful writers made basically a whole career out of writing short stories.
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Pheoniic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow what a nice response!
I didn't know that about the Sherlock Holmes collection... mostly because, although I love to read, I rarely do it. :shrug:

That is a great way at looking at it! It's worth a try I think. :)
I don't know what it is about short stories that makes me so attached to them, but it's important to write in a way that inspires me to write.
...Forcing myself to write in a novel format discourages me for sure.

Thank you for your advice and helpful words. :nod:
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Delkie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Haha, I know the feeling. I'm up to my eyeballs in books, and I love to read, but I don't read nearly as much as I'd like to anymore (mostly because of work draining all of my mental energy away).

I think what draws certain writers to writing short stories specifically is because short stories allow you to focus more on detail without worrying about losing your plotline to drivel. When you're writing a novel, delving too much into little developmental details can make the story drone on forever, and it ends up appearing more like worthless filler than actually necessary to the grand design. But with short stories, you can safely do little character studies in the midst of a fun little plot, without feeling like "Oh my God, it isn't epic enough to be a whole book!" Short stories let you do both. They're windows, just little slots of what could be a bigger story, which keep it interesting. It's kinda like writing a book, only without the pressure of making sure a 200+ page-long novel has the spine to hold itself up.

So just write short stories. Then you can kind of string them together in a kind of chronological order as time progresses and characters develop to sort of keep track of things. If writing a novel is too much, don't go for that yet...because there's nothing worse than forcing your way through a novel. Ugh.

And you're welcome. <3
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BenevolentRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Gasps* Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh~
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
Who knew? :giggle:
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, this message can also be applied onto those who constantly talk about doing something, but never really got around to actually do it later on like myself*cough*.
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
Yeah. :)
Well, I'm going to be sharing some strategies in a Writer's Guide soon, so if you're looking to write a book, it might help!
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LunaPeachieWasHere Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's true, which is why I've been writing my butt off for years.
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
Good for you! :hug:
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true. This is why I love NaNoWriMo. It helps me to find/make the time for writing and to finally get something out that I can work with.
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
Good for you! :aww: Is NaNoWriMo fun? (I've never tried it, and I'm curious.)
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so much fun! It's a great challenge and the fact that there's a whole community going on the same crazy ride really makes it more fun. It's an experience I think everyone should have :)
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for letting me know! :aww: I'll keep that in mind when I consider it next year. Assuming I can come up with a halfway decent plot... :lol:
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TheThousandStories Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Writer
 

• I'm having writer's block, but thanks for the reminder
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
Good luck! :hug: I have some resources for Writer's Block here, in case you haven't seen them. Perhaps they'd help. :)
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TheThousandStories Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Writer
 

• Chat?
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