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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #510 on: July 05, 2013, 02:42:59 AM »
On that note of a long description of a fight scene Tom Clancy pulls it off pretty well. Huge fat paragraphs of people taking shots at eachother, and it seems technical and dull, but it's pretty exciting stuff to read especially considering the situations he describes. I think the main thing that worked was that everything made sense.

However having read Vampire Hunter D i've seen the author's habit of adding that 'flowery' language to describe whats happening. It works pretty well. He mostly uses metaphors that may seem over the top some times but i've grown used to it. The core of it all though is that I at least know whether it's a flowery description of an attack or a form of defense within the story.

Ever read a Chris Ryan novel? The guy packs so much action that you don't even notice how long it is.
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« Reply #511 on: July 05, 2013, 06:00:06 AM »
Chris Ryan? Can't say i have. How good is he?

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« Reply #512 on: July 05, 2013, 03:16:02 PM »
Pretty damn good. He wrote a popular teenager's novel series, and other than that he writes a lot of military oriented action books. Personally I recommend 'Killzone' or 'Firefight'. He really knows how to keep a person reading.
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« Reply #513 on: July 13, 2013, 10:36:48 PM »
How do you basically write a story for a manga.

Do you write it like in a screenplay? or just like a novel/short story?

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« Reply #514 on: July 14, 2013, 05:40:45 AM »
In my opinion a screenplay would be best, because manga is very similar to a movie in terms of scenes and flow. :smile:

You could also try learning how to make storyboards, that'll increase you chances to get a artist, though you don't exactly have to learn how to panel, just put the scenes onto paper in boxes with stickfigures and dialogue. Here's a link to a tutorial if you want it:
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,8024.0.html

It's up to you what you want to do though.

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« Reply #515 on: July 14, 2013, 08:41:28 AM »
Thanks! will check that out  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #516 on: August 22, 2013, 04:47:26 PM »
I read a little bit of "Writing Fiction" by Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Ned Stuckey-French, chock full of quotes from and stories about famous writers. It featured some of the most helpful advice I've ever received about writing. For instance, it talks about how, although the computer works very well for free-writing and first drafts, the physical format can bring to light a lot of mistakes in the revision process.

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« Reply #517 on: August 27, 2013, 02:14:21 PM »
I'm always looking out for quotes nowadays, people can write really potent stuff with few words. There's no chance i'll be able to buy that so i'll go download it.

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« Reply #518 on: August 27, 2013, 02:26:12 PM »
It's not just a quote book either. It's a full-on textbook, and, even when I think I know the topic already, it never ceases to offer helpful advice.

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« Reply #519 on: September 23, 2013, 12:55:45 PM »
Taking some fiction writing classes in college. I have to say these classes are inspiring me to really step my game up. These classes force me to write more which I think its a good thing for me. I feel like im getting better, but I still feel like my weakest areas is descriptions and detail. Definitely gonna be improving on those areas the most.
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« Reply #520 on: September 23, 2013, 06:13:28 PM »
Nice to have you back. Or at least... somewhat more active.

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« Reply #521 on: September 24, 2013, 06:46:01 PM »
Thanks man. Hopefully I'm back for good lol.
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« Reply #522 on: September 25, 2013, 02:22:30 PM »
Writing classes eh? Sounds neat! teach us some things some times

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« Reply #523 on: September 26, 2013, 03:53:29 PM »
random thoughts are random ~

Hm... I really want to make it big now. I want my name on a bestsellers list and win some sort of tangible reward. I want to be able to pay for my food with my writing.

That's the thought that just occurs to me. Where exactly does one start from though? There's so many directions i could take but i'm not sure how to start. I think i really don't want to publish in my own country though.


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« Reply #524 on: September 26, 2013, 04:46:55 PM »
Well, assuming you have a story, you can always reach out to an american publisher. In the world of instantaneous communication from one side of the world to the other, there really isn't a big difficulty with that.

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