Archer62 Posted 1 year ago
Writing

Has anyone had a go at writing a novel, story.

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    • Deleted User 15th January 2021 at 8:22 am

      I am at the moment.

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    • Rainbows Penpal 15th January 2021 at 8:40 am

      Tried 3 in my time, all rejected! They’re still sitting in a bottom drawer somewhere. Maybe I should get them out, edit and try again …..?

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    • redman 15th January 2021 at 9:19 am

      i was in writing group, have written children stories and short peices in poetry group as well on line pat somerset

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    • Donia 15th January 2021 at 3:05 pm

      I did, but NY English it’s not brilliant yet,still tryed to write about my young age, I miss those times!

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    • Donia 15th January 2021 at 3:05 pm

      Sorry, my English

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    • Curt James 15th January 2021 at 4:28 pm

      Not a novel, but screenwriting. Written a few now.

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    • Deleted User 15th January 2021 at 5:06 pm

      Hi

      Yes, At the start of lockdown I had good intentions of reviewing lots of previous work. I was quite prolific in my 50s lol

      I think that if you feel you have something to say: find a medium you feel comfortable with – short stories, scripts, verse, text, composition, comic book, whatever – and just start.

      I’m visual so screen writing is my main area. But of course until they are produced no-one sees film scripts. My thought was to turn my short films, etc into story form.

      Motivation is a real problem!! I need help here. Any suggestions.

      Annella

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    • Archer62 15th January 2021 at 6:04 pm

      I find it hard to clear time to get my writing cap on, but when I do I get great satisfaction.

      Would love to write a script Anella

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    • Deleted User 15th January 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Yes, lol Procrastination is an issue – probably because you know once you start writing you can be there for hours – and hours.

      Writing is a lockdown on it’s own, especially if you are really enjoying it.

      Annella

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      • Archer62 15th January 2021 at 6:32 pm

        Annella what do you enjoy writing about the most?

        My first effort into writing developed into a crime thriller based in my work surroundings which happens to be a hospital in mid Wales. Using characters based on colleagues.

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    • Deleted User 15th January 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Hi, Hard for me to categorise. Although I could loosley put my scripts into, “Weird”, kitchen sink drama, sitcoms and thrillers.

      I’m action led, rather than character – but I am
      bit more interested in characters now. Probably not enough. Think, the film Waterworld, rather than Coronation Street.

      Everyone is different. Writing is BIG lol

      Annella

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    • Deleted User 15th January 2021 at 7:31 pm

      Ps Would your colleagues recognise themselves?

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    • Archer62 15th January 2021 at 10:50 pm

      Annella have you ever given friends excerpts of your work to give feedback.
      I have been quite protective of my work so I haven’t let anyone read my work.

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    • Deleted User 16th January 2021 at 12:15 pm

      Hi I used to go on all sorts of short courses and I went to a 10 week course at the university where I wrote my first short film. No-one on the course liked my work probably because it wasnt what they expected but the tutor told me to send it to Channel 4 – so I did. To my surprise they liked it, in fact two of my scripts were on the table for production but in the end they didnt go ahead. The point is, listen to friends: but follow your gut feeling.

      Theres a place for everything. People who like red, might hate yellow.

      Annella

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    • Lizzib 16th January 2021 at 7:47 pm

      I’ve written a novel. Had some feedback and working on that. Don’t know if I will put it forward for publishing, it was primarily for my enjoyment. The same with a collection of short stories.

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