Writer Workshop for April 23th, 2014

(Posted by chris the cynic).

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!

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2 thoughts on “Writer Workshop for April 23th, 2014

  1. depizan April 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    There are two things I really struggle with in writing (you know, besides all the other things I struggle with), and I think they might be connected. One of them is action sequences, particularly fight scenes – a bit of a problem in an adventure writer – and the other is in trying to portray relationships (other than friendship). I think it boils down to my not being very sure about how to describe people’s actions. I sort of wish there were videos of people interacting accompanied by descriptive text so that my brain could sort attach labels to things. Since just existing and observing or trying to observe people doesn’t seem to have done much for me.

    Yes, part of the fight scene problem is that my fighting/martial arts “knowledge” comes entirely from fiction. But there’s also the actions to words problems. If only my brain could just beam images onto paper. *sigh*

    Bleh. For someone who’s been writing for a good portion of their life, I sure do struggle with it.

  2. storiteller April 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I think the people who have been writing for a good portion of their lives are some of the ones who struggle with it the most. Because we know that there is better and we can do better, so we struggle to get there. Writing is just damn hard, especially good writing.

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