Writer Workshop November 25th, 2015

(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!

4 thoughts on “Writer Workshop November 25th, 2015

  1. alexseanchai November 25, 2015 at 8:57 am


    *writes treat, not assignment*

  2. christhecynic November 25, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Tolstoy would say that true art can only be made based on inspiration, not demand, and thus you’re being a true artist.

    Of course he could say such things given that he was born into the upper class and thus didn’t really need for anything.

  3. alexseanchai November 25, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Tolstoy can go step on a Lego.

    I don’t want writing to be my second job, never mind my first job. I have other plans for my life. But I do want my writing to make a difference in the world, which pretty much means I need to treat writing like a part-time second job. Which means showing up every day whether I feel ~*inspired*~ or not. Also it means writing (to a limited extent, but “assignment in a fic exchange” is within that extent) what my readers want to see.

    I am good at neither of these, I admit. Tolstoy can still go step on a Lego.

  4. depizan November 25, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Strangely, working on two fics at once seems to have helped with my writer’s block issues. Though I still write at a snail’s pace. A not particularly speedy snail.

    And I will continue to grumble about writing fight scenes and action sequences. They’re so easy to imagine and so hard to write. *sigh*

    (Though, honestly, I’m not that keen on fight scenes and am perfectly happy to summarize whenever I can get away with it. Action sequences, I would like to get better at. But they’re not much easier than fight scenes. Unfortunately.)

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