Writer Workshop April 6th, 2016

(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!


8 thoughts on “Writer Workshop April 6th, 2016

  1. alexseanchai April 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

    *looks at Camp NaNo word count*

    *looks at actual story word count*

    *looks at Camp NaNo target total word count for day six*

    *looks at energy levels*

    *looks at todo list*

    *looks at word counts again*


  2. depizan April 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm


    *writerly sympathy pats*

    Maaaybe the story will just take off and you’ll catch up before you realize it?

  3. christhecynic April 6, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I meant to post this hours ago. I think I thought I already had posted it or something. Anyway:

    @alexseanchai You’re trying, though. That counts for something. I considered doing it and … killed that consideration before it could go much of anywhere because I wasn’t up for even trying.

    On the success side of things, I finally posted a new chapter of Forgotten Seeds. Just took eight months or so.

  4. alexseanchai April 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I think it will be much easier once I get to the Faerieland part of the story. Right now I’m trying to (1) slog through the boring part (2) make the boring part not boring so as not to lose readers who will love the Faerieland part once they get there.

  5. depizan April 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Skip ahead and come back to the boring part?

  6. alexseanchai April 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    There shouldn’t be boring parts, though.

  7. depizan April 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Well, no. But maybe something will occur to you that will help make it not a boring part once your on the rest of it.

  8. christhecynic April 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    “Let’s just skip to the fire swamp, that sounds interesting.”

    Yeah, I have a lot of trouble with boring parts. It’s why most of my work is fragments. I get to go, “This looks interesting,” write the interesting bit, post that, and … boom! We have content.

    (Complete) Linear stories are hard.

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