Writer Workshop August 24th, 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!

6 thoughts on “Writer Workshop August 24th, 2016

  1. alexseanchai August 24, 2016 at 11:18 am

    How about I just paste in my snippet I put on Imzy’s 100words community? (All [personal profile] misbegotten‘s fault!)

    CN: domestic violence, death

    Alanna stepped back from Anthony’s body, dropping the bloody knife.

    Mary, relieved of the need to pin him down magically, came forward to wrap eir arms around the shaking Alanna. “It’s okay,” Mary murmured. “It’s okay now. You’re free of him.”

    you’re mine

    “Am I?” Alanna asked, uncertain which voice she addressed.

    you’re MINE

    A cold wind whipped through the clearing, stirring Anthony’s loose shirt and shoving Alanna and Mary stumbling back two paces.

    Alanna felt Mary slam up a stone wall of magic, and the windchill eased. Alanna herself tried, haltingly, to kindle a weapon of flame.


  2. depizan August 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm



  3. depizan August 24, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    For myself, I’ve been slowly working on the fic of doom. (The one I’ve been struggling with not wanting to write, since at least part of it is…not pleasant.) I’m still not entirely sure how my heroes are going to pull off the rescue of an injured person. (Though I may just go with adrenaline is a wonderful thing. As is really, really not wanting to die.)

  4. christhecynic August 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I just wrote a post about how I dislike that punctuation marks are about function rather than form using as the example pauses.

    And now I’m wondering how we would punctuate Shatner-speak if English punctuation were equipped to handle pacing.

    Shatner-speak: where I // say // a few words . . . and-then-quickly-end-things.

  5. depizan August 24, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Do you suppose Shatner’s Tek War novels were written the same way he speaks?

    And, yes, we could always use more punctuation. Especially when it comes to speech.

  6. Firedrake September 9, 2016 at 4:32 am

    depizan: they were written by Ron Goulart, but I could readily believe he tried to “Shatnerize” his writing.

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