Writer Workshop November 22nd, 2017

(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.

Anyone who would feel more comfortable talking about non-writing creative work in a thread that doesn’t have “Writer” in the name, you may find this month’s creative corner thread useful.

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 22nd, 2017

  1. alexeigynaix November 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Grah. Narnia works (to the extent it does work; hi, Ana Mardoll) in large part because it’s a lighthearted series of adventures. This is p much definitionally not the same genre as Narnia fic set in England.

    I’m trying to write a novel that’s essentially the latter and being frustrated that it keeps not being the former.


  2. depizan77 November 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Are you sure you wouldn’t rather be writing something that is the former? I mean, it kind of sounds like you and your creativity are having an argument about what you’re supposed to be doing.

  3. alexeigynaix November 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I mean you’re not wrong


  4. christhecynic November 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    And if you do write a fic set in pseudo-Medieval Fantasy world you can have a character armed with a flail. They could be taught by grizzled old “I was a farmer before the bad times. That’s why I crack skulls with a threshing tool.”

    Unfortunately I have no practical advice to offer you. Thus: flails.

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