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#122
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Ooooh, nice But I have the Necronomicon (picture)


Nice. I'd love to have a paper copy tbh, something is lost when it's not on paper.

Oh well, the site's good for people who can't afford or find a paper copy.
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#123
Well, the book doesn't have all stories but it's really nice. It has around 828 pages and some nice illustrations. Great for long boring nights.
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#124
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Today a new era begins!

How about everyone posts something like 100 words of their current project? I'll start.

OK, it's 187 words, but I couldn't find anything that made sense in 100 words.

Sure, I'll probably go over 100 words by a bit, but I'll post the first page I have in my journal that contains what I'm working on right now. Plus I can use this as an opportunity to edit.


My father was a cruel man. I never met him, at least not to my knowledge, but I know he was cruel. He brutally raped my mother, a harmless soul that never hurt anyone but herself, then dumped her on the street with nothing but the torn up rags that used to be her clothes. Despite all of that, I always wanted to meet him. It just doesn't feel right not knowing the man who created you.

My mother never lied to me about my birth. "No sense in lying to the only person I have in this world," she said. "We have enough worries and trust shouldn't be one of them." Oh how I miss the arms that guarded me from this wicked world. May she rest in peace.

My father approached her one day asking for a favor in exchange for a luxurious feast at one of the finest restaurants in town. My father was cruel, but at least he was, to some degree, a gentleman. My mother accepted. She wasn't naive, she knew what lied ahead, but when you haven't eaten in three days you will do anything for just a crumb.

He escorted her uptown, the only part of this city that isn't a slum, and took her to the Cafe De Amor. She ordered a loaf of bread, a large salad, a steak with two baked potatoes, and an apple pie. Within the hour ever last molecule had been consumed.

It then came time for the favor she agreed to. Understanding what she was supposed to do she began to solemnly march to the bathroom. But it was not to be. As she was standing up he grabbed her and threw her to the ground. He ripped off her clothes, unsnapped his jeans and began. No one at the restaurant seemed too bothered by it. Those that did simply turned away. Some bastards even stared at the horrible act before them.

When at last the deed was done, he took her back to his car and dumped her on a sidewalk in the neighborhood he found her in. The clothes she had before were tattered and torn beyond the point where they were any use, the feast had filled her for a while but now she was hungrier than ever, and her poor mind was shattered like glass.

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Sure, post it.
Regarding the short stories - look at Lovecraft. The majority of his opus are (relatively) short stories and he's pretty well known. Just write what feels more comfortable. I too prefer short stories over novels. I don't want to bother coming up with a story, developing it over 300 pages and then looking at what I've written and saying "That's shit."

Some other time, I don't want to clutter the thread even more after what I just did.
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#125
Hey all,
I just recently wrote a majority of a short story. The whole premise of the short story revolves around two people who double cross Satan in their childhood, blah blah blah, and Satan destryos the world several years later.

But my problem is that whenever Satan is refered to, He is called "The Man in the Black Suit". As I was unaware at the time I started writing the story I did not know that there is a short story by Stephen King called "The Man in the Black Suit", and it also uses The Man in the Black Suit as Satan/The Devil.

Anyways I was wondering if anybody had any suggestion to an alternative to the name The Man in the Black Suit. Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!
#126
How about Satan?
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#127
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Hey all,
I just recently wrote a majority of a short story. The whole premise of the short story revolves around two people who double cross Satan in their childhood, blah blah blah, and Satan destryos the world several years later.

But my problem is that whenever Satan is refered to, He is called "The Man in the Black Suit". As I was unaware at the time I started writing the story I did not know that there is a short story by Stephen King called "The Man in the Black Suit", and it also uses The Man in the Black Suit as Satan/The Devil.

Anyways I was wondering if anybody had any suggestion to an alternative to the name The Man in the Black Suit. Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!


I suppose it's obvious the guy's Satan so you could refer to him as Satan... or The Fallen Angel... Dark Prince... Lucifer...
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#129
So, I finished the third chapter of my novella (I have no idea if anyone's paying attention to this. I think I posted once before). It's coming along nicely.
I'm kinda disturbed at my ability to switch dramatically between horror and semi-romantic poetic stuff. Like, from a scene where the main character is forced to kill a teenage girl (I'm primarily a horror writer, btw) to a short passage about the moon and a girl.
Anyone else get this? And what effect do you think it has? I think it could get quite muddled.
#130
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#131
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Hey all,
I just recently wrote a majority of a short story. The whole premise of the short story revolves around two people who double cross Satan in their childhood, blah blah blah, and Satan destryos the world several years later.

But my problem is that whenever Satan is refered to, He is called "The Man in the Black Suit". As I was unaware at the time I started writing the story I did not know that there is a short story by Stephen King called "The Man in the Black Suit", and it also uses The Man in the Black Suit as Satan/The Devil.

Anyways I was wondering if anybody had any suggestion to an alternative to the name The Man in the Black Suit. Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!
Just give him a different characteristic. Make him tall, and call him The Tall Man, or make him a ginger and call him The Man With Red Hair. Something along those lines.
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#132
Chapter 2 of my story "Providence" (that's a code name) is coming along quite nicely...

@cornmancer That was a great sliver of what I hope are good things to come. I was genuinely terrified for that woman the whole way through.

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I suppose it's obvious the guy's Satan so you could refer to him as Satan... or The Fallen Angel... Dark Prince... Lucifer...

On this note, perhaps you could call him "Louie"?
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#133
I have a question that's been nagging me for quite some time. When a character is speaking it starts a new paragraph, however what happens if I end the speech marks and add in some description before continuing the same character's dialogue? Can that all be in the same paragraph?
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#134
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I have a question that's been nagging me for quite some time. When a character is speaking it starts a new paragraph, however what happens if I end the speech marks and add in some description before continuing the same character's dialogue? Can that all be in the same paragraph?


When a character starts speaking it doesn't actually start a new paragraph as such, the space is simply put in for clarity. Typically the way you would follow speech would be;

...David ran over to him and began blurting out a string of words.
"You have to...we, oh my god...we have to go!"
He stopped briefly, bending in two to catch his breath, seemingly studying the pavement whilst his lungs tried achingly to repair his erratic breathing.


So normally you would start a new paragraph, so long as the added description does not apply to the dialogue itself;

...David ran over to him and began blurting out a string of words.
"You have to...we, oh my god...we have to go!" he spluttered painfully.
He stopped briefly, bending in two to catch his breath, seemingly studying the pavement whilst his lungs tried achingly to repair his erratic breathing.


Hope this helps.
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#135
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On this note, perhaps you could call him "Louie"?


Nice to see the thread rolling again everyone!

i like that suggestion, its kind of comical which is how i write.

EDIT:Colohue- I have to do a brief proff read and then i'll send it your way
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#136
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So, I finished the third chapter of my novella (I have no idea if anyone's paying attention to this. I think I posted once before). It's coming along nicely.
I'm kinda disturbed at my ability to switch dramatically between horror and semi-romantic poetic stuff. Like, from a scene where the main character is forced to kill a teenage girl (I'm primarily a horror writer, btw) to a short passage about the moon and a girl.
Anyone else get this? And what effect do you think it has? I think it could get quite muddled.


Well, if you're writing in first person, I think the reader would get the impression that the character is unstable, maybe schizophrenic or something like that. But it would help to actually read that passage.
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#137
Quote by The Contagen
Chapter 2 of my story "Providence" (that's a code name) is coming along quite nicely...

@cornmancer That was a great sliver of what I hope are good things to come. I was genuinely terrified for that woman the whole way through.


On this note, perhaps you could call him "Louie"?

Good because I wasn't reacting to it very much at the time of writing and was worried others wouldn't. I greatly reworded that from the scribblings in my journal though. I think the version in my journal would not get a reaction out of the world's most emotional woman while she's on her period I'm just going to get the story fleshed out in here and then when I type it for my second draft and/or final copy I will reword the **** out of it so it actually gets some emotional reaction from people.
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#138
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Good because I wasn't reacting to it very much at the time of writing and was worried others wouldn't. I greatly reworded that from the scribblings in my journal though. I think the version in my journal would not get a reaction out of the world's most emotional woman while she's on her period I'm just going to get the story fleshed out in here and then when I type it for my second draft and/or final copy I will reword the **** out of it so it actually gets some emotional reaction from people.


your story was twisted!!
i love it though, really good work.

I may try to through in an automatic writing today, after i work on that Love entry thing
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#139
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your story was twisted!!
i love it though, really good work.

I may try to through in an automatic writing today, after i work on that Love entry thing

I like twisted. It's stemmed from my love of seeing people's facial expressions. Whenever I write I just think of the face I want to put on the reader, and try my best to put it there

/tip for all ye young writers lurking this thread.
#140
Quote by cornmancer
I like twisted. It's stemmed from my love of seeing people's facial expressions. Whenever I write I just think of the face I want to put on the reader, and try my best to put it there

/tip for all ye young writers lurking this thread.


Thats awesome. I like hearing about other peoples inspiration for writing.

For me i just enjoy writing and its a way of communicating to myself through myself, if that makes sense. More recently i have been inspired HEAVILY by an ex-gf and all the stress.
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#142
Oh cool, this thread looks just right for me.

Love writing short stories. I'm writing an 8000 word one as part of my high school assesment. But I just like writing in general.

A novel is in my mind. Have attempted one before, got up up to 30 pages and then gave up.
But I hope this will work.

Oh, and I create a bunch of film plots which I occasionally expand into 8 page treatments. Currently getting a friend to help me pick out one of my ideas to expand on.
#143
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Oh cool, this thread looks just right for me.

Love writing short stories. I'm writing an 8000 word one as part of my high school assesment. But I just like writing in general.

A novel is in my mind. Have attempted one before, got up up to 30 pages and then gave up.
But I hope this will work.

Oh, and I create a bunch of film plots which I occasionally expand into 8 page treatments. Currently getting a friend to help me pick out one of my ideas to expand on.


When you're writing novels, the most important thing is a really watertight plan for the story. You can't just write and hope it goes well, you have to know exactly what's going to happen. Obviously you'll change things or add bits as you go, but a good plan goes a long way.
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#144
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You know, it's funny...I just recently got into the most perfect relationship with a great girl that I can think of, and in the wake of that I wrote this.


ahaha thatspretty funny. I had read that earlier yesterday i think. good piece
Quite ironic though... maybe its a sign
just kidding i hope your relationship goes great!
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#145
Thanks .

Random question, but what is that room called when one gets married, where the people watch and the bride and the groom take their rings or whatever in front of the priest?
#146
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Thanks .

Random question, but what is that room called when one gets married, with all the people sitting on each side of the room?

hm the building is the chapel...
i think its the sanctuary?
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#147
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Thanks .

Random question, but what is that room called when one gets married, where the people watch and the bride and the groom take their rings or whatever in front of the priest?


Church? But that's a building... Better description perhaps?

EDIT: Sanctuary - area around the altar...
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#149
no problemo.
Is it from the story you posted earlier?
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#151
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Yup, the next chapter.

awesome i look forward to reading it.
i need to get started on my writings! im sitting at work doing computer training, once its finished i'll probably start typing haha
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#152
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When you're writing novels, the most important thing is a really watertight plan for the story. You can't just write and hope it goes well, you have to know exactly what's going to happen. Obviously you'll change things or add bits as you go, but a good plan goes a long way.


Completely disagree. I'm up to 160,000 words and I still don't know what the hell's going on.
#153
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Completely disagree. I'm up to 160,000 words and I still don't know what the hell's going on.


Okay, well for when you first begin writing, it's good to at least know where the story's going.
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#154
Thats a lot of words!!

I think you can go about writing a book a couple different ways.
Sure you can have everything neatly mapped out but you can also go from one idea to then next and loosely combine the ideas.

EDIT: I know what i want to achieve with my story, i know vaguely how i want the ending, but I'm not entirely sure how I will get to that end point.
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#156
Quote by Todd Hart
When you're writing novels, the most important thing is a really watertight plan for the story. You can't just write and hope it goes well, you have to know exactly what's going to happen. Obviously you'll change things or add bits as you go, but a good plan goes a long way.
I don't really have a water tight plan. I never write it down. I keep a plan in my head though.
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#157
yep, i mostly keep my plan in my head as well. Although everyonce in a while plotting a loose diagram or outline doesnt hurt
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#159
Worry not! I'm working at something at the moment. I'll post the intro when I'm done. But dammit! Should be writing the story, not this post.
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#160
PASIVITY ENDS

Rain. Dark sky attacking the skyscrapers. Walking through the dark alleyways of my city. Beggars. Drunks. *****s. Pimps. Drug dealers. Walking through the dark alleyways of my mind. Sea of decadence. These... people... trying to pull me down with them. Still, I keep on going. The strength I believe to have... Is it just my anger? No. Mustn't allow myself to think like that.

There he is. Cigarette in mouth. Burnt almost to the filter. Careless. He throws the cigarette butt on the street. Rain. Pouring down on him. Hair wet. I walk slowly. My strength suddenly leaves. But then I remember what he did. With each step I grow stronger. I clench my fists. No way back.

...

Ok, here's the short intro I promised. If I three people say they're intrigued, I'll continue writing. Well... I'll do it even if they don't. Just won't post...
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