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    Miscellaneous Fanfiction Writing Thread (Solicit Advice Here)

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    this is less a fanfic idea than it is a fanfic forum idea, but i feel like we should maybe have something like a questions thread but for fanfics. one that'd be used for general writing questions, or questions that are a bit too fanficy for the general questions thread. like a mix between miscellaneous thoughts/questions thread and a public beta thread

    maybe it's a dumb idea, but i feel like it could help 'revive' this subforum or whatever. it'd promote discussion that might incite people to write or to find solutions to problems they've come across while writing
    Hi. What are some of the people who click on threads in this forum doing? What are you writing lately?

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    Writing another chapter of False/Trinity while thinking of how long it'll take me to get to the hammy stuff I want to write.

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    The usual. Dunno if I should start working on multiple fics at once, or only work on one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    The usual. Dunno if I should start working on multiple fics at once, or only work on one.
    I think it'd be easier to just work on one at a time.
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    Writing the third chapter of You Are My King, and trying to come up with a way to write the next one for Hero Fall that won't have it come out as total crap (Medea deserves better).
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    a questions for fic writing thread?

    ...ok, ill throw one in. Beyond going on hiatus (because who go on hiatus are the worst people) how do people respond to a sudden curtailing of time and trying to get the right energy and frame of mind to write in between other stuff.

    like, my situation is that starting two weeks ago, my new term started. it includes a 40 hour a week internship, a full class load (in class) as well as the related homework, im also selling my home this semester so doing the usual stuff related to miscellaneous repairs and dealing with realtor's red tape.

    apparantly I just had to damn much free time.

    anyway, I still slotted myself a period on tuesdays roughly 1-4 PM where I can do a bit of writing for fight/knight. I had hoped what would happen is I would put my thoughts together while working through the week and then for those 3 hours I would really be able to just light on fire and type straight for that time and complete a few thousand words each time.

    However I had neglected to account for how hard it is to budget getting up all the writing energy needed to really get in the zone. Actually, more then anything, I find I have blanked out and cant remember what my plans were. As a result im lucky to get 700-800 words a week.

    anyway, long story slightly less long, how do you handle it if you dont have a lot of time but still want to get in the zone more or less "on command"
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    I just keep a tab with the google doc open, and write whenever I feel like it. Hence my pace, ohyuu
    Quote Originally Posted by Dullahan View Post
    there aren't enough gun emojis in the thousandfold trichiliocosm for this shit


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    The Dollkeeper: A Fate side-story. The memoirs of the last tuner of the Einzberns. A record of the end of a family.
    Overcount 2030: Extra x Notes. A girl with no memories is found by a nameless soldier, and wakes up to a world of war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post

    anyway, long story slightly less long, how do you handle it if you dont have a lot of time but still want to get in the zone more or less "on command"
    My suggestion is to jot down any ideas or scenes that come to mind. You can do this on paper, on a phone note, etc, just anything to preserve the idea. It takes very little time in the moment, but it helps preserve what you're working on and reviewing them can help get you going on the "real stuff" when you have the time. Even if it's just a dialogue snippet that takes two minutes to get on paper with no other context, it can help jump start you later.
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    you can choose to instead be emotionally constipated I guess
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    I feel like you just need to do it. The worst part is getting over the initial hump, but once you open the page and start writing down words it becomes easier to continue

    Now getting over the initial hump is obviously difficult and I can't provide help there as I rarely write when I want to too, but I find that the rare times I do it sometimes becomes fun

    then there's the times where I spend an hour on a paragraph but let's ignore that

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    I don't think there's ever been a paragraph I haven't spent an hour on. Generally I correlate productivity with a sore back and dehydration because things take quite a while to put together just so.

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    I admit that this might be akin to a certain jiheishou we're fond of mentioning.

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    well for me it's like I spend an hour on the same paragraph for multiple nights until i decide to rewrite a paragraph I wrote ealier, which also takes multiple nights. rinse and repeat

    then I eventually get frustrated at my lack of progress and get anxiety about writing which is why it takes me so long to get over that initial hump of just sitting down and writing

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    Okay, this might come across as odd, but I am honestly worried about this. See, I've been a Nasuverse fan for a long while, but I don't know how to best get back into the rhythm of writing Nasu-related works. I want to make sure I can get my butt back into gear with this... any ideas out there on how to get back to work on Nasu-related stuff?
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    maybe you should just do it jesus fuck
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    Not helping, Leo.
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    The help here is to answer the question of "how do I do Fate stuff": the aforementioned answer is "do Fate stuff." yw in advance
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    Is there any particular aspect you're struggling with or just generally speaking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lace View Post
    you can choose to instead be emotionally constipated I guess
    Quote Originally Posted by Lace View Post
    when a random guy hits on you you can just brush him off

    when a random guy hits on you and he has an aussie accent, that's the devil's temptation
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    god everytime I open your signature my lifespan is shortened by 3 years
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    @keo, you are being antagonistic, and you are not helping.
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