Title: Good writing websites
Telcontar Rulz - August 14, 2008 09:48 AM (GMT)
There are some really good websites for writers out there. Here's one of my favourites: http://www.creativity-portal.com/
It's got prompts, tips, articles about how the psychology of a creative person works etc. It's a fun read, although the helpfulness might vary from person to person.
AraionaDuBois - August 14, 2008 06:58 PM (GMT)
Oh, that is nice! I spent a bit playing around in there. Great site Tel! http://dictionary-thesaurus.com/Wordlists.html
I use the above site all the time. I have found it very useful!!
Telcontar Rulz - September 3, 2008 02:13 AM (GMT)
It gives you a bit of a boost when you have no ideas. You get a setting, a starting phrase and four words which you must include. A great exercise to get those creative muscles working.
AraionaDuBois - September 6, 2008 02:24 PM (GMT)
Hey! That's pretty cool! :)
Refia - September 7, 2008 09:35 AM (GMT)
Seeing as this seemed a better place for these kind of topics, I moved them to this new forum.
AraionaDuBois - September 7, 2008 12:52 PM (GMT)
Good idea! Kinda went 'what the?' when I was scrolling down! :lol:
Mathonwy - September 9, 2008 10:30 PM (GMT)
Off at a slight tangent, a bit of legendary history for you. In 1974, Star Trek fanwriter Paula Smith was getting so fed up with superpowered nymphets swarming over the Enterprise that she decided to write a parody of the genre. Meet fifteen-year old Lieutenant Mary Sue as she boldly goes where no fangirl has gone before - say hello to Sue on her very first appearance!A Trekkie's Tale
Siany-T - September 9, 2008 10:36 PM (GMT)
Eep Star Trek Sues. Oh a parody though, might check it out.
AraionaDuBois - September 9, 2008 10:40 PM (GMT)
Ah yes.... the beautiful Lt. Mary Sue...thanks for sharing! I haven't read that in a long time!
Fishpaste - September 10, 2008 03:36 PM (GMT)
Which ST and who does she go for?
Mathonwy - September 14, 2008 02:30 PM (GMT)
|Which ST and who does she go for? |
Original flavour Trek. And her romantic aspirations? Ah, that would be telling ... :D
A site you might like - The Fanfic Symposium
. A huge collection of essays on all aspects of fanfiction, with the field guide to Mary Sues and the crossover discussions particularly good.
Also, it may not be fanfiction but The Eye of Argon
by Jim Theis is definitely worth a look. A legendary badfic in the Conan style - follow Grignr the barbarian and his incoherent quest, and marvel at the staggering awfulness of the writing! Was voted Worst Ever Story fifteen years in a row at one sci-fi convention, despite only being officially nominated the first year.
Siany-T - September 16, 2008 08:35 PM (GMT)
A Letter From The Force
One Star Wars fan gets sick of badfics and Mary-Sues's so write 'A Letter From The Force' telling writers what is acceptable and what isn't. All the advice is perfectly good and fitting for other fandons.
AraionaDuBois - September 19, 2008 12:30 AM (GMT)
When I need quick refreshing on a rule or whatnot, I use grammar girl. She's even got a podcast! GrammarGirl podcast
And this is her website:GrammarGirl website
Fishpaste - September 19, 2008 06:34 AM (GMT)
There is a fic where Thranduil writes to the fanfic population telling them what they can andf cannot do with his son. And I think Elrond does too... I might have to go find it.
Telcontar Rulz - November 2, 2008 10:34 PM (GMT)
Siany-T - November 2, 2008 11:07 PM (GMT)
Ooh thanks. I've been wondering about this for a while.
AraionaDuBois - November 4, 2008 02:41 PM (GMT)
aww...I haven't read the original in such a long time... I love those stories!