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I'm not a writer yet
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I'm in a writers forum besides this one. (One with writers, I'm also in one about Latin (the language of ancient Rome).)
 
In the writing forum, I began a diary under the title (something) reluctant diary of my story progress. Then people said "no, no, you're going to make it, come on!" But no, I'm not very confident I will. I'm not very good at writing. I mean, I don't really know how to make an interesting story. I guess I never did one, and I'm struggling because I have the characters but I don't have the deeds...
Hello. I'm Gustavo. (If you call me Gus, it's all right too.)
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#2
Enid Blyton ("Noddy's Adventures") used to clear her mind and lie quietly at bedtime-- after a while, the characters appeared in her mind as if onstage, and the stories would unfold before her eyes.

Another very famous author whose name escapes me just now used to sit at the typewriter from 0730 until 5PM and type continuously. If he saved one or two pages at day's end, he considered it a pretty good day.

I know what you mean about the difficulty of creating the action. Even with a great command of the language and well-crafted characters, with no further inspiration, there's no story. Perhaps if you began writing dialogue, a story line would emerge. Or maybe define in broadest strokes an event of some sort and set about the task of fitting your characters into it.

I have the same problem, but I don't dabble in fiction (reading or writing it) very often. Best of luck, though!
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(08-25-2019, 01:01 AM)GustavusMacer Wrote: I'm in a writers forum besides this one. (One with writers, I'm also in one about Latin (the language of ancient Rome).)
 
In the writing forum, I began a diary under the title (something) reluctant diary of my story progress. Then people said "no, no, you're going to make it, come on!" But no, I'm not very confident I will. I'm not very good at writing. I mean, I don't really know how to make an interesting story. I guess I never did one, and I'm struggling because I have the characters but I don't have the deeds...

English/writing was my weakest subject which I needed to improve for my profession.

My professor told me to do a timed, 5 minute writing exercise every day, about any subject. He said do not stop to make spelling or grammatical corrections, just write for exactly 5 minutes every day. And save your work for future reference.

After a month I noticed a distinct improvement in my writing ability. The daily exercise really helped free my mind to become more naturally creative.

There are teach-yourself books which would show you how to draft, plot and edit, though I bought an excellent book called How to Improve your Critical Thinking & Reflective Skills (Smarter Study Skills) by Dr Kathleen McMillan and Dr Jonathan Weyers. Paperback cost under a tenner.

The advice in the book enabled me to adopt a better written practice in critical thinking nd reflective writing. It was a refreshing read, but you would need to buckle down to get through it.


You won't get anywhere unless - you are determined to do it! And you will if the desire is there! Smile
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I've yet to make writing a consistent habit. I do write quite often though but usually it's just short thoughts that come to me during the day that I think "resonate" with how I'm feeling at the time or that I find relevant in general. Sometimes I write what I remember of my dreams.
Let's do our best :p also I accumulate the bits I write for future use/inspiration. if you already have the characters that's still one thing done Wink
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#5
Hmm!

I must be a posting freak, according to my PC. She's a good friend to listen whenever I wanted to talk using fingers. 😉
I'll be all I want to be!
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