Saturday, 5 June 2010
11:31:00 PM (GMT)
I know that only my friends are ganna read this, so a lot of you know Role.
I got to know her through a story she was writing at the time (is still writing? I
dunno) and her story seriously derailed my creative process.
It's a good story but there are so many characters! >.< And they all have different
Which is why, for the longest time, whenever I would get an idea for a story,
somewhere in my brain I went "Oh, that sounds like something ____ would do."
Suddenly my creative idea was invaded by Naono.
Now I've attempted writing with plots and characters of my own since then, but
unfortunately they've all sucked. (Remember Lost Girl anyone? Well please
Despite these notably discouraging works, I want to start another story. This
diary isn't about what will be in that story, because I don't know yet.
The following is what I thought for a moment I would be able to write about.
1st idea) There are too many stories out there about teens. I should write something
about an old person.
Oh wait. I have no fracking idea what old people would do. I'm not old.
2nd idea) Okay, maybe I could generate intrest through strong character
To do that, I have to balance their personalities.
"Hm," I said, "The personalities of Dake and Tommy are balanced, because Dake is a
pushover who learned to stand up for himself in the military, and Tommy was arrogant
until his father exiled him and forced him to sell his body to make enough money to
live, so now he’s resigned to being a pushover."
and I thought to myself "Could I do something like that?"
Pfft, no! I couldn't write about a truly arrogant person to start with, much less
create a situational counter to it.
3rd idea) Obviously thinking up characters first won't work. I'll come up with a
... Crap. Scratch that.
4th idea) What I need is a good plot. I'll come up with them, and surely the right
characters and plot will follow.
... Crap. You know, Kirti's Mind Theater never frustrated me like this!
My brainstorming session has not yet resulted in a story.
I do not exagerate when I say that seeing a comment makes my whole day.
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