- Jan 4, 2010
- United States
Yeah, having a full-time job really doesn't leave a lot of time to engage in creative endeavors when all you want to do with your limited spare time is lie down and play video games >.>Binnsyboy said:Believe me, I know, but right now, I'm still working on building up my body for the Royal Marines. Once I've made enough headway and have a routine firmly in place, then I'll get back to my writing.Fappy said:Writing is much more difficult to do on your own simply because you lack any kind of oversight (barring accomplished writers who have deals with publishers). Motivation is the #1 hurdle for writers to overcome. I remember telling myself I would write a book over the course of my college career. Got two chapters in.Binnsyboy said:Well, I've started writing a novel (it's on an indefinite hiatus right now) that I intend to work my arse off to see published.Fappy said:That is some dedication right there! For prose the more research the better. Though my prose is decent, I have long since abandoned any thoughts of writing novels. I figured if I don't read them why would I write them? I'm more geared towards comic book writing, which as it turns out, I know a lot about. I think I am pretty safe with the "write what you know" rule in that regard.Binnsyboy said:There's a screenplay I want to write, set in a mental ward. To prepare for that, I actually want to try to replicate Rosenhan's 'Sane in Insane Places' experiment, where I pose as someone with depression to be accepted into a mental institution, and then act as my normal self, and see if they realize I'm not mentally unstable. Failing that, I act the symptoms of recovery to see myself released.Fappy said:Write some awesome piece of fiction that will see a global audience!
Should be a riot.
I don't want the sum total of my literary accomplishment to be some crappy little folklore book.
For some insane reason I decided that now would be the best time to really start working on my stuff. College was too fun I guess.