What writing disorder do you suffer from?

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What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by aspiring_x » January 28th, 2010, 11:05 am

As I've been editing, I've realized that I suffer from adjective bulimia. I gorge on everything that looks good. The manuscript gets bloated. So, I throw it all out (up?), and the manuscript feels empty. Then, those adjectives get to looking really tasty again...
Results: malnourished manuscript and really yellow teeth (or maybe that's just all the coffee.)
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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by Dankrubis » January 28th, 2010, 1:11 pm

Tourette's syndrome.

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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by Scott » January 28th, 2010, 4:48 pm

I run-on a bit. Very few short sentences in my stuff. They feel like bumps in the road.

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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by Nick » January 28th, 2010, 4:53 pm

Scott wrote:I run-on a bit. Very few short sentences in my stuff. They feel like bumps in the road.
Ha! I tend to use short sentences and long paragraphs.

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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by matildamcc » January 28th, 2010, 5:46 pm

Anorexia. My novels are too too skinny.

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Post by Scott » January 28th, 2010, 6:26 pm

Nick wrote:
Scott wrote:I run-on a bit. Very few short sentences in my stuff. They feel like bumps in the road.
Ha! I tend to use short sentences and long paragraphs.
Heh, imagine if we had to edit each other. We'd probably quit. ;)

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Post by beacon22 » January 28th, 2010, 6:29 pm

A herniated disk! I sometimes stick scenes into my novel that don't move the story along. They "bulge" out when I go through and edit...I can instantly tell what doesn't fit and slows down the flow of the story. Ouch!
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Post by cmrprindle » January 28th, 2010, 6:34 pm

matildamcc wrote:Anorexia. My novels are too too skinny.
I must agree. At least 2 in the series are way too skinny. So of course the others are bloated. Can I have both anorexia and obesity?

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Post by Holly » January 28th, 2010, 7:32 pm

Great topic!

My biggest writing disorder is the slows. By the time I finish my novel, all the technology on the planet will have changed, so I'll have to revise it all over again.

Using BACK, AROUND, and THEN too many times. Thanks to Nathan, who's mentioned www.wordle.net several times, I can paste my whole novel in a text box and find out which words I overuse.

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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by r louis scott » January 29th, 2010, 8:21 pm

Editorectile dysfunction. I have a completed manuscript but I'm having a difficult time completing my final edit. During the week I am too tired to focus, but I take a pill on the weekend that is *supposed* to give me 36 hours where I can edit like crazy. The trouble is, if I edit for more than four hours, I have to seek help.

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Post by poptart » January 30th, 2010, 6:11 am

Paranoia. I don't trust my characters and suspect they talk about me behind my back instead of getting on with the plot.
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Post by Nick » January 30th, 2010, 8:38 am

Dissociative Identity Disorder coupled with Bipolar II Disorder. Some days, my characters, man. Like last night. Normally the Chief Inspector's a snarky old guy with (I think) a great sense of humor. Last night...ugh. Let's not go there.

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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by lexcade » January 31st, 2010, 5:19 pm

bipolarity, mixed with depression, anxiety, and a hefty load of ADD.
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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by Tycoon » February 1st, 2010, 8:36 am

A wife and kids who keep interrupting me!

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Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Post by Seadhlinn » February 1st, 2010, 7:07 pm

Something suspiciously BDD-like. I revise. Compulsively. What I write is never good enough, and I'll pick it over to infinity.

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