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by Steppe
October 23rd, 2013, 4:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Bad writing is an oxymoron...
Replies: 9
Views: 5261

Re: Bad writing is an oxymoron...

I'm trying to find a way around this inertia conflict of substance verses style by writing scene by scene first in any order that I find inspiring with the intent of generating 2-5 times the text needed. Then shaping the outline based on what is written so far for each scene that I have a romantic a...
by Steppe
December 10th, 2010, 6:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 15771

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

When I'm actually writing I surf six channels. Classical Alternative Classic Rock Classic Rock Talk Radio Easy Listening (taken over by xmas tunes for the duration.) For longterm motivation I compose soundtracks as if the book is already a movie to keep me in touch with the cold sterile skeletons of...
by Steppe
December 4th, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: Books
Topic: History Longshot
Replies: 23
Views: 6671

Re: History Longshot

I'm a huge bible fan. I first had a children's illustrated bible with just the coolest selection of the key dramatic stories. It was awesome literature. I read the full bible from a different perspective with Jesus being the only person serving god and the rest playing at it like Monopoly. I am a na...
by Steppe
December 4th, 2010, 8:10 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Is reading enough to spark creativity?
Replies: 31
Views: 4184

Re: Is reading enough to spark creativity?

Dear Jaya, Story. You are a prisoner in a thirty foot long by twenty foot room. You are sitting in a black over-sized chair exactly in the middle. You suddenly became conscious, easily slipping out of the arm rests. A man enters handing you a mattress roll and thick blanket removing the chair. You a...
by Steppe
December 2nd, 2010, 5:01 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Islam
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Islam

(Cool Pirate tales..) You have an interesting blog with a lot of fun stuff to read. I think if Buddha, Jesus or Mohamed were walking the earth right now they would either be laying low or putting themselves at great risk in such a contentious world. When I play devils advocate I can find vast areas ...
by Steppe
December 2nd, 2010, 4:09 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Addiction. I has it.
Replies: 35
Views: 8649

Re: Addiction. I has it.

Nicotine and caffeine. I try to pace myself and wake up slowly while rereading what I wrote the day before and then easing back in. I only smoke at home and feel bad for people who think that even knowing a smoker could cause the Men-In-Black to suddenly appear. I have a naughty quirk where every ti...
by Steppe
December 1st, 2010, 5:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creator or Channel of Creation
Replies: 64
Views: 14072

Re: Creator or Channel of Creation

I'll be going over that editorial and organizational structure we created to finish my first long form story many times. There shall always be that river of clarity vitality and integrity traveling back and forth that you can to use to craft whatever rhythms balances and momentums you should require...
by Steppe
November 30th, 2010, 3:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creator or Channel of Creation
Replies: 64
Views: 14072

Re: Creator or Channel of Creation

To be reborn in a flash of eternal lightning A great sorrow and subtle misery replacing apathy Traversing a chasm of chains that once bound vision Hearing in the distance seeing into the abyss that is old self A flow of thought in a living five spoke wheel. Pure True Natural _____Full__ Whole Pure T...
by Steppe
November 29th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creator or Channel of Creation
Replies: 64
Views: 14072

Re: Creator or Channel of Creation

OK great topic. I'll throw down a shiny penny. I lived many exciting stories. Now I must write them and send them inward backward to pay the rent for having lived in paradise. Time, space, people, words, governments, religion, sciences, food, eating and breathing can never compare to breaching the b...
by Steppe
November 27th, 2010, 2:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: It's all in the details?
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: It's all in the details?

To try to ease your concern about to much detail you might try using it as the resting place after conflict. Consciously use it as a pacing device. It could be used like a valley-trough for slowing down before the next plot rush, halfway through the exposition let the character experience the thrill...
by Steppe
November 23rd, 2010, 3:22 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite misheard song lyrics
Replies: 33
Views: 16327

Re: Favorite misheard song lyrics

My most embarrassing cover tune played live:

Mine;
He's a radio receiver
Turns the factories amps on

Theirs;
He's a radio receiver
Tuned to factories and farms
He's a writer and arranger
And a young boy bearing arms
by Steppe
November 20th, 2010, 11:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is a Subplot?
Replies: 27
Views: 3578

Re: What is a Subplot?

I tossed in a subplot today that was screaming to be included. I was on first hard core revision to prepare for the frenzy of the climatic scenes. Great question. I had a character that located a piece of coveted technology (secret book) with no idea of its worth. Now having decided the outcomes of ...
by Steppe
November 18th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Fight Scenes
Replies: 15
Views: 3675

Re: Writing Fight Scenes

What is the outcome of the fight is the main strategy question. Are the both bullying for position with neither willing to kill the other. Is one already prepared to kill if necessary and the other unaware of the conflicts level. Does the MC have enough attachment to either combatant, emotionally or...
by Steppe
November 17th, 2010, 3:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Non-sterotypical Relationships
Replies: 20
Views: 5255

Re: Non-sterotypical Relationships

I think-feel that the whole premise rides or falls depending on how you handle the Fidelis's character arc. The age difference between the 17 & 28 year olds is as close as you can cut it without it leaving the illicit love affair plot. Both supporting teams have partners who have found someone to gi...
by Steppe
November 16th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Workshops? -- POV changes -- Show Vs Tell
Replies: 24
Views: 4153

Re: Writing Workshops? -- POV changes -- Show Vs Tell

Nice example and high quality exposition on the narrative movements. On craft I liked how he got the reader into a stuffy room from a winter street fast. Then he places the desk in the center of the room for the readers convenience to picture the stage. In the narration the author puts his money on ...