| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:58 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 591 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 24  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:55 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
I know there's already the "Creative writers assemble!" thread. This one's different.

This isn't really to share our work, but to receive and deliver encouragement, pats on the back, and kicks in the pants, as needed.

Cheer someone on, blow your own horn, offer advice about the writing process.

And don't make me go first.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:13 pm 
Offline
No-pants hermit 4 lyfe
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 3092
Location: BKLN
if you want me to write writing, you'll have to ban me from the ppk. i can't seem to handle both at once. can we just play exquisite corpse instead?

_________________
"rise from the ashes of douchebaggery like a fancy vegan phoenix" - amandabear
"I'm pretty sure the moral of this story is: fork pants." - cq


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:22 pm 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:37 pm
Posts: 1084
Location: Western Mass
I'm a poop about sitting down and writing. My best stuff came out of a creative writing class I had last year. And no stuff has really happened since.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:02 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Posts: 4051
Location: Malvern, PA
acr wrote:
can we just play exquisite corpse instead?

Can we?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:13 pm 
Offline
No-pants hermit 4 lyfe
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 3092
Location: BKLN
starrynight87 wrote:
acr wrote:
can we just play exquisite corpse instead?

Can we?

yes? i don't know. i guess we have to ask FootFace. this is his party.

_________________
"rise from the ashes of douchebaggery like a fancy vegan phoenix" - amandabear
"I'm pretty sure the moral of this story is: fork pants." - cq


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:26 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Posts: 1458
Location: NJ -> Bristol UK
i need to update my resume/CV, if that counts.

_________________
vegan cheese bigamy is not allowed. - LisaPunk

I'm going to put my cats in a baby bjorn and be like, "LOOK WE CAN STILL HANG OUT LOOK WE'RE HAVING A PLAYDATE." - bathsheba


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:18 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
This is supposed to be for encouragement and stern talkings-to.

You could start an exquisite corpse thread, which, while not vegan, could be a lot of fun.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:41 pm 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:43 pm
Posts: 2396
Location: In some dumb hotel in an equally dumb town...or in San Diego
my best stuff is drunken smut written at 4am on facebook...whatta waste

_________________
http://dumbveganfoodblog.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:50 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Posts: 5049
I was puttin' in my writing hours this morning and I'm trying to finish a draft of this story I conceptualized back in the spring and I should have got it all down when it was all fresh and funny then but anyhoo, I'm still trying to finish it, and it's turning out waaaaay longer than I'd like it to be and it's nothing like I imagined it could be but I'm still just typing and getting it all down and I'll work it all out later and shrink it big time and get its fun back and even as I'm typing along and the story is flowing over the keys and my mind is hardly even in it, and I'm saying to myself 'this is shiitake, this is shiitake,' to the beat of my keystrokes and yeah, it's a first draft, and it will be shiitake for a while but once I start working it and polishing it and narrowing it down and distilling its essences and building it up and tearing it down until there's nothing left to build or tear of it, hopefully...it won't...be? So....there's some encouragement.

_________________
"I'm sorry! I'm Canadian!"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:08 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
Yeah, it sucks. For me, I'm back to writing this middle-grade novel I started about 7 years ago. For the last couple months, I've been pretty disciplined (for me), and trying to just get. it. done. I alternate between "Wow! Look at me go! Oh, that part's good" and "This is garbage that no one else will be interested in and I should be embarrassed." But I have to keep going. I just have to. The 1st draft is about 85% done.

I printed it out this morning:
Image

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:40 pm 
Offline
No-pants hermit 4 lyfe
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 3092
Location: BKLN
i think the internal back-and-forth between "look at me go!" and "why do i bother?" is universal. a writer who isn't his or her own worst critic is probably writing some heavy blather. getting that first draft down is so much more important than getting it right (especially because you can usually find people to help you with that second part).

_________________
"rise from the ashes of douchebaggery like a fancy vegan phoenix" - amandabear
"I'm pretty sure the moral of this story is: fork pants." - cq


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:37 pm 
Offline
Venomous Head of Veganism
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 8586
Can I just kick people in the pants apropos of nothing?

_________________
"You guys are a little bit fast to identify as not-mumbles. " ~ mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:10 pm 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:35 pm
Posts: 6583
Location: Norristown, PA
IsaChandra wrote:
Can I just kick people in the pants apropos of nothing?


My pants are off, kick 'em all you want.

_________________
Man, fork the gender card, imma come at you with the whole damned gender deck. - Olives
Did you ever think that, like, YOU are a sexy costume FOR a diva cup? - solipsistnation
blog! FB!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:46 pm 
Online
The Real Hamburger Helper

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Posts: 2402
I have been super lazy with writing in the past few weeks which is bad since I have a goal of eventually supporting myself entirely with freelance writing and it's not going to happen if I just get home from work every day and feel super tired and burnt out and then do nothing on the internet for hours.

_________________
"No one with hair so soft and glossy could ever be bad at anything." - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:50 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
IsaChandra wrote:
Can I just kick people in the pants apropos of nothing?


You have every other thread for that.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:42 am 
Offline
One Trick Dick
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:27 pm
Posts: 570
I should be writing right now, but instead I am on here. No priorities, worthless. Could use a solid kick in the pants.

solid thread/backed hard


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:42 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Posts: 4051
Location: Malvern, PA
choirqueer wrote:
IsaChandra wrote:
Can I just kick people in the pants apropos of nothing?


My pants are off, kick 'em all you want.

Pickup lines, PPK style.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:10 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
alan wrote:
I should be writing right now, but instead I am on here. No priorities, worthless. Could use a solid kick in the pants.

solid thread/backed hard


Go write for a half hour and come back to crow about it.

Or an hour.

Or ten minutes.

It's all crow-worthy.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:25 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
Was gonna write yesterday. Didn't. Intimidated by the almost-completely-unwritten third act.
Image

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:33 pm 
Offline
No-pants hermit 4 lyfe
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 3092
Location: BKLN
you'll do it today! one paragraph, even.

_________________
"rise from the ashes of douchebaggery like a fancy vegan phoenix" - amandabear
"I'm pretty sure the moral of this story is: fork pants." - cq


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:37 pm 
Offline
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 7678
Location: Brasil
hoping that this year's NaNoWriMo doesn't coincide with the huge forking translation like it did last year. Maybe I should stage my own personal NaNoWriMo.

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:44 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
acr wrote:
you'll do it today! one paragraph, even.


I will!

My very modest daily goal is 250 words. One page-ish.

I still have to try not to shudder with shame and defensiveness when I read about Famous Authors™ who write for x hours a day. Look, Famous Jerks™, I'm doing what I can over here.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:48 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Posts: 5049
Do it footie! Don't be intimidated. It doesn't have to be great. It doesn't even have to be good. Just get it down for now. My present story is in a shambles right now but Imma salvage what I like when I'm all done and go from there. That's always what I do now and that cuts the intimidation of making a MASTERPIECE ON THE PAGE. I'm making a MESSTERPIECE. <3

_________________
"I'm sorry! I'm Canadian!"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:52 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9461
Location: Seattle
Good one! I always thought working on a computer would lessen the effects of my fear/perfectionism. When it's so easy to undo something—or just file away an old version "just in case"—it should be easier to be bold. But it doesn't always work that way.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Writers "Kick in the Pants" thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:54 pm 
Online
The Real Hamburger Helper

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Posts: 2402
Earlier today I was going to waste time on the PPK and then I saw this thread so I finished a piece I had been working on and submitted it to my editor. IT WORKS.

_________________
"No one with hair so soft and glossy could ever be bad at anything." - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 591 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 24  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lavawitch and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer