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on: August 07, 2017, 09:56:23 PM
Do you have ideas for a question of the day? Is there a specific question or topic you've been wanting to talk about but haven't asked yet? Or maybe you have an idea for a spinoff topic that you'd like to ask. Reply here and give your suggestions! Even if you think it's too "simple" of a question or something, ask it anyway! We'd love to get your suggestions!
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Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 10:15:11 PM
Do you give your characters flaws, or are they golden boys? Why or why not?

Thoughts on anti heroes.

The importance of routine in a writing schedule: use it or lose it?

Music: writing it, use it inspire, make playlists for writing, or otherwise? Where (or does) it factor into your writing?



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Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 10:16:25 PM
Do you give your characters flaws, or are they golden boys? Why or why not?

Thoughts on anti heroes.

The importance of routine in a writing schedule: use it or lose it?

Music: writing it, use it inspire, make playlists for writing, or otherwise? Where (or does) it factor into your writing?

It's like you read my mind, 'cause I was hoping you'd give some suggestions! :D
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Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 11:23:57 PM
If I just spew an idea in your general direction, can you make it into a cohesive and legible question?

How dark is too dark? To grimdark or not to grimdark? General...something about grittiness.


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Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 11:25:40 PM
If I just spew an idea in your general direction, can you make it into a cohesive and legible question?

How dark is too dark? To grimdark or not to grimdark? General...something about grittiness.

Lol, we can certainly try! XD I think I get the gist of what you're asking. Irony: I'm looking through another forum I visit for question ideas and one thread was basically this question. XD
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Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 10:48:52 PM
Maybe some technical questions? Like what kind of software do you use for writing/worldbuilding/making outlines, etc. Or online resources you use for research or for inspiration. Something like that.
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Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 10:00:00 AM
Maybe some technical questions? Like what kind of software do you use for writing/worldbuilding/making outlines, etc. Or online resources you use for research or for inspiration. Something like that.

Will add these to the list!
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Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 09:23:44 PM
Here's one that applied to me a while back.  Have you ever created a character whom you've come to hate writing about?  I mean to the extent that it becomes a chore writing about them rather than a pleasure. 

(For the sake of clarity, I don't necessarily mean villains.  It could be any character that you've come to loathe in the course of writing about them).

Also, have you written anything that's made you feel physically sick?  Like a rape scene or some other horrific violence, perhaps? 
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Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 12:33:46 AM
Here's one that applied to me a while back.  Have you ever created a character whom you've come to hate writing about?  I mean to the extent that it becomes a chore writing about them rather than a pleasure. 

(For the sake of clarity, I don't necessarily mean villains.  It could be any character that you've come to loathe in the course of writing about them).

Also, have you written anything that's made you feel physically sick?  Like a rape scene or some other horrific violence, perhaps? 

Will add to the list!
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Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 08:30:35 PM
Thanks for using my question.  I'm quite flattered! 

I also have another suggestion for a question. 

Have you ever deliberately gone over the top in making a character annoying?  It could be their personality, a gross or irritating habit, assumptions or prejudices that they have, or even something like bad personal hygiene or appalling dress-sense.   
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Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 06:06:15 PM
What are your favourite writing quotes/quotes that give you inspiration?

What does the term 'Creative Writing' mean to you?

Do you have any writing rituals?


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Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 12:15:06 AM
1. Where do you generate your ideas from?
2. What do you do when you have writers block?
3. What motivates/inspirers you to write?
4. What causes you to keep reading a book when you pick it up?
5. What will make you stop reading a book?
6. Are you a planner or a pantser? What do you like/hate about it?
7. Where do you get inspiration for your characters?
8. What book gets your writing juices flowing?
9. If you ever killed off one of your characters, how hard was it?
10. What do you do when you need a break from writing?
11. Which genre is your favorite to read? Is it the same for writing?
12. Do you include the mundane details of the character's day (eating, toilet, shower) or do you skip that?
13. What was your shortest/longest period of time to finish your story?

I'm new, so you may have used these already, but this is what came to mind. :)


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Reply #12 on: October 01, 2017, 12:16:40 AM
1. Where do you generate your ideas from?
2. What do you do when you have writers block?
3. What motivates/inspirers you to write?
4. What causes you to keep reading a book when you pick it up?
5. What will make you stop reading a book?
6. Are you a planner or a pantser? What do you like/hate about it?
7. Where do you get inspiration for your characters?
8. What book gets your writing juices flowing?
9. If you ever killed off one of your characters, how hard was it?
10. What do you do when you need a break from writing?
11. Which genre is your favorite to read? Is it the same for writing?
12. Do you include the mundane details of the character's day (eating, toilet, shower) or do you skip that?
13. What was your shortest/longest period of time to finish your story?

I'm new, so you may have used these already, but this is what came to mind. :)

Some of them are repeats of ones we've already done but some of them aren't (i.e. what keeps you reading a book). Thanks for the suggestions! (Also, hi and welcome!)
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Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 10:17:57 AM
Bump!

We would LOVE more suggestions for our questions of the day, especially from some of our newer members!
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Reply #14 on: February 21, 2018, 06:29:06 PM
Frozen fantasy worlds are world where tech--magical, scientific, or both--never seems to advance, where history and culture is much the same now as it was several hundred years ago. What do people think of these worlds? Does it annoy them? Do they embrace them? Is there a place for them in fantasy, or is it just lazy world building? And if anyone here tries to avoid that trope, what methods do they use?