I know you said that you wouldn't tolerate excuses, but I have a real good one.
Started by Cain, September 26, 2008, 06:35:49 PM
Quote from: Regret on January 03, 2010, 08:48:42 PMsome one make that image
Quote from: Cain on April 03, 2010, 03:13:14 PMTrue, but it is nevertheless a damn fine link. Thanks MMIX!
Quote from: Kai on April 04, 2010, 10:52:02 PMAn interesting writing exercise I just thought up.Write a short story, preferably 2-3 pages long, fiction of any kind, and in your own voice.Now take that same story, the characters, the locations and the plot, and write it again except this time in the style and voice of a specific author. Now do it again, with a different author.The idea is to imitate style and voice in the same way that painters copy the paintings of the masters. This is similar to one of the suggestions in the above link. If you can really imitate the voice and style of the author, then you can enter into it any time because you understand it. Some people say it's all been done before, but if you want to find something original, you have to know whats already out there. It's a sort of mindfuck too.
Quote from: nostalgicBadger on October 29, 2008, 06:53:28 PMYou guys are ridiculous.Srsly.I didn't say there was anything wrong with reading people's advice about how to write - bear in mind that I am a writing grad student.