Out of Character

*thinking emoji*

I dislike writing fanfiction characters who are ooc. At the very least, if it’s going to be an AU they would have a semblance of their actual characteristics and personality shown in the story still.

So writing this third prompt fic is a challenge, as I’ve got characters I’m not familiar with but want to incorporate them into the story.

The woes of writing fanfictions I suppose, is not being able to capture the right and true essence of the characters involved when you’re new to them. That, and a lot of research needs to be done instead *sighing emoji*

Live Writing (and other Stories)

The months that’s passed has been nothing but me being an unproductive lump on the bed. And I’ve said this too many times before, so I’ll stop it right there.

So far in the past twelve days of July, I’ve managed to wring out about 4000 words of fiction; fanfiction, original stories and the like. It’s been a jumbled mess of different ideas and various inspirations, the sudden need to write this story and then right after that one. Juggling all that was difficult for a very long time, but I seem to have found a system in writing all and not just one?

On the post’s title, it’s something that came to my mind while I’m typing this (and writing out a short something too). I’ve seen people done live drawings before over the internet, when random people would make comments on the chat group while the artist works on their canvas. It looked fun and I wonder if the same concept can be applied to writing. You’d watch words come to life, how a writer paints their picture through the alphabet; a story in the making, literally.

(Could be boring all the same though.)

Hmm, what else was there? Oh yes! I had a short twitter conversation with one of my favourite authors! It wasn’t really much, just a quick comment being responded back and forth. Still, it seems unreal that I actually had a conversation with him (Mark Lawrence, author of the Broken Empire series for anyone curious).

It’s not all that I have to say and tell, but better to put those thoughts into posts of their own. So till my next post, I guess~

Quick Writings

What’s a better word than quick writings? I mean you have quick sketches and quick drafts; what about writings? Quick stories? Quick pieces?

I’ve been making a lot of those really. Impromptu stories, short and descriptive ones that are mostly based off of different fandom posts on tumblr or prompts made by writing blogs. It’s nice being able to work my creative gears like that. Although, it doesn’t really help my long term stories.

But hey, I’m writing again. That’s a victory in and of itself.

Ooh! And I’ve also got some photoshop edits done. They’re visual pieces often accompanied by a story caption.

Hope this creative streak lasts for a long while, it’d be great to get some work done finally.

Lately…

Lately I’ve been writing more fanfic than I have been on original stories.

Lately I’ve been working on Kpop fanfic (shhh it’s a good area of writing) than on any other fanfic I’ve written.

Needless to say, it’s an adventure. Writing in different styles, creating different concepts and planning different plots. Also, it gets my brain juices working faster than normal. Meaning to say, I hope it helps me get through finishing before deadlines faster.

Ahhh, what was this post about again? Just a quick update on where I’ve been rushing about while I leave this place dusting?

//side-eyes at my other blog

ANYWAY. In terms of original stories though, I’m working on that one book I mentioned in the previous post. Knifeflight. I’ve talked to my friend about it; it’s interesting, but needs a lot of work, especially in world-building. So almost all(?) of my original works are put on hold for this brain-child.

As for my fanfics? The ones on FF.net are really sitting in the corner because WELP I can’t help but spend time on my tumblr fanfics.

Ehh…oh well. At least I’m writing right? :3

To-Do: Writing

I’ve always been hounded on by people in achieving some sort of success in my writing; namely, finishing at least one book (for God’s sake!).

And that had been my goal for quite awhile, whenever I’m writing my stories or planning new ones. It wasn’t until a month prior did I realise that writing stories sucked time like how vampires sucked blood for a good reason.

Writing takes time because it needs to be a perfect and satisfying end-product. The process goes from planning to draft to work to edited work to re-edited work (the last one repeats itself a lot of times), until it is ready to be deemed publishable.

So, with this epiphany came acceptance: if I want to write I need to dedicate almost every fibre of my being to perfect my story. Time and freedom is what I don’t have now. One day, that one beautiful story will be achieved.

For now, writing is just another thing on my to-do list.

A Thousand and One Stories

It’s one way to say what’s currently going on with my life. Recently, I started to listen to this Korean group called B.A.P. Aside from their absolute handsomeness and clear talent, what also caught my eye was how two of their music videos played out.

B.A.P – One Shot

A family, a gang; that’s the part these six boys play as to showcase their edgy song. Only, one of them is held for ransom and the oldest, the leader, is doing all he can to bring him back. Of course, while following the lyrics of their song, some stories just don’t have happy endings.

The whole video had an interesting concept, from the storyline right down to matching with the meaning of the songs. And this my friend has me thinking of a whole dramatic sequence of action, lies, betrayal and loss.

B.A.P – 1004 (Angel)

Oh how tragically beautiful this music video is. While it lacked the action and roughness of One Shot, it made due with an elegance that made my heart rip itself out and left my eyes tearing up. The feeling of losing your love is a terrible thing. Especially when you can’t seem to get yourself out of that dark and sane-less hole she/he has left you in.

Each member had their own side of their story to their lost girl; but what’s their background? Why did they hold such fond memories of her? Who were they to her? How was she an angel to them?

My Point is…

Just by watching these vids has given me plentiful of ideas, aus and fics I want to write! Aisssh, when can my holidays start so I can write!!!