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Hey guys, i just noticed that books doesnt have a whole lot of topics, so im adding this one. Here I'll post ideas on what might help you with writing and i encourage you to share anything that mi hff hthave helped you, either in the past or currently.
So, a little backstory. A bit more than a year ago, I came up with a fictional world and idea for a book. I don't wanna spoil anything, but the main points behind the idea was it being a more meta, post-modernistic piece, and it would entail some sort of in-between-worlds traveling, so I could explore these many worlds and build different atmospheres. I did write the first chapter at one point, but I didn't write practically anything else, so this book has just floated in the back of my mind for a year. Seeing some of you share your stories though, I finally decided to take a crack at writing some of the first chapters (I rewrote the zeroth chapter, because the one I wrote a year ago is lost now). Enjoy some of "The Challenges of Writing an Ending"! Chapter zero In a lot of books, there's a moment when some character cleverly references or jokes about the fact that they are in a story. This fourth wall breaking is something some stories like to do, some don't, and is sometimes subtle sometimes on-the-nose. For the sake of feeling equal and casual, I'd like to remove this fourth wall right away, here, in the first chapter. Hi, I'm the storyteller. I will be the one making up the story as we go along. I might introduce myself more thoroughly later, but for now, let's move on. Chapter one Now, like in most good stories, we have a protagonist. Specifically, I'd like to introduce this story's protagonist, Sam. More often than not, Sam sports a brown jacket, with a simple yet effective white tee underneath. Furthermore, he has some blue jeans and slightly desaturated greenish-greyish eyes. Those eyes open one day (or night), and Sam finds himself, just awoken, under a tree. He stands up relatively quickly, and although he just woke up, he doesn't feel drowzy at all. Maybe it's the lighting in this place. The sky is mostly filled with a nightly blackness. "So this is what he meant by "the Underworld"," Sam thinks after adjusting his eyes to this place. Apart from the dark skyscape, the place doesn't feel like an Underworld at all though. Getting out of the tree's shade, Sam has the chance to notice that the otherwise dark sky was filled with bright, yellow, purple, Las Vegas-esque stars, giving off a strong contrast with the sky. Everything was further illuminated by the ever so softly glowing green grass. Underworld or not, this place has got some beautiful aspects about it. Nevertheless, Sam can't but notice this atmosphere feeling... off, somehow. Sam then decides to start strolling towards the barely noticeable noise he hears from far away. He does just that, dragging his feet just a little bit, maybe to try to prove to his body he was still sleepy. I think we all find some comfort in being sleepy and drowzy, so along the fact this place felt slightly unnerving, it's completely understandable why Sam just felt like dragging his feet. Along the way, Sam further observes his surroundings to understand this world that Miles had brought him in. "Where is that guy, anyway?" Sam thinks. Moving towards the sounds, Sam comes across a less desolate area of the Underworld. And wouldn't you know it, shuffling his way through some bushes, he comes across a party, of some sort. There are a lot of people here, and despite this alien world, they all look the same as regular humans. That's pretty standard for most of these types of worlds, though. A band's playing some weird mix of blues and rock. The band's clever name, "Underscore", gets a smirk out of Sam. He scans the rest of the area to find-- oh! There they are. Amy and Miles are standing by the snack table (which offers mainly biscuits, of all things). As Sam starts walking towards them with joy and pep, Miles notices him, and gives him a smile alongside a head nod up, as if to give a casual "What's up?".
I know that some of us has a talent into story writing, I am one myself too(if that makes sense). To start of, I have two stories that I'm currently working on(this might be long so hold on :P) --> Magic So this story is about wolves and magic(telling by the title). The main character is a white striped, black she-wolf; you can look her up by typing down my username in google and you'll eventually find her reference sheet. How do I explain this..um.. the Prologue is about two gods, the Goddess of Light and the God of Dark, fighting over the Dark wolf's "creation." The first chapter is about the introductions of a blue Desert wolf, the black she-wolf called the "Forest Demon," a brown Forest wolf, and a dark black Forest wolf. There was a fight because the Desert wolf doesn't belong in the Forest. But the Forest Demon did something.. So, yea, I don't know if that sounds interesting.. I'm rewriting my whole story and after I'm done rewriting my prologue, I'm going to find a way to post it up in my DeviantArt page. If you guys wanna know what it's called, it's KozTheWolf.. duh --> Forgotten I'm having a hard time to find a good title for this story. So this story is about a voiceless girl named Bre(the main character) and her "boyfriend," Liam. Oh yea, there was another guy named Skyler. I haven't gotten much into writing the story but Liam is keeping a secret from Bre about why she has a black mark on her chest shaped like a cat head. Bre noticed that Liam has the same mark on his right chest, but it's a wolf. Skyler is still a mysterious kid. To spoil the story, first, search up "kozthewolf bre" and that brown furry cat with a blue top is Bre. So the human Bre in the beginning of the story is not the real form, that cat form is her actual self, which is a God.. Goddess of the Galaxy(need to stop it with the God stuff xP). Again, I haven't gotten much into the story writing so this might be changed. --> Tip or Advice for Writing: Make a rough draft before making a final draft to your story, don't be like me. You can also do a rough draft in one chapter and turn it into a final draft(if that makes sense). When writing a story, write down the plot before you start, again, don't be like me.. xP You guys can talk about your stories and add along some tips of advice for writing *I got bored so have fun continuing this topic ^3^*