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How do you get into your 'Writing Zone'?

Postby MothraRocks » Tue May 22, 2012 3:09 pm

Basically what the title says: What gets you in a writing mood? Figured maybe this thread could help with people who get writers block at times, or something. *shrugs*

What do I do...let's see.

1) Relaxed, usually plopped on the couch or bed. Somewhere comfortable.

2) Kinda let my mind wander through the story I have/I am planning to do.

3) Make bullet points of the plot for the fic. I try to follow them when writing the story.

4) Sometimes I read other fics or look into the subject I'm writing about to see if I can grow an idea.

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Postby Kiryu2012 » Tue May 22, 2012 3:14 pm

When I think about something funny or cool, like Gwangi breeding, or killer creatures on an isolated island, or just plain carnage, I can get in the writing mood. Though sometimes I can't really get into the writing mood after a few chapters.
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Postby Kaiju-King42 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:54 pm

I'm best at writing my stories when:

A) There's no background noise.
B) I have my iPod playing non-lyrical music.
C) I'm not overstressed with other things.

I also tend to get all my best ideas in warm water. Don't know why, but hey, it works.
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Re: How do you get into your 'Writing Zone'?

Postby GodzillavsJason » Tue May 22, 2012 5:56 pm

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Postby Gojira21 » Tue May 22, 2012 5:58 pm

I pretty much do everything you do MothraRocks execpt do pinpoints. I dont really plan ahead persay, but more of imagine what is/going to happen in my head. I try to visualize all the situations the potenital characters could face. Plus i like to listen to music, it helps relax and stimulate the mind.
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Postby Greyshot151 » Tue May 22, 2012 7:19 pm

To focus on writing my KWC matches I...
1) Play music that fits the scene or tone. (Examples include New York, New York - Falling towards the Sky - We are one - Zone Fighter theme - Commence the Attack)
2) Watch actions scenes that fit the scene I am writing. (Red vs Blue stuff mostly or actual videos)
3) Read a KWC match related to my own
4) Research the monster's history
5) Write out the basic outline of the story
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Re: How do you get into your 'Writing Zone'?

Postby Kubo » Wed May 23, 2012 2:43 am

My inspiration comes randomly. When it does, I take that opportunity, lay down in bed, listen to some music (particularly music that fits the mood I'm trying to produce), and type my heart away on my iPod. Rarely have I used my computer to write up anything that shows up on the forums.
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Postby Gojira21 » Wed May 23, 2012 6:19 am

Ha, on the ipod huh? Interesting i always pictured your writting on the computer
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Postby Kubo » Wed May 23, 2012 6:25 am

Too formal for me. :lol: I like to be somewhere where I feel relaxed, and whenever I'm in front of the computer I feel like I'm writing a damn essay. I hate that.
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Postby Gojira21 » Wed May 23, 2012 6:34 am

Ah thats a good point lol and now that i think about it, you writting on the Ipod actually sounds fitting...maybe i might incoporate that somehow into my story..hmmm
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Postby Kubo » Wed May 23, 2012 6:38 am

Sounds good to me. 8-) lol
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Postby Gojira21 » Wed May 23, 2012 6:39 am

Yeap, maybe a little memoires by Cesar at the end lol
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Re: How do you get into your 'Writing Zone'?

Postby Tim85 » Wed May 23, 2012 5:50 pm

When I have some free time sometimes I think about the story and certain scenes and play them over and over in my head. Sometime's when I'm the only person in the room, I'll talk the dialogue out loud so I can figure out how I want it interpreted and occationally even act out the motions. Humor is particularly difficult but if it make me laugh, someone will laugh too. Also, I get goosebumps about the scene, again, someone else will too.

Many times something will just pop in my head if I'm reading, watching something, or listening to a certain song.
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Postby Giratina93 » Wed May 23, 2012 5:55 pm

I can write my stories pretty much anywhere, so lnog as I have my laptop on me. Even in the noisiest classrooms, I can still get quite abit done...

But when I got some good Touhou music playing, then I get into overdrive. I can pump out a chapter or two in a few days just by listening to a few good music selections...

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Postby Gexistentialist » Sun May 27, 2012 3:07 pm

I pretty much write whenever I'm in the right mindset or when I have time. It's tough to be a senior graduating from high school and write fanfic at the same time.
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Postby Giratina93 » Sun May 27, 2012 3:24 pm

Gexistentialist wrote:I pretty much write whenever I'm in the right mindset or when I have time. It's tough to be a senior graduating from high school and write fanfic at the same time.


Eh, it depends on your courses. I'm graduating this year, and yet I tend to have time to do more than a few fanficts... But yeah, I get waht your saying...
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Postby GojiFan » Thu May 31, 2012 6:33 pm

Well, I don't really write fan fics. Though I did contribute to Kane's old AvP story and got some compliments, so I may end up writing one someday. Anyways, when it comes to writing I have found these things help my creative thinking going:

1. You have to be comfy. Whether that be on a couch, in bed, or whatever. You just got to be comfy.
2. Sometimes having some music playing helps. Generally I have found that your thoughts and mood kind of change depending on what you are listening too. So if you are writing some more actiony stuff, try some rock or something. A more depressing scene? Try some slower, sadder music. The music may help get your mind in the right state to write something in that kind of mood.
3. Always visualize. This helps in two ways. First, if you read what you just wrote and can't visualize what is happening it won't work. If you are visualizing something and can't explain it plainly, well that won't work either.
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Postby Tim85 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:51 am

I don't really have a zone now that I think about it. Whenever the mood hits me is when stuff often happens. I had just printed out Planet Kaiju recently and before I went to bed, I read it over and changed any dialogue I didn't like and added more descriptions to some rather vague areas or something that needed expanded on. After doing that, now the writing bug has bitten me again. I think I have Planet Kaiju to the point where I'm happy with everything. That was the way with WOTK. I kept going back and changing stuff that I didn't like. I learned my lesson to be very thorough this time instead of coming back every few months and changing something that I didn't care for but didn't change.

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Re: How do you get into your 'Writing Zone'?

Postby HayesAJones » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:26 am

Listening to fitting music help me a lot.

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Postby Kubo » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:33 pm

HayesAJones wrote:Listening to fitting music help me a lot.

This. I listen to Al Bowlly and Fats Waller when I'm thinking of The Shining. It has a funny way of settling me into writing. Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin is great for some hardcore action scenes. If I want epic, I turn to Dream Theater and Boston. My musical artillery is fully loaded. :twisted:
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