Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour

Details

Closed to new replies
December 12, 2012
Link

Statistics

Replies: 138

Keeping it fresh

:icongoreblowndeer:
Goreblowndeer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I see a lot of the same nauseating drivel recycled over and over on here - heartbroken teen angst poems, lame fanfics, cliched garbage about life and love - what do you do to try and keep ideas new and interesting?

I usually write a lot of stream of consciousness, then go back, take the parts I like, reword parts I think could be better, and cut the crap as they say. Whether it's effective is another story, but of course, I think it's somewhat effective. I mostly write poetry though.
Reply

You can no longer comment on this thread as it was closed due to no activity for a month.

Devious Comments

:iconmr-timeshadow:
Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Originality is vital to me. I sometimes run through my work and look for themes, images, and other elements that I may be repeating without even knowing it. One example is dyads. I found that without noticing it, I was writing stories about dyad-based conflict. Now, I try to find new themes and structures for my work. Of course, every time I shut a door because "I've done it already", writing becomes tougher yet again. I create less, but also enjoy it more when I actually manage to write something.
Reply
:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
For a sec, I thought you meant 'dryads' and I was like, 'you must be keen for dryads.' :lol:
Reply
:iconmr-timeshadow:
Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh, yes -- typo! I meant "dryads" because I'm hot for them! :D
Reply
:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I see the way you look at that pine tree across the road. :eyes:
Reply
:iconmr-timeshadow:
Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Hey, she was slowly slipping off her cones -- in public! How could I resist that exhibitionist? She makes my sap run...
Reply
:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Style is substance.
Reply
:icongoreblowndeer:
Goreblowndeer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
very true
Reply
:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
What were you actually hoping to get out of this thread? :iconfryplz:
Reply
:icongoreblowndeer:
Goreblowndeer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
hehe, I think you know if you're asking that
Reply
:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Well I hope you had fun trolling, mate.
Reply
Add a Comment: