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What does a writer need?

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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Does a writer need to feel forever young? Answer what a writer needs in whatever way you see fit.
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:icon83rd-dream:
83rd-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Writers need questions. If they have no questions to ask, they'll have no answers to write.

I believe every story or poem is a response to a question, though the question may never be clearly stated.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Writing evolves, it is not presto! an idea.
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:iconxxatouchofrostxx:
xxatouchofrostxx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Motivation
An Idea
And Imagination :)
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:iconthe-vibeke:
The-Vibeke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
A pen and a paper! Or a laptop.

And an idea!
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
Let's dance in style, lets dance for a while. Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst, are you going to drop the bomb or not? 
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlighteremoteplz:
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:iconwitwitch:
witwitch Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
:sing: Forever young, I want to be . . . forever young. Do you really want to live forever?
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:iconbliekya:
bliekya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Imagination, persistance, and patience.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imagination
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:iconmerlok1:
Merlok1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
motivation, practice and emotions
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A writer needs inspiration, imagination, practice and either a computer or pen and paper.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I imagine you're right.
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot motivation. That is needed, too.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've got the motivation to write shit if I want to.
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If shit is what you want to write ...
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shit happens all the time, that's my excuse.
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
Who says that it's shit anyway? You?
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My opinion is the only one around here that counts, apparently.
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Neiot Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anybody can be a writer. Therefore, a writer needs life to write. Without life, you're dead or non-existent to even write a piece.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Anybody that went to primary school that is. :B
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:iconirononiji:
iroNoNiji Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, autodidacts are allowed to. So are people who were taught to write much later in life. Often that produces very good art.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have decided that I am not a writer because life is too much for me.
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Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Hem hem hem... I think inspiration. Writer's block is a painful thing, and if you ain't got nothin' to write about you probably are gonna have a tough time writing.
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:iconneomerlin:
neomerlin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
Do you stop being a writer if you're not inspired? What about when you write without being inspired?

How do you define inspiration?
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:iconrazgriz-3:
Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Nay, I think it just improves all of a story. An inspired story is going to be a bit better than an uninspired story.

And that would be anything that you look at that makes you think, "Huh, I should write something."
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm inspired when I'm angry.
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ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I'm inspired when I'm drunk, Alcohol removes so many barriers of the mind!
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't write when I'm drunk.
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:iconrazgriz-3:
Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I find myself more inspired when I'm sorrowful. When I get angry I break much more than I create.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
When I'm sad, I delete shit.
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:iconrazgriz-3:
Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You delete what you've made?
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:iconirononiji:
iroNoNiji Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Write when you're angry. As simple as that
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:iconthenaughticallife:
TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Have drive.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ambition is no replacement for talent.
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:iconthenaughticallife:
TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Writer
That's what hacks say.
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artist
But wouldn't that mean that the hack is in of itself admitting to being a hack? I do believe you just created a paradox. Oh shit, is this what starts the end of the world?
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:iconthenaughticallife:
TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Writer
No, nor is it a paradox.
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artist
I do believe you just brutally murdered my joke there. I'm afraid I'll have to call the police.
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:iconthenaughticallife:
TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha I was so lost man. My apologies.
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Eh, I'd say apologize to the joke, but as stated -- it has been brutally stabbed. I might suggest going and taking a shower, maybe throw the knife into a block of cement at a construction site.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's true, all the same.
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:iconsaintartaud:
saintartaud Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Didn't Hemingway say something about having an inborn bullshit detector?  Yeah, I think mine is going off right now.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hemingway also said: "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." I live my life by that.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm sure you do.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Raspil's pop psychology is like Jesus' teachings, hard to bear. I am sorry for the mess so far, folks, things will be improve when one troll and one pushy moderator piss off, hopefully.
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artist
"Love [your] neighbor as you would [yourself]" is a hard load to bear?
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not all of us bear a Cross.
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Everyone bears their own sins and failures, some of us are just more willing to admit to them.
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raspil Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
dude. it's the forum. if you don't like the way I or anyone else respond to you, that is your problem. you don't have to post threads and you don't get to pick and choose who responds. once you learn you can't control what you can't control, things like pick up for you.

you started this mess. i'm just playing in it.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're a child, you are always playing around.
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