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Title: The Writers Thread
Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on March 11, 2013, 03:30:13 PM
I thought I'd bring back a thread for writers.

I just had a seed planted for a new story.  The problem is, it was one of the more annoying ways a story seed gets planted.  I have the protagonists, I mostly have the genre, but I don't have the plot or any idea of the plot yet.  Argh.

Still working on my film project, turning my book into a film.  Here's the Facebook Group (http://http://www.facebook.com/NullZoneMovie) for that project.
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Post by: Jutter on March 11, 2013, 04:57:01 PM
Right now I'm more into drawing, but that might evolve into a crossover called "illustrated story" later. Working on a film ey? When I'm done with the landscape drawing tutorial, I'll try to do some stuff on concept and storyboard art. The idea is to make it usable for those with little to no drawingskills also.


Okay, not to be a douche, I'll whip out a quick little style exersize. Like a teaser for a story I never wrote. Satirical fantasy.

...exhausted from climbing all this way, thus happy to finally see a face (even if it was an unfamilliar one), the traveler reached out his shaking-hand to greet the grey bearded fellow. "Hello, my name is Wolfgang. What may I call you." After stroking his beard, thinking the question over for bit longer than it deserved with a frown of explicit pondering, the grey bearded one answered.
"Well I call myself Laserfist the Wise... but that won't get you far in these parts. Thing is; everybody else cals me "that crazy old fart up on the mountain".

Wolfgang was starting to wonder if the climb would prove to be worthwhile.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 11, 2013, 06:18:52 PM
I'm currently working on a few different writing projects. My main one is a fictionalized drama about a lawyer trying to send a pedophile priest to prison. I'm also in school and will likely be including at least a minor in Creative Writing in whatever I do.
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Post by: Thumpalumpacus on March 11, 2013, 06:25:43 PM
I enjoy writing.  I've got the obligatory autobiographical novel done, and am working in fits and starts on two other novels, one a continuation of my first -- based on my enlistment -- and the other a suspense-thriller with about ten thousand words done.  I'm kind of in the same boat, insofar as I don't have an ending for it -- but I do have the rest of the plot, and a couple of well-understood characters.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 11, 2013, 07:29:21 PM
One word folks.. EROTICA! Nothing beats a good nail biting fuck story and the ending?.... Think about it. :shock:
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: aitm on March 11, 2013, 07:35:19 PM
I believe I have a great, no GREAT setting and story but I shant given it to just anyone, yet, how long must I hold this marvel of an idea until some dip shit fuck finally stumbles upon it?   Alas,,,my misery...
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 11, 2013, 07:41:57 PM
Quote from: "aitm"
I believe I have a great, no GREAT setting and story but I shant given it to just anyone, yet, how long must I hold this marvel of an idea until some dip shit fuck finally stumbles upon it?   Alas,,,my misery...
The torrid tale of a internet forum admin with a great, no GREAT story and plot, but he continually puts of writing it till some dipshit stumbles on the idea and publishes it first? :lol:
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: aitm on March 11, 2013, 07:44:12 PM
Actually I have two great books, the second a better movie:
Jessica Alba the victim, tormented by her guilt, she was the perpetrator, so she thought...
Denzel Washington the victim, but the perpetrator of the greater crime,
chained in a basement
rape
then pity sex
then consensual sex
then the truth
then hell to pay the real victim.......oooohhh.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: aitm on March 11, 2013, 07:44:55 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Quote from: "aitm"
I believe I have a great, no GREAT setting and story but I shant given it to just anyone, yet, how long must I hold this marvel of an idea until some dip shit fuck finally stumbles upon it?   Alas,,,my misery...
The torrid tale of a internet forum admin with a great, no GREAT story and plot, but he continually puts of writing it till some dipshit stumbles on the idea and publishes it first? :lol:

meh,, you've read my musings.. my writing is not much better...
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 11, 2013, 07:52:37 PM
It was an educated guess, but it it makes you feel any better I chewed my fingernail off getting to the part of the dipshit... :shock: ...wait..that didn't come out right.. :lol:
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: aitm on March 11, 2013, 07:59:10 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
It was an educated guess, but it it makes you feel any better I chewed my fingernail off getting to the part of the dipshit... :shock: ...wait..that didn't come out right.. :lol:

your kindness did not go unnoticed.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: aitm on March 11, 2013, 08:34:31 PM
I suppose i could give one idea to Nitz and the other to Jason, why not?

One needs some familiarity with reverse mortgages and is a thriller about a disgraced female army gal up against......

the other as mentioned previously is a twister of psychology and murder among the elite and a wannabe actress who commits a hit and run.

Pick one and see the dollar signs roll by in my PM about your first great novel.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 11, 2013, 10:57:40 PM
hehe. I've had a few people telling me their story ideas because they don't have time or patience enough to write. I'd rather avoid doing stuff based on other peoples ideas though so I can keep all the money for myself. Mostly because I'm greedy and money buys happiness.
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Post by: the_antithesis on March 11, 2013, 11:42:10 PM
pity sex is awesome.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on March 11, 2013, 11:58:42 PM
Quote from: "aitm"
I believe I have a great, no GREAT setting and story but I shant given it to just anyone, yet, how long must I hold this marvel of an idea until some dip shit fuck finally stumbles upon it?   Alas,,,my misery...

That happened to me.  I was planning on doing for NaNo this year a parody of Twilight, where the marble adonis is a zombie.  And then they went and did a movie about it.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: aitm on March 12, 2013, 08:15:41 AM
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Quote from: "aitm"
I believe I have a great, no GREAT setting and story but I shant given it to just anyone, yet, how long must I hold this marvel of an idea until some dip shit fuck finally stumbles upon it?   Alas,,,my misery...

That happened to me.  I was planning on doing for NaNo this year a parody of Twilight, where the marble adonis is a zombie.  And then they went and did a movie about it.

parody? hmm, no novel idea for you!
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Post by: the_antithesis on March 12, 2013, 11:50:36 PM
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It needs practise. It's also difficult to find an original plot.

Some say there is no such thing.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 13, 2013, 02:43:56 AM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
It needs practise. It's also difficult to find an original plot.

Some say there is no such thing.

Some people have said there are only a few different plots and people just keep reusing them.
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Post by: Sleeper on March 13, 2013, 09:25:07 PM
How have I never noticed this thread before?

I've got a suspense (?) psychological thriller (?) about a guy who's mental state is crumbling amid a crumbled world outside. It's a very personal, internal tale. It's finished, but it's only 40,000 words. I've been told by pros that it needs to be at least double that. Don't know what to think about that.

Also working on a sci-fi screenplay about the first team to explore other dimensions. Got a very naturalistic message to it as the protagonist begins the tale believing that she's special and has been led her whole life to this specific project. Throughout the story, though, she comes to slowly realize the mindlessness of what's happening around her. That's all subtly woven and secondary though. It's not so "on the nose."

...also have an idea for a TV show about the absurd, mystical, pathetic world where commercials come from. I've mailed all these synopses to myself, by the way.
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Post by: Thumpalumpacus on March 13, 2013, 11:03:03 PM
I'm of the opinion that where a talent shines is in character.  Making one's characters believably deep is more important than crafting a unique plot, to my way of thinking.
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Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on March 13, 2013, 11:43:37 PM
So, in my own head I divided my Novel (Nell of the Null Zone) (http://http://aynrkey.deviantart.com/art/Nell-of-the-Null-Zone-347872617) into 3 parts.

Part 1 is the conflict with Janus the psychic villain.
Part 2 is when the heroes meet Agent Dandrough and meet operatives of the 3 families.
Part 3 is the decent into the underbelly of the Antelope Valley.

I've finished converting part 1 into a screenplay.  I'm starting on part 2.

The problem is, part 2 is the part I like the least.  It's going to be a lot harder than part 1.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 14, 2013, 04:16:18 AM
I'm attempting to write a persuasive essay for my English class. I have a topic, lots of notes, some good sources, etc. The topic is horse meat. I will be including information about health, ethics, culture, etc. when consuming it. But I'm having trouble picking a side.

I'm thinking about going about it like Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. If you're unfamiliar with A Modest Proposal, I highly recommend reading it. It's available on Project Gutenberg at http://http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1080/1080-h/1080-h.htm.

With that in mind, I'm thinking I'll take the position that horse meat would be great for the economy, help cure hunger, and so on.

The problem is my teacher is a horse nut.
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Post by: the_antithesis on March 14, 2013, 11:53:00 AM
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The problem is my teacher is a horse nut.

I understand that getting fucked by a horse can cause a great deal of internal damage.
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Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on March 14, 2013, 12:54:09 PM
Go pro on horse meat.  It's only a cultural issue, not a nutritional issue.

The reason it was such a scandal was partly cultural and partly because people were expecting one meat and received another.

Oh, and some sort of meat inspection issue probably.

But if you can give good coverage to proper inspection for horse meat, then you can argue nutritional facts versus cultural opinions for the win.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 15, 2013, 01:04:42 AM
Quote from: "Jason_Harvestdancer"
Go pro on horse meat.  It's only a cultural issue, not a nutritional issue.

The reason it was such a scandal was partly cultural and partly because people were expecting one meat and received another.

Oh, and some sort of meat inspection issue probably.

But if you can give good coverage to proper inspection for horse meat, then you can argue nutritional facts versus cultural opinions for the win.

I actually will be arguing in favour of it. I'm going to be making it satirical as well. I'm also thinking I might include cats and dogs in it.
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Post by: Farroc on March 15, 2013, 03:04:00 AM
I've got this idea about this ex-navy seal/physicist who who becomes a pacifist and develops a serum that can make someone have a complete change of heart, loses all of his violent tendencies and selfishness...etc. So the guy goes and secretly give the serum to all of the worlds dictators and violent or stupid leaders( George W. Bush, Kim Jong-un...).
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 15, 2013, 03:44:22 AM
Quote from: "Farroc"
I've got this idea about this ex-navy seal/physicist who who becomes a pacifist and develops a serum that can make someone have a complete change of heart, loses all of his violent tendencies and selfishness...etc. So the guy goes and secretly give the serum to all of the worlds dictators and violent or stupid leaders( George W. Bush, Kim Jong-un...).

Does it turn into a virus that quickly spreads and starts a zombie apocalypse? Because that would be cool.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 23, 2013, 08:02:37 AM
I'm currently at 1200 words for my essay on horse meat. I want it to be at least twice that, but I'm running out of things to say.
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Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on March 24, 2013, 12:28:49 AM
Add recipes for horse meat?
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Post by: Thumpalumpacus on March 24, 2013, 01:59:27 AM
Quote from: "NitzWalsh"
I'm currently at 1200 words for my essay on horse meat. I want it to be at least twice that, but I'm running out of things to say.

Then think more, and explore nuances.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 24, 2013, 02:26:15 AM
Quote from: "Jason_Harvestdancer"
Add recipes for horse meat?

I've got a few recipes that I might consider adding. Or at least talk about them a bit.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Sal1981 on June 21, 2015, 05:09:22 AM
Sorry for the necro-bump, didn't want to start a new thread.

I've finally started, after much deliberation, on a sort of comedy novel which I call The Amazing Adventures of God, Jesus and the Holy Spook

This is how it starts out:

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   God and Jesus looked at each other.
   “What do you mean I’m you?” Jesus retorted with a raised eyebrow.
   “Isn’t it obvious?” God nodded.
   “You’re crazy.” Jesus half-assedly asserted.
   “Look, how else can we fool these people and get the Hell out of here?” God became serious all of a sudden, Jesus thought God might have been serious all this time. A frightening perspective.

   God pointed at the door with his left hand while laying down in the strapped bed. and He said:
   “We need the help of the Holy Ghost.” God looked to the other side, staring at the white wall and said to Jesus: “We can’t escape this place without the Holy Ghost helping us out.”
   “What in the world? That Holy Spook thing of yours? You are mad.” Jesus said, rolling his eyes.
   “Yo, don’t diss the Holy Ghost, man.” God raised his voice a little and further pressed: “He’s everywhere, sees all, and into our hearts. Plus, he can get us the fuck out of here too.” God almost sounded mellow.
   “Right, right.” Jesus sighed. Jesus thought about how he got stuck here, along with this strange fellow, God, and how God claimed that He was Him and They were Eachother. Jesus was unable to wrap this thought process around Himself. Only thing He had done was claim that some pigs were infested and it got word to the wrong people who thought He might be sick or something, and of course He did resist arrest and was thrown in here with this God character.

   “Hey.” God said. Jesus did not respond.
   “Hey man.” God insisted.
    “What now, God?” Jesus frowned.
   “I’m your Dad.” God said.
   “What? How can you be my Dad, I don’t even know you, God.” Jesus had already determined that God was in the right place.
   “Dude, just because You don’t know Me, doesn’t mean I can’t be your Dad.” God said, nodding a bit.
   “Except I already know my Dad, his name’s Joseph, not God. Now stop that.” Jesus answered.
   

What do you think?
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Mike Cl on June 21, 2015, 09:39:18 AM
Sorry for the necro-bump, didn't want to start a new thread.

I've finally started, after much deliberation, on a sort of comedy novel which I call The Amazing Adventures of God, Jesus and the Holy Spook

This is how it starts out:

What do you think?
Well, I'm interested enough to want to know what happens next. :)
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Sal1981 on June 21, 2015, 10:48:20 AM
Well, I'm interested enough to want to know what happens next. :)
Well, I have only started recently, still figuring out more comedic situations that have *ahem* sort of biblical backing, just in modern day setting and how people would respond to them, all the while never knowing about the history of the Bible or the New Testament.

EDIT: oh, and the doc taking care of them is called Pontius Pilate.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Mike Cl on June 21, 2015, 11:29:51 AM
Well, I have only started recently, still figuring out more comedic situations that have *ahem* sort of biblical backing, just in modern day setting and how people would respond to them, all the while never knowing about the history of the Bible or the New Testament.

EDIT: oh, and the doc taking care of them is called Pontius Pilate.
If you can pull it off, it will be good stuff.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Sal1981 on June 21, 2015, 11:53:02 AM
It's a Google doc, so anyone can see it. IDC if someone copies it or not or publishes it without my consent; I just write for fun, not profit.

Anyways:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Mike Cl on June 21, 2015, 12:00:47 PM
It's a Google doc, so anyone can see it. IDC if someone copies it or not or publishes it without my consent; I just write for fun, not profit.

Anyways:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Why not both???
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Sal1981 on June 21, 2015, 12:04:14 PM
Why not both???
Lol, like anyone would buy this besides a niche market of atheists. Nah, it's gonna be a free e-book.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: Savior2006 on June 23, 2015, 04:28:54 PM
Sorry for the necro-bump, didn't want to start a new thread.

I've finally started, after much deliberation, on a sort of comedy novel which I call The Amazing Adventures of God, Jesus and the Holy Spook

This is how it starts out:

What do you think?

That is kinda funny. The material really writes itself, so all you have to do is take out the posturing.
Title: Re: The Writers Thread
Post by: trdsf on June 24, 2015, 07:05:04 AM
Gah, finished two more stories.  Almost 53000 words.  Still not done yet.  But I have made progress!