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What type of Writer are You?

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by yoffi, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. yoffi

    yoffi Dreamer

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    Can you summarize your style? :)
     
  2. Heliotrope

    Heliotrope Staff Article Team

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    non-existant
     
  3. Demesnedenoir

    Demesnedenoir Istar

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    Riceonian.
     
  4. A. E. Lowan

    A. E. Lowan Forum Mom Leadership

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    Obsessive
     
  5. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    Visual. That is, I envision each scene as being part of a 'movie clip,' and try to write what the camera sees.
     
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  6. WooHooMan

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    Lazy.
    And that's not a joke. I take my time and tend to write in a very casual, meandering-type style. It's lazy in a "lazy afternoon" kind of way. The fun kind of lazy.
     
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  7. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    I'm not sure a writer can recognize their own style. I can say what others say, but I don't see what they see.

    Question to the OP: do you distinguish between style and voice?
     
  8. yoffi

    yoffi Dreamer

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    Oh great question skip.knoxskip.knox re: style & voice.

    Yes style, to me, is sentence structure, rhyme, how words sing off a page, breadth of vocabulary, comedy, rhythm.
    Voice is who the person is talking that day (I guess this is important to my own style). Is it the well-rested voice who's passionate about smoothies and yoga. Or the just had to leave a meeting because I'm ill and have 2 deadlines this week style voice. Oh and then there's tone - I'm still trying to figure that one out.

    WooHooManWooHooMan Lazy writing. The fun kind of lazy - thinking of hippies in San Fransisco burning incense and laying around with paper-backs.

    DemesnedenoirDemesnedenoir Riceonian - long and granular? 5 minutes to prepare?

    @lowan Obsessive in the sense that you can't stop writing? Or you're constantly thinking about the next story? Or going back and re-writing?

    ThinkerXThinkerX Visual - do you see the words in your minds-eye too? Watching movies with the subtitles on could be awesome to develop that even further - do you try that?

    HeliotropeHeliotrope Non-existant - that there is not style or it varies? Or you don't write much?
     
  9. A. E. Lowan

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    All of the above. Much like Hamilton, I tend to write like I'm running out of time. My team is writing a long-running urban fantasy series and we're set to publish Book 3 of a projected 23 this February. I feel a bit of pressure. :D
     
  10. Demesnedenoir

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    My last name is Rice... although technically I could say Royceonian, seeing as my last name should be Royce if it didn’t somehow change somewhere along the historical line, heh heh. So, whatever style I might have is mine, I don’t know what else to call it.
     
  11. ThinkerX

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    The bulk of my writing is from that of a given POV - third person limited. I put myself in their shoes and head and visualize what they'd see or think or say in a given situation. What they'd hear, and how they'd interpret that. Subtitles, not so much. An example (set in A E Lowans world) - starts at post 8:

    https://mythicscribes.com/community/threads/faerie-rising-by-a-e-lowan.19719/
     
  12. Prince of Spires

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    Put ass in chair and write.

    Planning happens in my head. An idea sticks around and slowly a feeling for a story forms around it. From there it's mainly a matter of sitting down and simply start writing.
     
  13. A. E. Lowan

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    Still absolutely LOVE this piece!
     
  14. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    I'm still waiting for Winters reaction upon viewing the Poker Groups collection...and her reaction upon learning of Wood Light.
     
  15. psychotick

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    Hi,

    I'm not really a writer at all. I'm a story teller. Except that I don't really tell the story. I just write it down. It comes from somewhere else.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
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  16. Gurkhal

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    Procrastinating.
     
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  17. skip.knox

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    Type writer.
     
  18. Pemry Janes

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    Bouncy, I keep going from one story to the other.
     
  19. Miles Lacey

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    Indecisive. I can never decide what I want to do.
     
  20. CupofJoe

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    Sporadic and easily distracted.
     
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