Yet another tale is here, so please enjoy, comment, etc. Just wrote it up then.
Didn't feel a thing.
It's a thing, and it eats a dude. That is all.
Slow down, man. This is the fourth thing you've posted to the forums in the last what, two hours?
I'm sorry, I panicking, I want to write something that people will like. I'm trying so hard.
Quality writing takes time. Don't rush - there's no prize for writing quickly.
But I don't know how to write scary! I write depressing/romance/drama/action shenanigans…
Then write something along those lines, but in the SCP universe.
Interesting and well written > horror around here.
My highest rated article is slug who thinks it's British.
You're trying too hard.
Seriously. Stop. Take a chill pill. You don't need to write something tonight. Hell, you don't have to write anything for weeks, months even. Write something when you're ready to write something, and when that time comes pick a single thing and stick with it. You're only stressing yourself out with this.
Every time I write an idea, I overdo it or just make it so screwed up even I can't understand it. I love this site. I've only been a member a year, but I was on it long before that…
I'm available as a tutor. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
I've only been a member a year
Wikidot.com User since: 20 May 2012
I haven't written an article yet, and I just lurk and comment on stuff. I've had a few fairly decent ideas in the works for weeks, and I feel fine. Nobody's going to look down on you if you don't publish anything, just lurk and see what floats and what doesn't until you feel you can write something correctly.
As for right now advice, for the love of god, stop writing if it's making you stressed. Walk away and drink some hot chocolate or something. Fuck.
Wouldn't want anyone thinking you were trolling, would you?
Oh god, do I look like a troll? I'm so sorry. I'm in year 11, and we got testing right now, I can't get a hot chocolate now… Sorry, I'll try not to put anything up, that I think people won't like. That's the thing; I come up with ideas, and I feel kinda bad cos people just happen to hate the kind of things I put up.
Goodbye, (For now)
Once again, thank you.
Wait what you've got exams and instead of doing some last-minute revision or maybe trying to relax, you're pissing away hours on the site getting stressed and frustrated trying to write articles non-stop?
He hates you, Stuart. It's the only answer.
Was it actually any good?
As someone who has written flash fiction before, no. Flash fiction may be short and sweet, but it still has to do everything normal fiction has to do: You have to set the scene, build suspense, execute a climax, then have closure. I'm not feeling any of that here.
So how do I do that?
Take a creative writing class? Maybe find a tutor?
Writing is just like any other form of art. It takes a bit of natural talent, directed study and a ton of practice. We can help you refine your ideas, but we can't teach you to do it.
I've been doing writing all my life. Everyone told me I was good at it. I won competitions, prizes…And yet here I just find myself at a loss. I've been writing since I was 6.
Okay, thing is, a rude awakening for many many writers comes when they try to impress people who don't have a stake in their work (unlike parents, friends, often teachers) or people who have higher standards than they're used to. Happens to a whole lot of us, and while you don't need to feel bad about it happening to you, try to take it in stride. Keep writing. Improve your skills. One day you too will be annoyed by people saying what you're saying right now. ;)