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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Dealing With Writers Block
« Last post by Andrew Corvero on Thu Aug 27 2015, 10:31 »
There's also the issue of having enough time and energy to write, especially if you have a full time job, which is different from writer's block but can easily delay or slow down a project.
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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Dealing With Writers Block
« Last post by Tony Black on Thu Aug 27 2015, 09:39 »
I don't believe in writers block. I believe in writers uncertainty. You only can't write something if the passion for it, or the reason, isn't there or has gone. If you believe in your story, if you have that passion, you will write.
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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Writers That Inspired Your Style Of Writing
« Last post by Tony Black on Thu Aug 27 2015, 09:37 »
When it comes to scripts, my yardsticks are Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, Glen Morgan & James Wong, Frank Spotnitz, J. Michael Strasynczski, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and I would venture, in VS terms, Angelo Shrine.

Novels, it's the great mythology men, Frank Herbert, Stephen King, George R R. Martin, James Ellroy. I could list more but that'd be another day in the week.
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The Television Set / Re: Gotham
« Last post by Matt Latham on Thu Aug 27 2015, 08:51 »
Joker's still very much up in the air as far as I'm concerned.  But the show is so terrible when it comes to Police work that they had to start introducing more and more real characters. I absolutely would not be watching this show if it wasn't so entrenched in DC lore.

I know Bruce wasn't originally supposed to be a recurring character until shortly after Kevin Smith and Paul Dini had an impromptu brainstorming session via podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Rwf5Oon-I

That's three Kevin Smith references in three separate posts from me tonight. Do I win a prize of some sort? I feel like I should win a prize of some sort.
I feel you've earned an intervention about your Kevin Smith addiction.

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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Dealing With Writers Block
« Last post by worldbreaker on Thu Aug 27 2015, 05:17 »
I'm in the same boat as Kevin Smith who said he doesn't ever really get writer's block as much as he gets writer's laze. It's so easy to get stuck in a video game or binge watch something on netflix or be irrationally OCD about my DVR being too full.

For the only cure is more often then not just to open up some Word and Final Draft and re-read my work in progress. More often than not words are gonna come and I'm gonna write them down. Even still, I often manage to pull myself out of it and get stuck in a google/wikipedia wormhole while trying to research something that almost barely gets used in the final product.
Thats where I'm at now. Sometimes I'd get so caught up in one thing that I'd sometimes neglect writing a story all-together.
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I'm almost exclusively writing DC fanfiction these days and it's mostly always a constant struggle between sticking too close to canon and straying so far I might as well change the names and make it my own thing. I'm still not sure I've found the "proper" middle ground.
Personally I say the best method in going free form with a work of fan fiction is taking an alternate universe route with the canon material you are writing. You can borrow some canon elements but you can also create a different spin aswell.
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The Television Set / Re: Gotham
« Last post by Dex on Thu Aug 27 2015, 04:41 »
Joker's still very much up in the air as far as I'm concerned.  But the show is so terrible when it comes to Police work that they had to start introducing more and more real characters. I absolutely would not be watching this show if it wasn't so entrenched in DC lore.

I know Bruce wasn't originally supposed to be a recurring character until shortly after Kevin Smith and Paul Dini had an impromptu brainstorming session via podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Rwf5Oon-I

That's three Kevin Smith references in three separate posts from me tonight. Do I win a prize of some sort? I feel like I should win a prize of some sort.

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I'm almost exclusively writing DC fanfiction these days and it's mostly always a constant struggle between sticking too close to canon and straying so far I might as well change the names and make it my own thing. I'm still not sure I've found the "proper" middle ground.
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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Dealing With Writers Block
« Last post by Dex on Thu Aug 27 2015, 04:23 »
I'm in the same boat as Kevin Smith who said he doesn't ever really get writer's block as much as he gets writer's laze. It's so easy to get stuck in a video game or binge watch something on netflix or be irrationally OCD about my DVR being too full.

For the only cure is more often then not just to open up some Word and Final Draft and re-read my work in progress. More often than not words are gonna come and I'm gonna write them down. Even still, I often manage to pull myself out of it and get stuck in a google/wikipedia wormhole while trying to research something that almost barely gets used in the final product.
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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Writers That Inspired Your Style Of Writing
« Last post by Dex on Thu Aug 27 2015, 04:09 »
I've always been a big fan of the "dialogue guys" Kevin Smith, Tarantino, Sorkin. Their dialogue is often cited as "naturalistic" but it's really not. Nobody in real life gets to say so many words in a row without someone else interrupting. Still, I've kind of patterned my words after them. Not that I'm nearly as good.

There's a few guys in comics I've always looked up to as well. Chuck Dixon, Paul Dini, and more recently Scott Snyder. Their ability to take relatively simple stories and embed a much deeper thematic tone and character work is something my work has always sorely lacked but I've been striving for a lot more lately. 

Also Damon Lindelof. Specifically his work on The Leftovers so far. The trust puts in his actors to say whole paragraphs of dialogue without ever actually saying a word has been pretty astounding. That's something that's really hard to convey when you never really expect your scripts to be filmed but it's inspiring all the same.

I'm sure I'm leaving out a bunch of writers I've looked up to and thousands I've never even read.
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