Wow, Tyler! The 30 new characters challenge sounds awesome!
I'd join in, but I need 30 new characters like I need 30 new holes in the head. I'm well into the "Ok, mister wanna-be comic creator, you've got hundreds of characters and even more character ideas...time to get off your @$$ and start DOING SOMETHING with them" stage. And, I am, the ball hath begun to roll.
You know, the part where Forby and every other writing advice specialist says "Stop talking about writing and WRITE" stage.
Yeah, that's me.
God, I feel like one of those "You know the place..." commercials.
30 more characters would never hurt, specially since you have write about them.
I challenge you Seb. Now, where is my glove?
What you do wth your glove is up to you, buddy. :eek:
But, actually, right now with the writing I AM doing, and I'm doing some serious writing every day, like on a schedule! Plus plotting and refining throughout the day; which took some SERIOUS time management, because making lesson plans, teaching, and then grading papers (150 + students writing essays makes for some serious grading time), plus being a non-neglectful father & husband, not to mention the stuff I do for PFB, takes up more time than I care to think about.
If I try and work something else in, then something I'm already doing will NEED to get dropped.
And as for the characters...SERIOUSLY, I would sit while the kids took tests and go through the dictionary, writing interesting words down in two columns: HERO and VILLAIN. Then I'd come up with characters around that word and idea.
I have a timeline of characters and events that runs from 1774-2011.
I think I need an intervention.
Last edited by SebastianPiccione; Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 02:50 AM.
Who you preaching to Seb? You forgot who I am? LOL
You're the guy who gets sent to buy the wife a sweater and comes back with an action figure.
I know, I live the life.
My real reply to this topic:
Solid ass kicking from Forbes yet again.
What am I doing? Writing my ass off, but I need to get more in front of the "audience".
I have the two projects I can talk about Dead Future and GFT. Then there is the one project I shouldn't talk about but it is mine so who cares, Son of the Raven. Then there is the two that started this week that I can't talk about but I hope brings a better visibility. I also try to interact with forums here and I am just starting to interact at DW. (Though my interaction here has dropped since that Facebook plugin screwed me over at work.)
Then we have twitter and I just joined up with Tyler's new project.
What's worse? I am looking for more. I've discovered I am a bit of a workaholic when I care about something.
What seems most important to me though is building a reputation with what I consider to be my peers. The first step in that was over coming my own inner critic, to stop saying "I want to be a writer" and instead become a writer.
I feel myself on the verge of babbling in some stream of conscious thought, so the buck stops there.
Thanks for some great topics once again forbes, hurry up and make it big so I can use that thing you did for me... LOL (just kidding man, I'd use it anyways.)
Glad some of you guys are digging the Challenge. It's going to be tough with everything going on, but hey...if it was easy it wouldn't be worth doing, right?
Anyway, if you guys are interested...be sure to head over to the 30 Characters site http://30characters.wordpress.com/ and comment or send me an email. This way I'll get your email and can easily register you.