Good resources for writing a story?

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Good resources for writing a story?

#1 Post by daffodilistic » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:34 am

Hi all,

Looking through this board, it looks like most of the posts are about artwork and music, and not much on writing :( are there any resources I can read up on how to write a VN?

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Re: Good resources for writing a story?

#2 Post by Camille » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:05 am

http://foxholesofvaryinginterest.com/?p=9
http://foxholesofvaryinginterest.com/?p=17

Writing a visual novel is pretty similar to writing any other work, it's just that you don't have to write out as much description (the visuals do that for you) and if you're not doing a kinetic VN, you have to plan out multiple endings and story branches. When it comes to plain 'ol writing articles, I like reading the stuff on Fuel Your Writing and Ookami Kasumi's writing tips.

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Re: Good resources for writing a story?

#3 Post by leon » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:09 pm

@Camille:
Thanks for the links!

@daffodilistic:
There's a few resources on OELVN wiki - http://wiki.renai.us/wiki/Help_Yourself

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Re: Good resources for writing a story?

#4 Post by jyrte47 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:12 am

Does anyone have any good ideas for places to go online for advice, ideas, and help in writing a fantasy novel?
I agree with writing the story inside you... but it would be good if someone could instruct me on how to make that story actually salable :

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#5 Post by JustAnotherMe » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:24 am

@jyrte47: I think what you need is an experienced editor, an experienced co-writer and proof reader. But it'll be hard to make them join you if you have nothing to show them that your project is gonna be a really big and successful thing. If you want to hire, then that's a different story.
I don't know what link to find help in writing a fantasy novel, but here too, there are many talented writers ^^ and they're so nice, so I guess you might want to search from this forum too XP (don't really expect it, because they usually are already full)
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Re: Good resources for writing a story?

#6 Post by Cidz » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:45 pm

jyrte47 wrote:Does anyone have any good ideas for places to go online for advice, ideas, and help in writing a fantasy novel?
I agree with writing the story inside you... but it would be good if someone could instruct me on how to make that story actually salable :
this might help you like on tips to writing a fantasy novel but if you get stuck on something this could help

http://nine.frenchboys.net/ and http://www.seventhsanctum.com/

those sites are actually pretty good for any type of story. it has all kinda of interesting generators to help you get started or help you when you are stuck. names, cities, clothing, character profiles, etc.... so its worth a look at least.

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Re: Good resources for writing a story?

#7 Post by Rhonos » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:22 am

Tvtropes could either help you or ruin your life.

http://tvtropes.org

It's pretty much a database on all types of tropes and techniques used in... well... everything! The atmosphere is pretty lax but if something isn't being used to it's full potential, be it a character's role in a story or a plot line that is slowly becoming crooked, the users are sure to point it out. It's somewhat easier to write once you get your mind set up to think in tropes, seeing the individual trees in the forest, y'know?

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Re: Good resources for writing a story?

#8 Post by Veniae » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:58 am

Thank you for all of the links, guys! It's always nice to find helpful resources. I can share http://www.fictionfactor.com/ and http://www.writing-world.com/index.shtml

(God, reading through all of these sites is sure going to be time-consuming.)

On another note, @Rhonos: You mean TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life? Or maybe TV Tropes Will Enhance Your Life?

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