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Writing Is Like ... 5/20-5/26

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Postby Brian » Tue May 20, 2008 6:15 am

Forrest Gump once said, "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get." What is writing like? Write a simile that starts with the phrase, "Writing is like ... ."

Please limit your response to 500 words or fewer.

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Postby hypnic jerk » Tue May 20, 2008 10:03 am

Writing is like picking a scab. There is pain and relief at the same time. Then it is like squeezing the blood and pus from the wound where there is pain and fasination with whats comming out.
You want to show other people, some think it's cool but others say they're too busy. You palpate and squeeze wondering how much more can come out and it never stops until you get to exhausted. Then you wait for the scab to form over again and it all starts again.

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Postby Gladys » Tue May 20, 2008 12:51 pm

Writing is like finding someone else within my skin. I start the story then the main character takes over. I never know what is going to happen until it does. I think it should go one way but that isn't the way the character wants it. I have a plan, the beginning is going to be this, the middle is this and the end will be so and so. But after I get the beginning started the character or characters takes over. Nothing after the beginning is the way I planned. Maybe that is why my fictions aren't published yet. The characters don't know what they are writing about. Now that is an idea. I will have to talk to them about that.

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Postby cbsmith » Tue May 20, 2008 1:44 pm

Writing is like a raft with a slow leak; sometimes it floats sometimes it doesn't.

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Postby chuckbower » Tue May 20, 2008 1:47 pm

Gladys, that's it! Those darn characters DO TAKE OVER. How do we make them stop, and regain control of our story? I like your response. Maybe we are all a little schizophrenic, some more than others. I've delayed working on a novel for a couple of months now, while I worked on short stories. But the characters speak to me... as if I'm in a dream. They push me and pull me to get back to THEIR story...

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Postby Filly » Tue May 20, 2008 2:50 pm

Writing is like a new day dawning. The story starts fresh and new, unfolding a new exciting element as each moment passes, until it climaxes then ends suddenly like the setting of the sun...leaving you wanting for more.

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Postby Filly » Tue May 20, 2008 2:57 pm

Gladys, I loved what you wrote and read it to my husband who thought it was awesome! Sometimes those darn characters do try to take over your story, you just have to be strong enough to keep them in line! I know from where you speak...I am at the moment struggling to keep one of my characters in line...so I hear ya!

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Postby SaBlonde » Tue May 20, 2008 3:43 pm

Writing is like inventing friends and removing those you don't like.

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Postby bert.dewey » Tue May 20, 2008 3:45 pm

Writing is like knowing your going to the dentist tomorrow. All the fear of the unexpected mounts. There will be pain, discomfort, blood, holes where there should be none, raw meat afterwards and the long road of healing. Yet, when the gore is passed and healed the sensation of eating on a new strong painless tooth that looks fantastic, feels wonderful, brightens a smile worth showing off, makes the ordeal worth the next trip through the hell. Viva writing!

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