Writing for FUN

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  • #346974

    Anonymous

    This summer, I plan to continue my newest hobby that I started last summer; writing and performing stand-up comedy at a local OPEN MIC NIGHT. My next appearance is May 22nd in H’town, and I’m looking forward to it. What kind of writing do you do just for FUN?

  • #655981

    Anonymous

    I got back into writing via fanfic. Still do it for fun – but at the same time, it was kinda “dead serious fun”. The fun was writing in the fandom I loved – but I didn’t want to put out crap either. I sweat just as much blood with that as I do my original stuff. 🙄

  • #655982

    Anonymous

    What’s that saying about invention? Oh yeah…

    > Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.

    Change “invention” to “creation,” and that saying is almost universally true.

    No one that I know wants to create *anything* that’s poorly put together. It helps me a bit to think of it as a puzzle that I’m putting together. That adds a skosh of whimsy to the task.

  • #655983

    Anonymous

    Just write to write and I love doing it.

  • #655984

    jIPPity
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    Noizchild wrote:
    > Just write to write and I love doing it.

    Same here. Writing for me is fun, and why would I do it if it were not fun? Life is too short to spend it doing something you don’t enjoy. I mean, sure, there are lots of life chores that are not fun at all–paying bills, loading and unloading the dishwasher, going to doctor’s appointments–but those things are necessary. Writing for me isn’t necessary in the same way. It’s something I WANT to do, because it’s fun. To be asked what I write for fun is a question that has no meaning for me. All my writing is for fun–or I wouldn’t do it.

    –Warren

  • #655985

    Anonymous

    wdarcy wrote:
    > Noizchild wrote:
    > > Just write to write and I love doing it.
    >
    > Same here. Writing for me is fun, and why would I do it if it were not fun? Life is
    > too short to spend it doing something you don’t enjoy. I mean, sure, there are lots
    > of life chores that are not fun at all–paying bills, loading and unloading the
    > dishwasher, going to doctor’s appointments–but those things are necessary. Writing
    > for me isn’t necessary in the same way. It’s something I WANT to do, because it’s
    > fun. To be asked what I write for fun is a question that has no meaning for me. All
    > my writing is for fun–or I wouldn’t do it.
    >
    > –Warren

    Preach!

  • #655986

    Anonymous

    Y’know… nothing is *always* fun. Well, almost nothing. But you know what *is* always fun?

    That feeling of accomplishment.

    Not everyone enjoys exercising, but the rush of reaching a new level, or of feeling healthy, that’s worth the drudgery to some.

    Sometimes, writing, too, is drudgery. That scene that won’t come together. Or that story idea that won’t gel into a plot. That sentence that you KNOW isn’t right, but right won’t happen. Sometimes, your brain just ain’t in it.

    But when I’ve typed “The End,” and there’s a whole story there, even one in need of work, that’s worth it all. Until I put it down on (proverbial or literal paper), it hadn’t existed before.

    That’s a rush.

  • #655987

    Anonymous

    Any favorite stories to work on?

  • #655988

    Anonymous

    Noizchild wrote:
    > Any favorite stories to work on?
    I have a couple of experimental ones I toy with when the regular stuff isn’t coming.

    One’s inspired by how we anthropomorphize our pets. They don’t see the world the way we see it. So while I believe they think and feel, how is it different from people? What about aliens with a totally different way of “seeing” the universe?

    Another one trying to deal with the POV of a thing (a computer) that starts to gain self-awareness.

  • #655989

    Anonymous

    I have several myself.

  • #655990

    maxiuomc48
    Participant

    RobTheThird wrote:
    >
    > But when I’ve typed “The End,” and there’s a whole story there,
    > even one in need of work, that’s worth it all. Until I put it down on
    > (proverbial or literal paper), it hadn’t existed before.
    >
    > That’s a rush.

    That’s a cool way of thinking about finishing a story. 🙂

  • #655991

    Anonymous

    I found a new way to edit my work and I like it!

  • #655992

    Anonymous

    Writing can be fun, but it is also work. That doesn’t mean writing can’t be interesting and challenging.

    And having people read and enjoy your writing? That’s fun too. 😀

  • #655993

    Anonymous

    You can work fun, though.

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