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EvermoreAnAuthor
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A Scratchy Writing Community


Scratch is a humongous community… And lately I've realized that a good portion of our ‘population’ are writers.
You might reject that idea; you might say that you just write for fun, or, you don't write at all. But that doesn't make you any less an author as, say, J.K. Rowling.
Anyone who writes= author/writer/whatever word you want to use.
Even if you write an essay, you're a writer. Filled up a form? You're a writer.
In short, EVERYONE who knows how to write is a writer… Just that some of us decide that we should take it a little further than just writing some dry ol' essay.
We write stories. It doesn't matter if it was just a fanfiction or a whole novel— it's still a story. (In fact, poems are stories too; Whole novels captured in the intricacy of a few, well-chosen words.)
Sometimes (or should l say, every time) when you write stories, you get stuck. You get distracted, you get sidetracked, you get discouraged, or perhaps your ideas run dry. Those are the times that you need someone else there— to pull you out of the ditch.
And, as the saying goes, the more the merrier.
So l made this Discuss section particularly for all the writers on Scratch, for anyone, EVERYONE.

A few ways to participate in this writing group:
If you need help
with your story, just contact me on my profile. I'll create a separate Discussion thread to help you with your story. (To avoid more plagiarism.)
(Of course, you don't have to tell me EVERYTHING about your story… Just as much as you want. Sometimes it helps to just type it all out, to see it in actual letters instead of some fragment of thoughts floating around in you mind.)
Join a ongoing discussion.
If you want to suggest a new chat group or/and a new discussion, please suggest it on my profile. DO NOT make your own. (There might be similar topics, and everyone creating a new discussion would cause mass confusion and an overwhelming number of topics that have not enough people to sustain them. Please just join a discussion, and if you really want to add a topic, just request it on my profile. Thanks!)


Remember, there's no need to sign up. Anyone can join.

Rules:
1. No cursing.
2. No bullying.
3. No plagiarism.
4. Do encourage.
5. Do give advice.
6. Do stay on topic. If you want to chat about other things, it's much easier to do that on each other's profiles. Thanks!
7. And if you've read till here… Hide the word ‘Literally’ into your comment! (Remember. HIDE it. Don't just comment, ‘Literally’. HIDE IT.)

Thank you!

List of ongoing discussions:
1. Characters. (Everything about and related to characters should go in here, e.g. How to make them, What makes a character special… Etc.)
2. Plot and storyline. (Everything about and related to plot and storylines should go here, e.g. How to create tension, How to start a story, How to sustain climax… Etc.)
3. Role plays. (You can test out your characters by role playing using them and letting them interact with other characters. It lets you understand and deepens your knowledge of your characters.)
4. (COMING SOON)— Book reviews
I think that's it for now!
EvermoreAnAuthor
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TheEnderQueen
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Book reviews? Woah, does that mean that people can read your stories and give feedback, or does that mean that they just review already published books?

Dabzers
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I once asked in Reading and Playing if a plot convention thread for the guidelines but they never responded. But literally I think more than own topic is a bit much. Just one would suffice.

Last edited by Dabzers (Dec. 28, 2017 20:27:28)


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Sunshine_the_Rainbow
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I think this is an awesome idea!! This would literally help so much I'll be more active in a few weeks, sorry for the inactiveness here, but I still don't have my laptop

yee

uh what, are you judging me

im only going to take over Antarctica with my hyper bowl army you know
holirocks
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This'll literally be great ! I always have random ideas for plots and stuffs, so I'd literally come here everyday and just drop them for other people to use (with credit).

1. A “orphaned” girl is left on the orphanage doorstep with a key. As she grows up, she looks for her parents who, supposedly, have a locket that the key can fit in it's keyhole(it's kind of dumb, but talented authors could make it work!).

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“ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴇɴ ɪs ᴍɪɢʜᴛɪᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴛʜᴇ sᴡᴏʀᴅ.”
“ʏᴏᴜ'ʀᴇ ᴇɴᴛɪʀᴇʟʏ ʙᴏɴᴋᴇʀs. ʙᴜᴛ ʟᴇᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴛᴇʟʟ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀ sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛ. ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇsᴛ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴀʀᴇ.”

#ᴘʀɪᴅᴇ #ᴡᴇ'ʀᴇᴀʟʟɪɴᴛʜɪsᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ
EvermoreAnAuthor
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TheEnderQueen wrote:

Book reviews? Woah, does that mean that people can read your stories and give feedback, or does that mean that they just review already published books?
I was thinking of already-published books, but both is fine heh.
EvermoreAnAuthor
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Sunshine_the_Rainbow wrote:

I think this is an awesome idea!! This would literally help so much I'll be more active in a few weeks, sorry for the inactiveness here, but I still don't have my laptop
Thanks and no problem!
Sunshine_the_Rainbow
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EvermoreAnAuthor wrote:

TheEnderQueen wrote:

Book reviews? Woah, does that mean that people can read your stories and give feedback, or does that mean that they just review already published books?
I was thinking of already-published books, but both is fine heh.
I actually think it would be a good idea to review not-already published books - that would give an opportunity to improve… Oh yeah…I might need some help with the sequel to Black-Eyed Girl when I get back from break (writer's block ugh ) so I'll comment on your profile for that ;-)

yee

uh what, are you judging me

im only going to take over Antarctica with my hyper bowl army you know
LittleAlienGirl
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This is such an awesome idea

Smile ~ It looks good on you x ♡
TheEnderQueen
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Ooh yay! Anyone mind reviewing the first chapter of my novel?

Litterateur
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TheEnderQueen wrote:

Ooh yay! Anyone mind reviewing the first chapter of my novel?
Sure! Where did you post it?
TheEnderQueen
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https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/286710/?page=1
The one at the bottom. Its title is ‘Apotheosis’

EvermoreAnAuthor
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TheEnderQueen wrote:

Ooh yay! Anyone mind reviewing the first chapter of my novel?
Woah! Wow! Why didn't you enter that one in the Writing Competition for @Sunshine_the_Rainbow? (hint: we both love depressing and morbid stories so it's a sure winner mwahahahaha. Jk! xD)
But really, it's good. Maybe the ending is a little abrupt. I think it would have been better to end with ‘Goodnight, sweetheart.’ But I guess it's fine both ways heh.

It's really interesting and it captures your attention quickly (without seeming too dramatic and ‘Hey LOOK AT MEE MEE MEE’ type of thing.)

Just one thing– when you wrote ‘They’re my daughter's eyes', it's a bit disconcerting because it switches to a first POV. It's either you put it in quotations or you italicize it (which might have been what you did before Scratch ruined it lol). If you did initially italicize it, perhaps it'll be better to do it on Scratch to avoid other people like me who come and point out the obvious (and probably save you lots of time. Since you won't have to explain everything again and again. Heh.)
TheEnderQueen
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EvermoreAnAuthor wrote:

TheEnderQueen wrote:

Ooh yay! Anyone mind reviewing the first chapter of my novel?
Woah! Wow! Why didn't you enter that one in the Writing Competition for @Sunshine_the_Rainbow? (hint: we both love depressing and morbid stories so it's a sure winner mwahahahaha. Jk! xD)
But really, it's good. Maybe the ending is a little abrupt. I think it would have been better to end with ‘Goodnight, sweetheart.’ But I guess it's fine both ways heh.

It's really interesting and it captures your attention quickly (without seeming too dramatic and ‘Hey LOOK AT MEE MEE MEE’ type of thing.)

Just one thing– when you wrote ‘They’re my daughter's eyes', it's a bit disconcerting because it switches to a first POV. It's either you put it in quotations or you italicize it (which might have been what you did before Scratch ruined it lol). If you did initially italicize it, perhaps it'll be better to do it on Scratch to avoid other people like me who come and point out the obvious (and probably save you lots of time. Since you won't have to explain everything again and again. Heh.)

Oh yeah I fixed that little pov switch in the original google docs. And yea, I did italicize it originally (I use italics a lot lol) but scratch ruined it rip. Ah ty! I forgot about her contest, and besides, I only finished that about 5 days ago xD

EvermoreAnAuthor
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TheEnderQueen wrote:

Oh yeah I fixed that little pov switch in the original google docs. And yea, I did italicize it originally (I use italics a lot lol) but scratch ruined it rip. Ah ty! I forgot about her contest, and besides, I only finished that about 5 days ago xD
Ahhh, understood heh. xD
TheEvilChickenNugget
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This is a VERY good idea

So… I should probably get my trashy self out of here…

ANYWAY!!!

Am I the only person who's expected to like the hero of the story but always likes that really depressed character? JUST I LOVE THOSE DEPRESSED PEEPS IN STORIES. IDK WHY. THAT'S WHY THEY'RE ALWAYS SO IMPORTANT IN MY STORIES!

Kay, I am now going to have a small rant about writing. Please excuse me for a second. *clears throat*

I SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THIS STUFF. SOMETIMES IT TAKES DAYS TO MAKE THAT ONE MEASLY LITTLE CHAPTER YOU JUST READ. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY BECAUSE IT'S SO AWESOME, SAY ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY… IT'S JUST SO AWESOME!'. I PROVIDE QUESTIONS FOR YOU. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STORY FOR YOU TO ANSWER. DON'T JUST ANSWER THEM IN YOUR HEAD- I WANT TO KNOW YOUR ANSWERS. PUT THEM ON THE STUDIO. I EVEN PUT A SILLY AFTERWORD PUTTING CREDITS, SAYING WHICH CHARACTERS ARE MY COUSINS, AND I EVEN HAVE A LITTLE LAUGH IN THERE! IMAGINE I AM STANDING RIGHT BESIDE YOU, YOU HAVE JUST READ MY STORY, AND I JUST SAID ALL THOSE QUESTIONS, ALL THAT AFTERWORD TO YOU. WOULD YOU JUST STAND THERE? WOULD YOU JUST WALK AWAY? WOULD YOU MAKE NO SIGN AT ALL? THAT WOULD BREAK MY HEART. IT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL UNLOVED. IT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL LIKE MY STORIES ARE BAD. USELESS. WITH NO POINT IN THE WORLD. WHILE THEY MAY BE THAT, GRIN AND BEAR IT.
EVERY TIME I MAKE A NEW STORY PART, I INVITE 200+ PEOPLE. I GET TWO COMMENTS. IT USED TO BE SIX. IT WAS NEVER 200+. I WANT 200+. I GET THAT SOME OF YOU HAVE LEFT. FOR REASONS I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND. I UNDERSTAND I HAVE BEEN SPAMMED BY FOLLOWS OF ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS. I CANNOT HAVE 198+ FOLLOWERS THAT ARE SPAM ACCOUNTS.
EVEN NOW MY THIRD COMMENTER IS LEAVING ME. SHE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON TWO (And I know she is a girl so don't attack me about that.) AND EVEN WHEN I TELL HER, SEND HER ANOTHER LINK- NO. SHE DOESN'T COMMENT.

IMAGINE IF I WAS YOU. YOU INVITED 200+ PEOPLE TO A STORY IDEA, YOU GET ABOUT 17 COMMENTS. YOU INVITE THEM TO A STORY PART, YOU GET TWO.
TWO.
MEASLY.
COMMENTS.

*cough* Okay, that is the end of my rant. Anybody wanna… er… relate to me in any way, or something?

Thanks to @cbs12323 and @FollowCherryBlossom for being the two commenters. I can always rely on you!

Oh, and if this counts as off topic, feel free to delete this. I just had to put that out there.

Btw, I'm starting a story called Barbara: I'm going to put the idea over here: NO. STEALING. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS INSIDE MY HEAD FOR THE REST OF THIS STORY.
Elise is just your average 11 year old. Well… Slightly above average. Her average grade being an A, and being known all around the school for not revising for anything. However, she has few friends.
It is the start of the summer holidays. The phone ringing at 7 wakes Elise up. Later, her mother appears with a family friend, who disappears up to his room, not to be seen until dinner time.
Elise, along with her two brothers, are told nothing.
On her 12th birthday, she is given two pieces of jewellery. One has been passed down along the family. The other is a necklace, that her mother says used to belong to a person called Barbara.
The two pieces, the bracelet and the necklace, go together, and Elise starts literally having visions of the past.
She learns what happened, that morning of the seven o'clock call.
Just as there is another one.
The family friend is at the height of his depression, for reasons Elise now knows.
And she feels like the one who needs to get him out of it.

I can't write in this style, so I'll need some practise, but I think if I write it well, it will be awesome!

Anyway, this is the end of the longest post I have EVER posted.

Haiza!
I'm Evi…

Totally not stalking you…

Plotting world domination in my sky castle…
Bibliophile4ever
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This is a really good idea!
ForeverAnAuthor
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TheEvilChickenNugget wrote:

This is a VERY good idea

Btw, I'm starting a story called Barbara: I'm going to put the idea over here: NO. STEALING. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS INSIDE MY HEAD FOR THE REST OF THIS STORY.
Elise is just your average 11 year old. Well… Slightly above average. Her average grade being an A, and being known all around the school for not revising for anything. However, she has few friends.
It is the start of the summer holidays. The phone ringing at 7 wakes Elise up. Later, her mother appears with a family friend, who disappears up to his room, not to be seen until dinner time.
Elise, along with her two brothers, are told nothing.
On her 12th birthday, she is given two pieces of jewellery. One has been passed down along the family. The other is a necklace, that her mother says used to belong to a person called Barbara.
The two pieces, the bracelet and the necklace, go together, and Elise starts literally having visions of the past.
She learns what happened, that morning of the seven o'clock call.
Just as there is another one.
The family friend is at the height of his depression, for reasons Elise now knows.
And she feels like the one who needs to get him out of it.

I can't write in this style, so I'll need some practise, but I think if I write it well, it will be awesome!

Anyway, this is the end of the longest post I have EVER posted.


That's a great idea! If you need help, do ask me.
Just a little something: Perhaps you could come up with a interesting setting to compliment the whole storyline? I was thinking of adding a little sci-fi or fantasy. (I mean, except the fact she can see into the past lol.) And it'll be lovely if you could come up with a reason to the whole ‘looking into the past’ thing.

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But they are always there for you
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Ah, I'm glad to see that there are more writers out here. I'm literally the only person at school who enjoys writing

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