What do you prefer?

United States
May 16, 2012 6:02am CST
When I write, I write anything from short stories, to books, to poems to just plot lines. When you write, what do you like to write? What kind of characters do you create? What kind of message do you want to bring to people when they read your writing? And... When you're reading, since you're here, what do you like to read the most? What's your favorite book?
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• United States
16 May 12
I like to write FanFiction stories from my favorite books, movies, and tv shows. When I wrtie stories I typically write how I think a certain scene or ending should go or what I think would happen between the two main characters. When I'm reading I like to read romance stories or something with some adventure. I am currently reading "Hunger Games" which I find to very creative and interesting. Seeing the movie before reading the book really made it a lot easier to understand their surroundings.
• United States
16 May 12
My friends and I write fanfiction too. :) What kinds of things do you write? My sister is really into the Hunger Games right now, she said the movie helped her as well!
• United States
16 May 12
I pretty much write for any movies, tv shows or books that I really enjoy at that time. I've written a story for Remember Me, Naruto, and I'm writing one for the show Victorious. I may write one for Hunger Games in the next few months. =)
• United States
16 May 12
That's awesome! Do you have a place online where you put your writing? I use fanfiction.net, mibba and tumblr. (: I'd love to read some!
• United States
16 May 12
I like to write fantasy stories, partly because that's what I love to read so much. I just love creating new worlds full of new creatures, myth, magic, and legend. The characters I create tend to be young, teenagers, and they tend to be female because I'm female and I relate to young females better than any other character type. I like putting normal girls in fantastical situations and figuring out how they would react to it. They tend to be kind of geeky characters, because geeks are so much fun to write.
• United States
16 May 12
I'm like that, too. I write more girl characters than anything, but when I throw a guy in there it's usually given the personality of someone from Supernatural, the tv show. I'm a fan. :P My characters also make me bring out the parts I create in them out in myself. Interesting, thanks for commenting!
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• United States
16 May 12
When I've got a guy character, they just tend to be bland! Perhaps I need to study the male mind more. I've never watched Supernatural, though I've heard good things.
• United States
17 May 12
I've been in love with the show for about three years. (: I very highly recommend it.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
20 May 12
I wrote some poetry/poems about love and life, some of which I made the song lyrics. I love to read history or one's success stories.
• United States
21 May 12
I do too, that's awesome! Have you ever shared your writing?
• Indonesia
16 May 12
I like to write anything I have in my mind, even tough it's just a word or two or three. Usually that word give me an inspiration to make some plot for my story. When I make a characters I like to make them a unique one or plain one, think about their aspect where they excess and where they lack. It's interesting to make a characters, what's they prefer, their style, and their place in my story. I like to read anything I like, what I mean is that I don't have any special preference.
• United States
16 May 12
Very interesting way of making prompts for yourself, that's awesome! I wish I could do that! When I make characters, they usually reflect people around me or people I look up to. (: No preference just means that you're very open minded, and that's never a bad thing!
@GemmaR (8526)
16 May 12
I am writing a novel at the moment, and I have to admit that I am really enjoying writing that. I have only just started it really, so have just 1,100 words of it on paper, but I am writing at quite a good pace and should be able to get a couple of hundred words done every day. I think that one of the most important things that you have to think about while you're writing is that you have to be able to really relate to the story, otherwise you will just find that it becomes unrealistic and you won't be able to finish it like you would have wanted to.
• United States
16 May 12
Exactly! I completely agree with you on that! And yes, that is a good pace. I plan on writing at least a chapter or two of my novel permonth. It's mapped out to have about 36 but as we're re-writing, editing and rearranging the sequence of things, we've learned that it may be even more! There's nothing wrong with being thorough, right? Good luck on your story!
@sreekutty (1051)
• India
16 May 12
Hi, I like to write poems. I also write to make a living. My message always borders on spiritual awareness and human values. I like to rad fiction and the latest book I read was 'The Hatchet' which is about a boy stranded in a forest and how he survived. I liked you questions. Do write about your preferences.
• United States
16 May 12
I was very big on poems for the longest time. They seemed to come to me so easily, line after line. I kinda lost my touch to it after I got past my depression though. I got a lot more into writing fiction and researching came soon after. Researching being enjoyed as a hobby of mine is a mystery to me, but I started to want facts and proof that some of my fiction may be possible. I guess it gave me that much more incentive to focus on details. I love learning. I always pay close attention to going back and highlighting key points in my books that I've written so the reader gets the most out of my writing. In school they read 'The Hatchet' to us! I loved the story and the movie was interesting as well. The book was very hard to understand though, because they read it to us at such a young age, but I did enjoy the story! Thank you!