Least Favorite Aspects of Writing

United States
April 10, 2007 9:18pm CST
What are the things about writing that you like the least? I usually dislike having to come up with narration, because I can see the events in my head, but I realize that I must tell my reader some things. Sometimes I like screenwriting because you can just list a line or two of description instead of dozens that are sometimes required if you were crafting a novel.
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I have a love-hate relationship with writing. You know, the whole fine line between the two.. I don't know. I get frustrated because I can't unfold the whole story or song as quickly as I'd like -- I realize compared to people who take years to write things, I'm pretty fast..finishing chapters in a few hours, but it's never fast enough for me. I alsoget frustrated because I always have the feeling there's MORE I should write, should perfect..even when it's fine just as is. This doesn't mean I don't like writing altogether, I adore it and really couldn't live without in fact. There's an addicting factor to it. But I guess it's the way it is with anything one loves. Sometimes you can't understand why you ever loved it in the first place, and other times you hope and pray you never have t give it up someday.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
There aren't any, that is, unless you count writer's block. There's little more aggravating than not being able to finish what you've begun.
• United States
11 Apr 07
the only thing I don tlike is that I cant write it down fast enough. I have a 100 page book I am trying to get published right now. Once I get that one done I am going to do a poem book. Then kids books. Then couple more not sure of yet.
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
11 Apr 07
My least favorite aspect of writing is actually coming up with names and titles. It's just hard for me to come up with these things.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
Use a name generator or go to your local phone book and pick two random names and there you have a character. As for a title, think of it as you go along, or if you have a concept you want to write about, use that as your title. For titles, I always say the simpler the better. If you're writing a story about love for instance, I think it's better to call your story "A Heart's Desire" instead of "The choice between the magic and the potion" or some long title that is only vague and does not clearly define what the story's essence is. Happy writing!
@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Sometimes I get tired with constantly rewriting things. I know they should be better, but it seems like you can go on forever fixing things and never get to the next story or chapter. I have too many perfectionist tendencies and get bogged down in the details instead of keeping in mind the overall arc of the story. Writing is a lot harder than it looks, at least good writing, that is.
@patgalca (14410)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Apr 07
I am not very good at description. I am very good at dialogue, which is a good thing because it is better to have information shown in the actions and dialogue rather than narrated. What I hate the most is editing. It takes forever, gets boring and de-motivates me. You have to make your story as perfect as it can be and that means lots of edits. I don't know how some of these authors kick out two or three books a year.