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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
7:02 am
[awallens]
mood, setting the moooood!
Hi all:
Long time no write in!
I am working on something that is a genre I never thought I would
write, horror! Normally I wouldn't even dream of it, but strangely
enough, I kept having dreams of these characters and would wake up
terrified, and sweaty, just like I feel after reading the latest
Stephen King thriller, etc. This morning, after waking up after
another one of these dreams and not being able to get back to sleep
for the umteenth time, I got up and made a variety of notes. the
problem is that when I sat down to write the prologue, or start
writing the prologue, that I can't capture the feelings of dread
and terror that were in my dream. Of course it's entirely possible
that I will capture this mood more fully when I start the actual
story, but right now I feel my writing is flat, and lacks the mood I
want it to have. Do you all have any tips on creating a mood for
writing? Do you get the main story line down first, then go back
and put more mood in? I hate flat writing and fear that will be all
I get and it won't match the terror I feel.

Current Mood: inadequate
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
8:51 pm
[awallens]
a ten minute writing prompt
This was written in ten minutes, to help jump start a story I'm owrking on.
a quick writing promptCollapse )
Sorry about any formatting/spelling mistakes, this was just a quick write.

Current Mood: Okay
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
8:44 pm
[awallens]
OK so here is the question of the hour. When you write, how do you do it?
* by hand
* on a computer or other word processor
* in stone
* on toilet paper?
No seriously, I'm very interested in this. I am working on a story and am having difficulties deciding whether or not my thoughts flow more freely on paper or on the computer.

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, October 30th, 2004
2:01 am
[awallens]
two AM
See what happens when you freewrite drabble at two AM? You get writing like
thisCollapse )

Current Mood: sleepy
Friday, July 23rd, 2004
10:21 pm
[awallens]
I wrote this as a chalenge to a writing prompt set by a friend.
This was written in twenty minutes, so it might be a bit rough.
now this is what I call speed writing!Collapse )

Current Mood: distracted
6:15 pm
[awallens]
I love HP and my all time favorite character is Snape... Angsty, sarcastic, bitter, what's not to love?
So I present...
the first chapter of a snape fic with a twistCollapse )

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, July 4th, 2004
7:52 pm
[awallens]
story for young adult lit
Welcome to
a_writers_life
Firstly, any of you steal my stuff, I'll cut off important body parts and feed them to my dog. Right! Now that's out of the way!! You know I love ya!
This story I hnad to write for my young adult lit class. The ending is corny, I knew I shouldn't have added this bit at the end but oh well, it will
get changed, eventually!
a story I wrote for young adult litCollapse )

Current Mood: okay
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