1. Welcome to the Brawl website! Feel free to look around our forums. Join our growing community by typing /register in-game!

Writer's block

Discussion in 'Capture the Flag' started by featherpaw, Sep 4, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Please be aware that this thread is more than 30 days old. Do not post unless the topic can still be discussed. Read more...
  1. featherpaw

    featherpaw Your friendly neighborhood kitten! :3

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,548
    Ratings:
    +1,424
    Sorry I haven't gotten chapter 5 out to the public yet. It was my intent to get it out no later than Friday, however, I've hit the dreaded writer's block. To be honest, now I'm questioning if I should even continue. I'm still writing it, but it just doesn't seem right and I need sources of inspiration. So here I am asking, What do you guys do before you write or when you have writer's block? I appreciate all your support through this. Through this entire book all I wanted to do was write a kick ass ctf story that was relatable and easy to become immersed in. I'm not sure whether or not I've accomplished this yet, but regardless, I'm going to try to continue to the end and do the best I can for the ctf community. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Proterozoic

    Proterozoic Wiki Team is a Semi-Staff Rank

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,227
    Ratings:
    +916
    Well, you seem to have set the stage for quite a conflict right now. You've got me about to go in to fight @BrandinoB to distract him and let the rest of the team get away. Meanwhile @Unifier has apparently died at the hand of his own team leader. We don't actually know that he definitely died, only that he seemed to. @lionafp is also away from her team right now, being elsewhere having just attacked @Unifier and subsequently not able to lead her team right now. You could exploit both of these. Additionally, nobody on the "good" team yet has actually died, which you could exploit. @themaelstromeye has also not made a full appearance yet. My suggestions would be:

    -big fight between me and @BrandinoB, maybe not have either of us die in that fight and leaving that for a massive final battle
    -one of the team doesn't get away from @BrandinoB and is killed
    - @Unifier isn't actually killed by that spell and survives long enough to join the other team
    - @themaelstromeye replaces unifier on the battlefield
    - @lionafp is unable to command her team and as a result many of them die before she can return to the battle
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. CherryBlossomss

    CherryBlossomss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    237
    Ratings:
    +69
    I want to be in one of your stories! If you need another character you could add me in :smile:
     
  4. Avivox

    Avivox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    790
    Ratings:
    +230
    You could have me assassinate @LordCh4os on purpose when he's not looking cause he head shots me every other time.
     
  5. MR_EVIL_OVERLORD

    MR_EVIL_OVERLORD Elite Legacy Legend | PRO | Genius Super Villain

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,611
    Ratings:
    +1,401
    You should kill everyone off as they become zombies...
     
  6. Deppuccino

    Deppuccino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,595
    Ratings:
    +341
    Tbh when I hit a writer's block I just wait a while until I find some inspiration. That's the reason why no1 ever relies on me for frequent/regular uploads for chapters.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. stlast

    stlast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Ratings:
    +83
    Writer's block is like being stuck in a hole. A very, very deep hole. And when you're in that kind of situation, there are 3 main options:
    1. Sit there and slowly wither away from hunger (that sounds very cruel).
    2. Wait until help arrives/a miracle happens and you can escape quickly without too much trouble.
    3. Or you can slowly dig through the dirt and clay until you get out.
    None of these are exactly appealing. Obviously, it's not the best idea to abandon hope and starve (as in, give up and completely stop writing). BUT, there still are some more options.

    Most of the time, I tend to go with the second option, and simply go on with life until inspiration strikes and/or I've developed enough ideas for the next chapter. The problem is that it tends to take 2+ weeks for me before I finally have a solid idea of what I'm going to do.

    Digging yourself out can take some time. You've got a lot of dirt, and rocks, and worms, and words... And sometimes, you run into a rock while you're working through the chapter. Sometimes, you can get around it and keep going. Other times...you have to start all over again. It's hard, but it works with enough time, effort and dedication. You can make it out.

    TL;DR Writer's block is like being stuck in a hole, you either starve or dig yourself out, but it can be conquered.
     
  8. BrandinoB

    BrandinoB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Messages:
    915
    Ratings:
    +384
    When I was actively writing my story Respawn , if I came into a writer's block I would just write some random stuff. Just keep writing. If I didn't like it, I'd take it out. If it seemed good, I'd keep it in and develop upon it.

    Like @LordCh4os said, youve got some pretty good conflict coming up. You could just have a whole chapter or two of the fight, jumping around from character to character/battle to battle and highlight everything that's going on, you could focus on what the leaders are doing/thinking, etc. Just keep writing ^-^
     
  9. featherpaw

    featherpaw Your friendly neighborhood kitten! :3

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,548
    Ratings:
    +1,424
    Thank you guys so much for the good ideas. I took a night to think on it and ended up actually dreaming exactly how I want to play it out. I love you all and Chapter 5 is coming at ya in a little bit! ^-^ Locked.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
Accepted Block War Map Submissions Feb 21, 2022
Bug Hide n seek spectator block MinecraftParty Deluxe Feb 25, 2021
Barrier Blocks for sale Raid Dec 13, 2020
Idea Other blocks to break the fall Capture the Flag Sep 8, 2020
Complete Blockfort N64 Map Submissions May 11, 2020
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Please be aware that this thread is more than 30 days old. Do not post unless the topic can still be discussed. Read more...