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Author: jarogue
Posted: 11/9/2008 2:48:40 PM

jarogue's Writing Tip:

Don't put "he" or "she" at the begginning of every single descriptive or action sentence;
"She closed her eyes. She was worried about gettting caught, blah blah blah." Boring!
Try this: Sqeezing her eyes shut, she retreated to the solace of the darkness. It would all be all right; she told herself. That is, provided she wsn't caught on the way there."

Author: Skywalker45  (signed)
Posted: 10/25/2008 10:49:07 AM

Skywalker45's Writing Tip:

When writing scenes try to be as descriptive as possible. You want the reader to get a pretty good idea of what's going on inside you'r head and what you see.

Author: jarogue  (signed)
Posted: 8/30/2008 3:59:42 PM

jarogue's Writing Tip:

When writing dialogue, it's also important to take into mind who the character is talking to. Padme addresses the Senate in a proffessional way, where as she adresses Anakin in a casual way or a romantic way. ie;
"Ladies and gentlemen of the senate, I beseech you..." vs.
"Oh, Anakin,where have you been? I've missed you so much..."

Author: sith spawn  (signed)
Posted: 6/19/2008 10:52:34 PM

sith spawn's Writing Tip:

Don't be afraid to write scenes out of order. Just get them out on paper first, worry about piecing the story together later.

Author: vader1997  (signed)
Posted: 1/17/2008 6:52:10 PM

vader1997's Writing Tip:

Before writing your Star Wars fanfic try to get as much information about the star wars saga as you can; all the characters, what happens after the origional trilogy, etc.

Author: darth revan
Posted: 9/15/2007 9:32:05 PM

darth revan's Writing Tip:

the more you read the better you'll write. if you're looking to write a star wars book read some of timothy zahns work and you'll find you can write a much better novel.

Author: Darth Josh  (signed)
Posted: 8/7/2007 2:28:08 AM

Darth Josh's Writing Tip:

STAY IN CHARACTER! When writing known characters, stay in character. Watch the movies, read the books. Research them for as long as it takes you to be able to sit down and write them as naturally as you could your best friend.

Author: Darth Ewok
Posted: 6/21/2007 1:47:32 PM

Darth Ewok's Writing Tip:

If you decide to work in an area that you're unfamiliar with, try and research online or in a Star Wars guide before you write your fanfic.

Author: anthony baratta
Posted: 6/7/2007 11:57:13 PM

anthony baratta's Writing Tip:

Death to Spam!! Test of Captcha.

Author: MasterQuiGon  (signed)
Posted: 6/3/2007 4:43:30 PM

MasterQuiGon's Writing Tip:

Try to balance description; too much will bore the reader, while if you have not enough the reader will not be able to picture the story in his/her head.

Author: Persephone_Kore  (signed)
Posted: 3/16/2007 10:11:44 PM

Persephone_Kore's Writing Tip:

Actually, yes, you are. Not necessarily dialogue that would sound natural if you said it to your friends, but dialogue that fits the universe and characters. A soldier probably won't sound like a holostar won't sound like a Jedi; Dooku won't talk like Anakin and neither of them like Yoda; and it is very unlikely that any of them should sound like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Author: the_golgothan
Posted: 3/8/2007 8:30:04 AM

the_golgothan's Writing Tip:

You're worried about natural sounding dialogue on a Star Wars site? "You can write this sh*t, George, but you sure can't say it". Try watching a load of clunky 1930s Flash Gordon-style sci-fi - that's the type of dialogue Lucas was aiming for, wasn't it?

Author: Onoto
Posted: 2/20/2007 5:32:27 PM

Onoto's Writing Tip:

Read what you've written out loud, especially the dialogue. It has to sound natural, otherwise the reader won't buy the story.

Author: D.H. Noble  (signed)
Posted: 2/13/2007 6:59:41 PM

D.H. Noble's Writing Tip:

Try sitting in a very public place and listen to all the conversation going on around you.

Author: D.H. Noble  (signed)
Posted: 2/13/2007 6:59:12 PM

D.H. Noble's Writing Tip:

Sometimes is helps to just sit down and write with out thinking. It doesn't have to be star wars, it can be the most random thing in the world, but it gets your mind moving and thinking. As soon as you stop to think, don't keep writing what you have been, go back to writing your story.

Author: kondrma
Posted: 1/19/2007 2:57:59 AM

kondrma's Writing Tip:

Listen to music while writing fanfics, it helps me.

Author: 92SE-R  (signed)
Posted: 1/9/2007 12:52:23 PM

92SE-R's Writing Tip:

Imagination is a key ingredient to fanfic. If you can thinnk of it, you can write about it. The problem that some people may have is visualizing it. Visialization can help with a battle sequence, lightsaber duel, or other scenarios.

Have a basic setting in mind, then try to sketch it out on paper. This works well for close combat situations, where you can look at your 'map' for reference. It also allows you to free up a bit of your mind to focus on other things. Plot out where the characters will be on your map and the directions that they will go. Planning ahead can help with ideas of what they will use and moves they will make.

Author: Jedi Master Dil  (signed)
Posted: 11/1/2006 2:59:18 PM

Jedi Master Dil's Writing Tip:

Don't make things too detailed. Some people won't be able to understand this, and people with short attention spans will leave it.

Author: Cade Ollistar  (signed)
Posted: 10/5/2006 12:12:37 AM

Cade Ollistar's Writing Tip:

As suggested before, music cna be of a great help. The SW soundtracks work great, but another kind that might help is a bit of techno. It's upbeat and gets the mind flowing.

Author: Jedi X-Man Serena Kenobi  (signed)
Posted: 9/30/2006 10:30:44 AM

Jedi X-Man Serena Kenobi's Writing Tip:

Try not to make an orignial character (especially a girl) a Mary Sue. I've done that once or twice and suffered for it. I've since then learned all the aspects of the Mary Sue and have strived not to make any of my female OC characters one of them.

I absolutely adore OCs, but am not too keen on Mary Sues. Neither are many other people.

Author: NightSister Leia  (signed)
Posted: 8/8/2006 5:10:21 PM

NightSister Leia's Writing Tip:

try watching Star Wars when you're wrighting fan fics.
it works 4 me @(0.0)@

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