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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)@

Author: Peassoup  (signed)
Posted: 6/14/2006 3:11:17 PM

Peassoup's Writing Tip:

If you are planning to use your OC in several fics, try not to lock it into a firm cask. It is a lot easier to write about a person you don't know every thought. This is a tip I got from a writter I adore. I was flabbergasted when I spoke to him.

Author: Sith_Xavier_Sith  (signed)
Posted: 5/14/2006 2:41:26 AM

Sith_Xavier_Sith's Writing Tip:

Separate yourself from your characters.
A flaw in most novice writers is that all of their characters have the same personality. Given a certain situation diffrent characters should do diffrent things and make diffrent choices.

Author: Sith_Xavier_Sith  (signed)
Posted: 5/14/2006 2:38:01 AM

Sith_Xavier_Sith's Writing Tip:

Often times people will get lost in a good idea and type continuosly without stopping. This, however can sometimes be hazardous to the development of your story. In other words, constantly reread your work and occasionaly just sit back and think.
Every time I type I sit in a secluded place were no one can disrupt me and It may take a whole day just to get five or six pages done because I am constantly stopping to imagine, formulate and review certain parts of my story

Author: dehumidifier
Posted: 5/5/2006 9:51:18 PM

dehumidifier's Writing Tip:

Spam removed

Author: TelenStar  (signed)
Posted: 4/24/2006 6:08:10 PM

TelenStar's Writing Tip:

Talk to friends, coworkers, family, anyone will do. Find some people who know a thing or two about writing and talk to them. Ask someone who knows a lot about Star Wars to give you suggestions. The more people you talk about your ideas to, the more ideas you'll get.

Author: TelenStar
Posted: 3/21/2006 7:32:38 PM

TelenStar's Writing Tip:

Listen to some music while imagining your story. Soon you may have an idea down. But be sure it doesn't follow the story the music came from. That will be plagaerising! Also, know the way that you get all your ideas down quickly. Whether you find it easiest to make a web, to write an outline or to simply write from begining to end, the faster you can get those ideas on paper the more ideas you'll get down.

Author: Liave Ekeli
Posted: 2/15/2006 1:49:30 PM

Liave Ekeli's Writing Tip:

First of all I agree with everyone else here who has said not to make characters too spesific.

I usually don't have a complete story figured out before I start writing either. I have mostly ideas or a part of a story figured out and I just go from there. I think it gives my characters some space to evolve on their own, and some of the time I don't know exactly how the story is going to turn out, which for me is a good thing. I don't think it works for everyone though, but it's worth a shot.

Also if you have a piece of a story, or even just a sentence, write it down! It might turn into a whole sotry once you get it on paper, and if it doesn't, then at least you've gotten it out of your head.

Author: Sith_Xavier_Sith  (signed)
Posted: 1/24/2006 7:23:59 PM

Sith_Xavier_Sith's Writing Tip:

Watch the amount of dialoge and discription you have, you dont want people talking back and forth for days and you dont want to have three pages describing the pepples on the ground.

Author: Sith_Xavier_Sith  (signed)
Posted: 1/22/2006 8:15:45 AM

Sith_Xavier_Sith's Writing Tip:

A good technique used by many is to make your characters somewhat ignorant to to most of the universe so as your character learns we, the readers, learn with them.
Saves time explaining and relates readers with the character.

Author: Sunniva  (signed)
Posted: 1/15/2006 8:09:00 AM

Sunniva's Writing Tip:

When you make up a character don't be to specific about their personality at first. Then you don't have to change it when you have a meek person start cussing like mad(but please no cussing because I will not beta-read it).

Author: Star Traveler  (signed)
Posted: 1/13/2006 4:35:14 PM

Star Traveler's Writing Tip:

When suffering from Writer's Block, read other fanfics (or books) for ideas, and try to write through it, even if half the stories you attempt don't go anywhere.

Author: agap_afima
Posted: 11/29/2005 9:04:45 PM

agap_afima's Writing Tip:

It helps me to listen to a Star Wars soundtrack when I'm writing something Star Wars. Helps me get in the mood. That's just me, though.

Author: agap_afima  (signed)
Posted: 11/27/2005 5:06:35 PM

agap_afima's Writing Tip:

Set apart your characters by giving little details about them. (example: He had a small scar on his chin and a streak of gray hair on one of his temples)

Author: Vitalony  (signed)
Posted: 8/11/2005 5:16:24 PM

Vitalony's Writing Tip:

When making Original Characers (male or female) please try to refrain from the usual physical descriptions. I.e. blonde hair blue eyes, red hair and fiery green eyes. Make your characters a little unique. And not all characters have ot be beautiful/handsome and thin. Some of the greatest characters of all time have not been that good looking. Take Darth Vader for example! He was ugly, but was a totally kick a$$ character. If you want any help with this please send me an e-mail. I'd be happy to help.

Author: Darth_Lucious  (signed)
Posted: 7/29/2005 10:29:41 PM

Darth_Lucious's Writing Tip:

When making a character, don't make him/her too specific.

Author: Darth_Lucious  (signed)
Posted: 7/29/2005 10:29:32 PM

Darth_Lucious's Writing Tip:

If making a character, don't make him/her too specific.

Author: Voldader
Posted: 7/9/2005 5:08:21 PM

Voldader's Writing Tip:

If having writer's block (I know I do!), try to refer back to a character, object or event from the SW movies or novels that the characters only mention very little. (e.g. Darth Plagius, Outer Rim Sieges, etc.)

Author: valkyrie
Posted: 6/25/2005 3:51:55 PM

valkyrie's Writing Tip:

Please, PLEASE, PLEASE when writing orignal female characters do try to avoid making them fiery yet innocent. It is a very bad cliche and rather tiresome for readers.

Another one to avoid, is the stunning-good-at-sports-beauty-queen-outgoing-...etc. There must be balance here, people. Make your characters have faults! The more faults they have, the realer and less cliche/mary-sue they tend to be. Bring them down to earth a little and the less two dimensional they seem to become.

I know its not that simple, even I struggle with these perfect characters, but make an effort. No body likes a character they can see right through.


Author: Chasity
Posted: 6/14/2005 5:18:57 PM

Chasity's Writing Tip:

If you don't like what you are writing don't just throw it away get a second opinion, you could be the next Steven King and not know it. Remember, we are our own wrost critics.

Author: Melkor  (signed)
Posted: 6/14/2005 3:31:25 AM

Melkor's Writing Tip:

When in doubt, use descriptive language. This is also handy as a cure for writer's block as it can help redirect your attention.

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