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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.

Author: DarthIshtar  (signed)
Posted: 6/6/2005 9:21:43 PM

DarthIshtar's Writing Tip:

My favorite essay on dialogue said that you have to fit your dialogue to station, time period, gender, and characterization. It gave the example of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens and a 4-year-old who approached a baseball hero, convicted of a felony. In the Dickens, a sister says "Refute these calumnities, Nicholas!" Conversely, the 4-year-old uttered the now-famous "Say it ain't so, Joe!" You can't have someone in Dickens style saying "Say it ain't so, nick!" any more than you can have a 4-year-old yelling "Refute these calumnities, Joseph!"

Author: ben
Posted: 6/6/2005 4:01:52 PM

ben's Writing Tip:

During a lightsaber battle always describe:
1.)The Location (this gives you a much easier picture of the fighting stlye which will be used. and the emotions during the fight (eg:mustafar =firey,anger,hate,suffering)
2.)the movement of the blade (blurred,spinning)
3.)always describe the fighting stlye (defensive,traditional,quick) this gives a better picture of the characters movements.
4.)words exchanged during the battle (IMPORTANT:Never leave out the emotions during a fight. The conversation is the most important part. There has to be a reason for the fight.

if you have any more questions email me

Author: Nakomelingen  (signed)
Posted: 6/5/2005 10:03:47 AM

Nakomelingen's Writing Tip:

A wide variety of word choice keeps a reader interested. Choose words that can appeal to each of your senses and your writting will be much stronger.

Author: darthvadersplot
Posted: 5/26/2005 9:51:52 AM

darthvadersplot's Writing Tip:

Here are more than one tip.
1. Write an outline of what you would like to happen. Then if it is different, it might be better. If not, you can change it.
2. At least try to learn about the characters. You want to know how they are, background and such. Only with already thought up characters, though.
3. Try to have one of the characters as YOU. It makes it more personal and I have found that it makes chapters and stories longer.
4. Write about what you like. It makes it just as fun.
5. Donít always write about the same thing. Like romance. If you like something else to, write a story about it.
6. DONíT steal ideas. If you found an idea you like, give credit to that person. Or at least say you used it.
7. Last but not least, the fighting. Yeah, drawing can help, but it might also work if you watch a movie and see what looks good. Then base it off that. But, add variety. Try sword fighting, shoot outs, death defying stunts, anything. Believe me it works.

Author: ChaoticBliss  (signed)
Posted: 5/10/2005 3:47:38 PM

ChaoticBliss's Writing Tip:

Avoid using passive voice whenever possible. It will make your writing stronger and more polished.
In short stories, let the characters do the talking. We want to hear their voices.
Use semicolons sparingly.
Rarely use exclamation points. Let your words create the excitement.
And when writing use a FANBOY word after a comma. FANBOYS (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So), and ONLY use them when there are seven or more words after the conjunction.

Author: Kaido Rokk  (signed)
Posted: 4/2/2005 9:43:36 PM

Kaido Rokk's Writing Tip:

When your are writing, be specific. Don't just say, he walked down the street. Say, the young many sauntered down the empty street. Giving good descriptions make your reader feel like the story is real, not to mention interesting.

Author: Bria921  (signed)
Posted: 3/31/2005 8:29:26 AM

Bria921's Writing Tip:

Drawing out ship movements really helps if you're gonna write a space battle. Just take a piece of paper, draw out the planet, defenses, what ships/who's attacking who. It gives you more of a feel what you're doing by the time you start actually writing the battle.

Author: darth_grievous1  (signed)
Posted: 3/27/2005 11:59:33 AM

darth_grievous1's Writing Tip:

Don't let anyone but you dictate your writing style. Also, try and limit the numberof charcaters in your story. After a while, it may get confusing. If you get stuck, stop. Get up and stretch. Have a snack, or a drink. Experiment with different words.

Author: General Reiser
Posted: 3/25/2005 6:52:16 PM

General Reiser's Writing Tip:

develop your story as much as you can, what might make sense to you could be confusing to others, remember, always think of your audience

Author: DarthIshtar  (signed)
Posted: 1/25/2005 9:01:58 AM

DarthIshtar's Writing Tip:

Do not be afraid of your original characters, but do not cheat yourself and your story by making them throwaways or developing them on the fly. Have them there for a purpose.

Author: Robert H. Gordon Jr.  (signed)
Posted: 12/1/2004 10:35:20 AM

Robert H. Gordon Jr.'s Writing Tip:

Try placing yourself into your story and see if the path that is chosen by your characters and the resulting outcome is probable and even possible. This way you avoid the fantastic.

Also, look beyond the presumed depictions and take into account the unknown. This will help to flesh out any original characters that you create.

Lastly, come original. Lucas laid out a never-ending galaxy with such variety as one would be limiting their own ability just sticking to the established central characters.

Author: Sani Atasa  (signed)
Posted: 11/14/2004 9:51:37 AM

Sani Atasa's Writing Tip:

Oh, and I forgot, music in the mood of what you're wanting to write helps a lot, too. Do be carefull, however, because the music can also influence what you're writting.

Author: Sani Atasa  (signed)
Posted: 11/14/2004 9:49:21 AM

Sani Atasa's Writing Tip:

If you're havving a blank moment, turn away from the story/poem/song/ whatever and play a board game, or some cards, or anything that has to do with stratagy. Word games can only make things worse, enless you're looking for a certain word to use, then leave the stratagy games behind and play a word game.

Generally, games like Stratego, chess, minesweeper, solitare, spider solitare, freecell, and scrabble are good. If you don't like these games, what SW fan doesn't have something ke Rogue Squadron hanging around?

Author: Scoke Faofa
Posted: 9/13/2004 7:34:00 AM

Scoke Faofa's Writing Tip:

When you are writing, don't be redundant with your words. You have all of the vocabulary in the world with you when you are writing, don't just write, for instance, Obi Wan said. Write Obi Wan exclaimed, or stated instead. The Thesaurus is your best friend when you are writing. Use it well, if you get stuck with your words.

Author: Tym Knyspel  (signed)
Posted: 9/9/2004 10:11:29 PM

Tym Knyspel's Writing Tip:

Always make your story flow. (Like the Force!). Just as everything has a place in the Force, so should everything in your story. The best stories written have an ending that ties the whole story together.

Author: MJSLSBS  (signed)
Posted: 8/29/2004 8:47:21 PM

MJSLSBS's Writing Tip:

i find that if your stuck for an idea for a story but i want to write base it on an events/s of your life

Author: Kenobigirl  (signed)
Posted: 8/24/2004 9:14:44 PM

Kenobigirl's Writing Tip:

You can be inspired anywhere and at anytime. It could be two AM, but you still had an idea! An idea could come to you in a dream or when you are outside among a variety of people. So a good thing to do is: keep a notebook with you! A small hand-held one works perfectly. You don't want to get inspired and not have anyhting to write your idea on; you may forget it later if other things cross your mind.

Author: Kusco
Posted: 8/13/2004 7:40:22 AM

Kusco's Writing Tip:

When thinking out a story it's good to have a few major points of plot or action that you want to get to, parts that you know you want in a story. That way they act as stepping stones, or goals in completing the story. That way if you get stuck you can ask yourself what you need to have happen to get your characters to that certain scene that your excited about. The rest can be made up while you go and allows the story to take on a life of its own. Some of the best stuff I've written is the stuff I use to get to these "stepping stones". It also makes these few planned scenes a lot more fun to write because you may have been planning them for sometime. But don't be afraid to variate from them if all the stuff you've written before makes the scene impractical. It's also a good idea to think of what themes you want portrayed in the story. Above all just keep at it.

Author: Lord Darth Attar
Posted: 7/5/2004 6:54:19 PM

Lord Darth Attar's Writing Tip:

For some reason, this works for me. When writing, be in a quite place where you don't have to comprehend anything. Clear your minds and use the Force (seriously). I mean it, it works. When I am in a clear-minded quiet environemnt, I can type and even think up to FOUR TIMES FASTER than I usually could.

Author: Bant428  (signed)
Posted: 5/14/2004 1:30:57 PM

Bant428's Writing Tip:

if u read a good piece of literature and feel inspired to write, either wait @ least a week afterwards or write and keep it to yourself, then look back later on. you might be ripping off and not even realizing it...

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