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Reply #45 on: January 22, 2022, 02:55:36 PM
I guess one thing I've learned from rules and other writers and books is that everyone is different. Situations are different too. Sometimes I have the final scene or phrase of dialogue, and work backwards to get to that point. Other times it's an erotic thought that just grows daily in my imagination, with details getting added all the time, even before I write a word. Other times it can be a random trigger like, in this case, a newspaper article I read one morning back in 2005 at breakfast in a Sydney hotel. As soon as I finished breakfast I put all thoughts of work aside and started scribbling ideas on a notepad. This eventually became a story called Fifteen Love, which seems to be one of my most popular.

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Reply #46 on: January 22, 2022, 02:59:43 PM
I guess one thing I've learned from rules and other writers and books is that everyone is different. Situations are different too. Sometimes I have the final scene or phrase of dialogue, and work backwards to get to that point. Other times it's an erotic thought that just grows daily in my imagination, with details getting added all the time, even before I write a word. Other times it can be a random trigger like, in this case, a newspaper article I read one morning back in 2005 at breakfast in a Sydney hotel. As soon as I finished breakfast I put all thoughts of work aside and started scribbling ideas on a notepad. This eventually became a story called Fifteen Love, which seems to be one of my most popular.https://imgur.com/a/GpmBOAN
True!
My thought-process regarding creating fiction is also eerily similar.
Though they mostly end up staying in my mind,  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
And gradually slowly start to fade…



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Reply #47 on: January 22, 2022, 03:15:51 PM

True!
My thought-process regarding creating fiction is also eerily similar.
Though they mostly end up staying in my mind,  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
And gradually slowly start to fade…

Hi Asmodel, cool to be posting in almost real time in a thread that in the past hasn't had replies for years...

Anyway, I know exactly what you mean about great stories that never get written. Discipline is the key for me. Sometimes I force myself to write a number of words, just to keep the process going. It doesn't matter if it's crap, you can fix it later - consistency is the thing. If I really don't feel like writing at all, I may set myself a limit as low as 200 words. The next day it might be more. Thing is, find your own limit, but try to do something each day. I haven't always been able to stick to this rule, but I know it works when I have. And I'm not just talking about erotic writing here - it could be anything if it works for you.

You'll find similar advice in a book called The Artist's Way, but of course I'm always mindful of other people's rules and what works for them - it doesn't mean they will for you.


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Reply #48 on: January 22, 2022, 03:59:22 PM
Hi Asmodel, cool to be posting in almost real time in a thread that in the past hasn't had replies for years...
Yeah,  :sign_iagree:

Anyway, I know exactly what you mean about great stories that never get written.tell me about it. Discipline is the key for me. Sometimes I force myself to write a number of words, just to keep the process going. It doesn't matter if it's crap, you can fix it later - consistency is the thing. Good advice! If I really don't feel like writing at all, I may set myself a limit as low as 200 words. The next day it might be more. Thing is, find your own limit, but try to do something each day. Really good advice! I’ll try to do that. I haven't always been able to stick to this rule, but I know it works when I have. And I'm not just talking about erotic writing here - it could be anything if it works for you.
yeah, most of my thought-up stuff’s pretty much neat.

You'll find similar advice in a book called The Artist's Way, but of course I'm always mindful of other people's rules and what works for them - it doesn't mean they will for you.
that’s true, as well, not everything is everyone’s cup of tea, in the common way.



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Reply #49 on: August 10, 2022, 10:51:02 PM
I'm writing this story, and I'm having the damndest time transitioning from buildup to action. It feels clunky and rushed or way too long winded and a bit boring, and there isnt much flow to it. I've deleted and rewritten it a few times already, but I'll never post it if I dont settle on something soon.

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Reply #50 on: August 11, 2022, 03:35:58 AM
I'm writing this story, and I'm having the damndest time transitioning from buildup to action. It feels clunky and rushed or way too long winded and a bit boring, and there isnt much flow to it. I've deleted and rewritten it a few times already, but I'll never post it if I dont settle on something soon.

Something that's helped me when I have had that happen is write up a short list of possible transitions then ask "Which movie transition works best?"  Like, if I were watching this as a movie, would I like to see a slow build-up like an old film noir detective story, or the bad guys walking in and shooting up the place like in Die Hard?  If it's going from teasing to sex scene, would a slow burn work best or have them jump each other's bones?  It's almost like picking the emotion that you want to elicit.  Does it flow better if it's quick and sudden or slow and deliberate?

If that doesn't work, just write something until the story tells you where to go.  I've lost count of how many times I've had an idea for how a story should go, just to change it halfway through because the characters or setting or something moved the story a certain way to where it felt natural to change.

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Reply #51 on: August 11, 2022, 06:41:42 AM
Another good plot sequence is to start with a really hot sexual encounter, and then do a flashback to build up context and  character development. In other words, set the hook, and then lay out the story. A lot of authors here make the mistake of just droning on and on and on about absolutely nothing before getting into the “good parts.”



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Reply #52 on: January 20, 2023, 05:05:45 AM
I'm writing this story, and I'm having the damndest time transitioning from buildup to action. It feels clunky and rushed or way too long winded and a bit boring, and there isnt much flow to it. I've deleted and rewritten it a few times already, but I'll never post it if I dont settle on something soon.

write the buildup, write the action, write whatever you feel comes after that
then circle back, read it, see what works and see if you can cleanly get from one segment to another.  That may show you where the problems are.
I've done half of the story I'm currently writing.  I'm pretty sure I'll need to revisit the first half because there's not enough erotic energy to necessarily keep the reader going for the next five hundred words.

I'm having the same problem you have in transitioning from buildup to action, in the second half of my story. But while I was driving the car this afternoon, I came up with an idea that makes the transition organic.  And also lets me add some depth to one of the characters, which I think is an issue with the first half anyway.  I may put some words down in that direction later tonight.

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