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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 11:43pm On Dec 13, 2017|
paulaspearz:What is your writing process like?
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by paulaspearz(f): 11:51pm On Dec 13, 2017|
I don't really have a particular one. It depends on the mood I am in while sometimes when I think about a scene or something I write it down, I continue like that till I get something to work with.
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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by KimberlyWest(f): 5:07am On Dec 14, 2017|
;DEvajael has come again
Let me just mention few.
When I don't feel like writing all I have to do is look for a really boring movie with not so good storyline. While watching it, I do my own personal criticism like what should be here, what should happen after this scene, if I were the writer. From then I can just pick my phone and begin typing the stuffs going on in my head.
When I'm angry and I'm supposed to write, I listen to good music, before picking up my phone.
When these two doesn't work, I simply go online and read something related to what I want to write about.
If all the above doesn't work I simply relax and enjoy a nice Korean movie.
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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 6:04am On Dec 14, 2017|
It's my turn to spill.
When I want to write, I simply talk to my best friend. He knows I write. I simply go to look for trouble and unconsciously he says stuff that opens my springs of inspiration. I quickly move to my laptop and start typing away. When we fight, wahala don land be that. Kayo80 understands.
Sometimes, I watch a new movie to get inspiration. Recently, I discovered that very soft music works for me too. Gives me a really clear head to dowmload. When I feel like I can't press on anymore, I talk to writers. Kayo80 and cbella are always there. We connect very easily and soon my heavy burden is lifted. Divepen1 and Larrysun have been super help to me too. KimberlyWest joined the crew recently along with a few writers I know outside nairaland.
Some months ago, I used to play Zuma's Revenge to get in the mood too. Lol! I know it's childish but a girl has got to find inspiration somewhere.
Still waiting to hear more from you guys.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 8:17am On Dec 14, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 8:17am On Dec 14, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Lilyjoe567(f): 8:34am On Dec 14, 2017|
Chai nysc can suffer someborry. I didn't even see the mention, sorry Eva sweetie
Okay, back to inspirations.
For me, my inspirations comes when I'm focused on something, both continuously and unconsciously . Example,
When I'm focused on a particular thing or even person as the case might be, I'm not necessarily looking at the thing or person, rather, my mind has already started creating a scenario where I become the director, and I won't notice what's happening around me until someone touches me or I stop to grab a book or phone to write down all that's happening in my head.
And sometimes, I just need someone older than I am to make me angry. Since I can't say what I feel, I just think it, and from thinking it's escalates to something else
And sometimes it just comes to me lol
And also, if I put my mind to it and grab something to write on, I'll write for hours non stop and cuz of it, I've been known as the writing girl back at nysc camp
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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by frankline461: 8:36am On Dec 14, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by frankline461: 8:38am On Dec 14, 2017|
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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 10:54am On Dec 14, 2017|
Nice one "writing girl."
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 10:55am On Dec 14, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Lilyjoe567(f): 11:36am On Dec 14, 2017|
Lol , yes o
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by paulaspearz(f): 12:18pm On Dec 14, 2017|
Lol I know that feeling. But something crazy with me is that if I am not in the mood to write, nothing can make write no matter what I try. I just end up watching movies
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Cyberrex(m): 2:10pm On Dec 14, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 3:46pm On Dec 14, 2017|
paulaspearz:Lol I forgot to add reading novels to the list. Sometimes, I read novels to get inspiration but I just get carried away sometimes. I forget I'm supposed to write and end up reading two or more novels
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Divepen1(m): 1:23am On Dec 15, 2017|
Evajael and Missnande, Debbietiyan ... So, I got back from work and used my phone to say hi to somebody and since then the idiot refused to come on. That's since last week wednesday...
But I hope to get a phone that can visit nairaland at least.
Meanwhile, my writing process is one that Elizabeth Gilbert as people that work like Butterfly. We spread essence from one work to another. I'm not the jackhammer type of people that can concentrate on one work.
I can't sit down to write a book at a go, but i like to write up to ten at a go. In other words, when i get bored or fixed at a point in this story, i move to the other one. In one of the ted talks I listened to, one of the speakers said when one leaves the work, it would keep processing itself in our subconscious. And that's what i do. I remember I started writing about Chibok girls two or three years ago, I'm still on Chapter five. Meanwhile, I got the opportunity to write others as if they were just flooding in because I've been thinking of them for months without touching.
So, what happens at the writer's block ish...I read any of the following a. Chicken Soup for the soul b. Harry potter c. Percy jackson d. A compilation of stories.
Or i would rewatch any of the following, which unfortunately I have watched like ten times now. a. Scandals b. The 100 c. 24 hours
But what gives me inspiration?
Most times, when someone just joke around me. I live amidst sarcastic and funny people. Also, when listening to messages especially Joshua Selman.
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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by illicit(m): 5:11am On Dec 15, 2017|
most ardent readers in Nigeria swapped hobbies already....
Anyway I only write what amuses me. Interestingly its not even for fans or readers. I just write to amuse me.
I have always wanted to write a book,
well maybe because John Grisham did. Stephen king did. Am an avid reader tho.
I still have some stories from my Sec sch days that I still read to amuse myself or my friends when they visit.
I like to write what I like just for myself and build a personal/private collection..... am not really into this stuff of writing for the public but I applause those who do.
From what I see, most Nigerian writers dont get money from writing but that's not an excuse.
I just write to amuse myself privately.
Nairaland is a faceless forum yeah but I have this feeling that Chimamanda is here..... dont ask why
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by cbella(f): 5:33am On Dec 15, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 8:55am On Dec 15, 2017|
Divepen1:Heaves sigh of relief. I was wondering where you disappeared to. Thank God you're fine. Nairaland has missed you
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by souloho19(m): 10:28am On Dec 15, 2017|
Thanks for the mention. first I love meeting people, studying them (I'm more of an observer) and working on merging their different characters to form my character. I also get inspired by reading other stories, mostly by Nigerian writers and stories on this forum too, most times I just have an idea, a vague idea even and I usually don't have the full storyline planned out, its more like I challenge myself and see where the story goes, if it would make sense or not. Oh yea and when I kush up the pictures become more vivid
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|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 11:26am On Dec 15, 2017|
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 11:30am On Dec 15, 2017|
"I usually don't have the full storyline planned out, its more like I challenge myself and see where the story goes."
This is exactly what I do too. Our writing process is quite similar. Just change the reading other people's stories to watching movies (which is similar to reading other people's stories anyway), and kush to beer, and we have exactly the same creative pattern.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 11:32am On Dec 15, 2017|
I started out writing to amuse myself too. I was my own greatest fan. I wrote stories I love. Then English teachers in my secondary school started saying I had a very vivid imagination, so I decided to take the writing a little more serious.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 11:37am On Dec 15, 2017|
"but i like to write up to ten at a go. In other words, when i get bored or fixed at a point in this story, i move to the other one."
I'm like this too. I have 4-5 stories I am working on at any particular time... That's why I sometimes have unfinished stories on Nairaland, and the readers keep bashing me for that. Lol! Thank God I have completed most of the unfinished stories and have just two uncompleted stories right now.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by illicit(m): 11:56am On Dec 15, 2017|
I doff my hat.
Your imagination is very vivid o...
hmmmm am writing a short story in Yoruba presently..... do you read Yoruba....
if you do, you can tell me what you think
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 12:05pm On Dec 15, 2017|
Yeah, I read Yoruba. You are trying o... Writimg in Yoruba. I like that. I would love to read it.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 12:29pm On Dec 15, 2017|
kayo80:That's great. I can't manage more than one at a time. I would end up mixing issues
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Missnande(f): 1:19pm On Dec 15, 2017|
@Divepen1 I love Joshua Selman too. I carry hand for you o, if I start five stories at once God knows I won't finish any. The one wey I dey write sef na so so struggle.
BTW - Those of you that have written complete books or stories(not short ones),how do you ever finish it? That's one of my greatest challenge.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 1:30pm On Dec 15, 2017|
It ain't easy and I don't even advise people to do that, cos it causes mild cases of schizophrenia.
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by illicit(m): 1:34pm On Dec 15, 2017|
guess I will post it here.
I do enjoy reading Yoruba stories.....
I didnt put (ami) though cos its not available on my device....
Its a short mythical story titled OKUNRIN OGUN, (MAN OF VALOUR)
Ori agba re e. O san ju oju agba re e lo.
A difa fun okunrin alagbara kan ti oruko re nje Baba Isale nigba ti o gbo wipe iyawo oun ti oun fe ni isu loka, Egbin, lo n ba Alujoonu kan ti oun gbe ni idi Oro se pansaga. Ti Osupa oju orun sin nse eleri won.
Sugbon Babalawo ni ko lo juba Ile nitori wipe Lala to roke, Ile lon bo wa.
Nigba to di asale, Baba Isale dogbon, O gbe ibon re o si dibon bi eni wipe oun lo si igbo ode.
Nigba ti o di owo irole o yo gba ona ehin wole sugbon ko ba iyawo re nile. O si ti ko gbogbo dukia re paapaa.
Baba isale binu. O fara ya.
Sebi bi obinrin ba fe koni sile. A si gbe ori re kale nitori wipe owo ori naa ni oko lo san si ile baba re ni ojo igbeyawo...
Baba Isale ju ataare si enu. O da ogogoro je. O ji enu wuye wuye.
O tu ito soke, o fi oju gba a. O leri, O leka.
Sugbon O ko, ko juba Ile.
Osupa n wo o, O rerin muse. Oun fi baba naa se yeye.
Baba Isale ran Shango, Jakuta, Orisa oke lati lo kolu igi oro ti Egbin ati ololufe re n reju labe re.
Ina so lara igi naa. Igi faya. O si wo lu awon mejeeji mole.
Inu Baba Isale dun. Ori re wu. O gbe oju soke, o si wo Osupa loju. O kapa soke. O fo feere. O doke. O fe towo bo Osupa loju.
Sugbon nigba ti yoo fi fo de ori oke ti o ga ju lo. Osupa ranju mo o.
Eru ba a.
O takiti. O rebo. O wa fe ja si wipe, Lala to roke, ile lon bo bi oro awon agba.
Sugbon, Baba Isale da bi ogbon.
O ranti oun ti Ifa wi, O si tu ero ara re pa.
O yo ado ti o so mo idi. O sii, o si da adin inu re mu, ti o si n pe ayajo wipe....
" gudugudu kan kii fi igba kan tura sile...
Enikan kii fi eyin ako ologbo ba ile.... abbl"
Lesekese ni Baba Isale yipada ti o di efufulele ati iji.
Oju orun suu dudu bi aro. Ara san paaraaraaa!!!
Ojo si ro katakata si ori Ile....
Bayi ni Baba isale se parada ti o di Ojo di oni oloni yii.....
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by illicit(m): 1:51pm On Dec 15, 2017|
most people don't like to read Yoruba tho maybe because of the spellings and the marks (ami) but writing in English self na wahala o....
I remember I once wrote YORUBA in JAMB .
I was the only candidate that wrote Yoruba in the state I think and the officials were even laughing about it.... they just left me in one corner with my palaver.....
It actually helped to boost my marks
|Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 2:40pm On Dec 15, 2017|
I'm on the road, I will read your story when I get home.
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