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Writing Nope, I'm not writing that

Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by Katanaeyegaming, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Katanaeyegaming

    Katanaeyegaming PKMN Breeder

    Level 6
    Feb 6, 2015
    I saw one of these for drawing and I figured I would ask my fellow writers what wouldn't you write.

    For me I'd come and say for the record the one and only thing I will not write is anything related to highschool romance. I want nothing to do with it to read either but when it comes to writing it I feel it is one of the most cookie cutter things you could possibly make and on top of that it just comes out bad.
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  2. LassusVulpes

    LassusVulpes smol boi wooper

    (Giratina (Origin))
    Level 10
    Sep 2, 2017
    Any form of romance, that and anything too boring like long notes,

    But also somethin a bit more . . . mhbmfdsh. I dislike writing about different nationalities. it's not that I have anything against them, it's more the fact I lack the knowledge of why and how they do it, that if done improperly can seem racist of sorts, which is why I tend to stir off from that category. as it makes it less awkward to write , allowing me to still enjoy it .
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  3. NyxieRina

    NyxieRina Member of the Month

    (Espurr ♂)
    Level 22
    Jul 21, 2021
    Oran Berry ★★
    I don't write as much as I draw (Since for me writing takes more energy and focus than drawing) but there are a few things.

    Whenever I attempt to write angst and/or drama I get burnt out way too quickly. I can read them sort of fine and I can think of scenarios, but when it comes to actually type stuff out I get tired within 5 minutes of starting. Which sucks cause I know that stuff is good character development and plot progression but I just cannot write it well for either RPs or fics.

    Another is romance. I have never been in a romantic relationship in my life and only recently started actually liking the genre (I blame the soap operas). I can try but I have no point of reference on how that stuff actually works aside from other works of fiction. Add to that drama and angst and I'm just dead.
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  4. Darcy

    Darcy Strongest Blade in Valor

    Level 20
    Dec 11, 2016
    Philosopher's CowlPsychium Z ★★★★Gardevoirite ★★★★Galladite ★★★★Heart Scale ★★
    I don't think there's any particular genre or type of story I avoid writing. Some I'm just not interested in, like contemporary fiction, as my interest lies more in high fantasy, dystopias, and that sort of thing. But, on the other hand, there are certain tropes I avoid.

    One is love triangles. For the most part, I hate love triangles. Some stories do them well in a way that makes sense, but a lot of the time, they come off as forced and only to add Drama. I also prefer to focus on developing a single relationship into a romance - it's more involved, and in my opinion, more interesting.

    The other is "regular girl find out she's royalty," or other variations of this trope. I don't find this trope very interesting a lot of the time, and it's a sure-fire way to give your protagonist main character syndrome, which is another thing I try to avoid. There are some ways to make this trope work, of course, and I've used it in the past. But it's done to death, and personally, I'd rather try anything else.
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  5. WavePearl

    WavePearl Believer in Possibilities

    Level 1
    Nov 22, 2012

    A variation on "regular girl finds out she's royalty" is "farm boy finds a magic sword", which can be equally annoying if done wrong. (Zelda, meanwhile, is one of the few and the proud that does it right)
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  6. Demon in Disguise

    Demon in Disguise Tala is Demonic

    Level 19
    May 22, 2013
    King's Rock ★★★Love Ball ★★★★★Castelia Cone ★★★Basic Gary Oak ★Darkinum Z ★★★★
    I do not mind writing anything someone asks. I am only not good at writing anything, I am mostly bad with 18+ stuff but I do not mind writing it.
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  7. Gazi

    Level 37
    May 27, 2018
    Dawn Stone ★★★★Legendary Triforce ★★Reaper Cloth ★★★
    I don't like writing complete nonsense, where weird things happen just because weird things happen. I need a certain amount of sense in what I write. Even if something out of the ordinary happens, I need to have at least some kind of explanation for it, even if I don't actually put the explanation in my story and just mentally know it myself. I try to make my stories as realistic as possible, even if they're set in a fantasy world with magic.
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  8. Mizumanta

    Mizumanta Black Belt

    Celebi Egg
    (Celebi Egg)
    Level 19
    Aug 14, 2021
    nothing explicit. It's just too cringey to write...Though my view may change in the future. idk.

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