everything-magical-girl:

maxkirin:

everything-magical-girl:

maxkirin replied to your post:Just Saw Frozen
*rubs hands together* yesss, I approve of this :3

I’m glad you approve! I’ve wanted to write fanfiction for Frozen since it started appearing on my dash months ago. However, it’s really difficult (almost impossible) to write fanfiction for something you’ve never seen before. Speaking of fanfiction writing. I think I recall you working on a Dark Souls 2 fic. How’s that going?

Oh gosh I can’t believe someone remembered about my dumb fanfic :x

I should have the first draft done Monday at the latest! This first volume is a 35K word novella full of fantasy monster slaying and absolutely no gay babies making me cry no sir not at all. I will probably clean it up soonish™ and then release it on all the appropriate channels ^u^

Thank you for asking, it was seriously the sweetest thing c;

You’re quite welcome! Wow, 35K, that’s impressive. How many volumes are you planning? I’m lucky if I can get past a good sized one-shot of about 5K, Though I do foresee some multi-chapter fics in my future. I just have to actually sit down and write them. Out of curiosity, what is the general story of Dark Souls 2 anyway? I’ve heard about it, but I don’t actually know what it’s about. 

"Soonish" heh, I can understand that. I suffer from it as well. You might be surprised how many months I can go saying "It’s almost done."

Do you plan on linking it on Tumblr when you’re finished?

Aww thanks! 35K is the general length of my novellas, and I’ve gotten really confident with the format~ Oh man, I used to do short stories. They used to be my thing, actually— but then I kind of wrote a book. And then another book. And then another. And now I can’t stop :x It’s a problem

Don’t feel too bad about wordcount, I’m a just lunatic who writes a lot. I actually remember an instance where (while out in public) I was approached by an aspiring author. She asked me how many words I wrote every night, and the rest of my writerly group literally ROSE FROM THEIR CHAIRS, ARMS STRETCHED OUTWARDS AS THOUGH TO WARN THE POOR GIRL. “Max is not a normal writer,” they said.

Meanwhile I just sat there like:

So yeah I’m a pretty silly guy. Don’t feel bad~ <3

As for the general storyline of Dark Souls… Oh man I could go on about this for ages. The thing with this damned game is that the story is never spoon fed to you, really if anything you’re story-starved through the entirety of the game. Bits of the lore are told through ITEM DESCRIPTIONS. Yeah. You read that right. If anything the reason why I felt so driven to write this silly fanfic was that I wanted to make sense of the pieces. There are just SO MANY questions in Dark Souls that are not answered, and a lot more that may not ever have answers. The game is weird. I have literally stayed up at night thinking about the lore.

Look at what this fucking game does to me.

In summary, though, the story of Dark Souls goes like this: a long time ago things were okay, but then 4 people fucked everything up, then they fucked shit up even more, and now you live in a dying world and you’re cursed to die over and over— oh and also there are dragons.

((I literally wrote like 3 paragraphs and erased them because I BECAME SELFCONSCIOUS OF MY NERDYNESS. The above is as close as I can get without going into ridiculous detail))

Silliness aside, I will totally post about it on Tumblr! :D I just have to decide whether I want to just release it all at once or over time. I’m mildly new to the fanfiction thing~ so to be honest I would really appreciate other people’s opinions on that matter :0

everything-magical-girl:

maxkirin replied to your post:Just Saw Frozen
*rubs hands together* yesss, I approve of this :3

I’m glad you approve! I’ve wanted to write fanfiction for Frozen since it started appearing on my dash months ago. However, it’s really difficult (almost impossible) to write fanfiction for something you’ve never seen before. Speaking of fanfiction writing. I think I recall you working on a Dark Souls 2 fic. How’s that going?

Oh gosh I can’t believe someone remembered about my dumb fanfic :x

I should have the first draft done Monday at the latest! This first volume is a 35K word novella full of fantasy monster slaying and absolutely no gay babies making me cry no sir not at all. I will probably clean it up soonish™ and then release it on all the appropriate channels ^u^

Thank you for asking, it was seriously the sweetest thing c;

Hi! c: I've seen posts of you giving people writing tips, and it's all really, really good advice. So, I figured this would be a great place to start. c: I used to write almost constantly (with the exceptions of classwork and food/bathroom breaks) but now I rarely write at all. I REALLY want to start writing again, but I don't even have a basic idea to work off of. Do you have any tips for conquering writer's block when it's at this early of a stage in the writing process?

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despicablecalamity

Hello there!

I’m happy to hear you want to get back into writing, that’s awesome :D

Now… you’re saying that you want to start writing, but you don’t know what? Oh, do I have JUST the thing for you!

Have you seen my (Strange) Guide to Planning Your Novel? If not head to the link and get workin’ ;p

The guide is the method I’ve developed over the years for brainstorming, prepping, and 'outlining' my novels. It focuses on building a foundation for your story based on things that excite you to write. Because writing should be fun, you know? :D

I recommend you give the guide a looksie. Although it says ‘Novel’ you can really use the guide to brainstorm/plan anything from a short story to a play~

I hope this helps!

Keep Writing~