On Writing

Feb. 7th, 2008 05:46 pm
deleerium_fic: (deleerium orlando by vegetariansushi)
[personal profile] deleerium_fic
So I started the inevitable "my thoughts on writing" essay. I fretted, I spewed, I angsted, I rewrote, I cringed and generally spent the last few months days editing two pages of "deep thoughts by deleerium", trying to come up with an accurate representation of what my writing process is like.

And I'm finally done.

I hope you find everything you're looking for in a writing essay, valuable tidbits for new writers, lessons learned from my own experience, and insight into the way my writing brain actually works.


I liek to write about boys having FOMG sECKZ!!!!11FTW. Time period and location(s) optional. And I always sometimes maybe occasionally have a nother martini beta. The End.


So there you have it. My philosophy on writing :D There's no magic formula, no trick, no secret society hoarding any top-secret writing knowledge. Nada. Nothing is more effective than to Just. Write. We /all/ get better with time.


Date: 2008-02-07 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verangel.livejournal.com
AND WE LIEK YOU TO WRITE ABOUT BOYS HAVING FOMG sECKZ!!!!!11FTW. Brilliant xoxoxoxo hugs...more please deleerium...can we have...more (FOMG sECKZ)?
(ok...I got your message too...) hugs again v

Date: 2008-02-07 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
*hugs you to pieces* and MORE FOMG sECKZ coming soon!!! \o/

Date: 2008-02-07 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] empress-jae.livejournal.com
i think this needs to be published and used in lectures on boy buttsecks

Date: 2008-02-07 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
HELL YES IT DOES! *dies*

Date: 2008-02-07 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] empress-jae.livejournal.com
:D

god i love you! and miss you too like whoa. :(

Date: 2008-02-08 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
mutual, mutual, mutual

and omg I'm coming to DC the last week of Feb...

Date: 2008-02-08 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] empress-jae.livejournal.com
OMG!!!!

\o/

Date: 2008-02-07 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanorgardner.livejournal.com
OK, it's like an LOLWRTR thing eh? All we need is a picture of you with your tongue stuck to the screensaver of Orlijah on your monitor. *snorts*

*offers you a nother martini and points to keyboard*

Date: 2008-02-07 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
cheers! *downs martini*

said picture forthcoming
as thoon as I geth my tongue unsthuck...

Date: 2008-02-08 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
ROFLMAO. Oh, god, Dee, this is so perfect.

Date: 2008-02-08 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
*cracking up* I couldn't resist - I really did try to get my thoughts down on writing, but even after two pages I wasn't saying anything new - nothing you couldn't find in any grammar book or by just /writing/ ;)

Date: 2008-02-08 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theartoffic.livejournal.com
hee! I adore this essay :D Moar boy secksing please! :D

Date: 2008-02-08 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
boy secksing RULEz!! *giggling*

Date: 2008-02-08 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lijahlover.livejournal.com
LOL!
Yes we do get better with time!:D

Date: 2008-02-08 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lijahlover.livejournal.com
*high fives*
Back at yah!:D

Date: 2008-02-08 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormatdusk.livejournal.com
lol!

my not-into-fanfic sister is always after me to write something non-slashy so she can show her friends. i'm like, there are other things to write about besides mansex???

who knew?

Date: 2008-02-08 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
ha! your sister and my sister must have been sisters in another life - because mine does the same thing "you're just wasting yourself, you know" - I say bah, I LIKE mansex. So there :P

:D

Date: 2008-02-08 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violettefemme.livejournal.com
lolz. what kinda of flowers are we having at our wedding love?

Date: 2008-02-08 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
purple ones? :D

Date: 2008-02-08 09:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yukisherry.livejournal.com
*lol*

very good phílosophy. *thumbs up*

Date: 2008-02-08 07:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-08 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arabia764.livejournal.com
Now see, that's the sort of writers advice I can handle. You have to work out your own quirks of course (I write WAAAAAY better sex if I've had too much to drink and I can't spell to save my life) but write about what you like.

My name is Arabia and I like to write about pretty boys having amazing sex, the like of which I never get.

Bit like an AA meeting here!

Date: 2008-02-08 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
I write WAAAAAY better sex if I've had too much to drink

hahaha ME TOO!

And you're so right re: AA - the first step is admitting you have the addiction ;)

*loves*

Date: 2008-02-08 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Oh you! I was all ready to copy paste everything ♥

Date: 2008-02-08 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deleerium.livejournal.com
hee! I know, I really did write a whole bunch of stuff down and was just disgusted with it as so much pointless navel gazing - thankfully, I spared you all.

Trust me, this was much better and waaaaaay more true ;)

Date: 2008-03-25 08:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/tweedle_/
*grins* Well, that was refreshing. *grins some more* I'm sorry I missed this at the time, so if you don't mind, will friend. Came nosing about for more fics. Will be very interested to see what happens to Skaterboy as well. :)