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castlequeen
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:03:03 AM

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I'm just curious as to when and how we write.
For myself, if I'm going over casework at home, I tend to write to blow off steam afterwards.
Sometimes I'll get inspired in the morning before work and knock out a few pages.
A friend of mine knows I write these and she said she imagined me sitting at the computer in my finest lingerie, a dash of my favorite perfume, knocking out a chapter before I go ravage my husband.
I hated to tell her I'm sitting there in my fuzzy slippers and bathrobe...and a can of diet soda in my hand, and a bag of chips. It's really not that glamorous! icon_smile

How about you? Do you need an inspiration? A particular time of day?

"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere." - Groucho Marx
Rembacher
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:36:32 AM

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Whether I'm writing songs, or stories for lush, there is no time of day that works for me. When the inspiration comes, I write. Unfortunately sometimes real life gets in the way, and I have to scribble as much of the idea down as I can, and come back to it when I have enough time to develop it properly.

Lately, I've been typing up my stories on my computer, but I still prefer pen and paper. There is just something about actually writing the words that seems to help the creative process.
rxtales
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:49:05 AM

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I haven't had time lately to write any stories on lush, or anything else for that matter. But I used to write for a magazine and would write in a cemetary that was at the back of an abandoned convent. I would listen to music and relax, and things would just come to me. And if i couldn't think of anything to write I would sketch instead.
Guest
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 5:37:33 PM

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I write poetry and take notes everywhere I go, all the time. But public transport is particularly rich... the bus, the metro... as long as there's a seat so I can get my little notebook out. Just people watch and imagine their stories. Or look at the way the light plays across some feature of the cityscape as you go by. Or take a deep breath on the metro platform, and wonder wtf that smell really is. Transit is full of inspiration. And like Jebru, I write when the inspiration is there. Although for songs I generally have to be sitting at the piano or on the couch with my guitar.
Guest
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 8:40:57 PM

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Waking is when I've had the best ideas for writing. There's something about that link between conscious and subconscious that makes the good ideas flow. I immediately jot it down and develop it further, later.
Birdie
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 8:47:23 PM

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I have a big notebook that I always have in my car. When it is slow at work I usually write. Then I sometimes go to the park in the middle of the night and write a little. Its very relaxing. The notebook is full of bits and pieces of stories, poems and random thoughts.
Lisa
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 10:40:04 PM

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Sometimes I put my headphones on and play my favourite music while I write. Other times I like the house to be empty and silent before I start. Depends on the mood at the time. I also carry a notebook with me to jot down random thoughts. And, as others have mentioned, I do a bit of people watching.
Catnip
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 1:20:04 PM

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I prefer my to write on the computer.
Why?
It's much faster and my handwriting sucks.- it takes hours for me to just dechiffer my handwriting.
but I always have a notebook with me just in case and well, atleast a pen. toilet paper is good enough to write on if needed.

I prefer writing on the train.
When I worked I used to write on every break we had.
I was the only smoker at the company wich gave me a good excuse to sit by my own and not listen to the gossip I didn't want to hear.

darthgoldie
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:04:44 PM

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I prefer writing on the computer as well. My hand writing is terrible and when I'm in a hurry its worse! I usually write whenever an idea comes to me. It's usually something I have to get out of my head before it gets lost. Recently I have been using my blackberry to write. If I'm at work or out and about I just start an email and send it to myself. I actually wrote an entire story at work on my phone. I was at lunch for most of the writing of course. ;-) suuuuurrrrreeee....... LOL But my phone has been a life saver when it comes to keeping ideas fresh for stories!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Guest
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:13:06 PM

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As of late I haven't had much time to write as Jebru said sometimes real life gets in the way. But I usually wait till night time after the kids are in bed or if I have a free afternoon. I write the stories out on my email so I can stop and start where ever I may be, home or work. I write alot when I'm staring to be pulled down in life. Getting my ideas down just seems to perk me up and gives me belief in myself.
Catnip
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 5:26:44 AM

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MerryAnita wrote:
Getting my ideas down just seems to perk me up and gives me belief in myself.


Very good statement.
I feel that way too.
By writing down my ideas, even if they do not turn out to full stories/poems in the end, I really feel better.


LadySharon
Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2009 9:50:26 AM

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I initially began writing to take the stress out of junior high drama BS. I made it a habit to write in it every night. I write in a notebook my ideas for short stories, a poem or two, or an outline for a novella, that i'm working on right now. I carry a small notebook in my purse so when it gets slow on the job, i pull it out and start writing. My coworkers think I'm writing a philosophical piece or a novel like Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. I told one girl that i was writing up my manifesto.

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DaisyChain
Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 12:43:00 PM

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I started writing by accident! My man and I were apart for a few months last year - I was working 200 miles away. So it began as emails saying what I was going to do to him the next time I saw him and it went from there. He's got a degree in Creative Writing and he encouraged me to carry on. He gave me pointers on the technical stuff. But ideas strike in all sorts of places - cooking, in the bath, walking along the beach, daydreaming at work.

The relationship didn't survive the distance but I'm still writing and today I found out that one of my stories is actually going to be published - for payment! Very excited and patting myself on the back!!!

Catnip
Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 2:52:13 PM

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Wow, congratulations DaisyChain!


Guest
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009 2:55:11 PM

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I tend to like writing on the laptop really late at night. If I'm really losing myself in the story I will find myself writing till at least 1am or 2am in the morning then go to bed satisfied and full as if i have had a good meal ha ha. I love reading in bed late at night then I'll do a little diary writing in a red hardback notpad, then writing about my day usually makes me think of a story.
Wow I get so many good lines from my dreams they are brilliant, I have to keep paper and pen always by the side of the bed so I don't forget what was seen in my dream. hello1
Guest
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009 6:37:45 PM

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"Great success" for Daisy. I love hearing those success stories from the members. Good going!
Guest
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009 6:56:17 PM

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Congrats Daisy
rxtales
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009 6:58:19 PM

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Congratulations Daisy!!

DaisyChain
Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2009 6:26:42 AM

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Cheers, guys - I think I'm still a bit stunned! If it hadn't been for some of the amazing feedback I've had in the few weeks I've been here, I don't know if I'd have had the nerve to submit it.

So a huge big Thank You to you all as well!!!

x
nicola
Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2009 3:26:21 PM

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DaisyChain wrote:
The relationship didn't survive the distance but I'm still writing and today I found out that one of my stories is actually going to be published - for payment! Very excited and patting myself on the back!!!


That's fantastic news DaisyChain, congratulations! Applause
Satyr
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:08:56 AM

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Congrats Daisy, excellent!

I write at the computer at home usually in the mornings or late at night. I write because if I don't write the stories still play out in my head. I see new people, new things and story ideas just start flowing. I have more stories in my head than I'll ever be able to write down. I do have dreams of being a well published author one day but I'm an artist for a living and doing art for money sucked the life out of art for me. Nothing like having other people telling you what is good to pretty much kill any creative energy and the art world is so trendy that it's hard to keep up. I feel a bit like the kid in art school confidential sometimes.

It's been fun writing and having no stress behind it. I enjoy just writing a story for myself and having others read it and sometimes relate. It's also nice to read others work and talk about it without the fear of money, not making money, not making enough money...ugh. utopia on lush!
Guest
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 1:34:45 PM

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Interesting discussion. I write when the characters and the story has percolated enough to make it real. I most always write on the computer unless I'm writing something outside my own experience/skillset. I'm doing one story at Lush, Silk, with another writer. The stocking/garter fetish is his fetish; I began the story as a gift to him. So, I have to write my part of Silk's chapters in long hand because it's his voice, his connection to the fetish that I feel enriches the work, and the world of the highly feminized woman is a place I only visit, not someplace I natively live. So, I do I lot more pause and go, stop, ponder, and that works better longhand.

Like everything in my life, I think, writing is about energetic. In my day writing gig, I create on demand. In my creative writer life, I have learned to do that, too. But, when I'm purely doing what I want, with porn/erotica, I let the characters drive.

Cheerios, y'all...

~Dare
christyd52
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:57:07 AM

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I'm a morning person and if i can get two or three pages of whever I'm working on down in a few hours then I'm good for the day. I tend to work longer on the weekends, and I always need music when I write boobieflash2
Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:43:29 PM

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Welcome, christy. I'll see you around the place.
christyd52
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 2:25:21 PM

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I am a morning person so I like to start out my day maybe putting in two or three hours. plus I have to hae music when I'm working.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 5:11:01 PM

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I write on the bus. 1.5 hours one way and 1.5 hours back. The bus is crowded, so I have a feeling people figure out what I'm up to. Sometimes, I write during lunch by the pier; at home when I'm ignored, my wife's watching tv, or after hours.
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