Tell me about your story!

I have heard many writers say that discussing their story with others has helped them with the writing process. However, if you are anything like me then discussing your story with others can be kind of frightening - especially if they aren’t a writer and don’t quite understand how struggling it is for you to give your favorite side character a brutal death. So, I wanted to create a space where you could do that.

You can rave about your main character… share where you’re currently at within the story…discuss how awful writer’s block is…tell me why you decided to start writing your story in the first place!

It can be literally anything. Also, if you have a problem or are stuck somewhere in your story then I will do my best to help you out. After all, every writer needs a little help every now again, right?

P.S. If you are uncomfortable sharing details about your story (cause of spoilers and whatnot) but still want to talk to someone, feel free to PM me on Wattpad.

I’m actually really excited about my story because I’m finally starting to climb the mountain of the climax. My main antagonist told the main protagonist why they kidnapped him and what he’s going to use him for.

The main antagonist’s right hand woman is slowly starting to write herself because I originally planned for her to not care about the protag at all. He was just supposed to be a prisoner to him but now she’s like “this child is mine and you can’t take him away from me” which is going better than I expected

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That’s great! I love it when the characters just take over.

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This is a really great thread idea 10/10 I love.

I’ve JUST finished the exposition of the story at chapter 6, and right now I’m moving into the first first of many events in the rising action. I’m pretty excited to write it because now all of the character are acquainted with each other on some level, and there’s something larger than their problems that they have to focus on.

As for details, they’re all being attacked by a demon together so that should be very fun and very terrifying to write, and I’m looking forward to it to see what they do.

Are you yourself working on a book? And if so, what’s going on in yours? :slight_smile:

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Hello! Just wrote a terribly sad scene for my novel Morbid. I have to finish the entire novel before the 19th, but the scene was so sad and personal that even going back and continuing it is … I don’t know, tedious, I guess. Before that the story pretty much wrote itself, I’m obsessed with it. But yeah, not sure what to do because as depressing as the scenes I’ve written before that were, I’ve never had anything like this happen to me. Like I actually cried writing this last scene lol it involves self-harm, regret and friendship.

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Why are you scared to discuss your story with others btw?

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I’m nearing section where most of my main characters come up with a plan to deal with the antagonists. After that its the climax and I’m trying to decide how much choas should be unleashed. I’ve made the previous two locations un-livable and I’m not certain I want to do it a third time. The antagonist is pretty aggressive and she could easily trash everything to prove a point.

I’m also getting close to a character conflict. Two of my MCs have been lying to another one about the situation to keep him safe. The issue alone is goint to take up a good section of the next book, which I have been outlining since the start of this one.

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I’m trying to push through some scenes needed to give background and help the timeline. But just on the other side or them is a scene I’m super excited to write. So it’s an awkward pill of not wanting to write the less exciting scenes and dealing with writer’s block for them and the drive to want to get to what is more exciting on the horizon.

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That does sound fun to write, wish you the best of luck!

Awe, thanks so much for asking. I am working on a book but right now I am struggling with it a little. It’s a middle-grade fantasy that I have been working on for a few years now. Unfortunately, I am just stuck trying to get from one point to another. For example, I know the beginning, middle, and end but I don’t know how to connect them. So, right now, I am trying to work out my outline and figure out how to connect the dots…if that makes sense lol.

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Wow, I feel for you. There have been moments where I teared up while trying to write out a scene so I can kind of relate. Usually when that happens I take a step back and just let the emotion take over. If it gets to the point where it’s too hard to write though, maybe try to pick yourself up by watching something funny or maybe even going back to where the character was happy. Hope that helps!

It’s mostly an anxiety thing. I tend to geek out when it comes to writing and most of my friends aren’t very interested in writing so I tend to feel like I’m bothering them in some way when I bring it up. :sweat_smile:

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Character conflicts are always fun to read in my opinion. I don’t really know why though lol.

As for the climax, I always say UNLEASH THE CHAOS

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Currently I’m writing a story about womens football, and it’s almost time for the first match of the season. But I still need a name for the cup they’ll be playing.
And I’m scared I won’t know what to write when the season started and they have days of

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I totally get it. When I am stuck in a dialogue scene where it’s basically just them explaining what’s going on, I get bored. I also get antsy when I have an exciting scene just around the corner. My advice is that if you feel like you really want to write that exciting scene in that moment, do it. I mean, yeah you’ll have to come back to the less exciting scene later but the way I look at it is you’re probably going to have to edit that exciting scene anyways so why not just write it out, ya’ know? Also, it will make the less exciting scene way easier to write.

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Oof, maybe do some research on it? I don’t know, I’m not that into sports so I can’t really help you there. But, as for the cup, maybe name it after a place or a football player/influential person. Most awards are usually named after something like that - hope that helps!

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Yes that helps, thanks😊

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I have a scene coming up where Kaden loses control of the dark god’s power and goes on a rampage. He’s about to kill his sister, Kariah-Belle, but her childhood friend jumps in the way and is killed instead. The childhood friend is together with Kariah’s best friend, Akio. This will cause a rift between them. Akio who has difficulty expressing emotions will become completely emotionless. It will be on a mission that Akio will find that she now takes joy in killing, even more so when it’s for Kariah. This is because she’s become under the influence of dark mana which twists the mind. Thing is if one uses dark mana continuously they will enter the Fallen Place, a prison for the consciousness. The body is mutated into a monster that only knows destruction. To keep her from the Fallen Place, Kariah’s mentor will get her some illegal drugs that could destroy her reputation as a knight if caught.

Man I’m so excited for these character arcs! I’m still soooooo far from it though.

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That sounds so good!! I can definitely see why you’re excited

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I just finished clearly defining the magic system I’m using in my current WIP and the lore behind it. That was exhausting. But I’m super excited to have it clearly laid out and to incorporate it into the story!

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I’m in the early process of planning for the prequel to my first completed story. This prequel will be about the mother of the main characters of my work, The Thousand-eyed Crow (TTEC) and how she was a politician and revolutionary who tried to do something about the global warming catastrophe. I’m still really interested in the world I’ve created, which is basically earth in the near future (around 100 years) after a socialist revolution as a solution to the scarcity of resources brought on by the climate disaster, and a way of stopping further degradation, which would be clarified more in the WIP (like, how the world in TTEC came about). Meanwhile, TTEC also deals with religion, god, and spirituality in a time when people are encouraged to be atheists. So I want to write more about all these concepts, as well as the sociopolitical implications they bring with them.

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I’m writing my first Western. I needed the story to take place before artificial insemination was around so I went back to the 1880s. I know more about the Old West than other 1880 societies so it turned out to be a Western.

I had no intention, however, to write it as a Western. Just have it take place in the Old West. But that’s not how it’s turning out. There’s horse stealing, people from a wagon train, a town sheriff, etc. But it’s not like Cowboys and Indians or cattle ranchers vs sheep herders or gunfights in the street.

The rancher asks the schoolmarm to marry him. She loves him but says no because there’s someone else. He learns the someone else is another woman. Now a man would be shocked to learn that his fiancee is bisexual today, but back in the 1880s it’s a real shock. The reason it has to take place before artificial insemination is because, later in the story, the schoolmarm asks her fiancee to help her lesbian friend who desperately wants a child but not adopt one. She wants it to be from her own body. I assume you can connect the dots to know what has to happen.

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