Discussion To anyone who has written a novel

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by mja, Sep 21, 2017.

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Do you enjoy reading your own story

  1. YES

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    37.3%
  2. yes

    18 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. no

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. NO

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  5. I'm blind so i can't read my own novels

    18 vote(s)
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  1. Emy.

    Emy. Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit fun to write one but he asked if i enjoy reading it << >> writing it is fun but i only write trash so...yeah, i delete them even if i write something and i don't read it from start to finish knowing what i wrote
     
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  2. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    Well, I almost never reread what I wrote either, so I can understand...

    Don't look at your writing as trash though! Keep trying! >.<
     
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  3. DaoFox

    DaoFox 『Silkmaid』『Ishhara's Devotee』『Daoist』『WW Vet.』

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    maybe you see it as trash, but it could be good to others. if you leave them in a google docs and invite me I can do an alpha review for you ;) perk your confidence up some, promising writers!

    hopefully, my on re-write goes well and then I can start writing chapter2 to my latest short piece hehe
     
  4. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    Good luck! I hope your re-writing goes well! ^^)/

    *has honestly no idea how someone can rewrite things easily*
     
  5. Ai chan

    Ai chan Queen of Yuri, Devourer of Traps, Thrusted Witch

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    Yes, I read my own books when editing it. If I find any cringy parts, I'll remove it, because if it's cringy even for me, then it's certainly cringy for everyone else. However, I don't reread my first stories. Those made me embarrassed.

    I won't tell you what those titles were, but if you've been following me for the past 6 years, you would know what I mean. No, it's not the one I'm currently peddling.
     
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  6. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    I reread my first stories sometimes out of nostalgia... I cringe sooooooooo much!!!!! >.<

    Still, they have a lot of sentimental value, so... It's okay.
     
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  7. CheezyMayo

    CheezyMayo Well-Known Member

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    Reading my own novel sometimes gives me the creeps. Lol
     
  8. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    *pat pat*

    Ganbatte! I'm sure you'll get better if you keep trying! Don't give up!!! :blobpats::blobpats::blobpats:
     
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  9. You Soar Shine

    You Soar Shine Active Member

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    Yes. Especially reading the work written long time ago, and I can get lots fun:

    "What's this shit hahaha... XD"
     
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  10. figuy686686868686868

    figuy686686868686868 Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to write, I think you've got to at least somewhat enjoy reading your own work. Maybe when you're done you might hate it, but for the time you're working on it you have to find some sort of appreciation for it.

    One of the authors I've been following actually posts his work as he goes. Apparently he rereads and rewrites it 30-40 times each chapter, adjusting it and re-adjusting it. Following these edits from start to finish was a very neat insight as to how he created the story. Only reading the finished and polished result is entertainment, but watching someone who has some skill in the process of working their craft is really neat- especially when you like the story itself.

    Some people got mad about this and he's more or less posting things and then doing tiny edits for grammar now, but it was still a cool thing to see.
     
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  11. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    I agree, it's really hard to keep writing if you're not liking what you're doing!!! >.<

    Kinda why I dropped out of NaNoWriMo last year...
     
  12. SayMrrp

    SayMrrp 抱抱爆爆宝宝

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    Where's the wishy washy answer on the poll? XD

    I'd prefer 'depends'.
     
  13. NiQuinn

    NiQuinn 『Optimistic Pragmatist』

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    Sometimes I reread my old stories to see if there were any improvements in my writing in regards to grammar, character development, and plot. I sometimes feel a bit of regret for dropping some stories I think hold such promise.
     
  14. You Soar Shine

    You Soar Shine Active Member

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    Wow dude you look so serious when compared with my former reply haha...but yeah, I can't agree more with yours.
     
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