Post by MDPthatsme on Jul 20, 2012 12:31:56 GMT -6
I know what you mean for the simming part! Even with my poseboxes and all, sometimes they just don't do the right facial expression. In Ts3...I had less problems with this actually. And I played before the poseplayer or whatever it's called.
Oye, we could make a book of the problems I have with writing...but then that would be redundant as we got to Chapter 19 of that book. Because for some reason I get automatic writer's block at Chapter 19. It's happened in five different manuscripts that in no way were written close together and have nothing to do with each other. I just recently noticed that all these stories stopped at Chapter 19. I don't know what the problem is...maybe psychological? Maybe.
The big middle is probably the worst part of any story because you can stretch it out, get lost, and become unenthused. I try to keep things flowing with a mental plan, but that mental plan has cracks in it and something's just get caught up in it.
Another problem I have is action. Not like gunshooting, running through the forest action, but describing hand-to-hand, sword fighting. War battles, if they be modern or ancient day in age. Describing it in first person too. All war scenes from one person? You miss out on a lot from the otherside of the battlefield. What the big players are doing from either side because you stay with that one character and experience what he/she does, feels, and doesn't feel...
I also think I have a problem with putting too many adjectives when they are not necessary, but then again I have problems not describing "imagery" of the scene more. I'm imagery stupid. In books I read, I skip the describing of houses, rooms, parks...cars. It's boring. I know it's necessary for you to visionalize where the character is, but I care less about the area they are then the conflict between characters...then again sometimes it's conflict of character vs. state of the scene if it be in the wilderness or a tunnel collasping.
I'm getting better at the battle scenes because rule number one is to remember, everything is chaos. And chaos is illogical, there's no straight line, no pattern. It's like a soda exploding in your car. When it happens the only thing you can do is look at it totally bewildered...and clean it up. But in stories of chaos, clean up is usually a lot later.
So...lots of frustrations from me and mostly because I'm in manuscript mode at the moment.
There's another thing I have a problem with...too much alliteration. Seriously.
I think the funniest part of this is that I actually enjoy writing with its problems and all.
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2012 12:34:53 GMT -6 by MDPthatsme
Yeah middle parts often suck for the writer (although hopefully not so for the reader ). My solution is to make a very light outline so that when I'm writing, I can just be a little more flexible with what I want to do. Keeps things interesting. Then again I'm not one for outlines anyway. I'll make them but *yawn*
I haven't written much action but when I do, it seems to go alright for me. They're not as good as the other scenes but they're not cringeworthily awful. I'm writing what I hope could become a simfic50 which has a lot of action in and it seems to be going alright.
Yeah ditto on the last bit. And I wouldn't have it any other way.