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Old 09-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #41
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for all the lightsaber deul writers out there, i think you can use three methods to create your duels in realtime which i do all the time.

the first thing is: use your index fingers as lightsaber blades. no, i'm not wack or anything. keep your index fingers absolutely straight and pit your right against your left. use the straight fingers as lightsaber blades. at this time, you will basically just be establishing the cuts, swipes and all the like. do it very slowly so that each move sticks in.

second: try to get ahold of a pair of sticks. wooden drumsticks would do perfectly. you can take anything else also, but they should be the same length. use these with a bit more freedom and as a larger scale duel model of the first method

third: if you have a bunch of plastic sticks lying about a t school, you can use a friend's help to establish the moves. like the flurries, the roundhouses, etc. ask him to hold the saber pointing upwards and away from his torso, the you take your stick and replicate your moves SLOWLY. or you'll end up breaking your partner's jaw

yeah, i know, you can hardly believe what youre reading, but it works


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Old 09-05-2006, 11:50 PM   #42
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Play acting right? That is a good tip for any kind of scene. To add to that sometimes just practicing the handmovements help because whatever yo do with your hands, your lower body responds to. When I think of foot moves, my lower body moves but it is restricted to my hips and looks like I am dancing. Usually I am listening to music because it helps. Also it helps to watch the lightsaber duels from the movies.

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Old 09-06-2006, 03:16 PM   #43
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yeah, the wrist restrictions are the only drawback, i think, and your friends considering you a maniac why couldnt god give us 360 rotation anglas at joints?


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Old 09-07-2006, 02:35 AM   #44
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Oh that's what I used to do Me and my neighbor would get the poles from a broom and just go all out against each other. And, man we had some welts Good times though.

The Momerator says be extremely careful when practicing duelling, so that you don't get hurt. If you have a long pole, you may not be moving fast yourself, but the opposite end of the pole can be generating a tremendous amount of force. The longer the pole, the greater the force generated at the tip of the pole. It is extremely easy to break bones like an arm or collarbone if you hit them just right with a long pole.


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Old 09-17-2006, 12:12 PM   #45
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I have a tip.


When creating charecters make a form and fill it in like the one below this
can help organise information about your charecters and stop you confusing certain details.

Example

Name: Wedge Dassan
Age:34
Alignment: Pure Light
Hair Colour: Dirty Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue

Rank: Jedi Master

Bio: Wedge is calm man and loves all nature he will try and save those who are in great threat and always is aware of his surroundings. He is a keen lightsaber user but is also moderate in force powers. He enjoys meditation and spending time with his Padawan Darla.

History: Wedge grew up on coruscant and at birth was taken to the Jedi Council to be looked after at the age of 11 he built his first lightsaber and by 16 he was very powerful in the force. As a padwan he learnt under Master Kavar and adapted the Juyo form it to a more defensive form instead of all attack.

Fighting Style: Wedge has a mixture of agressive and defensive fighting and m,any find it hard to catch him off gaurd.

Most used Weapon: One blue Lightsaber and One Green
Ship: N/a

This of course is only a example and there are many other types of forms you could make.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:06 PM   #46
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Another tip from me:

4. Give your Characters personality: This includes Characters from the Star Wars universe or Created Characters. Characters with no personality make them bland and boring. Characters with personality make the reader interested and read more. It isn't just the Storyline that's important. It's the Characters too.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:46 PM   #47
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My tips:
1. Don't have your story filled with millions of created people use some Star Wars people from the movies or even books.
2.If you have a pic in your masterpiece don't have it to big. Ex. In one of my fics I have a big pic of Darth Krayt you have to scroll to the side. Also on scrolling when you are reading a thread thats sterched out don't use the favorite or history side take it off to see more.
3.Add your fics to your sig it might get more people to read it.
4.If nobody replies to your fic wait keep posting sooner or later someone will read it. And to readers be nice read there fic it encourges them.
5.If someone helps you like edits your chapters or makes you a pic for your fic credit them don't just say thanks and then wave them away.
6.Try to continue your fic even if you have writers block don't just shove it away.
7.If writer block does get the best of you don't delete your thread just ask or pm a mod like Jae to lock it to save peoples post.
8.Once you finish a fic post it in the jedi Archives it is easier to read.
9.If you post it in the jedi Archives put a link in it don't make Jae etc edit it I've done that once. Also put THE END in bold at the end.
10. Try to make sequels they can help you make a new saga of Star Wars.
11. As others have said watch movies also read books they are in the same form of what you are doing.Even play SW or something else on your Gamecube,PS2, Xbox, or Computer etc. They can give you ideas.
12. Make people laugh,smile,stare at the screen in surprise, or even cry-not to likely.
13.read other threads they can also help Ex The sith lord by Pottsie, The true teachings by Igyman,The adventures of Jolee Bindo, The crystal cave,and more.
14.Use wiki or google to find info on charecters.
15.Learn about your fans what they like and read there storys and comment on them it might lead to readers falling from the sky.
16.Use links to tell about people from movies and books.
And pay close attention to this one:
17.Do your bloody best.
Thats all for now folks


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Old 10-08-2006, 05:24 PM   #48
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My tips:
1. Don't have your story filled with millions of created people use Star Wars people from the movies or even books.
I disagree with this tip. Sometimes created Characters are better than the normal people like Revan. If you do use created Characters, all you need to do is give them some background, personality, etc. People from the movies and expanded universe can be looked on Wookieepedia. For example, take Jae's Fic, The Adventures of Jolee Bindo. Jae Onasi was the main Character and she had a background and personality. The only other main Character was Jolee Bindo and he was mainly the only EU Character to star other than the Jedi Masters.

Also Grivis, thanks for mentioning The Sith Lord.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:34 PM   #49
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I disagree with this tip. Sometimes created Characters are better than the normal people like Revan. If you do use created Characters, all you need to do is give them some background, personality, etc. People from the movies and expanded universe can be looked on Wookieepedia. For example, take Jae's Fic, The Adventures of Jolee Bindo. Jae Onasi was the main Character and she had a background and personality. The only other main Character was Jolee Bindo and he was mainly the only EU Character to star other than the Jedi Masters.

Also Grivis, thanks for mentioning The Sith Lord.
Sorry I said that wrong I meant don't use all created characters use some old characters i didn't mean no created ones sorry.

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Old 10-09-2006, 03:54 AM   #50
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Two tips from me:

5. When putting a Fic for the Jedi Archives, make sure to edit out the mistakes, etc and make it look neat.

6. If you're having Writer's Block (Like I'm having at the moment with my second part of the my Fic, Forbidden Return), sometimes posting it as an RP will help with Plots, Characters, etc. Remember to give credit in the RP and the Fic too.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:29 PM   #51
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And don't hesitate to ask other writers for tips on what to write about. If you're stuck somewhere, use the handy PM system, and don't forget to credit them afterwards!


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Old 10-09-2006, 04:15 PM   #52
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Another tip from me:

7. Always try to credit on how well the writer has done and what they could do to improve.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:26 AM   #53
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My few tips:

1. Greatly enrich it with Detail... but don't go over board by defining everything the Character sees....
2. As I've been told in the past, seperate dialogues from different characters.
3. Use your Imagination.... do not just write about something that you have whitnessed, make up a new story
4. (my final one) be creative.... add new planets, new NPC's whatever.... not just strictly remain revolving around the NPC's placed throughout a game and/or Movie...
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:25 PM   #54
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Thanks for emphasizing my big point Anakin. I love detail in stories. I have beta read and read people fics for the better part of the year and I have come across some people who are confusing as to what a person sees or they are vague and it loses me. Implying tones of voice help color the particular situation like 'he replied with a slight growl,' obviously the guy is enraged over something. To embelish more on scenery, the best I have seen done are always on action scenes like duels and battles. Using metaphors helps a great deal because not everyone understands technical terms but they do understand simpler forms of explanation. Remember that writing a story is not like a movie. Your words have to be the film so to speak. That is why the detail is important so that we get a clear idea of what is being written.

Anakin: I guess I followed your tip number 4 well. I created a whole planetary system which is in the planet databank, another good source. Just be sure to give credit where credit is due.

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Old 01-10-2007, 07:37 PM   #55
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Choose your beta with care, and always use a beta for anything longer than 5 pages.


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Old 01-10-2007, 07:44 PM   #56
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:50 PM   #57
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I think a beta (Jae made a grammatical error! ) volunteer thread could go well.


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Old 01-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #58
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That's a good idea...
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:52 PM   #59
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I agree. I'd beta read people's works.



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Old 01-11-2007, 02:49 AM   #60
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I agree. I'd beta read people's works.
Who like? Sure, put a beta thread, I'm all for it.
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:43 AM   #61
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Another good tip: Try not to use the same word too many times. Otherwise your written language becomes utterly boring. Use thesaurus.com or word to find synonyms. That way you can awoid repeating words.

Use writely.com if you work on multible computers



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Old 01-28-2007, 01:47 PM   #62
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Just thought this might help some people:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Creative_Writing/Novels
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:54 PM   #63
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I've just got a simple question. Is it okay to double post in your own fanfic thread? This would help and is excellent cause for an exception.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:47 AM   #64
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As far as I know, yes, you can. Though I have only seen it when people post chapters one after another.

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1. Never do more than one Fic at a time.


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