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Writing a book

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GucciCondom, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    Yeah I have been thinking about writing a book for a while. I have a lot of time so I guess I am going to do it. The only thing is what to write about. Anyone have any suggestions for subject matter?
     
  2. sludgenuts

    sludgenuts Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2003 Messages: 557 Likes Received: 0
    dude, you could like soooooo totally like write a book about me... my life is interesting!!!!
     
  3. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    Haha. I was thinking more the way of a mind-fuck book. But I don't know. Spit some ideas at me fellas.
     
  4. sludgenuts

    sludgenuts Member

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    how about this ill just write up a summary of my life and some interesting stuff. ill email it to you and you can use me as your main character. did you know im half machine...yes folks i am a cyborg..just imagine the possiblities!!!!!
     
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    write a book about monkeys that wear hats. and juggle. and eat humans. and ride bikes. and throw stuff at dudes. it'd be totally awesome, for serious
     
  6. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    write a history book.
     
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    or you could get real fagalicious and do some "diary of a tagger" bs
     
  8. diggity

    diggity Guest

    sounds like a childrens book.
     
  9. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    write about something that you're familiar with. that's the best way to start off.
     
  10. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    You should write whatever you feel needs to be written. There are plenty of gaps in our reading selection. A mind fuck book would be cool if it actually like took you to different dimensions. I always wanted to do that.
    I've decided not to write a book until I feel proficient enough in the subject matter I'm studying cause I don't want to just write a book to be writing a book (or milk money off my name or whatever) like some people do. So for now I'll stick to graphic novels and essays and poetry and limericks and lyrics. Besides I gotta have my shit together to write a book. Maybe by the time I'm 30 at the least. If I'm still alive by then.
     
  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 441
    i write alot of random shit all the time. ive written a book but thats locked up tight in a vault because i didnt like where it was going so i just ended it.

    but what you should do is not think ahead at all. just write whatever comes to mind.. well not whatever comes to mind.. i dont know how to explain this.

    another good thing to do is have a very (x300) basic lay out of where you want the story to go. like. ..
    start out by brainstorming 20 or more ideas of what you want the book to be about. choose one to start out with and maybe acouple other ones that you want to be "pit stops" in the book. if you need further explaination ask.
     
  12. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 27
    Weird. I'm writing a short story now.

    I got an idea for it after reading a LOT of Richard Matheson material. All I can say is that it's a cross between Final Destination and something from the Twilight Zone. It's a total mind fuck.

    I don't like to share ideas with other people.

    Don't ask other people for ideas, try to make something unique. Be warned, if you are writing anything to be published, get your shit straight and RESEARCH. You never know who's reading your stuff.
     
  13. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 441
    oh yes, if you are looking to be published learn acouple of really odd facts about a certain thing. .. like.. fish for instance.. and randomly incorporate little facts into your story, as if the main character is letting the reader know this..


    well this is assuming you are planning to write anywhere near the way i right.

    the end. <3
     
  14. injury

    injury 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008 Messages: 13,118 Likes Received: 775
    bump

    so i'm finally putting to paper some ideas/storylines that have been bouncing around in my head for awhile. won't be NEARLY as entertaining as bojangles' book ... but im trying.

    anyone here done creative writing? struggling with good character development in particular but any advice is appreciated.

    gucci could use it too ... coogi sweater author money.
     
  15. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,344 Likes Received: 671
    guccicondom... one of the realest ni66as out.
     
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