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Old 11-10-2013, 06:09 AM
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how would you describe your writing temperament?
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does your writing has a temperament waiting to come out?
I have to say I am a docile writer. I have no anger management issues when it comes to displaying words for all to read. I think it is best to keep it smooth. no need to worry or anger the reader I do not think.

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I think I'd like to see mine as satisfied. In as much, at least, that I love writing what I do.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEeY4AAIG7g

This song sums up my writing lol. Characters nipping away inside my head to use my fingers to type.
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My writing temporomandibularis: #$%@^&**(&){*}
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AnyaKimlun View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEeY4AAIG7g

This song sums up my writing lol. Characters nipping away inside my head to use my fingers to type.
rather a shot in the foot the words. why would want to compare to that Anya?
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Originally Posted by jimmymc View Post
My writing temporomandibularis: #$%@^&**(&){*}
that looks like a greek formula of some sort
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
rather a shot in the foot the words. why would want to compare to that Anya?
Whether or not I want to is immaterial it just is.

Characters argue, complain, direct and go on strike. Because they are exaggerations of real people their basic personalities are as well.

Without them I cannot write and without me they can't be written.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:26 AM
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Stories or scenes or dialog etc. can be inspired by emotion or mood, but the idea that some consistent temperament would influence your writing overall sounds like it would lead to something boring.

Otherwise, this seems like more pointless navel-gazing -- another "writing" topic that doesn't have much to do with writing.

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Originally Posted by Whiskers View Post
I think I'd like to see mine as satisfied. In as much, at least, that I love writing what I do.
satisfied is good. some writing comes across as angry almost out of place. outrage is another word for it. I wonder if all wrote when we are happy would make a difference to the way we write
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I think that as a writer yeah the emotion of your characters is affected by your word choice or actual real life emotion at that time! There is a responsibility to calibrate the resulting emotion of the character or story so you can paint a more accurate picture to the reader.

...yep, this is probably a common thing for the fiction guys.
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I don't particularly care what people think about my writing. I don't have a 'temperament' waiting to come out. I have lots of emotions, morals and ethics that I will express by any way that I see fit.

If what I write offends people, then so be it. I believe that we have a duty as authors to represent both what is right about the world and what should be challenged.

When I write, I cannot have only one temperament. If I am writing something poignant then I have to feel empathetic with my subject: likewise, if I write about a murder scene, I have to get into the heads of the murderer, victim and witnesses.

I can't imagine that a writer has to have one particular sentiment...sorry Nacia.
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For some reason people assume that I am "angry", "distressed" or "melancholic" with some of my works.
When all I am doing is writing and listening to rather happy music.
Such as Pat Benatar's - Ooh Ooh Song.

I must be honest, I write in character.
So I have to place myself in that position mentally.
But I rarely get mad at things and blurt it out on paper.
Perhaps something sensual yes..

Paradox? I call it perfect acting.
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Although I have no anger issues, I have to admit if I create a character in my head, I have to write them down, and give them a little background story before I'm happy. If I don't, the character likes to make a point, and insists I think of them 24/7
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I'd have to say my temperament could be defined as perpetually frustrated. I constantly have story ideas going through my head, even as I am working on a current story. I have trouble focusing because I want to get to the end of the story, but sometimes I can't see how to get there, so I get stuck in the middle with the story on some sort of permanent hold. It can get really frustrating.
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To the contrary of what I just typed a few posts up,
I must admit, my feelings are instantaneous.
And so are my writings.
So my temperament is about as volatile as a birthday party for a 5 year old spoiled boy that enjoys eating chocolate mud.
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("...think I'll just follow anya's idea and use some sort of song to sum up my inner temperament when writing..." went the goblin, adding "...no, I'm not by nature a dark writer, though admittedly at times I do have both dark and serious moments, otherwise..., ..." to which the goblin then linked what he imagined most around him already knew, saying "...this is how I perform then...")

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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...think I'll just follow anya's idea and use some sort of song to some up my inner temperament when writing..." went the goblin, adding "...no, I'm not by nature a dark writer, though admittedly at times I do have both dark and serious moments, otherwise..., ..." to which the goblin then linked what he imagined most around him already knew)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlevtbO_Ovk
Quite a good idea to convey the way of writing.
That song is quite dark.
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("...well no, not the actual song, the performance of the song raveness, that performer there, it's like my alter-ego I suppose, where it seems harmless enough, and where I doubt that I would have written a word if I had been normal now, or had I had an outlet in my dailylife, perhaps art is the fruit of frustration then..." went the goblin, adding "...ah yes, the performance ends, those curtain close, and that audience just leaves by the exits returning to their own lives once more, but the writer himself remains with the show still performimg in his head, just it's what you write writes you back each time isn't it, so we end up with shared lives by what we do, for that muse does not go back into her bottle...")

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My writing temperament is naturally tragic. However, after one of my plays back in the day a young woman came up after the show and said, "I liked the funny parts." Since then I've looked for ways to make myself laugh out loud whenever possible.
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