The Writer's Block

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Moogle 10-18-2012 12:58 AM

Uuummm hummm. Preach it, Ash.

XD

TheAshWolf 10-18-2012 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moogle (Post 350038)
Uuummm hummm. Preach it, Ash.

XD

O_o XDD Uh...thank you, I think...

lvhamsters 10-18-2012 01:46 AM

Whenever I try to talk about my feelings, you don't listen. You change the subject. If I listen to you, why can't you listen to me?

lvhamsters 10-18-2012 02:09 AM

Why can't you be stronger?

And why can't anyone see it hurts.

It's the small things that tear me apart.

The little things you may not notice your saying.

But I notice.

It hurts me.

And it's slowly killing me from the inside.

L.S.Trendom 10-18-2012 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lvhamsters (Post 350059)
Why can't you be stronger?

And why can't anyone see it hurts.

It's the small things that tear me apart.

The little things you may not notice your saying.

But I notice.

It hurts me.

And it's slowly killing me from the inside.

But you'll survive. You will. We're here for you and we're not going to let you not survive. (:

maxi 10-18-2012 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 350035)
I realized something today, after thinking about why so many members are leaving, and why KidPub’s status has been going down.

Simply put, this is a writing website. Its purpose is for young writers to hone their skill though the praise and constructive criticism of other members. That's it. Cut and dry.

This site is NOT like other social networking sites. This isn’t Facebook—when you join, you don’t just join to talk to friends or meet new people or waste time. This isn’t Twitter—saying random things to get attention is not the purpose of this site. Why do people clog? They want attention, be it negative or positive. More and more people are coming on here using text talk and are totally unable to take CC, or give it. All these people aren't real writers. They like to write, but they like attention better.

I joined KidPub because I wanted to grow as a writer. I wasn’t looking for sympathy or craving attention or wanting to make new friends. I wanted CC. I wanted to know if I was a decent writer or not. I honestly didn’t expect any more than a few people to pay attention to my book. I am eternally grateful for all the people who have commented on my story. It is very near and dear to my heart, and so are all of my readers. And that brings me to my next topic.

Once upon a time, everyone on here had what dragonwriter called a “soul story.” People were totally committed to one or two of these “soul stories,” and so were their followers. Why aren’t people commenting nowadays, besides not having enough time? Because, there are less and less stories that get finished. Why read a story if you never get to the climax, or the resolution of the plot? More and more stories just fade into an oblivion because their writers don’t have time to write it, don’t like the story anymore, came up with a better idea, or are just...fickle.

And don’t even get me started on fanfics. Yes, they’re fun to write. But, in my opinion, they should be viewed as strictly side-projects, writing warmups, and simple tributes to show your favor for published story/movie/show. When they dominate the NS page, that's a sign that no one's really trying to be original. If you want to just write fanfics, then join a fanfic site. Being a true writer means writing about your own ideas.

And then there are the people who can't keep their opinions to themselves. This is a writing website, NOT a debate club. We're not on here to judge people. We're not on here to prove a point. But for some people to be able to say whatever they want just because they know how to throw their weight around and no one wants to argue with them is just plain wrong.

I love this site. I'm glad I found it. I love my readers. I love my characters. But sometimes...things are just ridiculous on here and it makes me want to scream.

I honestly know how you feel. Same here. I wanted to join this place to write and get CC from others to see if my book is alright. And now, people are having arguements and doing other random things other than writing their OWN stories. Other than that, some people (well, most) are writing fan fictions which (exact same to me) doesn't feel as if it is supposed to go on this site. Since we should be writing down our own ideas onto pen and paper and putting/posting it on KidPub to see if it makes sense or whatever. That's my opinion and I can agree with you.

LaurenM 10-18-2012 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Sandy (Post 349865)
To be honest I consider myself gone for good, but when I'm bored I do enjoy creeping.
Occasionally one might see me bickering on WB or posting random things (on WB) but I doubt that there will be any more writing/poetry/VM of any kind.
I regret that the chances of me "finishing" VM are very slim, but at the same time, I DID finish it... technically. Maybe if I get horribly sick and have to spend a lot of time in a hospital bed, I will finish it.
Why am I leaving? Well, to be honest, I feel caged by KidPub. Not by the writing, nor its members--simply the air that KidPub has adapted. Almost exclusively Christian beliefs are beginning to wear me down, especially when I've joined the Gay Straight Alliance this year (no offense to anyone--I do support God to an extent) and my views on the world are becoming clearer as I adjust to an IB (or, Pre-IB, at least) mindset. I have more on this but I really don't think that anyone really needs to hear. :/
So although I don't consider my "departure" from KidPub to be on the best of terms, don't get me wrong, I do enjoy KidPub and I do love its members. :)

IT'S AN EFFING CHAIN REACTION.
People are leaving because people are leaving...

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 350035)
I realized something today, after thinking about why so many members are leaving, and why KidPub’s status has been going down.

Simply put, this is a writing website. Its purpose is for young writers to hone their skill though the praise and constructive criticism of other members. That's it. Cut and dry.

This site is NOT like other social networking sites. This isn’t Facebook—when you join, you don’t just join to talk to friends or meet new people or waste time. This isn’t Twitter—saying random things to get attention is not the purpose of this site. Why do people clog? They want attention, be it negative or positive. More and more people are coming on here using text talk and are totally unable to take CC, or give it. All these people aren't real writers. They like to write, but they like attention better.

I joined KidPub because I wanted to grow as a writer. I wasn’t looking for sympathy or craving attention or wanting to make new friends. I wanted CC. I wanted to know if I was a decent writer or not. I honestly didn’t expect any more than a few people to pay attention to my book. I am eternally grateful for all the people who have commented on my story. It is very near and dear to my heart, and so are all of my readers. And that brings me to my next topic.

Once upon a time, everyone on here had what dragonwriter called a “soul story.” People were totally committed to one or two of these “soul stories,” and so were their followers. Why aren’t people commenting nowadays, besides not having enough time? Because, there are less and less stories that get finished. Why read a story if you never get to the climax, or the resolution of the plot? More and more stories just fade into an oblivion because their writers don’t have time to write it, don’t like the story anymore, came up with a better idea, or are just...fickle.

And don’t even get me started on fanfics. Yes, they’re fun to write. But, in my opinion, they should be viewed as strictly side-projects, writing warmups, and simple tributes to show your favor for published story/movie/show. When they dominate the NS page, that's a sign that no one's really trying to be original. If you want to just write fanfics, then join a fanfic site. Being a true writer means writing about your own ideas.

And then there are the people who can't keep their opinions to themselves. This is a writing website, NOT a debate club. We're not on here to judge people. We're not on here to prove a point. But for some people to be able to say whatever they want just because they know how to throw their weight around and no one wants to argue with them is just plain wrong.

I love this site. I'm glad I found it. I love my readers. I love my characters. But sometimes...things are just ridiculous on here and it makes me want to scream.

I do think the main part of KidPub is now the forums, but I do enjoy the debates.

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxi (Post 350071)
I honestly know how you feel. Same here. I wanted to join this place to write and get CC from others to see if my book is alright. And now, people are having arguements and doing other random things other than writing their OWN stories. Other than that, some people (well, most) are writing fan fictions which (exact same to me) doesn't feel as if it is supposed to go on this site. Since we should be writing down our own ideas onto pen and paper and putting/posting it on KidPub to see if it makes sense or whatever. That's my opinion and I can agree with you.

Does anyone else think that the number of stories on the NSP has reduce by at least 50%?

wildwolf 10-18-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 350035)
I realized something today, after thinking about why so many members are leaving, and why KidPub’s status has been going down.

Simply put, this is a writing website. Its purpose is for young writers to hone their skill though the praise and constructive criticism of other members. That's it. Cut and dry.

This site is NOT like other social networking sites. This isn’t Facebook—when you join, you don’t just join to talk to friends or meet new people or waste time. This isn’t Twitter—saying random things to get attention is not the purpose of this site. Why do people clog? They want attention, be it negative or positive. More and more people are coming on here using text talk and are totally unable to take CC, or give it. All these people aren't real writers. They like to write, but they like attention better.

I joined KidPub because I wanted to grow as a writer. I wasn’t looking for sympathy or craving attention or wanting to make new friends. I wanted CC. I wanted to know if I was a decent writer or not. I honestly didn’t expect any more than a few people to pay attention to my book. I am eternally grateful for all the people who have commented on my story. It is very near and dear to my heart, and so are all of my readers. And that brings me to my next topic.

Once upon a time, everyone on here had what dragonwriter called a “soul story.” People were totally committed to one or two of these “soul stories,” and so were their followers. Why aren’t people commenting nowadays, besides not having enough time? Because, there are less and less stories that get finished. Why read a story if you never get to the climax, or the resolution of the plot? More and more stories just fade into an oblivion because their writers don’t have time to write it, don’t like the story anymore, came up with a better idea, or are just...fickle.

And don’t even get me started on fanfics. Yes, they’re fun to write. But, in my opinion, they should be viewed as strictly side-projects, writing warmups, and simple tributes to show your favor for published story/movie/show. When they dominate the NS page, that's a sign that no one's really trying to be original. If you want to just write fanfics, then join a fanfic site. Being a true writer means writing about your own ideas.

And then there are the people who can't keep their opinions to themselves. This is a writing website, NOT a debate club. We're not on here to judge people. We're not on here to prove a point. But for some people to be able to say whatever they want just because they know how to throw their weight around and no one wants to argue with them is just plain wrong.

I love this site. I'm glad I found it. I love my readers. I love my characters. But sometimes...things are just ridiculous on here and it makes me want to scream.

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Moogle 10-18-2012 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 350039)
O_o XDD Uh...thank you, I think...

Haha sorry xD

MaryElizabeth 10-18-2012 10:23 PM

My High School Placement Test is in two weeks.

.__.

Is that horrifying, or is it just me?


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