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 Roleplay writing style, What you want to see or eliminate
Glorfindel
Posted: Apr 8 2005, 08:42 AM


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Here is what I would like to see change.

1. I would like to see an elimination of copying of other posts within the roleplay of another and in place - a rewording of the action or words. This is no slam on anyone but something I noticed while reading the threads as a whole story and trying to imagine it as a chapter in a book.

Remember we are a team, writing a book essentially, and if we took out all the dividing between each post in the thread it should flow rather smoothly. So if your character is interacting with another and the other says "Gee I wish Glorfindel would stop hogging all the wine and give me some." Instead of copying that sentence in yellow, it would be better writing to restate what the other said or in some way relate to it creatively.

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-----previous post------

"Gee, I wish Glorfindel would stop hogging all the wine and give me some."

-----next post------

Overhearing the remark, Glorfindel passed the wine over, blushing slightly.


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Your comments are invited and appreciated on this idea (not on my hogging the wine).


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Eldirn
Posted: Apr 9 2005, 05:13 PM


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Glor, as a general rule, if I am able to be timely about replying, I do exactly what you are suggesting, which is indeed the better way to write in general. However, as today, when I have not been able to post since Th (and today is Sat), several posts, some half-dozen, had gone by between the event and my response. In that case, I find it acceptable to repeat the wording from the previous post by way of reminding ourselves what it is I'm replying to.

I do plan, when we finally end the various threads, on eventually going back and cutting, pasting, and editing each one into an actual story file, which can then be made available to members of TE. I do realize that editing WILL be necessary, but you are right, the better we write, the less editing will be needed.


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~~ Chief Astronomer of Imladris~~

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Lalon
Posted: Jul 13 2006, 06:32 PM


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I guess this is related to writing better roleplay--wasn't there a resource somewhere on this site about Elvish? Not that I've forgotten how to speak my own language...I just had too much wine again. trink32.gif

I stole it from Glorfindel. sterb179.gif


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Glorfindel
Posted: Jul 13 2006, 08:56 PM


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Gimme that wine!!!

I plan on putting a thread up about languages with Sindarin and Quenya and Bar's Black Speech too. For now I put a list of phrases in Quenya and Sindarin in a separate thread. grin.gif


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