How to Write Just like Stephanie Meyer

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How to Write Just like Stephanie Meyer

Post by go_leafs_nation » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Once more, I was bored, and I decided to use my time productively. Here is the result:
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Post by Jane Poirot » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:35 pm

Thank you, go leafs; I will print this off and use it as my guide to writing! :lol:
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Post by Kristev » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:50 pm

The only thing I've used out of that was turning my fantasies into stories. While several of my lead characters represent fragments of my personality, none of them actually represent me. Only one character comes close, but he is not the main character.

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Post by PeachFreak » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:04 pm

Lol. I guess Seth chagrins you too, then?
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Post by Jane Poirot » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:17 pm

Kristev wrote: The only thing I've used out of that was turning my fantasies into stories. While several of my lead characters represent fragments of my personality, none of them actually represent me. Only one character comes close, but he is not the main character.
I know what you mean. That sort of fantasy-turned-into-a-story is okay, but there are others that should be kept to yourself.
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Post by Kristev » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:26 pm

Oh my. I hope mine don't come off like that.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:24 pm

By "fantasy", with the strip of Calvin, I was implying something a little more... The "normal" fantasy turned-story is good, in fact, it's just about vital, because where else will an author's idea come from?
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Post by Harlequin » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:52 am

LOL. Very funny.
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Post by cacums » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:31 am

That is the most chagrin comic I've read! :lol:

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Post by Michael » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:33 pm

*spoilers*

OMG... I'm half way through Twilight right now and I was thinking the exact same thing about her use of language. The story makes no sense. the guy keeps telling the girl he could kill her at any moment. he sneaks into her room at night and watches her sleep... why the #$%* doesn't this creep her out? Oh I'm sorry, I forgot the 90,000 references to how beautiful he is. <GAG>
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Post by PeachFreak » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:55 pm

And I hate how much of a jerk Bella is, and how everybody just loves her so much...especially since she describes herself as plain and ugly....

Anyway, if you make it to Breaking Dawn, I warn you, it isn't pretty. It made me want to vomit.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:12 pm

:cry: I'm ashamed to admit that I wasted my time reading this series.
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Post by Jane Poirot » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:14 pm

The entire series, including Breaking Dawn?
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:18 am

Things got so ugly I couldn't get through the last one. I let Wikipedia do that for me.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:55 am

George Lucas can write a better love scene than Meyer-- and that's saying a lot (think Attack of the Clones).
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Post by Harlequin » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:30 am

My God, Attack of the Clones's love scene was... ugh.
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Post by Kristev » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:15 pm

Let's face it. Lucas should never have messed with Star Wars to begin with. But those movies that focused on Darth Vader before he was Vader, revolting.

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Post by Harlequin » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:27 pm

I still like the Original Trilogy over these newer ones.
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Post by chaostheory1489 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:01 pm

The original trilogy is almost as bad, we just don't realize it because we grew up with them.

The only absolutely great Star Wars movie is the Empire Strikes Back, because Lucas had little to nothing to do with it. Any Star Wars movie he writes is just ok, and if he directs it, it's even worse. Case in point: the original 2-D Clone Wars series was fantastic and he had nothing to do with that. I haven't seen the new Clone Wars series, but I've heard bad things, and he IS involved with that one.

Also, the series is based on 30s sci-fi serials like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, so it's not meant to be the greatest thing ever made. It's just supposed to be entertaining.

And for the record, I love all six movies (some more than others) and the Clone Wars series. And I want to check out the new series because I think it has potential.

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Post by Harlequin » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:07 pm

Nah. The Original Trilogy ruled. They're not bad movies at all, and actually, considering when they are made, probably used the state-of-the-art tech for the time. And they didn't have Jar-Jar Binks as some half-assed comedian, whereas Han Solo was at times genuinely funny.
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