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Daria Morgendorffer ([personal profile] justrealistic) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-09-24 07:57 pm
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Creative Writing- Monday- 3rd period

"Last week your assignment was to write a story based on a photo. Of course you have a chance to read them if you want," Daria said, not bothered if no one wanted to.

"This week, you're going to challenge yourself a little more. I want you to think about what you think is your weak point in writing. We all have them. Do you have tropes or words you always fall back on? Do you have problems with plotting? Are your characters two-dimensional?" asked the cartoon. "I want you to think about that, hone in on your issue, and go to town on it. If you over-structure plots, write some absolute fluff. If you lean on a specific trope, then you beat that horse until it's dead. If some some reason you think you don't have something to improve on, think about something you hate that people do when you read, and then do that yourself. If what you turn in next week is good, then I'll consider it a bonus. But this week, you're going to write against your instincts, and see what you come up with."
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Gratuity Tucci
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[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-09-26 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Summer Smith
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[personal profile] revengenotebook 2017-09-25 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
As she'd outlined, Paris had written a spare and depressing snapshot of a wealthy older couple sharing an enormous beach house in the Hamptons, spitefully waiting for the other one to die so they could have a happy life afterwards.

She killed them both off at the end.
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[personal profile] intotheout 2017-09-25 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Tip's story was about a robot who'd been built to shelve books at a library, who after years of frustration with patrons refusing to treat the books properly, broke from his programming -- but instead of trying to murder all of humanity, he began reading the books after hours and writing viciously poignant short stories about the human condition based on his observations. It's only after he can't get them published that he turns violent, destroying the books he deems as crap literature and setting traps throughout the library for the humans.
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[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-09-26 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
The robot pictures had been much too close to home for Summer's tastes, so she had immediately dismissed those ones and wrote (what she thought was) an absolutely heartwretching tale of two star-crossed lovers who could only meet one a week in the dead of night in their secret spot on the beach or else they'd be in big trouble. But they couldn't resist the bonds of love, and they had been meeting there for months and months...until suddenly, the girl didn't show, and the boy, distraught and worried, threw himself into the ocean and drowned himself.

But it turned out the girl was just running late. She showed up about half an hour later, with ice cream and everything, only to find his bloated dead corpse washing up on shore. To which she could only respond: "Dude, really? Gross. That's so overdramatic. It's over."

And she left his body there on the beach and went to go eat all of the pizza herself in her room listening to music on Spotify.
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[personal profile] revengenotebook 2017-09-25 11:23 am (UTC)(link)
Paris was trying to write fluff.

Paris was...very, very terrible at writing fluff. It was intensely frustrating for her.
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[personal profile] intotheout 2017-09-25 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Tip spent the entire class time poking at her lip and trying to think what her biggest writing flaw would be.

Maybe she was too cynical? She supposed she could try writing something where the characters got along and there weren't any themes of prejudice -- but god, that sounded terrible. . . .
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[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-09-26 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Summer had only written one assignment for this class so far, technically speaking, so she had no idea what went against her usual type. Probably something super serious and not at all fun, so she tried to imagine how Peridot would try to describe a situation or interaction.

Or just texting people on her phone, but it totally looked like she was making notes on ideas, right?