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Author Laevus     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Thu Aug-16-12 02:08 AM
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I'm not very experienced with these things, but maybe a new perspective might not be a bad thing?

If those old characters are what gives you the special feeling, is there any reason you have stopped writing about them? Even if you killed all of them off at the end, you can write prequels with them in or even stories about other characters in the same world that could meet your old characters (eg parallel or historic timelines).

If you feel the urge and the drive to write about those old characters, then don't fight it. Even if you have no direction or clue why you feel the urge to write about them, just follow it.

Forgive the mild digression, but I've seen quite a few episodes of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross recently, and one of the main things I've been taking inspiration from is his lack of planning. He says to just start with nothing, no idea or intention of what you want to do and just let whatever is inside come out and flow on to the canvas.

Since then, whenever I've been stuck in my ideas, I just sit with a blank page in front of me, write the question and issue I have at the top and type through my thoughts exactly as I have them, without pausing and without deleting or reading what I've done. Before I realise it, I've got several hundred words, sometimes a few thousand, my questions are answered and I've got many new ideas to explore in my story.

So if you're feeling the urge to write about those old stories and old characters, I would suggest just sitting down with no intention or plan and writing something about those characters. Make it up as you go, let them control the situation and don't even think about word count or structure. Get it out on the page and see where it goes. It might not give you any bestseller material, but hopefully it will stir up the imagination and the joy of writing again.

Hope this helps.
Good luck with the writing, and congratulations on the little one

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Missing that feeling. [View all] , atlantissong, Wed Aug-15-12 11:20 PM
  RE: Missing that feeling. , CatrinP, Aug 16th 2012, #1
RE: Missing that feeling. , Laevus, Aug 16th 2012 #2
RE: Missing that feeling. , atlantissong, Aug 16th 2012, #3
RE: Missing that feeling. , KatsInCommand, Aug 16th 2012, #4
RE: Missing that feeling. , eblgorton, Aug 17th 2012, #5
RE: Missing that feeling. , Wen Spencer, Aug 17th 2012, #6
RE: Missing that feeling. , atlantissong, Aug 18th 2012, #7
RE: Missing that feeling. , Wandering Author, Aug 18th 2012, #8
      RE: Missing that feeling. , WOO, Aug 26th 2012, #10
RE: Missing that feeling. , crimson_angel, Aug 25th 2012, #9

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