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  1. Comment on Looking for tips or best practices for stoking creativity in ~creative

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    That sounds like fun! Is it just your thoughts or are you writing a story or?

    That sounds like fun! Is it just your thoughts or are you writing a story or?

  2. Comment on Looking for tips or best practices for stoking creativity in ~creative

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    I categorize my notes in Google Keep with labels, like "Dialogue", "Middle", and "End". This helps me find and compare related notes quickly. Plus, I don't feel any strong obligations to use them...

    I categorize my notes in Google Keep with labels, like "Dialogue", "Middle", and "End". This helps me find and compare related notes quickly. Plus, I don't feel any strong obligations to use them as part of my story if my mind changes, which is a lot.

    Since you prefer to write with pen and paper, you could try using note cards. Basically the same thing, but you might want to switch to lead instead of ink so you can make edits along the way.

    I'm leaning toward this method to because it's effective for kinesthetic learning.

    I'm a bit envious that you're able to compile your notes in a notebook. Every time I try, my perfectionist nature kicks in and I feel like I have to finish what I started, even if it's just a note.

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  3. Comment on Looking for tips or best practices for stoking creativity in ~creative

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    Would you agree that jotting down thoughts in Google Notes is an effective method? I ask because that's what I've been doing. I then add labels and colors to help categorize and organize them.

    Would you agree that jotting down thoughts in Google Notes is an effective method? I ask because that's what I've been doing. I then add labels and colors to help categorize and organize them.

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  4. Comment on Looking for tips or best practices for stoking creativity in ~creative

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    If you don't mind me asking, where are you at now with your writing?

    If you don't mind me asking, where are you at now with your writing?

  5. So, a little background, my profession is technical writing. I want to write a novel but I'm struggling a little with getting the creative side of my brain going. Technical writing seems to...

    So, a little background, my profession is technical writing. I want to write a novel but I'm struggling a little with getting the creative side of my brain going. Technical writing seems to further inhibit my creativity with all its rules.

    I'm looking into local writers' workshops but they're all full at the moment. In the meantime, I was wondering if anyone here has any advice for exercises or things I could do to stimulate my creativity and free my mind from all the rules of technical writing. Thoughts?

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  6. Comment on Things to consider with visual novels in ~games

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    Is it safe for me to assume you are a writer?

    Is it safe for me to assume you are a writer?

  7. Comment on Things to consider with visual novels in ~games

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    These are all good points. Thanks all!

    These are all good points. Thanks all!

  8. Not sure if this the right place to post this but here goes... I'm writing a story and I'm trying to figure out the best medium to tell it. I'm strongly leaning toward visual novels. I like anime...

    Not sure if this the right place to post this but here goes... I'm writing a story and I'm trying to figure out the best medium to tell it. I'm strongly leaning toward visual novels. I like anime and I want the story to have a similar look and feel. Maybe someday it will even become an anime. Who knows?

    That said, does anyone here have any thoughts on the pros/cons of taking the visual novel approach as opposed to a traditional novel or light novel?

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  9. Comment on Who are your 5 favorite anime characters of all time? in ~anime

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    Maou Sadao -- The Devil is a Part-Timer Emi Yusa -- The Devil is a Part-Timer Goblin Slayer -- Goblin Slayer Yoshitake -- Daily Lives of Bigh School Boys Suruga Kanbaru -- Monogatari series
    1. Maou Sadao -- The Devil is a Part-Timer
    2. Emi Yusa -- The Devil is a Part-Timer
    3. Goblin Slayer -- Goblin Slayer
    4. Yoshitake -- Daily Lives of Bigh School Boys
    5. Suruga Kanbaru -- Monogatari series
  10. Comment on What was your fondest memories of anime? in ~anime

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    I would say Digimon The Movie. Got that on VHS "back in the day", watched it a million times. My favorite scene, which still makes me tear up to this day (yes I'm a grown adult), is where...

    I would say Digimon The Movie. Got that on VHS "back in the day", watched it a million times. My favorite scene, which still makes me tear up to this day (yes I'm a grown adult), is where WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon get stomped by Diaboromon, and Tai and Matt enter the digital world to help them.

    Defeat. Despair. Hope. Rebirth. Victory. Those themes were executed perfectly in this early 2000s animated film.