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Re: Do you plan to write a book someday?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:50 pm
by Spirit of Adventure
Yes. You can inspire yourself in previous material (Inception draws heavily in Jorge Luis Borges, just to cite one of it's many influences), but like e-j-e said, it's doing it differently that does the trick.

Re: Do you plan to write a book someday?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:18 pm
by mentalguru
Inspiration can come from many areas- not just other stories but in real life too and history. I mean quite a few things in fiction are representations or allegories of either real life events or religious beliefs. (Such as Aslan from Narnia is suppossed to be Jesus who sacrifices himself for Edmund). Sometimes like in Narnia, people make the sources of inspiration obvious in drawing parallels. In other cases however it's not about drawing parallels, but merely being inspired and taking ideas from different sources for different reasons.

In my case I have a whole world created, and one of my main characters- is a priest- though I'll admit the religion I made just for him and that world draws inspiration from medieval catholicism, the zodiac, ancient greek/roman beliefs (though that bit is pretty light) as well as other certain ancient beliefs about the rains and gods/godesses. Oh and it's technically polytheistic and most people believe that four are particuarly to be referred- but his particular religion focuses on one god(dess). It's kind of fun actually making an entire religion with both good points and inherent flaws to it and difficulties.


You can also gain inspiration on what more you want to see in media- and yet you don't see a lot of or can't ever remember seeing. I kind of also notice in media- a lot of the time gods in it are either perfect or horrible, evil people who think you should lick their boots and be glad of the honour. Mine are kind of really inbetween the two extremes really. Technically more good than evil, but not perfect.

Granted when it comes to world building it can't really ever be as complex as our own world. I mean our world is the way it is due to millions of years of evolution and thousands of years of human civilisations developing and interacting with one another in multiple ways. A whole ecosytem having direct and indirect effects upon each other. Though I like the idea of that being a factor in stories. Like Avatar Kyoshi who formed the Dai Li herself only for Aang and his friends two lives later to have to face them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDDqM6rLNM

Re: Do you plan to write a book someday?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:22 am
by somethingguy912
I have finally completed all 4 series to my novel. I actually got this done a while ago, I just forgot to post it on here. 3 years is a lot of hard work, even if one of those years was spent scrapping around for a original and independent idea and on and off working, but i didn't put it off this time and it pays! Now i have plenty of time to work on Senior Seminar and college stuff.

Re: Do you plan to write a book someday?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:36 am
by Ballboi
I'll probably write some memoirs of my life many years down the road when I'm somewhere in my 70's.

Re: Do you plan to write a book someday?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:22 pm
by davetheeye
Definetly ! like an astrology universe adventure of like cartoo

Re: Do you plan to write a book someday?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:22 am
by Gelly1978
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