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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Easy-Eight View Post
    How so? I am still kicking around some ideas in my head. But I would definitely be open to hearing some of yours!
    Well, I'm not a distopian writer. But I think exploring the whole political issue would be intersting. For example you could explore what would actually cause the virus to begin with. Was it man tampering with nature? Or perhaps someone in the lab was a disgruntled employee, and spread it on their way out. And how long will it last? What will be the global outcome? I think for a dystopian writer, it would be like being a kid in a candy store.
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Well, I'm not a distopian writer. But I think exploring the whole political issue would be intersting. For example you could explore what would actually cause the virus to begin with. Was it man tampering with nature? Or perhaps someone in the lab was a disgruntled employee, and spread it on their way out. And how long will it last? What will be the global outcome? I think for a dystopian writer, it would be like being a kid in a candy store.
    That would be something cool to experiment with. I am currently working on something more political in nature, It's a really rough, rough draft. I'll post it if you can point me in the direction to where I could post it.

    I write more, really dark in nature stories. I like the grit, the thought and stuff like that. I like to write using the mindset of human nature, if that makes any sense .
    "I've struggled for a long time with survivin'...but no matter what. You need to keep finding something to fight for"
    Joel Miller, The Last of Us

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Easy-Eight View Post
    That would be something cool to experiment with. I am currently working on something more political in nature, It's a really rough, rough draft. I'll post it if you can point me in the direction to where I could post it.

    I write more, really dark in nature stories. I like the grit, the thought and stuff like that. I like to write using the mindset of human nature, if that makes any sense .
    Here:

    https://www.writingforums.com/forums...ction-Workshop

    https://www.writingforums.com/forums...ction-Showcase
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

  4. #44
    I think it impossible to write good stories about people without having watched and interacted with a lot of people.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by ideasmith View Post
    I think it impossible to write good stories about people without having watched and interacted with a lot of people.
    People watching is one of my favorite past times. Interesting that you must interact as well. Do you know if you are an introvert or extrovert?
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor;[URL="tel:2333565"
    2333565[/URL]]People watching is one of my favorite past times. Interesting that you must interact as well. Do you know if you are an introvert or extrovert?
    I’m not entirely introverted, but I’m closer to that end of things than to extroversion. However, I’ve always been a careful people watcher. I feel - from personal experience - that interaction is equally important to understanding people. Each will show things that the other cannot, including whether a person is hiding something about themself. Not necessarily something nefarious..an insecurity perhaps, which they may try to conceal as best they can out of a sense self-protection. You might be able to observe it, but how much better to also interact with that person?

    You could watch movies of people riding horses and see things you couldn’t from the saddle..but...to ride the horse yourself....

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by ideasmith View Post
    I’m not entirely introverted, but I’m closer to that end of things than to extroversion. However, I’ve always been a careful people watcher. I feel - from personal experience - that interaction is equally important to understanding people. Each will show things that the other cannot, including whether a person is hiding something about themself. Not necessarily something nefarious..an insecurity perhaps, which they may try to conceal as best they can out of a sense self-protection. You might be able to observe it, but how much better to also interact with that person?

    You could watch movies of people riding horses and see things you couldn’t from the saddle..but...to ride the horse yourself....
    So true! I think we all try to hide things about ourselves. I know I do. And then sometimes it rears its ugly head!
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

  8. #48
    People often wear masks.

    I've been told that I seem extroverted when I teach, but in truth that's not the way I am at all. I've given martial art demonstrations (and competed) in front of hundreds of people; I'm nervous and uncertain until I step out on the stage, then the mask is donned and I'm off to the races.

    So, what we see may not be who they are.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by indianroads View Post
    People often wear masks.

    I've been told that I seem extroverted when I teach, but in truth that's not the way I am at all. I've given martial art demonstrations (and competed) in front of hundreds of people; I'm nervous and uncertain until I step out on the stage, then the mask is donned and I'm off to the races.

    So, what we see may not be who they are.
    This reminds me of the Billy Joel song 'The Stranger'

    Well we all have a face
    That we hide away forever
    And we take them out
    And show ourselves
    When everyone has gone
    Some are satin some are steel
    Some are silk and some are leather
    They're the faces of the stranger
    But we love to try them on

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by indianroads View Post
    People often wear masks.

    I've been told that I seem extroverted when I teach, but in truth that's not the way I am at all. I've given martial art demonstrations (and competed) in front of hundreds of people; I'm nervous and uncertain until I step out on the stage, then the mask is donned and I'm off to the races.

    So, what we see may not be who they are.
    I had a similar experience when I taught business at a university for eight years. People thought I was an extrovert as well. After my day job, I'd put on my show face and give two hour evening lectures. You must be more of an extrovert, because for me, it was always painful. Not sure why I kept doing it...I thought it would get better. I don't even think I realized how much I hated it, until one semester my sessions were cancelled, due to a change in program. I remember the program director calling me to say how sorry she was and that she would double up my session next semester. After I hung up the phone, I was dancing around the kitchen and then I realized -- I didn't need to do it anymore.

    Sometimes people act at something because they think they should.
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

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