Writing Reactions-Negative Emotions Part 1

Writing emotions is hard for me, they either turn out to flowery, and I find myself up-chucking, or else I sit back and wonder, what the SUGAR COOKIES IS GOING ON IN THIS CHAPTER.

Which made me wonder-do other people have these problems? And can we solve them together?

Well, let’s find out if my marvelous tips, are what we needed all along.

So for each character you write, it’s not going to follow this list, but the general idea is how they would respond to a sad situation. As a reader, I find far too often that a usually moody character would break down and cry, when they would most likely loose their temper, or a character who is bubbly let’s aggressive, and not to say it’s incorrect, but as someone who knows someone similar to all these characters, it’s more common for a weak smile to be ones response, and anger to be another’s. Anywhozzles, here’s the Short Description.

  • Sensitive Character- Might sob hysterically, struggle to make sentences, and might even cut one’s self off from human activities such as showering/eating
  • Moody Character- Will act steely throughout thing, might blame others, most likely in order to cover up ones shame. Shows sadness through aggression
  • Bubbly Character- Looks at the situation through a cheerful point; I.E, celebrating life, but deep down has inward turmoil, refuses to cry, but will most likely break down at something small at the end of their charade, like forgetting an apple for their lunch.
  • Edgy Character- Will make uncomfortable jokes, in general would enrage someone like Moody Character or make the Sensitive one cry. Edgy character’s emotional response, rather than crying would be silently berating themselves, most likely to be perseeved as a narcissist, or over dramatic.
  • Drama Character- This character would have a tendency to talk about the situations in blown out proportion, will either over-cry, or be over eager about telling the story.
  • Numb Character- This character probably suffers severely from past problems, so their response will seem cold to the whole situation- don’t make them too numb, though, as their response inwardly would be possible PTSD responses, or even anger responses, similar to the moody character.
  • Intellectually Driver Character- As in a character who forces intellect in more of their everyday responses, not just someone who’s intelligent. Their responses would most be akin to frustration from lack of control, but also a driving determination for the solution. While a common response of these characters, I believe they would be wise to enough to call it quits at some point, and not let it drive them insane. Speaking of wise,
  • Wise Characters- While commonly portrayed as some one who has a level head, and they will keep one, they will often understand that they too need to handle the process in their own way, and will know what it takes to keep a level head.

And this is just part one! Before I round this blog post up, let’s give some common ques that any character might use to show/or what you could write to portray the emotions of the character.

I’m starting to use images, impressed?

How do you write your characters response to sadness, does this quick list help in anyway, should I continue this series? I want to hear your thoughts!

Thanks so much for reading, and don’t forget to live your life like the ginchy story that it is!

HaziWords

Characters and Cough Ups

I have no legitamate idea how many posts I will make today. I’m writing this on my WordPad app, and then am going to copy and paste it onto my website, so, we’ll see.
Anyway, I finished writing Dreamlands and Drafts moments ago, and am now going to bring you to the next step up of your writing journey-
—–Insert Banner about Character Cough Ups—————————
The character blocks.
I think I wrote about this once before, but here I go again.
Here’s your cure for Character Cough ups, Congestions, and Colds.
1. Cosplay your Character. For a day, dress, act, speak, and walk like you character. Handle situations like your character. Not only will you look like a lune, but it’s great fun too.
2. Put ’em through quizes. Seriously, take the Sixteen Personalities test as your character.
3. As tipped by the great Crystalsandcurls (Seriously, her posts have been some major help), check out Devianart for Character Questionaires. They’re pretty helpful.
4. Have someone hate your character-you’ll find yourself justifying them, and really, that made me say things about my character I never would have expected.
5. Google what you think your character would like. Not only will you look like a creepy stalker, and have weird looks when people see what your researching in public places, but it gives you visuals.
6. I get weird looks for this one, but I have the Sims 4 game (I’m sure you’re sighing in your seat now-but what can I say? I like the game.) specifically for the reason of creating my characters, even if all I have is the City Living and Holiday Expansion pack, and a bunch of broken custom content. I find that by creating my characters by drawing them, and/or creating them in games (this specific game), I’m more interested in them. Weird, right?
7. Ask for help. My final tip, is just asking other writers for help. When you get tired, or can’t seem to write your character, help is exactly what you need for it. Don’t be afraid to call in reinforcements, and more importantly, it’ll give you a fresh perspective.
Thats a wrap (I’ve got a chicken salad sandwhich, how about you?), folks. Let me know if these tips helped, or just kinda had a heavy-truck-stuck-in-mud side affect. Also, for all my Christians out there, it can’t hurt to pray-God can help with simple things like this.
Keep Writing and Stay Ginchy!
HaziWords

Dream Lands and Drafts

Dream Lands and Drafts
Greetings and Salutations *Explosions happen behind very proffessional looking oak desk, and comfortable looking office chair that I am sitting regally in*, today I’m giving you tips and tricks for your draft, you dreams, and your unearthly schemes.
Most of my schemes are from Mars.
It’s why they’re, you know, out of this world. *Chair and Desk disappears, explosions stop, silence beckons, Guinea Pigs chirp angrily in the background.*
Seriously, though, here are some tips and tricks to turn your dreams into drafts, so you can then take them further!
1. Get a basic idea of what you want your story to look like. In fact, right an exepret for it, imagine what the inside flap, or the back of the book it was in would look like. Write it down. Don’t plot exactly everything that’s going to happen. This is a draft, not the Declaration of Independence.
2. Get the basic idea for characters-but don’t go the whole nine yards. You’re going to find yourself altering your characters, so for right now, just get the basics.
3. Don’t stress about grammar or inaccuracies. You’re going to make mistakes, let it happen. If your proud of your work, keep it.
4. When writing drafts, don’t worry if you like it or not, this isn’t the final draft or copy (I hope), and you’ll probably want to change it a thousand times.
5. Let the draft write you, not the other way around. I know they often suggest to take control of your writing, but I find that it’s easier for me to let my writings just spill out onto the paper. This is a draft, and honestly, your subconscious is probably a better story writer than your real concious.
6. Don’t show the world your draft. I think it’s great to have a close set of people you show it too-but don’t show the world. I’ve seen several stories posted online, and while they’re great, I admit that they make me want to cringe. One thousand writers grading your work would be worst than one writer-specifically because you’re going to try and please everyone, and then get hurt when people find flaws. Find that one person you trust to be honest, but see the good in your writing. (Yep, I’m a hypocrit. I post drafts online, mainly because my editing skills are terrible, and Grammarly is bit more pricey than my monthly allowance of-I have problems with spending small amounts of money on stupid things.)
7. Absorb the world around you. Don’t get to involved in your draft. In fact, by watching movies, books and observing life itself, you may find your story improving, without you even putting pen to paper, quill to paper, chalk to chalk board, or fingers to keys.
8. Don’t touch the backspace unless it’s something you catch right away. If you catch something right away, like a grammar area as your writing the word, or you just finished, than go ahead and try that backspace, espicially if your OCD about dead giveaways like lower case “I’s” and things that are dead giveaways. However, if you catch something from a bit ago, leave it.
9. Avoid over-critisizing people. For the draft, at least, other wise, dude,
“Surround yourself with people who challenge what you think, not nod their head and act like they agree”. Over-crisitizers (which is why you avoid posting drafts online) will hurt you, and you’ll get angry. Like I said, find someone who is open to reading your writing, and willing to see your potential, but is also going to tell you what needs work.
Like me. (I’m serious, my Contact Me page is going up soon, so feel free to use it).
*Adjusts blazer, does hair flip in proffessional manner*.
10. You are the best writer you can be write now.
I went to a writers conference, and when one of the speakers said this, it stuck with me like glue. Your draft was the best you could do at that time, and only you could do it, so that’s pretty dang fine, if you ask me. The world needs your writing, you just have to remember when you look back at your drafts, your writings, and see how they evolved (not in a “came from the mud” kind of way, I mean, seriously, no offense if you believe it, but Darwin took this theory from a guy who also thought his son’s arm was lame, because the boy’s father had an accident and broke it as a child), you were the best writer you could be then, and you will continue to be the best writer you can be, and that’s, pretty Dr.Seuss-y.
So that’s all I have for you ginchy people write now (see what I did there? Yeah? Pretty clever, write?), so make sure you read all my other posts, and stay ginchy. Let me know if my redundant tips helped (seriously, I just realized I repeated myself just to reach 10 tips), and let me know if you have any yourself. Also, like I said earlier, if you need help with anything, want to collab, or do casual talk (don’t expect any adresses, pal), than make sure you use the Contact Me that I will one day post.
Stay Ginchy, and Keep Writing!
HaziWords

Ten Things this writer understands

Hey lovelies, HaziWords here, trying to get creative on a unique intro.
Like.
HaziWords, Hazily Wording things since 2014.
*Flashes cheesy grin, adjusts top hat, pulls guinea pig from hunched back*.
Anyways, I know it’s been a bit since anythings gone up in Writers Square…or should I say down.
Haha.
I really need more than just thirty minutes of sleep after volunteering a normal persons shift, until twelve at night, and then at six thirty in the morning.
But seriously, I have another post for Writers Square:
Ten Things Writers Understand.

1. Daydreaming.
All the time. No matter where. This is often misunderstood as staring, which is considered rude because you should have a life, you know, outside the voices in your head.
*Staring off into distance, considering an incredible, never heard of plot twist*
*Gets nudged by brother/dad/mom* “Starings rude”
“I’m not staring!”
“Right”
*Shifts eyes to some other spot where a person is standing to stare*

2. Character Reality
*Sees boy walking by with the perfect idea of how awesome character is*
*Stares at boy for more than ten seconds*
“Ooohhh, see someone you like?”
*Continues to search crowd avidly in hopes that maybe said story will become reality when other lead stumbles in.*
“Hazi, I know he’s cute, but staring’s rude.”
*Jars out of reality* “Cute?! Puh-leeze, I was just noticing how his eyes are exactly like this one guy I kno….so did you see the game last night?”

3. Stop asking to read my writing.
Look, I get it. You’re trying to be polite, you know, read what I wrote.
See though, the thing is, I don’t even read what I write. I live it out, and then save the file and move on.
Half the time, what I wrote was midnight thoughts crammed into a story just as I hear my parents get up to do their house-walk through thing (house guard at night).
“Oh I’m sure it’s not bad!”
*Nods* “Well, hold on…”
*Opens notebook*
*Reads first three words*
*Chokes at terrible writing*
*Slaps notebook shut*
*Smiles and walks away, daydreaming again*

4. Over-Criticizers
I’ve actually met a few of these unintentionally. Their the ones that some how got ahold of your work, and have legitimately nit-picked it to death. These people are the reason why half the writers are terrified to be published.
These people, are the reason red pens are loathed.
I mean honestly, I could just be like “Hey man, here’s an unedited version of my story, it’s nothing big, and I’m still tweaking it, so the grammar and structure and all is a little bazaar, but I’m fixing it*
And three hours later, you’ve just recieved an F on a project that was just for fun.
It wasn’t even for school.
“Hey, could you check this out?”
“Yeah, you want me to edit it?”
“Nah, I got it, just tell me what’s up with the dialog and all. Can’t seem to get it flowing.”
“Yeah, I got you.”
*4 Decades later (really it’s about an hour later)*
“Hey, just thought I’d show you some parts I thought I’d help you with*
Red.
Red Markings everywhere.
Like blood.
The blood from my destroyed dreams.
*Dramatically sobs in the background, eating copious amounts of chocolate, thinking about how much of a failure you are*.
5. The okayers.
Ohmygosh.
These people are almost worst than the Over-Criticizers.
“So how was the story?”
“It was okay.”
“Just okay?”
“Well I mean it wasn’t bad”
*Pulls out microscope, detective cap and pipe*
*Analyzes what they said*
*Over thinks everything*
*Realizes you’re a failure*
*Sobs in the background eating copious amounts of chocolate and thinks about how horrible of a person you are*.
6. So what are you thinking about?
What am I thinking about?
How do I describe this without playing twenty questions with you?
*Thinks about what you were thinking about*
*Considers your story*
*Considers how to explain it*
*Considers world destruction*
*Remembers that the government probably reads search history*
*Remembers research on Atomic bomb*
*Remembers research on how to say “This really sucks” in Japanese*
*Remembers how you ended up on Fox News reading articles dated six years back about serial killers and hospitals*
“Well, I actually really like dogs, happy birthday to you, thanks for asking.”
7. I did work, okay?
I mean really, some people don’t know what it’s like to be a writer.
We will spend hours, thinking about our characters.
Imagining our Characters.
Being our characters.
I mean seriously, you thought my story was great to read?
Have you lived it out like I have?
I have cold sweats thinking about my yellow-skinned teethy version of a kinda-Slenderman character.
I’m sorry, but have you fought Jackie Chan?
I don’t think so.
This is hard work.
*Dramatically acting out story idea in bathroom*
*Accidently lets out audible weird noise*
*Blushes and apologizes to the toilet for all your weirdness*
*Wonders if the sink and lights are bugged with cameras*
*Realizes that if dogs could talk, your mothers dog would tell on all your weird antics*
*Resumes your incredible acting*
*Continues to act all the way out of the bathroom, dying for real when you run into someone while your acting*
8. Wow this is really good.
“I’ve never had the talent for writing.”
Well neither did I. I didn’t actually start writing until I was eleven.
I wrote about a girl in Alaska a year older than me who had crazy biological parents, was an absurdly awesome soccer player, who’s mom owned a candy shop, had every single pet you could imagine wandering around, who’s best friend was a guy who’s dad was a secret agent.
The thing is?
As of current, they’ve saved the world once, will save the world soon, have visited
Ireland
California
Scotland
Paris
Egypt.
I mainly got into writing because life got hard to handle, and my escape was something like this.
While my life was hitting me at an emotional level, I could hit my story characters at a physical, mythical level.
I honestly can’t take credit for my writing.
I’m not saying God spoke to me, but anything good was conceived via a heckuva a lot of prayer.
So seriously, stop saying you can’t write.
If I don’t have a right to use my Anemia and Asthma to get out of sports, you don’t have a write to use anything to get you out of writing.
Actually, how many people can really relate to these, and how many are trying to track me down so they can put me in an asylum?

9. Everything is an inspiration.
See that tree over there?
Inspiration.
See this dog?
Inspiration.
See this duct tape?
Well, I should probably use that to fix the binder on my over-read books.
Really though, even on a writers block, it’s like you can forumulate stuff, but you can’t get it on paper.

10. When people say you aren’t your writing.
Dude, do you know how much of this is actually me?
See the main character, this is me if I wasn’t terrified of my parents getting mad at me, or my fear of heights.
Do you see this character?
Yes, the one with the annoyingly attractive looks, the less than clever come backs and the sweetest personality that is in the story?
Well that’s my brother.
Or was my brother.
He turned twelve and went from
“Hey random sir do you want to hear a story?”
To “Go Away, I don’t talk to people”.
People think I’m the outgoing one.
I’m 71% percent introverted.
Three months ago, I was at 98% percent introverted. I took the test three times to come up with the same stinkin results.
Anyways, that character that you don’t like?
That’s my mother and my father in the same person. So it’s really insulting that you don’t like them. Jeez.

Everything in my stories is me.
My trademarks.
My comebacks.
My quips.
Those are me.
Stop saying I’m not my writing.
I am too my writing-and my writing is me.

Anyways, that’s all I have left for you today!
Any of these random tangents and rants relatable?
What are your thoughts on todays post?
Stay Ginchy!
HaziWords

Wordy Tag

Hey guys, HaziWords here bringing you your wordpress forecast of Hazi…with a chance of WORDS.
And tags.
So recently, I got the idea to creat a tag, a writing tag. Not that I know what I’m doing, so it could also be considered a writing Q&A, so here are the questions, and for fun, I thought I’d go ahead and answer them. (I’m sure there are thousands, so this one is just questions I’ve always wanted people to answer, but have been too shy to ask.
Whats your favorite type of character to write? Why? (Sarcastic quick-witted ones, shy ones, etc.)
I’d have to say personally, my favorite would definetely be the optismistic one’s that are a little too nieve for there own good. Mainly because I have a tendancy to be a little to be a little too harsh in reality, and enjoy the change.
What’s your favorite type of genre to write? Why?
I really enjoy writing all types. I honestly have everything from dark to humor to Sci-fi to fantasys to romances crammed in one story. Which is probably nobody actually knows what I’m writing about. I mainly like to write this way because I get all these ideas going, and decide it’d be really cool to use them for this set story/series I’m working on, and then it all falls apart.
When you write, what’s your biggest flaw in your stories?
For me it’s keeping the story pulled together, I usually get distracted, and take the story in a totally different way, so it becomes derailed. I also ocassionaly struggle with getting the right emotions in a situation, and describing detail. When I was younger, I used to much detail, so now, admitedly, I’m scared of how to describe it and make it flow.
What is your preferred way to write, when it comes to first/third person? Why?
I personally enjoy first person, mainly because it feels more personal. Like your a close friend with the character, or even are the character.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to write?
I’d have to say it was definetly about the oil industry. Mainly because it was boring, and honestly worst than writing a thousand word essay on Geoffry Chaucer.
Have you ever written something with a group? Do you enjoy it? What’s the greatest challenge for you?
Yes, I have written multiple times with a group, I do enjoy it, mostly because I enjoy finding out how others might add onto the story. I think the greatest thing I struggle with is waiting for someone to finish there part. Their’s also the tiny factor that my writing is everywhere.
Do you write with a plot outline?
No, though I mostly likely should. I suppose my problems is, I get bored easily, and the outlines make me go mad.
Whens the easiest time to write?
Middle of the day, evening, pretty much all the time except when I’m tired.
What inspires you?
Pretty much everything
Do you write with music?
All.The.Freaking.Time.
Many people find writing exhausting. Do you find it exhausting?
Yes, because I become so emersed in my fantasy world, I forget about the real world, and when I pull out I’m pretty much ready to crawl into bed and sleep for the rest of my life. Actually, I like to sleep, so I would do it even if I didn’t write.
How is your response when someone is reading your writing?
I emotionally feel anxious, stressed, and part of me, after having the guts to let them read it, want to tear it out of their hands and go hide in a tree…only I can’t…because we don’t have any magical oaks or willow trees…that I know of…*looks around suspiciously at the few but varying trees in our neighborhood*
And that about wraps it up for everything I have for you today guys. Please answer these questions, and add some of your own, and pass it on. I’m really curious to see how people write.
Have a ginchy day!
Happy Holidays!
Sugar Cookies and Sponge Cake,
HaziWords