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L,B'XXX 2006-01-05 22:48

Questions or Comments?
 
Are there things related to the lyrics forum that anyone would like to discuss that aren't specific to a particular piece? Topics? Likes and dislikes of your own writing? Things you'd like to change or improve on? What makes you write? Do you have to be in a certain frame of mind? Is music involved?
I'm just throwing out some ideas. A few of us have talked the past couple days and I got the go ahead to post it. If it's worthy of it being stickied that will happen. If it doesn't fly maybe there will be some ideas for us to share at least.

Amadeus 2006-01-06 02:29

Sounds fairly interesting. Something like a music theory forum, only for lyrics and poetry instead, is that what you are getting at?

Well, I do think that would be quite right. Look beyond the growling and screaming - necessary ingredients, don't get me wrong - of any good metal song, and you see that the lyrics are often quite impressing. At least to me, good lyrics is a must to actually like a song; and from that point of view it is only natural to want to discuss the hows and whys of making them.

Brutur 2006-01-06 07:56

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Originally Posted by Amadeus
Sounds fairly interesting. Something like a music theory forum, only for lyrics and poetry instead, is that what you are getting at?

Well, I do think that would be quite right. Look beyond the growling and screaming - necessary ingredients, don't get me wrong - of any good metal song, and you see that the lyrics are often quite impressing. At least to me, good lyrics is a must to actually like a song; and from that point of view it is only natural to want to discuss the hows and whys of making them.


no, she is not getting at a poetry music theory forum.... but this is involved too! its more the question why we write and what gets us to write something.

I personally think this is a great idea, and we can see and improve our own work and the work of others, through the accomplishments in this thread.

PST 88 2006-01-06 12:38

You're both right. It's intended to be a place for you to discuss all the general aspects of writing that wouldn't be appropriate in threads devoted to critiques of specific works. That's pretty all-inclusive, so take advantage of it if you care to.

Amadeus 2006-01-06 12:39

My my, that was broad. Though it will probably be most interesting once, and if, it gets started.

May we have a mod comment on this?

L,B'XXX 2006-01-06 18:05

Umm, I could have sworn I'd posted again here. :)

Okay, I'll try to get the ball rolling. Since there's the other thread about having writer's block, do you find yourself worrying when it hits or do you ride it out patiently? Do you ever write yourself out of it?

PST 88 2006-01-06 18:14

I am the mod.

Transient 2006-01-06 18:58

when i get writes block i dont write

actually i dont write much at all , so...

sqol 2006-01-06 19:14

I find it quite frustrating to find a suitable topic to write upon, and when writers block happens. If im taking a cycle in the nearby woods, it'll really help on clearing my mind and writing some more :)

Amadeus 2006-01-07 12:34

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Originally Posted by PST 88
I am the mod.


Yes, I know you are. Don't worry I'm not trying to downrate you; but you happened to post at same time as I was writing.

There are a multitude of methods to get around writers block. One is to start by ripping off someone else, just to find the right tone for the piece. But damn you to something slimy should you present it before it is one hundred percent your own.

Amadeus 2006-01-08 14:36

Here was awfully quiet. Is there really so few of all the metaltabbers that are interested in discussing the hows and whys of lyric writing?

L,B'XXX 2006-01-08 16:10

Maybe there's no inspiration for question asking presently? I know I could think of all sorts of things til I brought the subject up.

Does anyone have a particular place where you seem to write more? Do you write only about specifics or is there no limit to subject matter?

I used to mostly write in a notebook. The computer was very hard for me to get used to writing on. It took a couple years to do. For a long time weekend mornings at work was the only time I'd write. It was quiet and I was alone.

Brutur 2006-01-09 19:04

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Originally Posted by L,B'XXX
Maybe there's no inspiration for question asking presently? I know I could think of all sorts of things til I brought the subject up.

Does anyone have a particular place where you seem to write more? Do you write only about specifics or is there no limit to subject matter?

I used to mostly write in a notebook. The computer was very hard for me to get used to writing on. It took a couple years to do. For a long time weekend mornings at work was the only time I'd write. It was quiet and I was alone.


I could talk like a waterfall about all these topics, but Time is not always available.

Now, to come to your questions.... Its not about quantity, it is about Quality. But I will rephrase your quesiton into: Does anyone have a particular place where you seem to have more Inspiration?

Yes, of course... I'm going for inspirational walk around the corner nearly everyday. I do this at midnight, when no soul wanders thorugh the ill-lighted streets. I think about certain Topics or concerns, and build those ideas into complex ideas. Well, when I'm finished with my thinking process, I go to the nearby forest here, with pen and paper, and jsut write down my Ideas on paper. I think about them more and more, till something strikes me and makes me write it down in a poetic way. The quietness in the forest helps me to develop my ideas, and the sorrounding helps me to find the right words to use.

Do you write only about specifics or is there no limit to subject matter?
Well, the subject matter is from day to day different, because I think about different topics/subjects which have influenced my being itself from certain happenings.

Transient 2006-01-09 19:41

nights walking around ill-lit german streets? writing in a forest?
i just stare at the little blinking fellow and type to make it stop

Brutur 2006-01-09 19:48

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Originally Posted by Transient
nights walking around ill-lit german streets? writing in a forest?
i just stare at the little blinking fellow and type to make it stop


what the hell do you mean?

Transient 2006-01-09 19:48

when you reply to this, click inside the reply window and look at the black line that is there. see how it blinks? in Notepad when you type it stops blinking

L,B'XXX 2006-01-09 20:04

Oh, I see. I never paid attention to that. I write on Wordpad when I write on the computer. I don't know if there's a blinky thing or not.

I went out in my back field and parked myself under the low-branched pines and just sat there awhile. I had paper and pencil with me. It was cool because the birds would get extremely close to me back there and weren't scared at all. I used part of the experience in a Clash of Swords piece I did several years ago. the woods themselves have give me good inspiration.

Brutur 2006-01-10 07:46

Quote:
Originally Posted by Transient
when you reply to this, click inside the reply window and look at the black line that is there. see how it blinks? in Notepad when you type it stops blinking


oh crazy.... well thats going to follow me the rest of my life.... can't stop looking at it.... :eek:

Def 2006-01-10 08:20

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutur
Yes, of course... I'm going for inspirational walk around the corner nearly everyday. I do this at midnight, when no soul wanders thorugh the ill-lighted streets. I think about certain Topics or concerns, and build those ideas into complex ideas. Well, when I'm finished with my thinking process, I go to the nearby forest here, with pen and paper, and jsut write down my Ideas on paper. I think about them more and more, till something strikes me and makes me write it down in a poetic way. The quietness in the forest helps me to develop my ideas, and the sorrounding helps me to find the right words to use.

Do you write only about specifics or is there no limit to subject matter?
Well, the subject matter is from day to day different, because I think about different topics/subjects which have influenced my being itself from certain happenings.


Interesting, I grab inspiration at 'silent' moments too. for instance when I'm riding the last train home at night. or when I'm driving through some pretty scenery on my motorbike, I usually stop to chill out for five minutes and enjoy every bit of it. Allways when there's no soul around.. I like silence and desolation at times.

I don't write about specifics but there's usually a life's lesson or experience in my lyrics. that's why I'm not all too eager to post them down every time. Some make it onto a cd, most don't. Most of them stay mine.

Anyways, interesting topic. I haven't been around for a while but it's good to see some people still put some effort in this forum, for that, I salute you.

L,B'XXX 2006-01-10 10:58

Well, it's good to have you back Def.
I just had an inspiration within the past hour and found some scrap paper and pen to jot a few lines before I forgot them. I was upstairs cleaning and dusting my bookcase and going through some stuff that had accumulated when I thought about a conversation I had with a friend the other day about the water tower up the street and a story that grew up with me about it. Hopefully that will work itself into more. Of course I'll post it when it's done. It's my way of being an exhibitionist.
In the accumulation I found a solitary piece I'd written to my mentor about a year after we "met" on the net. That brought a smile to my face.


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