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I come up with so many stories and adventures but I have no way to tell them 'cuz I'm so bad at writing

I come up with so many stories and adventures but I have no way to tell them 'cuz I'm so bad at writing

DefinitelySteveIrwin

I knew a post like this would be on here the second I saw the original


VestorTroy

It's absolutely identical to the original tho 😂


DutchLime

uj/ I spent ten goddamn minutes staring at the original, trying to figure out how to circlejerk it in any way, before I realized it was already perfect


theraven_42

Time to tell the original OP they finally wrote something perfect for something


spicychimera

absolutely savage lmao


VestorTroy

I figured that as well, thought maybe the original was some kind of subterfuge jerk haha


AnarchoAnarchism

Covert ops cryptojerk Edit: I just looked at the post and the second highest upvoted comment basically said "just write". Yeah something fishy is going on here


zyzzogeton


empoleonz0

Link?


TheBookshelfAuthor

[here you go](https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/nwnsne/i_come_up_with_so_many_stories_and_adventures_but/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


istara

Some people just need to give up. Life is short. Writing is not for everyone. Find some other way to express your creativity. But no, of course there's endless gushing encouragement for the OP to continue. If you can't write, you can't fucking write. I can't play the cello. I can't do ballet (got kicked out when I was four for being so malcoordinated). I can't fix car engines. I can't paint pet portraits. I can't sing opera. I can't make a carved wooden cabinet. So be it. I spend my life doing other shit. Not sitting in a corner crying and wanking over a picture of Pavarotti/Mozart/Leonardo da Vinci because I feel so inadequate. (And by "crying and wanking", I mean moaning the fuck all over Reddit).


TheMuffinat0r

So true fuck learning I only do stuff I’m good at immediately


quinarius_fulviae

uj/ Or I think there's a middle ground: acknowledging that you're not going to be talented at everything, but that not being particularly talented at something is no reason not to do it if you find it fun. (Just don't expect other people to tell you you're talented. ) Like, there's a sport I started in college that I absolutely love - rowing. Now, rowing is a sport for tall people with long arms and legs, and I'm short and stocky, with (in proportion to my torso) short limbs to boot. So I'm biomechanically disadvantaged, plus I'm also asthmatic and right now kind of unfit. I acknowledged a long time ago that I'm not ever going to be at a competitive level, but I can still enjoy messing around in boats and at the gym or racing for what it is, and because I put the effort in I'm ...technically fine at it? People at a similar skill level don't complain about having me in their boat? So if he likes coming up with stories but doesn't reckon he's a good writer, it's absolutely reasonable to just write them down for fun (he probably will improve at least a little, basic competence comes with practice). It's just weird to complain to the internet about not being naturally good at a skill you've not learned. (Also I get the impression some people on r/writing might do well learning the difference between just having an imagination like everyone and being gifted at storytelling, or indeed between world building and maladaptive daydreaming. But that's a bit harsh I guess, especially since I'm no doctor)


TheBookshelfAuthor

Honestly, the worst part about that subreddit is people who are just complaining. There is a rule about this, but of all the rules regularly inforced, that's not one.


istara

Exactly. I mean if you're shit at writing but you *like* writing, just keep writing. You don't need validation. If it's what you want to do, so be it. It's all the attention-seeking egotistical hand wringing that gets my goat.


TryinaD

My life principles are the opposite - I end up trying to learn everything over a large time span. So people get surprised when I tell them I can do many things.


istara

Fair enough. But I bet you don't go on various forums when you're at an earlier stage of learning and moan that you can't do it. Maybe you seek help with specific things. But do you pop over to /r/woodwork having never picked up a chisel and moan that you're no good/woe is me because you have "all these ideas" but all you've got is a chipped log in front of you?


TryinaD

I mean, I set aside a time for crying and wanking about it, but afterwards I’ll just do it no matter how trash the end result is. Still think this person is a wanker tho


mitten-troll

So painful.


zyzzogeton

I sometimes worry there is a /r/circlejerk that just dorky SpongeBob mocks my every thought word and action... but then I remember: nobody cares. Also that is basically what my wife does anyway.


CuTTyFL4M

Sauce?


TommoTang

Copy paste of the sauce is a bold move but it works perfectly.


Irlandes-de-la-Costa

Just write!


GLORYTOMOTHERUSSIA

Yeah just write lmao


TheBookshelfAuthor

Have you tried acting it out? Some people are just naturally better at acting than writing. Uj/oof. Nothing is different. That's an ouchy of note.


awseomenathan987

uj/ barely changed a thing about the origional post because it was already such a meme


learnedcrow

Literally saw these posts back to back


wilthagod

Finally, another ideas guy. I was beginning to think that I was the only one! ​ Maybe we could just hire ghostwriters, like that James Patterson guy. He's super rich, I bet it'll work out for us too.


DutchLime

Ah, a kindred spirit! I felt as if I was the only one having these bizarre visions play out in my mind. It’s almost like dreaming, but during the day, if that makes sense? I’ve been shopping several appropriate titles for this phenomena — I’m leaning towards dubbing them, “thoughts”. Sometimes, I can even recall events that have happened to me previously in the past, do you experience these as well?


wilthagod

Alas, I have short term memory loss. All I can remember is to keep on swimming.


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DutchLime

Yeah, sorry dude, but that doesn’t sound right to me


processedchicken

Oh please, if I'm writing these "word things" I'm not thinking about the important stuff, like worldbuilding with CatGirls and DragonGirls.


kenneth1221

I *assume* this person is fairly young and hasn't faced much other adversity in their lives yet, because this is a stunning lack of resilience and also the voice of the post. Hopefully they'll grow out of it, it takes years to get good at these things... assuming those years are spent actually practicing instead of daydreaming. After a certain point, visualizing how the adventure looks stops helping with crafting the prose to convey it.


thetonez

Amazing parody


Irlandes-de-la-Costa

Does this count as a parody? It's the same post hehe


thilio_anara

Excuse me, sir, this is a reddit about writing not not writing. Please go have your existential crisis in a more appropriate place.


fartsmagarts82

Dude 50 shades of grey exists. Write your damn stories.


thekey99

There is no such thing as bad writers. There are only bad readers


oblmov

Once daddy elon invents a brain chip that lets us transfer our thoughts into another person's mind us maladaptive daydreamers are going to be more popular than Stephen King and Brandon Sandorson and JK Rowling combined


Shanewallis12345

Ngl I feel this


thilio_anara

Man, just do what all the greats did and get gud. Sheesh.


mmeIsniffglue

U guys are quick


morning_fix

Just keep writing!


PM_ME_UR_GOOD_IDEAS

Its kinda sad how many potentially interesting stories we must be losing everyday to people like this who can't get over the technical barrier of actually writing things down. A good idea isn't exactly rare but its not worthless either.


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processedchicken

You know, I'd like to see Scooby Doo vs zombies. Not "well, it was Mayor Jones and his assistant all the time!" but like, actual zombie survival horror with Scooby Doo and Shaggy completely high AF battling with the zombies, man, like... woaaaa, and uh.. uuuh , yeah


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DutchLime

>write down your ideas What do you mean by this? I don’t understand?


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DutchLime

I still don’t understand? Do you mean like make a Reddit post about it? I don’t really like writing anything at all but I can do that


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DutchLime

The sub is called r/writingcirclejerk — sorry to run you around 🤷🏻‍♂️


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neueme

As someone who's been laughed at plenty in life, not always for saying or doing dumb shit, you'll feel better in the morning once you've had a good sleep and nice breakfast. It's just reddit.


Channel_46

Yaaaaaawwwn. Thanks for helping me to get to sleep by reading your boring ass post. Goodnight.