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Creating a story is 

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177 deviants said difficult
26%
108 deviants said easy
25%
105 deviants said hard
5%
21 deviants said I never create story's
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1 deviant said boring

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:iconkurtle:
Kurtle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Writer
Bloody hard; though I'm sure it gets easier to a point.
I've started writing something, though I'm a bit of a perfectionist so don't want to write too much til I've sorted out the world around it.
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AoiKita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah, I know what you mean :/.
I've been working on the same world for a few years, and I get good ideas...but it's not nearly done...(usually when I'm not with a notepad of any type)
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Snow-pawz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it depends on the type and the genre of the story that is being created, i am an part time author, and i have certain "strengths" and "weaknessess" in each type of story that i create....
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ka-jana Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
This is a good question.
I wouldn't necessarily consider it difficult. Though not easy either. It mainly depends on the mind of the writer and whether their writing is creative or literal and complex or simple. It's kind of hard to explain...
But I do think it's terribly fun :D
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Sethian-Motzart Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You wanna talk difficult hehe I've got 12 composition notebooks 1 mostly full and the rest up to half full of notes parts of stories character bios and more. add to that the sum 500 or so documents of unfinished characters, races, stories, and sooooo much more lol. then finally the attention span of a goldfish and the inability to finish things, and write things the way they come to me in my head. oh yeah it's difficult, but fun especially when you realize that you can connect at least 10 characters from three different stories and cross their paths in each story because the timeline for each one happened to be the same and is wasn't a purposeful thing. lol
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AoiKita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
yes, this is fun too-and crossing them over when it works, can be xp
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Sethian-Motzart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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BapCreations Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Hmm imo, when you make a drawing, and think of a story that goes with the drawing, it usually goes quite smooh, but making a book, or a random story is just damn hard, because you have to be original, have plots, have characters, etc, etc. but giving a piece of art or something a story, that is qite easy imo. So it really depends on what kind of story we are talking about here.
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BapCreations Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Hmm imo, when you make a drawing, and think of a story that goes with the drawing, it usually goes quite smooh, but making a book, or a random story is just damn hard, because you have to be original, have plots, have characters, etc, etc. but giving a piece of art or something a story, that is qite easy imo. So it really depends on what kind of story we are talking about here.
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Leroy-Unforgiven Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
creating a story is difficult,

maar met een beetje goede fantasie kun je wel echt een super vet verhaallijn verzinnen.
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it's only hard for me because whenever i have a idea it goes too fast to write down and i just lose it and it gets scrambled.
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Iriakki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creating it is easy. Writing it the way it is in your head is difficult.
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Daktari92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
It kinda depends on the person. For me, writing detailed scenes and making up plausible characters isn't so much of a problem, but I'm always having trouble with the logical outline and basic structure of the story. You?
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bestania Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
anyone can come up with a two-bit story, but it is truly difficult to make one that makes the reader beg for more. To weave a story of characters or ideas in a way that the reader would scream before putting it down. Then once done, leave them thirsting for more.
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Creating a story is some what in between. The story line (as in what happens to the protagonist and other characters ) is much simpler then writing it out. Although, sometimes you can really get going when writing.

Funnily enough I have never completed a story before.
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freedomfighter93 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's difficult but oh-so-much fun :D
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David-Hark Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
when I'm in the mood, I can get 15 pages out in an hour with everything being almost perfectly how I want it (maybe one or two revising sessions each page). When I'm not in the mood, I can get anywhere from two pages to absolutely nowhere... :D

So, in the end I consider writing easy! :)
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say shortstories are easy. Full length is hard for me :XD:
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lovesart1296 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist
can anyone help me with an ending to my story plz cuz idk if this story im writing is good or not
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it is difficult for me, my problem is, i know what's going to happen in the middle, but starting and finishing the story becomes hard.
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XUnlimited Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Easy, I have never had a problem creating a story
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LadySarah Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Creating a story is really easy, writing it down is hard. You have to have everything make sense, all the stuff you know in your head (the character, the story line, the past, the present, what they look like, a coherent story line) need to be put down in a coherent manner, and be uncluttered enough that it's readable, not boring, and not detailed so much that your wading through but detailed enough so they'll get the picture.
It's like one favorite quotes says (and this only a vague bit of it as I neither remember the exact quote nor who said it) but it goes something like "reality doesn't have to make sense, but fiction does". It's always been a guide to me, really.
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Artist
it's easy for me, I just have a hard time putting it into words and writing it!
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Dimensionsatire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Stories are easy to create, it's getting them down and sharing them that's the difficult part.
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Arcaneillusions Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I have loads of ideas floating around and saved in my computer, they come so easy.

But the bits inbetween main plot, small details, personalities, and then making a good ending; theey're the hard bits :hmm:
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BD-666 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I find it to be insanely difficult. I've been trying to write something for a long time, but I still can't find a way to get it started, or what the main setting should be.
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Therony Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No medium option? Too many factors get into it. If you're motivated or if you already have a lot to do already. I definately get the ideas but work just kills me in putting it down into words lately.
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Absoltheharbinger Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've only got five stories on the go, though, so i'm hardly one to talk ...
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DragonHeartLuver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Artist
Easy ^^ i love making up stories and i'm very good at it ^^
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kungfu-blaziken Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And by 'difficult', I mean I can get the basic story, but filling in the gaps between major ideas can be difficult. Sometimes.

But, honestly, I glad it's my hobby. I don't know WHAT I would have done otherwise.




Probably go nuts. Take my advice, people. Get a hobby for college, or you WILL regret it.
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InuTsume Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
A friend and me are working on one story since twelve years and on another one since like seven or something... so that's to how difficult it really is to get something good... xD
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helloheath Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it can be hard, but its almost always fun :-)
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
When you have really good idea what you want to wrote (theme, etc..), it´s easy, I write a novel right now and this one was easy, I was got a idea about beginning and end and now I am almost finished with it :3.
But what´s a bit difficult is got a idea about really good/not boring/original theme ^^. That´s my opinion :)
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turtlechan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Digital Artist
depends of the genre,style of the history & the complexity of the diferents ways on the storyline
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pride1289 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
developing it is the hard part
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Sapphiresenthiss Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think creating a story is very easy (for me), I'm writing a story and it has about 140 pages now :) And I have no problems with writing it.
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Artist
It's difficult if you're trying to make a -good- story. If you're doing something quick and easy just for fun, then sure, it's actually almost boring it's so easy xD
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Douhxa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I said difficult, but I meant:

Creating the story is easy, making a basic story line, character sketches, etc..

But working it out detailedly and that things are right, such as time and relations, that's difficult!
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Dialogous Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Writer
^^^ This.
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