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#1 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, before we start let me just say I feel least qualified to do this. I feel I should write something more like "how to write stupid things" or "how to contribute without contributing"...actually, that sounds good I'm gonna write that. Well, let's get started shall we.

Core Values

A hero is only as good as his heart, I think the saying was. Or I made that up just now. I'm not entirely sure. What I do know is your hero has to have something to believe in, whether that is patriotism (Captain America), a sense of duty (Ol' Web Head) or to kill scum (Punish-- wait, should he be here?!) He needs values and beliefs he hold higher than everything else, without those beliefs they wouldn't have anything to keep them going and would end up in the Lizard's jaws with a sprinkle of salt and a splash of...something. So yeah, onto part two.

Attitude

There are many different types of hero, there's the spidey type where our lovable hero is just that nice and is always cheery, did I say spidey? I meant someone less depressed. But there are types when the hero, while not being an anti-hero, has an attitude less cheerful, where he just wants to save people and leave. Any attitude you give to your character is fine, as long as it isn't that of the outright villain.

Test of faith

Occasionally, your hero is going to have to question everything that he's fighting for, but don't worry he he regains his confidence/belief/whatever back in time to save the day against the major bad-guy. Or he turns evil. It's your story. This makes our hero stronger, both mentally and spiritually and means his beliefs are stronger than ever before. After this you may grant him a streak of unbeatable-ness (is that even a word) to show this to your readers.

Obstacles

Yes, a test of faith is fine occasionally to makes your readers wonder if your hero will turn out ok but obstacles are needed regularly. They can be a recurring villain, a new stronger villain or even a task your hero has to complete with a dreaded consequence. It doesn't even need to be about his her hero identity, give him an obstacle in his/her civilian life! Remember, it's fine to switch things up and have Jack/Jill stay at home once in a while with a "friend" while still trying to slip away to suit up and save the day.

But of course, only you should write your stories, this is but a guide. Have fun with it above all thing. This has been Cappie, signing off.

-Cappie

#2 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

This is for you. *Awesome guitar solo*

#3 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: Pretty nice man... but the Cappie signing off thing... that was lame xD

#4 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm: Everything I do is lame...*Cries*

#5 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: You're pretty good at getting threads pinned...

#6 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy: You're pretty good at getting threads pinned...

...Shush. I didn't bribe Poet.

#7 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

#8 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

#9 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

Mines longer than both of yours... combined!.. just saying.

#10 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

Mines longer than both of yours... combined!.. just saying.

That is not what she said...

#11 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

Mines longer than both of yours... combined!.. just saying.

That is not what she said...

Hopefully... That would be disgusting,

#12 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

Mines longer than both of yours... combined!.. just saying.

That is not what she said...

Hopefully... That would be disgusting,

What's disgusting is you trying to catch a peek

#13 Posted by feebadger (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: @Project_Worm: Ah, i see that highbrow innuendo is alive and well on this forum ;P. Either that or a serious case of 'thread envy.'

#14 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@feebadger said:

@CapFanboy: @Project_Worm: Ah, i see that highbrow innuendo is alive and well on this forum ;P. Either that or a serious case of 'thread envy.'

He's got envy, but for something thicker than thread.

#15 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@feebadger said:

@CapFanboy: @Project_Worm: Ah, i see that highbrow innuendo is alive and well on this forum ;P. Either that or a serious case of 'thread envy.'

He's got envy, but for something thicker than thread.

I'm not jealous... you're jealous.

#16 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@feebadger said:

@CapFanboy: @Project_Worm: Ah, i see that highbrow innuendo is alive and well on this forum ;P. Either that or a serious case of 'thread envy.'

He's got envy, but for something thicker than thread.

I'm not jealous... you're jealous.

There's always plastic surgery for you Worm if it comes to it.

#17 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@feebadger said:

@CapFanboy: @Project_Worm: Ah, i see that highbrow innuendo is alive and well on this forum ;P. Either that or a serious case of 'thread envy.'

He's got envy, but for something thicker than thread.

I'm not jealous... you're jealous.

There's always plastic surgery for you Worm if it comes to it.

There's always therapists and cyanide pills for you Col.

If it comes to it....

#18 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm: I'll take the cyanide, you take the Viagra.

#19 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm: I'll take the cyanide, you take the Viagra.

You would like that wouldn't you... Freak.

#20 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm: I'll take the cyanide, you take the Viagra.

You would like that wouldn't you... Freak.

I didn't tell you to film it and send it to me in the mail did I...you did that.

#21 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm: I'll take the cyanide, you take the Viagra.

You would like that wouldn't you... Freak.

I didn't tell you to film it and send it to me in the mail did I...you did that.

Nah... You just wan't to think about that possibility.

#22 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm: I'll take the cyanide, you take the Viagra.

You would like that wouldn't you... Freak.

I didn't tell you to film it and send it to me in the mail did I...you did that.

Nah... You just wan't to think about that possibility.

I didn't watch it, so I don't know what it actually is but...

#23 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm: I'll take the cyanide, you take the Viagra.

You would like that wouldn't you... Freak.

I didn't tell you to film it and send it to me in the mail did I...you did that.

Nah... You just wan't to think about that possibility.

I didn't watch it, so I don't know what it actually is but...

Do you EVER know what your talking about?

#24 Posted by feebadger (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

#25 Posted by Irishlad (591 posts) - - Show Bio

Good job Cap!

#26 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

Do you EVER know what your talking about?

Nope. Never.

@feebadger said:

I've come to expect it of myself at this point. xD

@Irishlad said:

Good job Cap!

Thanks!

#27 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@LadyLigeia said:

LOL

You guys are hilarious. And yet another great post. Bravo.

No! You'll over-inflate

#28 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

da fuq did I just read?

#29 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy said:

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

da fuq did I just read?

Not even I know Prime-Time...not even I know.

#30 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio
GR2Smiley-Face Approves
#31 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@LadyLigeia said:

LOL

You guys are hilarious. And yet another great post. Bravo.

No! You'll over-inflate

What are you talking about? My ego has extra resilient elasticity...

#32 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@LadyLigeia said:

LOL

You guys are hilarious. And yet another great post. Bravo.

No! You'll over-inflate

What are you talking about? My ego has extra resilient elasticity...

Your ego or your pants?

@GR2Blackout said:

GR2Smiley-Face Approves

Thanks

#33 Posted by Project_Worm (3496 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

What are you talking about? My ego has extra resilient elasticity...

Your ego or your pants?

I don't wear pants. Pants are the primary tool of this generation's oppressors...

#34 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Project_Worm said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Project_Worm said:

What are you talking about? My ego has extra resilient elasticity...

Your ego or your pants?

I don't wear pants. Pants are the primary tool of this generation's oppressors...

Oh god.

#35 Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOO!

naww just kidding...

thanks bro...

you know this was post was delayed longer than it should have been because its shorter than what I though it would be...

@CapFanboy said:

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that.

nawww you are just lazy...

admit it...

#36 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@UnderDogs_OverBoard said:

BOOO!

naww just kidding...

thanks bro...

you know this was post was delayed longer than it should have been because its shorter than what I though it would be...

@CapFanboy said:

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that.

nawww you are just lazy...

admit it...

...Yeah.

#37 Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy said:

@UnderDogs_OverBoard said:

BOOO!

naww just kidding...

thanks bro...

you know this was post was delayed longer than it should have been because its shorter than what I though it would be...

@CapFanboy said:

@primepower53 said:

@CapFanboy: cool! Short but informative.

Do I look like the kind of person who writes 10 pages teaching someone? No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that. Also, start to finish I have more words than you... I know because I checked, cause I have no life. Cause I'm cool like that. Yo! 443 > 378

No. I prefer to teach those who teach themselves. Or something like that.

nawww you are just lazy...

admit it...

...Yeah.

ya see?

but being lazy shouldn't be a sin really...

cuz things are running my mind and people think I am deteriorating... nawww i am not...

so things are probably going through in you but you're probably there slouching...

so F for eFFort...

#38 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@UnderDogs_OverBoard said:

ya see?

but being lazy shouldn't be a sin really...

cuz things are running my mind and people think I am deteriorating... nawww i am not...

so things are probably going through in you but you're probably there slouching...

so F for eFFort...

...What?

#39 Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

F for eFFort...

cuz you are LAZY!!!!

#40 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

again, da fuq did I just read.

#41 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1716 posts) - - Show Bio

Concise, precise and well done. These How To's are great, @Irishlad should collect them, make a book and split the profits between the contributors, with a 12% cut for myself of course :)

#42 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@4donkeyjohnson said:

Concise, precise and well done. These How To's are great, @Irishlad should collect them, make a book and split the profits between the contributors, with a 12% cut for myself of course :)

Whoa, sorry I missed this. Yeah...12% sounds good....but when compared to my 50...

#43 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1716 posts) - - Show Bio

Well 12% compared to 50% means you win, but 12% is still pretty good like an agent's fee

#44 Posted by batkevin74 (11154 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: Very cool!

#45 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: thanks

#46 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: Thank you for this!

#47 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: No problem xD

#48 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: How do you write a story as a novel?(on here)

#49 Posted by CapFanboy (5359 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@CapFanboy: How do you write a story as a novel?(on here)

Erm, I'd say just post chapters and number them so people know which order they're in

#50 Posted by batkevin74 (11154 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: Spam jump bump! :)