How long does it take you to write up a RP post?

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How long does it take you to write up a RP post?

Postby Flynn Maidrus on January 17th, 2012, 1:23 am

Well, if it makes anyone feel better, honestly it takes it me about 45 minutes to get out 300-words-_-' mostly because this character is mostly passive and is all about inner monologues. I wanted to cut it down, can't be all speculation all the time so it's quite hard to write this character (excuses, excuses...). I'm quite aware people can whip out a 400-word post in what seems to be a handful of minutes.

How about you?
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Postby Ezra Crenshaw on January 17th, 2012, 1:29 am

I take hours of staring at a screen writing the opening sentence, deleting it, writing a variation, deleting it. Now this keeps up for some time before finally I find my flow, churn out about 150 words. Edit the whole thing, scrap most, then churn out more. By the end of the day I have one post I'm moderately happy with of around 800-1200+ words and I'm putting finishing touches on it.

But I've heard of people who can just churn and churn and churn. It's all different I think.
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Postby Verilian on January 20th, 2012, 11:15 pm

For me.. I can take anywhere from five minutes to a month, but on average I'd say 45min to an hour. Usually before I post I go back to my previous post and reread it, and everything from there till its my turn again. Sometimes I even reread the entire thread, depending on what I feel like doing. Then the actual posting usually takes me between 15-30 more minutes. Then if I am not worn out by then, I reread my post again checking for spelling/grammar errors, or if I am on my computer (almost all my posts are done on my phone, this one included) I run a spell checker. Then I post, and sometimes reread again in case I missed anything.
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Postby Xalet on January 21st, 2012, 1:20 am

Yeah I usually re-read the last post and all that, but when posting time comes a 400-500 word post takes me about 15-25 minutes I'd day. I never find myself fretting about a post though and I know exactly when my 'posting focus' is around. I'm not really out to try and impress anyone, I just post to get involved and have fun.
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Postby Phoenix on January 21st, 2012, 7:17 am

Don't let it get you down if it takes you a while. Everyone has their own writing speed, just like everyone reads at their own pace.

For me, it depends on the character I'm writing for. My first ever pc, Aidara, is very similar to myself and therefore it is really easy for me to write for her. My other PC Cailet is harder and usually takes me twice as long to write the same length post as for when i write for Aidara. Really, I tink it's all about how comfortable you are writing on the subject. If you wrote better about things you know, then it might take you an hour to write about cooking and two hours to write about using magic, since chances are you've never used magic in your real life but you have cooked.


Long story short, don't stress yourself out. It's about having fun! You could just be rusty or unused to getting so many words out at one time. Posting on a forum like this has much more stress on how long it takes you to post because you're writing with someone else rather than just by yourself in a word document. Speed will come with time.
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Postby Serrif Von Chatlyn on January 21st, 2012, 11:41 pm

Well it takes me between 45mins to an hour and a half depending on what I am writing for.
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Postby Nai'shee on January 22nd, 2012, 10:25 am

The usual post takes me about 30 minutes, even if I wasn't aware of it until I started to look at the clock.xD Nai'shee is pretty easy to write, because she just do, without thinking. With other character, Lucy, I have to wait for inspiration (she just think, without doing). Anyway, I agree with Xalet, I just write for fun. It would probably take me even less if I was better with English...

Sometimes, when I do important post for emotional background of character it takes a while, and I edit it few times, usually adding something more, but I still don't try as hard as you guys do.
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Postby Kale on January 22nd, 2012, 1:57 pm

Well when when I write how long it takes me can vary. If i feel inspired and actually do not get distracted I can churn out a 500-1000 word post (1000-2000 by mizahar's word calculator) in only about 45 mins or so. However since I do get distracted rather easily it usually takes me a bit longer. I would say anywhere from an hour to a day.
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Postby Marcus Braeden on January 30th, 2012, 5:35 am

It really depends on the day for me. On a good day when I am feeling it, I can do 500 words in 20-30 minutes. But there days where I am just sitting there for an hour writing, deleting, and then rewriting.
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Postby Alric Wilmot on February 3rd, 2012, 1:57 am

It takes me a constant hour or more to turn out a post. Surprisingly, this is true for me no matter the length of the post in question. If it is short, then I think long and hard to see if that is all I want to say. If it is long, then I have to think long and hard to make sure I haven't said too much or something of no consequence (which, i fear, happens anyway.)

And then, there are those rare people I play with who make me second guess the whole post, and I end up deleting the post and starting over. In that way, I may take a few days to get my reply written up the way I want.
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