A Quick Guide to SimLit - Sims Story FAQ

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  • simscognitosimscognito Posts: 16,526 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..

    i actually didn't. people started calling it the benders and it stuck.

    Its a good name. XD
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..

    i actually didn't. people started calling it the benders and it stuck.

    Its a good name. XD

    thats not even the ironic part. pegasus from the writers lounge was the one who started calling it the benders and because i read part of one sentence she typed when the lounge started and part of another her name went from pegasus to mackie. so i told her one day she named the benders and i named her. mackie also stuck.lol
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
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    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
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    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?
  • simscognitosimscognito Posts: 16,526 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
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    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
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    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    hey its your fault i messed up the title .i called it friends and foes since reading the introduction did you correct me before now . no. :p
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    if they all became friends why are they fighting? that would make the title friends of friends. lol. sorry just thought of that.
  • simscognitosimscognito Posts: 16,526 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    if they all became friends why are they fighting? that would make the title friends of friends. lol. sorry just thought of that.

    I'll put that question to them next time I'm in game. :joy:
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    if they all became friends why are they fighting? that would make the title friends of friends. lol. sorry just thought of that.

    I'll put that question to them next time I'm in game. :joy:

    i missed you.
  • simscognitosimscognito Posts: 16,526 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    if they all became friends why are they fighting? that would make the title friends of friends. lol. sorry just thought of that.

    I'll put that question to them next time I'm in game. :joy:

    i missed you.

    Did I disappear again? :joy:
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    if they all became friends why are they fighting? that would make the title friends of friends. lol. sorry just thought of that.

    I'll put that question to them next time I'm in game. :joy:

    i missed you.

    Did I disappear again? :joy:

    no but i have to pick on you while your here.
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 28,777 Member
    addie19 wrote: »
    > @simscognito said:
    > addie19 wrote: »
    >
    > Quick question: How do you guys come up with titles for your stories? I love writing so I'd like to try this out but I'm stuck on a title..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi @addie19 have you tried brainstorming lots of different words that describe or fit your story and seeing if anything sparks your imagination? That's what I sometimes do when I'm stuck.

    That's a good idea, I'm ashamed to say I haven't thought of that yet xD

    Ahh don't be ashamed. I'm actually pretty terrible at coming up with titles but this one worked for me. :joy:

    how did you come up with friends and foes?

    Friends of Foes :joy: I don't know. I think it's because of the concept of someone becoming best friends with their enemy.

    if they all became friends why are they fighting? that would make the title friends of friends. lol. sorry just thought of that.

    I'll put that question to them next time I'm in game. :joy:

    i missed you.

    Did I disappear again? :joy:

    no just making up for the time you were gone. :)
  • tramtram Posts: 3 New Member
    Hello !!
    I'm new around here :smile:

    Thank you for this very helpful guide.
    I'm about to start a story that I've had in my mind for a while.

    What are we allowed to show in this forum ?
    If I have a love story with a love scene, I'm I allowed to show nudity or explicit sex ?
  • Maladi777Maladi777 Posts: 4,393 Member
    tram wrote: »
    Hello !!
    I'm new around here :smile:

    Thank you for this very helpful guide.
    I'm about to start a story that I've had in my mind for a while.

    What are we allowed to show in this forum ?
    If I have a love story with a love scene, I'm I allowed to show nudity or explicit sex ?

    Since we have readers of all ages here, the answer is no. I would recommend creating a blog for your story where you will be less limited. Then you can start a thread dedicated to your story here on the forums and put a link to your blog there.
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  • tramtram Posts: 3 New Member
    > @Maladi777 said:
    > tram wrote: »
    >
    > Hello !!
    > I'm new around here :smile:
    >
    > Thank you for this very helpful guide.
    > I'm about to start a story that I've had in my mind for a while.
    >
    > What are we allowed to show in this forum ?
    > If I have a love story with a love scene, I'm I allowed to show nudity or explicit sex ?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Since we have readers of all ages here, the answer is no. I would recommend creating a blog for your story where you will be less limited. Then you can start a thread dedicated to your story here on the forums and put a link to your blog there.

    Thank you for your answer !

    But I can do that ? If I specify that it's very nfsw ?
  • 15aewar15aewar Posts: 1,051 Member
    tram wrote: »
    tram wrote: »
    Hello !!
    I'm new around here :smile:
    Thank you for this very helpful guide.
    I'm about to start a story that I've had in my mind for a while.
    What are we allowed to show in this forum ?
    If I have a love story with a love scene, I'm I allowed to show nudity or explicit sex ?

    Thank you for your answer !

    But I can do that ? If I specify that it's very nfsw ?

    You can always just link to your blog, like @Maladi777 said. As for what you can post on this site, I think the general rule is to keep things PG. Another helpful thing is to look at what other simmers have posted here. If you need any help, you can ask here or head to the Writer's Lounge. :)
  • tramtram Posts: 3 New Member
    Got it.
    Thank you for being so helpful ^^
    I guess I'll have to find another place to share my most graphic ideas and keep it PG for here.

    Thank you again !
  • CameronLineageCameronLineage Posts: 350 Member
    Man, where was this guide when I had my first baby steps (and resulting faceplants!)? Very helpful for beginners. Wish I had known about it back when. :)
  • Julyvee94Julyvee94 Posts: 6,693 Member
    Glad it was helpful! Back when I made the guide people often came to writer's lounge and asked the same questions. Some people were discouraged because they felt like they were doing it "wrong", which can't really happen, but I realized they had a need for guidance and insights from more experienced writers :) that's how this guide happened! I can only hope that many beginners read it and feel a little less lost :)
  • Can I once I become a full member make a thread for my novella Finding Hope as I am playing with the characters right now? Thanks
  • simscognitosimscognito Posts: 16,526 Member
    Can I once I become a full member make a thread for my novella Finding Hope as I am playing with the characters right now? Thanks

    @RavenclawDragonlord yes you can. :)
  • MamaSimMachoMamaSimMacho Posts: 31 Member
    Hi everyone!

    New SimLit writer here! (Okay, not really really new....I've been writing stories since the very first Sims! Just new to the forums).

    I've started a soap opera and am working on getting it ready to share! My goal is to have it ready when I'm finally a full member!

    Thanks for the helpful information located in this thread!!

    • Mama •

    ps. I seem to use a great number of exclamation points! Just my excitement to be here I guess!!
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 22,952 Member
    Hi everyone!

    New SimLit writer here! (Okay, not really really new....I've been writing stories since the very first Sims! Just new to the forums).

    I've started a soap opera and am working on getting it ready to share! My goal is to have it ready when I'm finally a full member!

    Thanks for the helpful information located in this thread!!

    • Mama •

    ps. I seem to use a great number of exclamation points! Just my excitement to be here I guess!!

    Welcome to the forums, Mama! I love your excitement! Feel free to swing by the Writers' Lounge when you want to share links to your stories and chat with others!
    Cathy Tea's SimLit Anthology

    Dragon Name: Hywicoes | House: Ravenclaw | Wand: Dogwood, Unicorn hair 11 ¼" , Suprisingly Swishy
  • MISSInsanity245MISSInsanity245 Posts: 68 Member
    Hey there! I'm new to Simlit, along with the forums! I am planning on writing a basic legacy challenge based story, and am currently writing the first chapter! I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask, but how would i make a family tree? (I apologize if this isn't the correct forum to ask :| )
    -Missinsanity
  • Maladi777Maladi777 Posts: 4,393 Member
    edited March 2019
    Hey there! I'm new to Simlit, along with the forums! I am planning on writing a basic legacy challenge based story, and am currently writing the first chapter! I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask, but how would i make a family tree? (I apologize if this isn't the correct forum to ask :| )
    -Missinsanity
    One way to do so is Plum Tree app made specifically for sims. Some simmers also use Family Echo. Pick what suits your needs best. Welcome to the large family of simlit writers and have fun writing your own story.
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  • MISSInsanity245MISSInsanity245 Posts: 68 Member
    @Maladi777 I tried using family echo but have no idea how to save the tree as a picture :( Thanks btw!!!
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