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    Topical Elevation

    If you are looking to broaden your topical writing abilities, post in here describing exactly what you need help with and we will do our best to assist you in achieving your best.


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    when i write topical i start strong but after a few lines DAMN dont know where to go. All i do is just read out loud my written lines in head but that doesn't help much. So what should i do to write my rest of verse. Should i take a break and come back again? Or there r some kinds of questions i should ask to myself to unlock my brain? HELP

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    Re: Topical Elevation

    whats a good syllable count for topicals?

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    Re: Topical Elevation

    Quote Originally Posted by hindiraphero View Post
    when i write topical i start strong but after a few lines DAMN dont know where to go. All i do is just read out loud my written lines in head but that doesn't help much. So what should i do to write my rest of verse. Should i take a break and come back again? Or there r some kinds of questions i should ask to myself to unlock my brain? HELP
    Whenever you're doing a topical, be sure to understand you direction in which you are going, draft up your beginning, middle, and end in your mind or on paper, notepad, etc, etc...

    ...it's like a journey if you know the ending already all you have to do is tell the reader how you got to it. Do not over work your brain, that's why you're running into writer's block.

    Just relax, take a break, and gather your thoughts.
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    Re: Topical Elevation

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewert View Post
    whats a good syllable count for topicals?
    The syllable counts all depends on your level of vocabulary and it's more of a personal choice but I would say a good syllable count is 12-15.
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    Re: Topical Elevation

    ^18 max...in my opinion.

    More syllables than that can, and has been, pulled off, but it's hard, especially if you're new to writing, it's easy to get carried away on a line, especially if you really like it because you want to put in more words to really do it justice, but this can be counter-productive, and it can make a line seem really stretched...as I said, not impossible to do a good line with 20+ syllables, but not easy either.

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    Re: Topical Elevation

    any tips?

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    Re: Topical Elevation

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ the Menace View Post
    any tips?
    Have you posted a topical before? If you did, it'd be easier to give you tips to work on.


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    Re: Topical Elevation

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLunatic View Post
    Have you posted a topical before? If you did, it'd be easier to give you tips to work on.
    http://rapbattles.com/forum/showthre...sing-Of-Tarsis

    It's long, but I think it's worth the read

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    Re: Topical Elevation

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