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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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I was coming up for ideas for a novel when....


I made a long list of characters that I plan on using for two different stories. I will use these characters that I made up for two(or three) different stories that have no relation to each other. So I decided to use the characters that I made for different stories. One story is about families enduring strange and unfortunate events, the next story is about one character enduring a series of events, and the next possible one is two characters dealing with issues relating to a series of events. The characters will be the same just different stories the characters are placed in. The reason for this is to see which story fits the characters. Does this sound like a good plan or a confusing one? Any advice on what to do?

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Posted 6/5/16
I'd say go for it and just try it out.

You'll never know if works or not if you don't try right?
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Yes?
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SylveonLuna wrote:

I'd say go for it and just try it out.

You'll never know if works or not if you don't try right?


Thank you.
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Ok so.......First of all Start to write the story, then worry about what story you want to use. What you are saying is pretty much, Title A- book one, Title B- Book two and so on.

Same characters different story, that's not a very good idea unless you plan to make something unique, or you haven't found something to write about.

Just take it one step at a time, but stay away from things like this, unless you're going for something like Cat's eye from stephen king, where lets just say that the cat is within 3 different stories, and the third story finds some kind of resolution, don't ask me why I used that as an example, it just sort of fit with what I'm trying to explain.

Unless you are actually connecting these stories with the same characters, I don't see the point of it. You want different stories, but keeping the same characters without connecting the stories, thats just..... why? I hope you realize how this can create problems. I would never for a second think about doing something like this, I would say pick one story and stick with it, create new characters for your other stories, or combine all of these stories into one big idea that can support the same group of characters.
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So you're saying that you can't decide what story to place your characters in, so you're going to write them into several different stories and see which one is best?

That seems like way too much work.
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Kanudelgruber wrote:

So you're saying that you can't decide what story to place your characters in, so you're going to write them into several different stories and see which one is best?

That seems like way too much work.


It does unless I combine story plots.
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Humms wrote:

Ok so.......First of all Start to write the story, then worry about what story you want to use. What you are saying is pretty much, Title A- book one, Title B- Book two and so on.

Same characters different story, that's not a very good idea unless you plan to make something unique, or you haven't found something to write about.

Just take it one step at a time, but stay away from things like this, unless you're going for something like Cat's eye from stephen king, where lets just say that the cat is within 3 different stories, and the third story finds some kind of resolution, don't ask me why I used that as an example, it just sort of fit with what I'm trying to explain.

Unless you are actually connecting these stories with the same characters, I don't see the point of it. You want different stories, but keeping the same characters without connecting the stories, thats just..... why? I hope you realize how this can create problems. I would never for a second think about doing something like this, I would say pick one story and stick with it, create new characters for your other stories, or combine all of these stories into one big idea that can support the same group of characters.


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Writing multiple stories to see what fits the characters best just sounds like you have a poor grasp on what you actually want to do with the story. Your story and your characters should be tied together to create the book you want to create. You cant just throw random characters into a setting a call it a day.

I'd suggest fleshing out your idea for a story a little more and picking the one that you think works better for the characters.
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I might just go back to my original plot.
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