Post Reply I've tried something different with the story
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Posted 8/20/16
Let me if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


So, I writing my novel and decided to try something new.

Here it is:

Warning: It is a rough draft.



If you have any questions, feel free to ask them.
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Posted 8/21/16
So you seem to be actually writing scenes now, which is good. My main advice to you is to stop switching projects and just write something. It's not perfect, but it doesn't have to be. A first draft is never perfect.

If you come up with a new idea before you finish a complete first draft of this, write it down and stick it in a folder. Come back to it after you finish a first draft of this.

Don't post things for critique yet, either. Don't go back and change anything. Just write a first draft. Get a piece of paper, or open a new document on the computer separate from the story, and label it "story tracker". If you think of anything you want to change in a part in your first draft that you've already written, don't go back and change it, just write it on the story tracker. (e.g. "Change Alice's name not Carla", and then continue from where you were, calling her Carla; or "Scene in ch 2 takes place in the library, not in the kitchen", and then keep writing as if you'd written it in the library.) Go back and make the changes when you edit, not while you're still doing the first draft.

Finish the first draft, give it a round of editing, put in everything from the story tracker, then post things for critique.
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Lavender's advice is good advice. The number one priority should be finishing a project.

That said, I have to ask: Why is this written like a play?
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sundin13 wrote:

Lavender's advice is good advice. The number one priority should be finishing a project.

That said, I have to ask: Why is this written like a play?


Because I wanted to try something different.
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Posted 8/22/16
Here is Chapter two:


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Posted 8/22/16
Do you plan to finish it as a novel, or something else? Like a video, or an audio drama, or a comic?

Honestly, making an audio drama would be a cool idea. Audio dramas need to make a comeback, seriously.

If you don't like writing description, which you've mentioned before, you might consider doing something else, then. You can find voice actors, artists, etc. to collaborate with if you don't want to do those things yourself, also. But you might consider it if you prefer writing scripts.
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Posted 8/22/16

LavenderMintRose wrote:

Do you plan to finish it as a novel, or something else? Like a video, or an audio drama, or a comic?

Honestly, making an audio drama would be a cool idea. Audio dramas need to make a comeback, seriously.

If you don't like writing description, which you've mentioned before, you might consider doing something else, then. You can find voice actors, artists, etc. to collaborate with if you don't want to do those things yourself, also. But you might consider it if you prefer writing scripts.


I'm finishing it as a novel.
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You may already be aware of this, but keep two separate minds while working: The writing, and the editing. Neither should be done together, as the writing mind must complete its work before the editing mind may set in.

I always enjoy your ideas/stories and such, but wish for a little more closure to the numerous drafts...if that makes sense


Anyway, keep it up!
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Yes, this ^ write the draft first, then go back and edit. But you've heard this before ^_^;
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