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FFC #38 - Another One Bites the Dust

Posted October 29th, 2019 at 08:41 PM by TGRF
Updated December 24th, 2021 at 08:23 PM by TGRF
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #38

My last update listed some of the biggest and most pressing problems I have with my writing. There are of course plenty more problems, all of which are preventing me from writing the novels I would like to. I have compiled these problems into a 'checklist' so that I can keep track of them, and cross them off as I deal with them. That will give both me and you a good gauge of what I need to do before I can start my novels. It should also serve to keep me on track.

If you have any suggestions for that list, please let me know. A story's worst critic is its author.

Onto Eternity. I have, once again, changed the story. The problem I had with the last few iterations was that I never liked the direction the story took. It didn't set up any sequels, and it didn't really show the war on Valhalla the way I envisioned it. The newest iteration shows the war better, and definitely has some potential for sequels (and might possibly require them). So that's in the works.

In the last FFC, I mentioned I was reviewing Pixar's method of creating stories. I've done that, and I'm in the process of updating/revising my own writing process based on what I've discovered. It's looking far simpler than it ever has. Hopefully that's a good sign.

My plan for all of this is that if I can get started with Eternity, it should generate sequels just fine on it's own (since my writing always seems to do that). That's been the main holdup. Once that's happening, I can start focusing on the checklist I've made, and begin to hammer out the things I need to fix/improve. Once everything on the checklist is crossed off, I'll move on to novels. You all get advance copies.

Until then though, I need to get the process in shape. I'll keep you updated.


P.S. The thing I might have possibly posted (mentioned in the last FFC) did not work out. The writing was horrible.
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To test the process, I'm using the latest iteration of Installment One. So far, things are moving along quite smoothly.

Posted October 30th, 2019 at 02:37 PM by TGRF TGRF is offline
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Some difficulties arose with the 13th iteration (a bit of a high number, even for me), and I thought I'd have to scrap the whole idea. I was able to change the basic structure of the story into a more plausible format however, and am set to redo the crucial bits tomorrow.

Posted November 4th, 2019 at 01:56 AM by TGRF TGRF is offline
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Has anyone told you you sound like an engineer or something when you plan writing?

Posted November 4th, 2019 at 02:43 AM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is offline
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@TheAverageFan I've told myself that plenty of times, but other than that, you are the first. And I'll take it as a compliment.

Posted November 4th, 2019 at 02:32 PM by TGRF TGRF is offline
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I've temporarily paused the development while I do some research on character arcs.

Posted November 8th, 2019 at 02:29 PM by TGRF TGRF is offline
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