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FFC #44 - Prequel 1/3 WRITTEN!

Posted January 16th, 2020 at 10:11 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Updated January 17th, 2020 at 12:40 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #44

*TGRF enters with maniacal laughter*



In my last FFC, I mentioned how everything was seeming to come together for me, and my study of the 3-act structure had started to solve a lot of problems I had been plagued with for years. I was sure it was just a temporary thing, and I would start having problems again soon.

Usually I'll outline a fan fiction easily, but once I get down to the details of how exactly things unfold, and how characters reach the decisions they do, things tend to fall apart, and I can spend weeks at a time stuck, unable to get characters to make the decisions they must. I was sure that would happen with the Prequels.

But it didn't. The 3-act structure has prevailed. I can't believe I haven't used this thing until now.

Point is, I have just today finished writing the first of the three Prequels for Eternity. I expect them all to be fairly short (the second one might get a bit longer), and this first story followed that plan perfectly, coming in at 24 pages and just over 12k words. That amount might expand by roughly a page (~500 words) when I go back and edit it. That will happen after I've cleared the story from my head for a few days, so that I can go back to it with a fresh look (I imagine a game of CoN will be ideal for this).

And no, you didn't read that wrong: I've cut the number of Prequels down to three, from five. #2 and #4 didn't really add to or build on anything, and their stories were lost in the foggy halls of speculation.

My overall impression of the story: pleased with how it turned out. Like anything else, it has its issues. The first act took a few passes to figure out, but overall I like how the story ended up. For once, it is more or less how I originally envisioned it happening.

Editing and proofreading might take a bit, but I intend to post this first story once that is done. In the meantime, once it's edited, I'll start working on the second story.

Until then, here is the title of the first of three Prequels for Eterntiy:


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