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FFC #38 - Another One Bites the Dust

Posted October 29th, 2019 at 09:41 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Updated October 30th, 2019 at 03:35 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
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...
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Why is Heroscapers.com important?

Posted October 18th, 2019 at 03:57 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Some of you might have heard of Stackexchange.com, the community of 175 Q&A websites devoted to different topics. Users submit questions, other users answer, people upvote helpful answers, and knowledge is spread.

I've been a member of writing.stackexchange for a bit over 5 years, and of worldbuilding.stackexchange for a few months less. They've both helped me gain a lot of information and knowledge I otherwise wouldn't have had, as well as given me the opportunity to spread what I've learned.

Stack Exchange
I've always respected the stackexchange community for being open-minded. It's kind of a given: on a Q&A website you have to be receptive. You quickly learn that everyone has different opinions and different ways of looking at things. If you don't honor that fact of life, you are quickly forgotten. At the same time, it's important to hold to your own opinions, because the variety is what makes stackexchange work. For every question there...
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How I would write Star Wars IX

Posted June 3rd, 2019 at 07:34 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
I try to keep an optimistic attitude about Star Wars. The last two films have been... well not that great. I know some people loved them, and I wish I could say the same, but it is regrettably not true.

Episode VII felt like JJ was being super cautious, keeping things open-ended and following a pre-proven plot from A New Hope. The similarities were palpable.

Episode VIII I actually greatly disliked. It didn't feel like a Star Wars movie, and it felt like Ryan Johnson was deliberately taking the fans' expectations and throwing them in our collective faces while trying to feed us twists which destroyed everything good in the most pointless manner possible. Luke throwing the lightsaber, Snoke's death, that kind of thing. It was just bad.

However, as I said I try to remain optimistic. I feel like JJ understands what Star Wars is all about, and how it should end, and is genuinely trying to do his best to deliver on that and on everything the fans want....
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FFC #22 - HiS Coming Soon

Posted November 27th, 2018 at 12:23 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 22

I have now completed the proofreading and editing of HiS. The size has been modified to 220 pages, 119,996 words.

Bigga still has to look over it, and it's uncertain when he'll be able to get to it, as he is currently busy. Hopefully within a few weeks though he'll be able to power through it. After that we just have to work out any changes based on his comments, and we're good to go. The release date entirely depends on how soon Bigga is able to work his magic. So no pressure, Bigga.

Fair warning: it is going to take a long time to post all of HiS. Several of the chapters are quite long, so I'll have to break them up. I intend to post at least once a day if I can, but even doing that, and even if I post a whole chapter a day, it would be two months before the whole thing is posted.

Hopefully my writing can keep you interested.

~TGRF.
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FFC #15 - An Update on HiS (Part 1)

Posted July 2nd, 2018 at 03:15 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 15

Bigga has finished reviewing the first part of HiS, and I have just finished going over his thoughts and edits. I wanted to give you an update on where things stand in terms of the release date and format.

It looks like I won't be releasing part one until I'm done with the whole thing. At least not until I'm done with part two. I know with the whole thing in front of him, Bigga will probably have some final thoughts on the fan fiction as a whole, and there might be some things I want to change.

The release date is (as seems to be the norm with my fan fictions) getting pushed back. I currently have it at mid-August, but that is probably a best-case scenario date. Again, it all depends on how disciplined I am with sticking to the writing and proofreading.

For the next few days I'll be tweaking part one to deal with some issues Bigga found. I need to add in some information which was missing....
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