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Writing Update #8 - June

Posted June 27th, 2024 at 05:36 PM by TGRF
TGRF's Writing Updates - June

This last month seems to have been quite full, and consequently gone by rather slowly. For once, I have an update in every aspect of my writing, so let's get to it.

Fan Fiction
About midway through this month, I was overcome with a surge of interest for fan fiction, and a sequel to DoD in particular. I've mentioned my ideas on this before, but this time the interest was so high that I very nearly updated my signature to say 'development underway' again.

I've always wanted to write a chronicle of the war on Valhalla, almost like a running serial of sorts. That was originally my plan when I started my tale of Utgar. That of course never panned out, and Taelord took over as the main character in DoD.

Any sequel would likely continue with Taelord as the main character, rather than following a rapidly ballooning cast wading through a plethora of battles. I still like the idea of a chronicle serial,...
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Writing Update #7 - May

Posted May 27th, 2024 at 01:51 PM by TGRF
TGRF's Writing Updates - May

This last month seems to have gone by in a flash. There have been changes in some areas, and none in others, so it's time to update you all on where my writing stands.

Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction remains to be in a weird place for me. I have ideas - almost exclusively about possible sequels to DoD - but I don't want to shift focus away from my novels to write those ideas.

From HS lore, we know that Vydar and Einar both end up betraying Utgar. We know that Taelord and Runa somehow both join the war. How do these things happen? Utgar's well on his way to becoming the villain we know, but how does that story end?

There's a lot of questions and half-formed plots which I could turn into a story, or a collection of stories, but sadly, until I reach a point with my novels where I need to take a several-month-long break, I don't see them being written anytime soon.

Novels
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Writing Update #6 - April

Posted April 27th, 2024 at 01:19 PM by TGRF
TGRF's Writing Updates - April

Another month is coming to a close, which means it's time for another writing update. Let's get to it.

Fan Fiction
As is fast becoming normal, no fan fiction is in the works. Ideas for fan fiction continue to come and go, but with progress on my novels continuing, I don't want to divert attention to pursue them. With the recent revival in competition interest, I will continue to participate there. Hopefully that can scratch the HS itch satisfactorily.

Novels
Progress has continued on the novel front. This month was almost entirely devoted to answering a plethora of unknowns I had accumulated while constructing the plot. Some were easy, some were hard, but they are all dealt with now. I will say that ChatGPT has become an incredible tool for me, as it is capable of understanding complex plot scenarios and providing solutions.

At this point, I'm considering what I can add to the story...
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Writing Update #5 - March

Posted March 28th, 2024 at 07:17 PM by TGRF
TGRF's Writing Updates - March

It's been a bit of a busy month, and while my writing endeavors took a backseat a few times, they are still there, making progress slowly. So it's time to update you on where we're at.

Fan Fiction
There is sadly no fan fiction planned at this time. The DoD sequel is still there, but I have chosen to remain focused on my novels rather than divert attention to it.

So for now, there is still no fan fiction on the way. That may change with the possible revival of HeroScape and hopefully renewed interest in the fan fiction competition - time will tell.

Novels
Last month we ironed out a lot of the plot for the novels, and spent a good amount of time working on the stakes. This month has been almost entirely devoted to characters.

I have created and developed the main protagonist and main villains (there are two). However, upon attempting to flesh out a supporting cast,...
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Writing Update #4 - February

Posted February 26th, 2024 at 02:29 PM by TGRF
TGRF's Writing Updates - February

February is nearing it's end, so that means it's time for another writing update. I know, your month is now complete.

Fan Fiction
February started off with an actual idea for a possible fan fiction, namely a sequel to Dawn of Darkness. It's a good idea, with quite a bit of potential. It has some issues which I could likely fix pretty easily, but doing so - and working on it in general - would require me to take time away from working on my novels.

There could of course come a time when I need some time away from my novels, and at that point, a diversion into a DoD sequel might be just what is required. At the moment however, I am not working on the story. I've written down the premise and important details, and will keep it for if I return to fan fiction.

I will say that it would likely feature an adult Taelord, several years into the war, after all the units we know and love have been...
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