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Brainstorming plot can be quite useful…

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But only if you can focus on the part of the story you right now have to work at. No brain. NO. I do not need ideas about Theo’s first marriage. It’s at least five years ahead from where we are in the story. I need a character-appropriate ways for Nyx to smash things. Not her reactions to people trying to put her into a dress, as funny as they may be. Brain, no. BEHAVE. Detail work...

At this stage, all my writing’s plotting.

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So, lately I have been hammering out the scene count for Nyx+Nyssa, my fantasy-horror romance (is it still horror if the main characters WIN?) and the outline is shaping up nicely. Ideally it gets done this week and I can hammer out the rough script next month during NaNoWriMo. It’s quite interesting to work on book per book basis – there’s a metric asston of story there; but I can only fit...

My Projects in overview!

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Since my story-brain tends to go sprawling and epic and then promptly latches onto the next SHINY!,  I’m working on getting it to focus on the bits I want it to do. Lists help!   1. Traces of Chaos: A sprawling space opera, quite epic in scope. You can read it over at trarr.net. Status:  Currently being published and valiantly limping along. It’s still alive, dammit! But it sure is taking...

Creating characters to match your plot

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Over at webcomic underdogs a fellow comicer posed the question of how to come up with characters to match the plot. It’s a good topic (give it a read) and it made me think, especially considering that my usual writing style is “find character, throw her or him at the world”. This is my answer to that question: Characters are the lifeblood of a story – a story wouldn’t happen if they didn’t...