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Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:33 am
HeadInTheClouds says...



Like I said in the topic description, this thread is a commentary of my pathetic attempt at writing a novel. Oblivion isn't the actual name, I think it's going to be called The Chronicles of Oblivion (it's a series). I know that sounds so lame, but the books are set in a place called Oblivion, so I thought it fits. I'm not quite sure how many books there will be, but i'm guessing three. As of now, i'm totally unprepared to start writing (quite a few of my characters are unnamed, i've still got a lot of kinks to work out, etc.), but i'm currently working on a prolouge, and i'll probably publish it in the fantasy fiction forum. *sigh* If I ever actually finish it.
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Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:19 pm
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Keep working on this. Just write, write some more, write some more again. Then start to think about the characters, where are they going with the current story? Where is your world? ETc....

Im interested in reading this prologue.
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:17 am
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Advice from The other Adam that always worked for me. Daydream. Think about your world and the adventures your characters are going on. It will help you see the people you are creating and give a name that matches their personalities.

I look forward to seeing your work in the forums.
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:31 pm
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My ideas of where I am going come to me when I am curled up in bed, reading. I usually write ideas on paper book marks lol.
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:00 pm
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Two days ago I put the prologue to The Chronicles of Oblivion up on the site in fantasy fiction. I would have posted about it sooner, but my internet doesn't seem to like me lately. Honestly, I don't like it at all, but make of it what you will. The next chapter may take a while before I put it up here, as i'm still in the planning stages, but it is coming soon. And I promise it will be much more well writen, and much less cliched.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:58 pm
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Uhgg.... :(

My writing has come to a screeching halt. I just feel like Oblivion is too generic fantasy, and that is not what I want it to be. I'm not stopping it completley, i'm just taking some time to rethink the plot. I will eventually write it, but it will be a while. I'll post as soon as I start writing again.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:02 pm
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That's always tough, Cloud. I recently started editting and continuing my modern fantasy, Emergence, after a year's break.

Hopefully it'll take you less time to get back to it :)
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:16 am
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I'll definitely take a look at it, since we seem to have the same problem (and similar titles).

I'm planning on outlining mine using the snowflake method. I've been working on the story for years, but I keep hitting dead ends and starting over. So now I'm going to try to outline all three at once, so the story flows, and then I'll zoom in and work on each individual part.

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:54 am
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Yeah - plot rethinks are good. Ive written nearly 20k of SM and Im about to review whats happened and where Im going with it.
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:49 pm
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Well, i've rethought the plot and made quite a few changes, but i'm still a ways away from actually writing it. It's gotten pretty confusing so i'm in the process of drawing a map, which I think is going pretty well. I've decided to make an outline of the plot so I won't get confused with what I want to have in the plot and what I don't, which I tend to do often. So to sum it all up, i'm back on track with outlining the story for the most part, but I won't be writing for a while.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:47 pm
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I'm now officially in the process of outlining. That means actually writing it down instead of just thinking about it. It's much harder than I thought, trying to figure out what you want to have in and what you don't. I'm not too far into it yet, and the outline is pretty vague, but i'll go further into it once I finish.
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:34 pm
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Grrrr.... :evil:

Outlining is very difficult. I haven't gotten very far and i'm not very happy with what I have. Gak :( . But then again I don't really have time to do much of it. Along with school, friends, homework, etc., it's not exactly at the top of my priority list. Oh well, i'll get it straightened out later I guess.
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