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  • I have an idea for a dystopian world based on the stigma surrounding Autism. My primary inspiration is the Judge Rotenberg Center and various Eugenic movements from history.

    My roadblock lies with character writing and plot progression.
    I have the world now what?

    WeepingWisteria That sounds incredibly fascinating. I tend to build characters first, then shape the world around them, so I can't help you there. I can wish you luck, though. Good luck!
    Jan 29, 2022

    Stringbean Oh, hmmm, yeah always a tough question lol. I'm a character writer, so characters are my go-to before worldbuilding and plotting, but maybe you just need to ask yourself the right questions to get started??

    Jus' some ideas~
    What's the main goal of the story you want to write? That'll be inherently linked to the kind of plot you have. And who is the story speaking to? A dystopian society overcoming stigma (probably speaking to neurotypicals), or a single character rising above it even when no one else does (maybe more voiced to people with autism), while set in the same world, will be very different stories.
    Would your story be better told from a single character's perspective (maybe an autistic protagonist) or more of an omniscient narration? First person or third?
    What kind of characters and narration/pov do you prefer to write? If you don't generally love it, probably won't stick with the project.
    What subgenre do you want to write in? Dystopian sci-fi, literary, fantasy? Do a bit of research on the story conventions novels in that genre tend to adhere to regarding plot, characters, narration, etc.

    Anyway, I'm not a developmental editor, but there's a few thing to think about. Also there's tons of blog articles from real editors online with lots of tips on everything novel-writing, maybe worth checking out ^-^

    Jan 29, 2022

  • Coffeeboyjay
    Oct 8, 2021

    @JohnKlue may you follow me back?

  • I have just Published a new story that is very important to me.

    The Rosemary Center: Chapter 1

  • I just Published something weird.
    ThE Phone BooK

  • I posted a new trilogy of story poem fables.
    Fairystories and Fables from John Klue

  • The Rosemary Center: Chapter 1
    I published something new.

  • I am working on something big.

  • Apparently my work is in a Literary spotlight.

  • You followed me.

    BEASTtheHUN I think this is addressed to me. Am I correct. You should hit the reply button in the future. :)
    Jul 12, 2021

    JohnKlue Okay.
    Jul 12, 2021

    Jul 12, 2021

    Thanks for the follow. May I ask why I received it?

  • hey there, John! A belated welcome to YWS!!

  • I wrote a new addition to the NETWORK. you can check it out.

    THE NETWORK. the Innominate Nation.

  • I have now Published a collection of Poems.
    it is rated 18 due to some L.
    I am open to feedback

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