Plotting

Mar. 2nd, 2010 06:10 am
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Plot has always been my strong point in writing, but even that had room to improve. I come up with plots in my head as a series of scenes that I want to fit in, then string them together in a way that makes sense and fill in the gaps between. The gaps between can be difficult sometimes, when I know what I want to happen, but not always how to get the characters there without using a fragile plot device.

The problem with that is that the story tends to be segmented then, with each chapter starting from status quo, and only one major thing changing at a time. And I keep telling myself I need to get as much out of each event and scene as possible. The plot of novel version of the Eyelet Dove is starting to come together in my mind much better, with several events happening all in the same scene, instead of isolated; which will make it all more compact and the story move faster, with fewer scenes needed to be set up, so I can pay more attention to the scenes that are set up. The battle for Avalice, for example, has a lot more characters involved, and where the characters end up in the end is a quit a bit different. It's now amalgamated about four different events into this one battle, so that I don't have to bring the action level up four times, just once, and keep it going.

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Date: 2010-03-02 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emilyinfinisha.livejournal.com
It's pretty awesome that you seem to be on track with creating a plot, honestly I find when I'm writing I come up with all these disjointed phrases which are extremely hard to mesh together. I really like fairly in depth stories, especially the cliff hanging ones where perspectives keep switching at the end of each chapter and you read on and on before you realize it's 2am. :)
- Emily I.

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Date: 2010-03-02 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenfoxcub.livejournal.com
Trying to figure out where I might know you from; difficult, since you seem to intend to be secretive from the post in your own LJ, and you don't have anyone friended that I recognize. I know a few people in australia, but none in Victoria. I'm guessing you might have found it via the OWW?

I can respect your desire for anonymity, and I'm careful to keep anything truly personal friends locked, it just naturally piques my curiosity when someone I don't know randomly posts blog replies before become rich and famous, and I like to know what forum they hail from.

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Date: 2010-03-03 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emilyinfinisha.livejournal.com
Actually I just posted a comment after seeing your post in the newly posted section. :)
I'm not really intending to play a part in any forums for the moment. Thanks for respecting my anonymity. In a previous blog I unfortunately made my pen name a tad obvious and someone who wanted fuel to use against me at the time found my blog and well... things didn't go to well from there.
Rich and famous? If you ever become leader of the world, can I be head of your assassins/thieves guild? :D
- Emily I.

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Date: 2010-03-05 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenfoxcub.livejournal.com
Writers don't normally become world leaders, unless you consider the power of media.

What do you normally write, and are you serious about it? I have a writing workshop I'm active in that's pretty awesome, but it's only for speculative fiction.

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Date: 2010-03-05 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emilyinfinisha.livejournal.com
Well you never know with political propaganda and mass influence. If one has the right ideas and they have the military power, I think they'd be able to accomplish plenty.
Actually I normally write short poetry and prose. Sometimes short stories but lately I haven't had as much free time to work on those.
- Emily I.

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