So, for awhile now I've wanted to showcase ideas I thought would help enhance the overall experience for users on this wiki. I decided the best method would be through a series of blogs dedicated to introducing them to the community. Now, whether they will actually be implemented is up for debate, but regardless, I thought it would be a cool way to fire up the wheels of the ole noggin' for fun!
For this first blog, I wanted to showcase a method I think would benefit any and all who wanted to write a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style story. Here's a quick explanation for those who've never heard of this format before: The reader assumes the role of the protagonist (usually through second-person point-of-view) and makes choices that determine…Read more >
Okay, it's been a while since I've posted a blog. I actually was influenced to create this one in particular after reading Gomez Capulez's. If you haven't read it, I advise showing it some love as he's also asking for feedback on his stories. I wanted to post my list as well, but I didn't want to selfishly do it on his. I honestly haven't taken the time to rank or promote any of my stories, and thought it would be fun to do it. So, if I had to...
5. The Church in the Woods
My first story and to no surprise it's at the bottom of my list. To think it all came from a short dream which I ended up turning into a full-blown story. Surprisingly, this got a lot of positive reception on XYZ -- though that place can have slim pickings in quality, so t…Read more >
What is the longest period of time you have held a story in your mind or in development/conceptual limbo?
I was curious to hear from everyone on how long they have ever kept a story bottled- up or still do so to this day. I know that I had stories in my mind for years, and still do, some with the full-blown plot elements (beginning, middle, and end) but without the meat in the middle. One story in particular, The Great Occam Cobb was a story I thought of 2-3 years ago. A few plot points were changed up but the basic elements that held up the story remained the same.
This brings me to my next question.
Have you ever started to write another story in the midst of writing another?
I ask this because I've done so quite a bit. There is one story th…Read more >