I just renamed my two main characters and it's confusing the hell out of me. It's going to change the whole story, cause names got a lot to do with the characters. But I think I like where it will be going: Harder, wilder, more intelligent and freaking explosive. Well, at least that's what I planned. Your editing tips were pure gold. Some of them became part of a editing routine I want to run over the whole book chapter by chapter (only got to chapter 14/84 so far, though. The chapters are very short, that's why there are so many of them). I already ran the dialogue formatting through the whole book (I really never realized dialogue is always formatted this way. I actually went to grab a German book to see if that was right for German books, too or if this was something specific for English books. But they actually do this in German books, too. Stupid me. ). The chapters I currently got online aren't up to date. I'll update them later so you can see the effect of your tips. If you're interested I'd happily send you some more chapters (Simply for reading, feedback is optional and only if you like).
A quick look at your journal told me you were at chapter 3 of your book project (I don't really manage to read my watch-messages these days, but feel free to note me if there's something you want me to know/look at.). Did you upload them here by now (I'd love to see what you did!)? How is your writing coming along? Don't worry if you don't have and idea of the whole plot by now. It's only important that you know what would be logical for them to do next. There's a point in the story from where on out the plot starts to develop almost by itself (because person X did this and that and because of the backstory he/she now has got to do Y). Also, Feedback on what you got so far can help you to develop further ideas (Haha, I pretend I know it all just because I got a first draft ready. Actually I don't. I'm only sharing what it was/is like for me so far. And I really really want you to continue writing, cause I know your book is going to be great. Not as great as the thing you really want to write but still amazingly great. )
sounds like a challenge but one worth all the trouble ^^
glad to hear it! good you were able to fix all the dialogue. figured that would be the most tedious. yeah, I thought it may have just been a German thing and I meant to mention that. not so, then. just one of those conventions we overlook sometimes. you're welcome to send more chapters. and I look forward to seeing the changes on the chapters I've read.
yeah, haha, I was being pretty optimistic then. I have been adding to my book but slowly. Not quite to chapter 3 yet. I'm actually not sure I'm even to chapter 2 yet. trying to figure out where I want to cut these chapters off so I suppose I'm more on scene 3 than chapter 3. I haven't uploaded yet for a couple of reasons. the first, I'm not sure if I want to continue writing this in the first person so I'll be experimenting a bit with that. for another I'm still working on finding the voice of the character which kind of leads back to my choice of POV. I'm starting to think my writing style lends better to the third person than it does the first. we'll see!
thanks for the advice on not worrying about the idea of the whole plot. I think it helps to keep that in mind to prevent writer's block or just plain ol' procrastination.
aw, well I appreciate you sharing what your experience has been writing your book. it is helpful. I hope to either upload a segment it soon or message you with a link to it in my stash.
Took my ages to finally upload the changed chapters, because I got more feedback/ ideas on how to edit it that I wanted to put in there first. I think I'm still not done with those chapters, but I decided to update them anyhow because by the time they feel "finished" it might be the end of the year So the first for chapters are up to date now. (You can find them in this folder: story-of-a-mind.deviantart.com… ).
I'll note you about exchanging (further) chapters of our novel drafts in a minute...
I love this idea I can't decide which one to write about yet. I like the song. The woman with the glasses is trying to tell me something. There's something about the woman leaning backwards over the railing I can not put a word to just yet. And there's a story in the eyes of the woman looking straight at the camera.
I'll keep these pieces in my mind and see what which on inspires me first. Might take a little to incubate me with a proper idea, though.
Thanks, one of the photographs really stood out to me, and it reminded me of I had an idea for a poem written in my journal that I've been wanting to write, so I'll use that as inspiration. Also, I took a look at the song, and the lyrics were really intriguing. I sort of liked it, actually..