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Comments on Writing the Rough Draft
« on: March 26, 2018, 03:26:02 AM »
I've honestly never written out a premise outline, not for fan fiction, not for normal fiction, and not for roleplaying either. I think the furthest I've gone is a couple sentences like in my plot premise thread. Certainly never as formulaic as this.

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Re: Re: Writing the Rough Draft
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 03:37:24 AM »
My sister ain't right.  Her way works for some people, though, not just her...

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Re: Re: Writing the Rough Draft
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 04:12:51 AM »
Important Note:
Other than that... spare us all the fannish tendency to put cute, in-jokey elements into your story.  It's either a waste of space if I don't get it, or reminds me the story isn't real if I do.  Do you really need to drop that Quantum Leap reference into a Star Trek story?  No less than Orson Scott Card himself once gave me down the road for putting an illusion-breaking in-joke into a story.  To quote him: "But it's a good fan move."  He didn't mean anything nice by that.   Don't go there.
Soon after, Enterprise happened, God help us,  and maybe yes; you do have to work in someone seeing Al talking to Ziggy or something...

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Re: Re: Writing the Rough Draft
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 04:14:12 AM »
Fret not, I keep my in-jokes to roleplaying. ;)

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Re: Writing the Rough Draft
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 04:19:06 AM »
I play fretless, no worry.




That's a music stringed-instrument joke, son! Y'get it?!  Are yoo lisnin' to me, boy, I say, lisnin'?!

 

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