Sleepytown

So, I am sleepy and I am fighting a nap. Why? Mainly cause I haven’t blogged yet, and I did want to write. Still, my eyes are heavy, and maybe, it’s time to pop a classic movie in, and take a nap to it.

That said, yesterday I wrote down 22 facts for the main character of my story, and wrote down somw conflicts he p po potentially has goong on. It needs work, but I got stuff on paper, now.

Happy creative endeavors.

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22 Things Part One

Yesterday, as I made another pass at the outline, and the big question kept hitting me; how will the final confrontation be resolved. I had no answers. That was the perfet time to brainstorm some thoughts.

It occured to me I needed to know more about the two characters, so I started with the antagonist. I created a list of facts that allowed me to see a clearer picture of this character. So now I know likes, dislikes, habits, strengths and weaknesses.

I ended up with 22 points. It needs to be typed soon, as typing brings out clarity for me. I would also like to put forward a stronger and critical analysis of the profile created.

The ideas need to cool down, and today is the protagonist turn for 22 facts.

That’s me today. Very happy and excited with this endeavor.

Happy creative endeavors.

The Spine, A Seond Pass

Ok, yesterday was the day the spine of my story got a second pass. The goal was to make sure the story focused on the two characters (main character and antagonist), so mission accomplished.

I still have questions, so I need to know how some things will work out (the logistics) that requires deeper thinking. That said, my story spine (outline) has improved. I think I should type it out soon. I feel it will improve by leaps and bounds.

This has me excited and wanting to see more development.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

The Why Got Me

I am revising my premise based on feedback. The question remains, why does the character do what they do, as it is part of the inciting incident.

So far, my re-wording has been clunky, AND I am distracted constantly by fam. It may be time for headphones and music to relax and revise. I really need some undisturbed time. I want to de-clunk this premise.

That said, I keep having other ideas, I joy them down, but I am giving a single project my attention.

I will figure it out.

Happy creative endeavors.

Sunday Reflections

The genre of my project is southern gothic. Needles to say it is a horror themed story set in the south that deals with a lot of death and decay.

That said my premise still won’t click, and this is pissing me off. So, after a suggestion, I wrote down things that scare me, and asked myself in what scares me is in my my premise.

The answer is no. Stuff that scares me isn’t mentioned. No wonder I am frustrated. What I need to do is let the fear list marinate, revisit it, then revise the premise based on my fears.

Also I am curious if I told this tale from the monster’s point of view. Or at the least in a thriller the villain is the active foe, setting up the protagonist with obstacles they have to navigate.

I will keep woeking on this.

Happy creative endeavors.

Hello

Been back on my writing project. I wanted to know why the MC (main character) must confront the antagonist. This is the heart of the story, and the premise, so knowing this beforehand will help me.

I could improvise the reason, but I want to go in knowing, and applying my Masterclass knowldge to this project. There’s an emotional payoff in this event, and I’m determined to develop it.

So I wrote down multiple reasons. Some better than others. One will strike me as authentic sooner or later.

Wrote about the antagonist as well. Learing a lot. This story world is building up pretty well.

Did some research, and have ideas for scenes. All in due time.

As always, happy creative endeacors.

Minding My Tone

So, the term “tone” is one of those words I know, but to describe it in regards to writing, always went awry. It felt like an abstract element of writing. Yesterday, I aimed to change that, by looking up the term.

For stories, tone expresses the writer’s attiude in the story. Adjectives, verbs, and syntax help convery this attitude. On paper it’s what you say, those words shape your material.

That said, if one writes a story with a happy, or peppy attitude, it will show in the writing. The emotion can change, or remain the same throughout a story. Any emotion you think of, can be applied to a story is your tone.

I never really thought of tone in writing past the abstract. I know now, and I will endeavor to use it with the current project.

Happy creative endeavors.

P.S. Still writing down questions for this story. Will compile the wuestions from my notebook, and hope to answer them soon.

My goal is to know my main character (MC), the antagonist, and story world a lot better.

Also doing research on topics relating to the characters and story world.