Stories To Be

Bits and Pieces of my stories. Some posts here will be continuances of a story. Some will be details or ideas for a scene or other part of a story that isn't next but I don't want to forget. Each post will be titled with the name of the story it belongs to, to keep things from being confusing.

Stories In Progress

  • Bane of Death
  • Tabled Unfinished Stories

  • Troia
  • The Lost Song
  • New Mutants: Angel
  • The Unending Story
  • Finished Stories

  • End, The - Feint of Heart Warning
  • Faith Winterfields
  • Flight
  • Chronicles of Gaia
  • Project, The
  • What's At S.T.E.A.K.
  • Poems

  • Sense of Wonder
  • Happiness In Health
  • Thoughts
  • Anticipation (of News)

  • Please let me know what you think!  Comment or e-mail me.  Both positive and negitive critiques expected!

    Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    NaNoWriMo Idea #3 

    "A Revisionist History of My Life"

    That's the last story idea I'm considering for NaNoWriMo. The original idea I came up with last year. You can read it here. Basically it's, what would my life have been like and who would I be now if Mom had not moved my brother and I out to Massachusetts when I was seven?

    I was thinking on it again today. I figure the semi-truck accident would still have happened, and I'd probably still have the same issues dealing with romantic relationships.

    Also, my local friend Tim suggested I consider Chaos Theory and maybe incorporate it. Though I plan to stay more realistic with this story, that could also contribute.

    (For the record, Tim voted for "Bane of Death" as the novel I should write.)

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    New Idea for BoD 

    Here's another story idea I came up with last year, in September (2004). I've narrowed down my choices for concepts for NaNoWriMo to three. This is the second one. I list it now because thinking on it for NaNoWriMo has gotten me a couple scene ideas as well as a plot idea (finally!) for BoD (that's "Bane of Death").

    This is the original idea I had.

    The scene ideas are:
    - Death forcing BoD to make a choice of who to let die.
    - Somehow showing that Death is not malevolent or evil, just doing what it is supposed to.
    - People wanting BoD to help them and dealing with that. Kinda like the rush of people that happens when someone proves themselves to be a real psychic or medium.
    - Exploring how far BoD's effects go. Distance wise. Time wise. Volume wise, as in number of people protected at once.
    - Someone who's dying trying to get BoD to stay around. "All I know is, as long as you are around, I keep waking up."

    Questions for me to answer:
    - Is Death going to be an abstract, or will there be a personification?
    - Is BoD a fluke or anomaly? Or does BoD have a specific purpose?
    - Can BoD die?
    - Perhaps BoD is the personification of Life. In which case I may need Death to have a personification as well. Or perhaps with BoD as a person, Life is no longer an abstract that occurs on its own.
    - Is BoD a wanderer or tied to someplace?

    The plot thought is: finding out why BoD exists, or what or who created her. Death wants to know so that it can find how go about its business unhindered.

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    New Idea for BBB 

    I'm betting most people don't remember, or even know, about the story idea I came up with in August of last year (2004). Well this NoNoWriMo thing has got me thinking on the concepts I might want to use for the novel I'm goin to write, and in doing so I've thought of another scene type thing for BBB (that's "Beauty, Brawn, and Brains").

    This is the original idea I had.

    The new scene is for Brawn, report card day. His parents review Brains' report card to be sure it's all straight A's as expected. They review beauty's report card to make sure she's passing her classes. But they don't ask for Brawn's. When he asks them "don't you want to see mine?" one parent replies with a smile "no need, we know you did just fine in everything." At first this seems like a good thing, confidence in his academic talent. Then a parent adds "your teachers wouldn't risk the season!"

    Follow up is Brawn decides to test that statement. And does discover no matter how completely unprepared he his, he gets C's.

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    NaNoWriMo And Me 

    Gonna write a novel in one month flat. At least, that's the idea!

    Stayed tuned, and starting November you can see how well I do. You can even help me succeed! Just cheer me on and pester me if I start falling behind, okay?

    I'm all signed up for NaNoWriMo now. Thanks to Sara for putting out the word in her blog. Only thing is, I can't work on any of the stories I've already started. According to the FAQ:

    Do I have to start my novel from scratch on November 1?

    This sounds like a dumb, arbitrary rule, we know. But bringing a half-finished manuscript into NaNoWriMo all but guarantees a miserable month. You'll simply care about the characters and story too much to write with the gleeful, anything-goes approach that makes NaNoWriMo such a creative rush. Give yourself the gift of a clean slate, and you'll tap into realms of imagination and intuition that are out-of-reach when working on pre-existing manuscripts.

    So... I've got to go back through this blog and find all the ideas I posted about that I haven't started, then choose one. You wanna help? If so, let me know and I'll post all the ideas I'm thinking about and you can tell me what you'd most like to see become a novel.

    I'm gonna need big support on this one. I'm hoping people who don't regularly comment here will come out to help me too.


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