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 Looking for writing advice!!!
The Last Technomancer
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 04:34 PM


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I've fallen into the same pitfall I always do: I know where I want to go with the story but I can never quite get the beginning right I need help!!!


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'I'm going to die; if this wasteland doesn't kill me the Avatars will. I'm the last Technomancer; as I go so goes my culture.' The thought was serene, not fearful at all. If he was going to die, he'd die fighting; he'd make sure that the Technomancers were never forgotten. Morshan Sakru: The Last Technomancer would be a name all Avatar would shutter at the thought of for etenity. Morshan now knew what happened to a man who had nothing left to live for but vengence: he became a monster.
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Granobulax
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 04:38 PM


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This is more of a creativity problem than a writing problem. Hmmmm... have you tried writing and reviewing to see if you can better what ideas you may have?


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L Bison
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 04:38 PM


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Have you planned it out? Are you certain on any parts that you want to write?
If you have a part that's slightly further in that you're more certain about write that and go back to see what will fit with it.
You can always change things, you may get an idea for the beginning later.


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The Last Technomancer
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 04:45 PM


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QUOTE (Granobulax @ Apr 18 2009, 11:38 AM)
This is more of a creativity problem than a writing problem. Hmmmm... have you tried writing and reviewing to see if you can better what ideas you may have?

Well, it's just that I don't want to bore my reader with pages of backstory explination but if I delve into a fight ro grab their attention I have to explain the magic system but that leaves them craving backstory!


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'I'm going to die; if this wasteland doesn't kill me the Avatars will. I'm the last Technomancer; as I go so goes my culture.' The thought was serene, not fearful at all. If he was going to die, he'd die fighting; he'd make sure that the Technomancers were never forgotten. Morshan Sakru: The Last Technomancer would be a name all Avatar would shutter at the thought of for etenity. Morshan now knew what happened to a man who had nothing left to live for but vengence: he became a monster.
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L Bison
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 04:48 PM


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Just have a little bit of basic backstory, no one wants to read the entire backstory at the start, it's better to introduce the characters and then go into their backstory later after there's been some action and the readers have become familiar with the characters.


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Marvel Man
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 05:35 PM


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Make a flashback.
Or, introduce ideas/themes through dialogue, or actions.

Example: I need to start by telling them who won the race.

What I'd Write:

Phil: What brings you here?

Bob: I was just walking by, and decided to drop in.

Phil: You can't lie to me Bob, what's really the reason?

Bob: Well, ever since Juan won that race, I've...blah...blah, etc.

Hope that helps.


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Pseudonym
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 05:55 PM


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Interperse chapters with the rules of magic, like in Death Note!


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Darkender
Posted: Apr 18 2009, 07:32 PM


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I always have trouble writing beginings, so I just throw the writer in the middle of something happening and then explain it during the story.


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