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saphiremoon 01-13-2015 05:51 PM

I ship my protagonists way too much.
Way way way too much.

saphiremoon 01-13-2015 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ember (Post 564455)
okay so i have this idea i really like, but it takes place over the course of someone's lifetime and i don't even know how to write it because it's all these separate events that occur at different stages of his life and does anyone even know how to write like that because i do not.

Could there be some unifying theme throughout it? Or maybe it's told from someone other than that person's perspective- so that the person would be the protagonist and/or main character, and the narrator would just be the POV character? (you could even go all Markus Zusak and do it from Death's perspective or something)

EmmaR 01-14-2015 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by saphiremoon (Post 564603)
Could there be some unifying theme throughout it? Or maybe it's told from someone other than that person's perspective- so that the person would be the protagonist and/or main character, and the narrator would just be the POV character? (you could even go all Markus Zusak and do it from Death's perspective or something)

Just do it vignette style. Like The Time Traveler's Wife. Give the date and their age at that time and just write. You don't even need to connect them. Just make sure there's an overarching objective.

toriluv91750 01-14-2015 12:15 AM

AAAAH FINALLY A PLACE WHERE I CAN JUST RANT ABOUT THE THINGS.
So I've discovered that I make so many of my characters, particularly the girl ones, with terrible background stories. I mean, for petes sake, I was explaining the Outlanders to a friend of mine (the entire plotline start to finish, or atleast a sot of brief summary of it) and she's just like, "so it's basically Kristina gets scr*wed" And I thought about it and I'm just like, "yeah." Now, she does get a happy ending, where she's able to settle down and live since the first time literally since she was eight but still. Her backstory is terrible and it continues through the story. I am merciless.

And then my other fav character, Gracen, also has a terrible backstory. Now, she can't remember it for a while, but eventually she does and it's just terrible. SHE ALMOST DIED ATLEAST TWICE GUISE. WHEN SHE WAS ELEVEN.

I mean honestly.

WHYYYY. WHY AM I SO TERRIBLE TO MY BABIES.

Elizabeth 01-15-2015 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by toriluv91750 (Post 564623)
AAAAH FINALLY A PLACE WHERE I CAN JUST RANT ABOUT THE THINGS.
So I've discovered that I make so many of my characters, particularly the girl ones, with terrible background stories. I mean, for petes sake, I was explaining the Outlanders to a friend of mine (the entire plotline start to finish, or atleast a sot of brief summary of it) and she's just like, "so it's basically Kristina gets scr*wed" And I thought about it and I'm just like, "yeah." Now, she does get a happy ending, where she's able to settle down and live since the first time literally since she was eight but still. Her backstory is terrible and it continues through the story. I am merciless.

And then my other fav character, Gracen, also has a terrible backstory. Now, she can't remember it for a while, but eventually she does and it's just terrible. SHE ALMOST DIED ATLEAST TWICE GUISE. WHEN SHE WAS ELEVEN.

I mean honestly.

WHYYYY. WHY AM I SO TERRIBLE TO MY BABIES.

You know, I don't think you're the only one who does that. In the story I'm working on now, the main character and another, like your Gracen, have bad back stories that they don't remember until later. Oh yeah, those two have messed up lives, it's not just their back stories.

Are those characters from the same story? It sounds interesting.

toriluv91750 01-16-2015 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Elizabeth (Post 564732)
You know, I don't think you're the only one who does that. In the story I'm working on now, the main character and another, like your Gracen, have bad back stories that they don't remember until later. Oh yeah, those two have messed up lives, it's not just their back stories.

Are those characters from the same story? It sounds interesting.

No they're from two different stories. One is a superpower type story and the other one is Sci Fi robots, aliens, space...that kind of stuff. Grace is from the Sci Fi and Kristina is from the other one.

LizzieS 01-16-2015 05:43 PM

Ugh guys I have an idea for a story but the narrator is turning into me and I don't want to write about myself...

Also I don't know if it sounds really weird and like the narrator is in love with herself.

But basically the summary would be that it's about a girl (whose name for the moment is Amber because that's the first name that popped into my head) and she writes letters to a boy named August Lee. The thing is, though, August isn't real. Amber writes letters to a person she made up because she has anxiety issues, and it helps her calm down. Her family finds out about this and Amber accidentally convinces them that August Lee is real and that he's her pen pal, and she ends up literally sending her own letters off somewhere and having them be sent back to her house, pretending that they're letters from August. The letters help Amber temporarily but her anxiety starts getting worse as the school year progresses, until something really bad happens (like an older boy invites her to prom - who she doesn't even really like but convinces herself she likes because he's the only boy who's ever liked her - and then he dumps her and she gets really upset about it) and her older sister (Veronica - though I'll probably change that name too) decides that they're going to go on a road trip to go meet August Lee. Amber goes along with it and stuff would happen until Amber finally told her sister that August wasn't real. And I want to write it in a way that you wouldn't know August wasn't real until Amber reveals it to her sister. And it would mostly be about Amber learning to trust people and sort of growing into herself and realizing that she isn't weak.

Is that cheesy? It seems cheesy to me.

Elizabeth 01-16-2015 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by LizzieS (Post 564750)
Ugh guys I have an idea for a story but the narrator is turning into me and I don't want to write about myself...

Also I don't know if it sounds really weird and like the narrator is in love with herself.

But basically the summary would be that it's about a girl (whose name for the moment is Amber because that's the first name that popped into my head) and she writes letters to a boy named August Lee. The thing is, though, August isn't real. Amber writes letters to a person she made up because she has anxiety issues, and it helps her calm down. Her family finds out about this and Amber accidentally convinces them that August Lee is real and that he's her pen pal, and she ends up literally sending her own letters off somewhere and having them be sent back to her house, pretending that they're letters from August. The letters help Amber temporarily but her anxiety starts getting worse as the school year progresses, until something really bad happens (like an older boy invites her to prom - who she doesn't even really like but convinces herself she likes because he's the only boy who's ever liked her - and then he dumps her and she gets really upset about it) and her older sister (Veronica - though I'll probably change that name too) decides that they're going to go on a road trip to go meet August Lee. Amber goes along with it and stuff would happen until Amber finally told her sister that August wasn't real. And I want to write it in a way that you wouldn't know August wasn't real until Amber reveals it to her sister. And it would mostly be about Amber learning to trust people and sort of growing into herself and realizing that she isn't weak.

Is that cheesy? It seems cheesy to me.

I think it sounds cool. Cheesy can be good. You should write it.

LizzieS 01-16-2015 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Elizabeth (Post 564753)
I think it sounds cool. Cheesy can be good. You should write it.

Okay - but if she writes to this character in her head in a way that's sort of like you would write to a boyfriend/girlfriend, is that weird? Does that make it sound like she's in love with herself, since she's literally writing these letters to herself? Or does that still come across that she just kind of loves this character that she's come accustomed to writing to?

Aynonomus_Angel 01-17-2015 02:37 PM

Ughhhhhhhhhhh... I'm writing in third person and I've never done stories in third person before. This is what I have so far and I'm not quite sure that it's all that good:


~The corridor was silent as they walked. The two commanders of the Noble Guard slowly approached the eight captains that stood waiting by the front door of the fortress' main building. Theodora walked with confidence, the type that demands the attention of everyone in the room. On the other hand, Brandon trailed behind her, not showing as much power but domineering nonetheless. The two closed in on the captains and after giving a signal, the two commanders followed the captains out to where the five buses sat. Brandon and his four brothers, half of the captains, climbed into the drivers seats, Theodora and her four sisters soon following into the buses and sitting in the co-captainís seats. They set off for the road.
~The guard was sent off by the Grand Council to protect a boarding school. There had been ten kidnappings in the past four months.


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