posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 08:55 AM
Wow guys....sorry for the confusion here. I have been working like crazy lately, and I am a shift worker....so have not been around much. The way I
intended for the story to be was indeed for the next person to pick up where the story had left off. Myself and Titorite will be writing from a global
perspective, not just one character, we will basically be writing for all characters...EXCEPT the ones that I have talked about with Luder, etc.
Luder, hopefully I did not mislead you...if I did, I apologize. I am all for you having your own character. I could tell that is how you may be most
comfortable when writing. But, if you want to write that way, we would have to discuss when your character would come into play. He may not be in
there much now....but later, he would be a pivotal character....with lots of writing to be done. I just figured we would collaborate on it, and when
the time was right it could be just another part of the story from another aspect. You can still write in your character, and I hope you still will,
we just need to figure out when he will come in.
Mr. Toodles, your part of the story really jumped ahead of where we were currently at. I agreed to having you write as someone that is in charge of a
local militia group, and I still have no problem with that, but that part of the story needs to be closer to the actual event...as a matter of fact,
it would be coming up very soon. As I told Luder, if you want to write from only that perspective, that is fine, but we need to collaborate a bit more
and make sure that it is going to be at the right time and not jumping too far ahead. As I told Luder, I really hope that you will stay on board and
continue to write.
Guys (and ladies...lol), I realize that this is a different style of story writing. I wanted it to be different. I like to be able to write from the
perspective of ALL the characters, and not just be limited to one, but I realized that was not for everyone. I did not want to shut out other good
writers that may want to write from a single person's perspective. It does make it a little harder to write the story, but with proper collaboration,
we should not have any problems. There is a pro and a con to writing for just one person;
Pro: You alone will write for that character. others may talk about that character, but you will write the actual dialogue.
Con: You may not get to write as often as you would like.
Now, in your single character writing you will more than likely have to have conversations with some of the other characters, which means...you will
be doing some writing as the other characters. As long as you collaborate in the working thread with the other writers as to which direction we are
trying to go in, there should be no problem. That way, you don't take the character that you are not usually writing for in some off the wall
I hope this clears things up (clear as mud probably! LOL). I do not want any hard feelings with anyone here. These types of things are bound to happen
on a collaborative writing project guys, so let's not let this throw a kink in things! Let's go ahead and stop with the U2U's and only talk out in
the public forum about ideas. I think that will make it easier. Once again, I apologize if i have mislead anyone. I assure you that was not my
intention. i value all of your opinions, and I think that all of you have your own unique style to bring to the story.
I am going to write the next part of the story where Titorite left off. I will finish the New years Eve party and take us closer to spring/summer and
start getting things setup for the event. Mr. Toodles, please hang onto your last post, I am going to have it removed for right now, but it can be
used in the very near future. Thanks guys!