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Plotting out a story. The superheroine is going to hear something wise about superpowers.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
I have heard Phoebe and Her Unicorn compared to Calvin and Hobbes.  I have also heard Frazz compared to Calvin and Hobbes. . . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Two knights do not explain to the lady fair what is going on along the way, as they take her to a place of safety.

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marycatelli: (Baby)
No sooner do I ponder whether his great-uncle raised him than -- his great-uncle arrives.

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marycatelli: (Baby)
None of my hero's immediate family members appear onstage during the story.

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marycatelli: (East of the Sun)
Once upon a time, a heroine lost her husband and had to go on a quest to rescue him.  It was long, and during it she met an old man who could summon all the beasts in the world to ask if they knew something to help her, another the same with birds, and the third the same with fish.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Immediately inspired by some talk about a TV show.  where, of course, there's always the actor problem.  But even in prose. . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
I'm working on what I suppose, from the age of the hero, has to be YA.  I have the adult problem. . . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
It can be useful to try to consciously map a group of characters to a schemata of some kind.  Especially if they are all prone to act and think alike if you don't watch out. . . it helps orchestrate them for contrasts and variety
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marycatelli: (Galahad)
Was in a discussion of Cursed Child and its flaws. . . . one observation was that in one respect Albus was Slytherin ambitious.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
When you have an ensemble cast -- one problem is the danger of redundancies.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
When stealing ideas from other stories and fililng off the serial numbers, one of the best ways is to steal something that was a part of the backdrop -- a character's back story, a minor character's comment, history.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
If you just let characters spring up on their own, the muse may decide to make them all too similarly.  So sometimes they need to be consciously dragged apart.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Working out your locations or magic or characters schematically is an excellent way to avoid having them all spontaneously emerge the same, even if it's a nuisance.

However. . .
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Always revise stories at a canter before the end.  That way, you can catch inconsistencies.  Like, having the characters at one point notice trees that have exploded from cold (extreme cold) and shortly thereafter go to take refuge among trees.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Sometimes the story is a logjam of inspirations.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
So the characters, carefully orchestrated, are moving about on the page, and you can tell them apart. . .

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