marycatelli: (Strawberries)
Time passes in stories.  Which means it passes even in the regions where a story of mine is taking place. . .

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marycatelli: (Default)
I'm outlining a story. It's not the sort that takes place over a couple of hours, or even a couple of weeks.

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timeliness

Apr. 9th, 2017 09:06 pm
marycatelli: (sunset)
I think I may need a calendar for this story.

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marycatelli: (sunset)
Keeping an eye on natural things can help with story telling.  Both setting the scene and keeping track of time.  So you have your crocuses, tulips, irises, roses, and all the rest blooming in the correct order.
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timeliness

Mar. 4th, 2017 01:00 pm
marycatelli: (A Birthday)
So the boys are often wandering the labyrinth. Briskly. They don't want to be trapped there all night. . . .

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marycatelli: (Strawberries)
Was all done with the outline and all set to start writing. . . with the beginning of school.  The beginning of fall, I thought.

Except that as soon as I looked ahead, to the settings where they would stay, that was impossible.  Too many green and growing things, too little snow (like, none).
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marycatelli: (Baby)
Still haven't named him for sure, but I know when his birthday is.
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holidays

Nov. 27th, 2016 12:24 am
marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was philosophically pondering holiday tales.
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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
I need a man with a gun in his hand to come through the door, or rather, his fantastical equivalent, suitable for the story. . . or maybe not. . . .

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marycatelli: (Galahad)
A new fledged superhero, the classic flying brick with flight, supersenses, invulnerability and strength, and I was meandering along and -- put him in a fight.
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marycatelli: (Dawn)
Sometimes you just have to put down the pen and research.  Let's hear it for the web, which helps minimize the time. . . but it's got to be done.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
So some events happen in one scene:  characters, students of magic, magically hide something for other students to find.  Next scene, the other studentsare talking about what to do about it, and I go -- errrr. . . .  I need to break this up.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
I think the story started too late.  The heroine is about to have the great adventure -- but she's thinking in the past perfect too often, remembering a young woman lion tamer, how she came to the menagerie and learned it was a bad name, and more.  A warning sign, a dangerous one -- like putting a flashback in the first pages.  On the other hand. . . .
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story time

Apr. 28th, 2016 11:55 pm
marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was working on a story.  Realizing that something would probably last from one summer to the next.
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marycatelli: (God Speed)
they have a tendency to do that, so I try to put in the story.  Thing is -- I know what happens, vaguely.
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marycatelli: (sunset)
I'm going to have to watch very closely the next few days -- hoping there isn't clouds.  'cause, at this time of year, I get up just at the sun is rising. . . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
pull out the story, one I hadn't worked on it a while.  Start to write again.  Have the scene where Nellith is writing and, since I didn't situate it before -- put her outside --
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marycatelli: (East of the Sun)
sigh

Two fairy tale stories.  One I begin when the hero is seven, and he meets up with a wild man of the woods, with consequences that rebound throughout the story -- but not until he's fourteen or so, except for the coldness it creates between him and his father.

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