It is a Monday once again and so it is hyper my weekly roundup of what has been going on in my corner of the world. This Monday we are all still coming to terms with Brit exit and everything that seems to be happening on the back of it. I must say watching the [...]
It is a Monday once again so it is time to update everybody with my Monday journal. I have had quite a busy week and it has absolutely flown by! How typical England is it that it is the first day of summer, but actually quite cold and overcast. We should really get used to [...]
I like the idea of this in principle, but some of the things that they ask you to adopt are incredibly detailed… To me, it would just feel like I was writing somebody else’s story and that would feel wrong.
The idea of adopting a first line is something like that is enough to get the creative juices flowing.
A character is something that I would never be able to adopt, or give away, because I spend a lot of time building up that character and I know everything about them. However, it is in each to their own kind of idea.
I came across a section in the Nanowrimo forums titled Adoption Society. Under this category were many adoptable story parts. It’s meant to help writers who need some inspiration or ideas. It had everything from Adopt An Opening Line to Adopt An Antagonist. There were threads for plots, setting, creatures, back story, dying words, magic systems, titles, names, characteristics, etc.
What I’m wondering is would you find them helpful? There are several different ways to see this:
- Are these threads simply prompts or would you feel like you’re stealing an idea?
- Can they inspire or would it be restricting?
- If you wrote a great story using one would you be thankful or feel guilty?
- Would you prefer the entries to be detailed or vague?
For me it depends. If the adoptable part isn’t very detailed than it’s exactly like looking up writing prompts. If it’s very detailed then not only…
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I have finally got around to updating this. You might want to check it out 🙂 Not much has changed, really, but I have actually changed what my big project is. I changed it when I was going for CampNaNoWriMo in April. I actually intended to go back to my vampire story, but it completely [...]
I have managed to get so far behind in my effort to do CampNaNoWriMo the dying of that drop my target from the original 50,000 to a mere 20,000! Of course, I am very likely to hit that target and I would hope to get as I above it as I possibly can. I have [...]
I know that I am breaking all of the rules (and probably cheating), but I have started on my project already. I am only eight days early, and my excuse will be that I am going to Dubai in April itself and so I am probably not going myself any extra time. That is my [...]
I have not actually dropped off the face of the world when it comes to writing, my short stories are still buzzing about in my head and will appear at some point on my blog. However, at the moment I am busy working on my character interview's for my latest work in progress, which I [...]
An blog quiet but writing busy... On target for CampNatNoWriMo so all good there! Do the writing then a week in Vegas to... ah, relax seems wrong word here. Mind you, I want DC set there so, um, research? Can I claim that as an expense? LOL So, writing wise... proud of me!