- Oct 29, 2017
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I think 'regional' is the word - it just has slightly different connotations to Pokémon fansCouldn't really think of the word/phrase for describing design on apparel that's specific to or representative of a place. I keep thinking "regional" but it doesn't feel 100% right to me, or is it right and I'm thinking too hard on this? Thanks ahead of time.
Based off the information here I would show the end of the mission to help set up characterization, but not the entire thing.I'm writing a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fanfic, and the inciting incident is that the heroes receive an egg from a mission. The nature of the mission isn't important, just the reward, so I'm not sure how to write it. Should I skip through it, or show a snippet of the mission to drop in characterisation?
without further detail, i'm not sure if that's really gonna work. the only way to tell the audience that the character was once different without outright spelling it out is to have the other characters discover someone who remembers the past version of the character or some item(s) from that character's past, like a photograph or a dusty old uniform in their house.I'm writing a story where a character has gone through a lot of development before the story begins, and I probably won't be able to fit in flashbacks. How do I convey this?
I would say simply remake the whole thing. Also, it might be better if you waited until you finish the fic before posting it.I'm not sure if this is better as a simple question or better as its own thread, but more or less. I've been inactive for a while trying to get the 2nd arc of my fic finished so that I could start posting it, but a lot of my time has gone to going back and making edits, and that's evolved into multiple early posted chapters getting major rewrites. Is it better to just edit old chapters or to remake the whole thing?
To be honest at this rate that'll be like 5 years at best, and I find it hard to write without an audience. While I can't say I've ever hit it big, comments here and there help keep me going.I would say simply remake the whole thing. Also, it might be better if you waited until you finish the fic before posting it.
More buffer would be nice. I had planned to get a lot more writing done last year, but I extended my field position so I spent another year living in the woods which while its inspiring is hardly conducive to someone who likes to write on a computer. I think I am gonna have to just do it from scratch. Looking at the version currently up and the edits there are multiple chapters that have updates which really change the context of some things. I completely cut characters from showing up in the earliest chapters since I wanted to give them more weight when you finally meet them, I've filled plot holes and spanned a few logic gaps, but most of all I feel like I put more into how the plot is going to work why people are doing things, how the world functions, and all that. stuff that changes course from the old one. That last one makes me feel like its different enough that it could do with just being "rebooted". Not only is it updated information it changes some of the characters and their dynamics and readers might be like "oh this isn't a direction I like anymore" so it gives them a better idea of what I've been working at right away without having to jump back or rely on summaries.The advantage of doing a "reboot" is that you give yourself a buffer while you work on the unwritten chapters. Generally I would advocate for editing over rewrite, but if they're that major then you may well be finding you have to summarise a lot of changes for returning readers anyway
I agree with this.@jasonwolf I would originally have said to edit, but you've since elaborated that the changes are really quite drastic. My recommendation to you is that you get the story in good shape up to the current point of writing, and start publishing it in a new thread, using the existing material as a buffer rather than posting everything in one go.
I feel you. That happens sometimes. It will happen to any writer.In a fanfic I'm currently writing, a character talks about her backstory. I can picture the things she's talking about just fine, but I don't know how to write it down in a way that's more interesting than just a block of dialogue.