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by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Breaking through
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Breaking through

1. Yes, they are no-brainers. (For me, at least). 2. Interesting! Yes, I sometimes (read: often) forget the setting, and when I don't forget, I forget other things ... thanks, Cage! :) 3. I'm already part of an author's group. I'm not sure about investing in Writer's Digest, but I do have a few Writ...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Yep. Fifty Shades is date-rape. :evil: I'm surprised it became as successful as it did, but I guess you can't go wrong appealing to the lowest common denominator.
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Whatever the definition of romance, sex or love is, Fifty Shades is not it. :lol:
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Re: What to do when it's not happening

OK ... well, that's my question: is it possible to write a beat sheet for a tragedy? *curious* From what I've seen in the Save the Cat book, all the beat sheets there are for "comedy" stories, "inspirational" stories (e.g. Hunger Games), or "adventure" stories (e.g. - a...
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Re: What to do when it's not happening

You can have a few different POV perspectives, but who is the main person for this story? Who has the most to lose, learn, or distance to travel? Who changes the most? The difference between a major character and the main character can be a canyon - major character doesn't have to change; main char...
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Re: What to do when it's not happening

How does that sound? The first question with the proposed story is: whose story is this? The answer makes it easier to shape the story to suit the events and progression. Hmm. That is a good question ...... and one not easy to answer, especially when I'm sick. :( All sides - the "Australia's G...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: First person
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Re: First person

Hmm... I've watched some of this, and decided it's not for me. Why? Because first-person is: a) For psychological thrillers, with lots of introspection or internal monologue; OR b) Only one character's journey is central to the narrative. Well, I just don't write those sort of stories. :) My protag'...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Re: What to do when it's not happening

You've got oodles of material Rath. I don't see why you can't reformat the plot into a novel. Novels sell. Perhaps chuck in a murder - or attempted murder, by an insanely jealous / stalker type - male or female who 'followed' her on Twitterer or Facebook, and then followed her in person - and you'v...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Re: What to do when it's not happening

Hmm - whoops! I used "bella donna" in my last post when I meant "prima donna", of course. My mistake. ***WARNING: The following is long. My apologies.*** Stakes? Let's see ... well, what if the play is about vampires (sorry!) :) Or more seriously ... at stake could be a lucrative...
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Re: What to do when it's not happening

Hmm. Nothing much ever happened to me in the world of music, I'm sad to say. It's been fairly routine and hard work. Sure, I've had (or seen) one or two on-stage disasters, but nothing that couldn't be recovered from. I also met at least one person that I could set as antagonist, but he/she was simp...

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