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Afternoon Nap - Bad Days, Chapter 3

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Afternoon Nap - Bad Days, Chapter 3 Reply with quote

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Afternoon Nap - Bad Days, Chapter 3
Posted by kabu (will36@gmail.com)
23 November 2008, 6:35 am

http://halosn.bungie.org/fanfic/?story=kabu1123080635011.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now at this point I'm at something of an impasse. I have one more story already written to submit for next week, but I need a bit of advice.

My question: Should I continue a series of loosely connected vignettes, or should I add a plot arc? (I'm thinking guard duty on a Forerunner structure that gets attacked).

Personally, I like the little disconnected stories but I think some of you philistines might not find them satisfying.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was great.

I was really looking forward to a direct sequel to what happened in the previous installment but this was just as good.

A little short maybe but commendable none the less.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very entertaining read. I think the length works well for it, too. Your style here reminds me a bit of Catch-22. I can really hear the narrator speaking, too, and you've developed a great voice for him.

As for your question, I've enjoyed the vignettes so far, but if you want to do put a plot into this, it could still owrk. I think maybe having a loose plot would be beneficial, so it would leave room for the vignette-style stuff in between plot chapters, if I'm making any sense. Or you could always try a separate series with a plot, and keep doing these vignettes as they are.

Anyways, good work. Great to see a new writer sticking around. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the encouragement. I've decided to go with a semi-continuous plot, and to have each story continue off the previous one in some way (usually a few weeks in Meyers' chronology). My next chapter is already in the can and I have another half-finished - my goal with these two is to introduce another character as a foil for Meyers, and maybe a friend. I feel like somebody should share Isaac's pain Razz

I also hope that I can keep this up on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. This is so much fun.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just don't skimp on the quality! Laughing
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