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Posts relating to Writing:

Tobias
2687 42 65

Taming Taming Dreams

Posted by A Tobias 1 year ago
While I released the ∞ Android version of Taming Dreams ∞ a while ago, I'm uncertain, conflicted, and unmotivated about where to go from here, though I'm making progress with all of those things, which I'd like to write about here. I'll also address some of the things people mentioned in comments on my ∞ previous post ∞. Mostly, I want to talk about the creative process, the effect that judgement has on it, and various aspects of Taming Dreams that I feel could have been done better based on the feedback I've got so far, particularly in regards to storytelling and character depictions. I'll also touch on the common suggestion that I should be developing for Steam instead.
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Tobias
1397 0 174

Writing's Done!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I've FINALLY almost finished the sketchy ideas for the whole of the MARDEK story... which means I'm almost ready to finally upload the first two episodes for beta testing. Hooray!!1
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Tobias
1700 0 162

Character Voices

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
My writing of MARDEK's story as a whole continues, and I'm nearing the end now; I'm just trying to tidy up some bits towards the final resolution. I'm glad I'm doing this now, because I keep discovering (and it really does feel like discovering rather than inventing) new roles or connections or motivations for characters that I didn't know about before, but which would affect the way they present themselves right from the beginning. While mostly I've been focusing on just writing about events directly, I felt it would be useful to get to know the characters a bit better, to get a better feel for what they might do and why in any given situation. I feel I know them - none are strangers - but I could know them better, so to this end I asked them all five questions and had them reply in their own voice...
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Tobias
1953 1 167

Another Progress Report!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
Nothing special this time! I just feel the need to say that I'm still working on getting MARDEK's overall story sorted out, and it's coming along nicely, though it's taking time. I'm getting there, though!
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Tobias
1447 1 142

Writing Progress

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I'm still working on finalising my notes for the overall story of MARDEK, in order to establish a good foundation so then I don't regret it later. It's difficult planning a story of this scale with certainty and detail right at the start... but I'm getting closer to having a solid skeleton I can flesh out over time. I'd like to talk a bit about the way in which the story is told, though.
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Tobias
615 5 12

Slippery Voices

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
There's a reason that one of the sentiments - which mostly represent moods and emotions - is Creation! Like sadness, anxiety, bravery or joy, creativity comes and goes, and often isn't there when you want it... which can be frustrating when you've set up a schedule for yourself but the creativity spirits just don't want to cooperate! You can't decide to be creative on any given day in the same way that you can't decide to be anxious! Perhaps you can think things or expose yourself to various stimuli that might encourage such a state, but it's never something you can just toggle with the flip of a switch. Unfortunately!!
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Tobias
703 3 12

Mottos!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
Following on from my previous post, I've decided that what I referred to there as 'catchphrases' will probably be a big part of the Alora Fane world; each character has a personal 'motto' ("a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution"), and deciding on one's motto would be a part of growing up, or something. They may use it occasionally in conversation to demonstrate their beliefs; it'd be pointless to have a motto that they couldn't use in a discussion about things that they were passionate about.
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Tobias
605 1 10

Story-Writing Thoughts

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
Do you ever feel like days just aren't long enough to do everything that you want or need to do?! I've been feeling like that a lot recently! Agh!
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