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Fiction An AOS Story: Return of the Feathered Serpent

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Sudsinabucket, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    @Sudsinabucket I read what you've written so far and it's a good story! Keep going!

    I feel that if you did a "Second Draft" (where you go back through yourself for typos, tense and inconsistencies) it would make it even better.

    A friend of mine is a published author and he tries to give me advice all the time. I take what he says with a pinch of salt as, yes, he has co-authored two books, but it doesn't make everything he says gospel.

    Anyways, one of the things he recommended (and is apparently standard practice in the writing world) is to do Draft 1, then re-read yourself and correct anything you see in Draft 2 and then farm out the story to beta readers.

    I found the idea of a second draft helpful. But don't let this change your creative impulse. I would only recommend using it to make sure that your concept of the story was coming across to the reader. Changes to that are valuable as it makes a clean transmission from your idea to their mind. Anything else starts to get opinionated.

    I've read at least 3 pro writers (best one being Brandon Sanderson) talking about how they had stories rejected by editors saying that they were basically crap which ended up being bestsellers.

    So, essentially, KEEP GOING! :)
     
  2. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    Is anymore coming???

    I really want to see how well kuto will fare with commanding a few sauri.
     
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  3. Sudsinabucket
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    Admittedly I've been lacking on this project, but more is coming. I'm at the moment involved in Animosity III, so much of my creative juices are into that atm (ending this or next week), so I'm hoping to continue some writing on this and another story (for my Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings story) after that and having some entries for specifically this story.

    I too am curious of Kuto's fate!
     
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    A small teaser, here is Kuto :)

    May still add a blowpipe, just csnt decide where. May have it strapped to his arm. Some small clean up to do.

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  5. Imrahil
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    Lovely :happy:

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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    Definitely combing through it as i prepare the second part of the story! A second draft is definitely in the works as infeel some stuff could be expanded on, clarified, etc. Plus some more descriptions of Kuto and others a bit as I get models for them painted.

    Creative impulse is always turned on, so no issues there lol second draft if anything will feed it more.

    Definitely gonna keep going :) delving hard into my Seraphon again

    Not gonna promise dates, but hoping to have some story for you all soon!
     

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