Ever wrote a novel ?

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Post » Wed May 25, 2011 7:04 pm

Di you ever write a novel from scratch ?

Yesterday I started typing a plot for a game I'm doing in Construct and it turned out to be over 10 pages... and I still have thousands of things to say to develop the idea !!!

I think I'm gonna continue and maybe make a short story and !!! IF !!! someday I decide to publish it as a book, I'd like to know if there's something I should consider right now before getting into it seriously, like editing constraints, writing methodology, etc..

Thanks!
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 5:22 am

10 pages? That's weak. One winter I wrote a 760-page draft that are never gonna see the light of day.

Well, it is a start, though. ;)
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 7:16 am

Just focus on quality, not quantity...
There are great short stories out there that are 1 or 2 pages long, and also novels over 1500-1800 pages... maybe more.

There is also toilet paper.
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 7:36 am

Well, try fitting an epic on 1-2 pages.
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 7:36 am

I would totally advice you this book : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Write-Blockbust ... 0340916915

It is a very light introduction to writing, but it is very extensive when it comes to publishers, editors, agents and others actors of the book business. Writing a book is one thing, editing it and selling it is another!
...but this is mostly psychological. Check my devlog
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 9:14 am

[quote:2ms51txo]Well, try fitting an epic on 1-2 pages.[/quote:2ms51txo]

Sms style?

Anyway, i was just saying that great stories don't really need to be very long.

Carmilla, for instance, is very short.
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 12:36 pm

@Mipey: Remember that I was not trying to write a story. The plan was to write a short introduction into the universe I will base my game on. I'm saying that I got an interest in writing a short story after I realized I had already 10 pages.

@sved: Thanks I'll take a look!
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Post » Thu May 26, 2011 8:40 pm

short but sweet is pretty much always better, except in the rarest of cases.

i always prefer short but interesting myself.
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Post » Fri May 27, 2011 6:39 pm

I haven't wrote a novel, but I do regulary write Silent Hill, Monster Hunter and Starcraft Fanfiction.
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