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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2015, 12:44:29 PM »

Dang ur efficient 0.0
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #76 on: September 30, 2015, 12:46:02 PM »

No I just write down everything without thinking about whether it's actually a good idea or not :P
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #77 on: September 30, 2015, 12:48:35 PM »

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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #78 on: September 30, 2015, 09:54:11 PM »

WoaaaH that's a lot of planning and I will read all of this later 0.0
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #79 on: October 01, 2015, 02:24:13 AM »

It's less planning and more a bunch of suggestions. But cool!
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #80 on: January 22, 2016, 06:15:32 AM »

*pokes this thread because I still totally want to do this*
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2016, 04:10:13 PM »

Just saying
You guys have to thrown in an old man in there...
The old man that happens to know the of the dangers of leaving the road
cos he has seen them, he must warn people
To never venture outside the road, for the road does have an end
somewhere out there, he knows because he has been there
The beasts that live inside his mind, the memories, telling him everyday to stay.
that what lies outside the road is meaningless
that whoever built the road was either mad, or a genius

In the end he happens to be the protagonist, just older.
There is my contribution
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2016, 04:11:00 PM »

That could be awesome O_O
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2016, 02:32:39 AM »

Oookay so I sort of accidentally-on-purpose did a full-on brainstorm session in my notebook for this ._.


First of all, I wrote a thing that could maybe be like the blurb on the back cover/the online equivalent or possibly the beginning of the book? Basically it just summarizes the idea but while sounding kinda nice I think:

The Road is immense. It is worlds wide and an eternity long, though the people have an eternity to discover it. Watched by equally immense, monsterous angels, the Road is where these people will live, die, and be born again. The Road encompasses the sky with its endless twists and turns. There is nothing beyond the Road. Many have attempted to venture over the edge, though none have returned. There is only one way to go, only one force driving the people of the Road:

To find the End.

(I think capitalizing the End looks nice, anyway)


And now for the brainstormy part: I was thinking it could be cool to have seperate chapters be largely separate stories told from the perspectives of individuals in various groups and time periods over the entire history of the Road, probabky with the chapters arranged chronologically, maybe not. That way we could share a big variety of perspectives that people as a whole have on the whole Road thing (what the meaning of it is, how to find the End, if finding the End is even worthwhile, etc), along with the perspectives individuals have on those perspectives (World History is having a big effect on my writing .-.). And of course, the stories should tie in to each other somehow, like we could have one story about someone who breaks away from the dominant beliefs of their culture and founds something based around their beliefs instead, and a later story about someone in that new thing a few hundred years later.

We could also have some chapters that were super action-packed (like chapters where characters jump over the edge, come tantalizingly close to the End, encounter angels, etc.), and other chapters that were more about development of society on the Road (like the example I mentioned before about the foundation of a new way of thinking) and still more chapters that are very focused on thought and maybe even entirely people just musing about the Road (Walrus's (I think it was Walrus) idea about the guy who just sits on the Road and lets it take him places could be like that).

Also, there could be some chapters that aren't necessarily garunteed fact, but are myths and ledgends told in various cultures/societies on the Road (the guy who just sits on the Road could probably be one of those, too)

I also think it could be cool phen375 customer reviews http://ohdivinehealth.com/phen375-reviews/ to in between those chapters put short (like, a paragraph) chapters from the PoV of the Road itself that gives a very general and very objective view and hints at things without totally giving them away.

And as far as technical bits, I was thinking 2,000-3,000 words (10-15 pages, I think) for regular chapters and like 100-200 words for the Road's chapters. I also would think limited 3rd person for regular chapters and 3rd person objective for the Road chapters (or you could still think of it as limited 3rd person, just from the PoV of a character that doesn't think (unless the Road does think O-O), so it's basically the same thing).

Finally, did we decide on if the Road really does end and if/how we're going to show that?

And some bullet points that I couldn't fit into the summary/am proud of my wording on:
- "a veiw of the creations and falls, triumphs and defeats, advancements and regressions of cultures and worlds through the eons, as experienced by the ordinary and the extraordinary people who were part of them"
- a chapter from the perspective of a young child could be interesting
- should we use real or made-up names? Using real ones feels kinda appropriative
- maybe instead of angels they could just be called They and Them with a capital T ("angel" has positive and peaceful connotations to me)


There's my brain barf anyway .-. I've never tried to summarize my brainstorms before, that was interesting. And not actually much shorter than the actual brainstorm. I had to add stuff too so my ideas actually made sense to other people ._.

No I just write down everything without thinking about whether it's actually a good idea or not :P
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #84 on: August 30, 2016, 02:44:34 AM »

No I just write down everything without thinking about whether it's actually a good idea or not :P
Uh

Anyway I actually was thinking of bringing this thread back because I am still interested in doing this if you all are
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #85 on: August 30, 2016, 02:58:28 AM »

We should do it for NaNo
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #86 on: August 30, 2016, 03:10:39 AM »

I was thinking the same thing. It might be kind of hard to coordinate though. And I might want to write something else for NaNo so I don't even know :P
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2016, 05:10:28 AM »

Iiiii doubt I will have time to write a full novel for NaNo considering how my school life is going so far so but I'd like to do this
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2016, 05:27:29 AM »

That is totally understandable. If you do write something for this I'd love to read it, though!
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2016, 10:46:02 PM »

How about we each do a chapter for Nano?
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