Sunday Stories

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I started a story The Dragon’s Mark before and it trailed off after a couple off weeks making me realise that posting one episode weekly is not as easy as it seems.  I now wonder how many of those back in the Victorian Era wrote the story first than just divided it up.  Trying to maintain the rhythm of a story writing in weekly instalments is hard especially when writing other things in-between.

However I really don’t want to give up on the idea of a story on a Sunday so what I intend to try instead is creating a variety of stories of different lengths for Sundays starting next week, they will range from single episode stories to ones which last two or three weeks but the longer ones I shall write straight away and leave scheduled to run rather than trying to dip in and out of the story.  This is one of the great things about experimenting on a blog you learn your strengths and weaknesses.  Dragons Mark would have literally turned into a full novel with the story arc I had in mind and therefore was becoming far to complex to continue in the way I had begun in.  I may very well return to it in the future in book form but for now the dragon shall lie dormant on its pile of treasure.

I am going to avoid ghost stories in this slot as obviously they take up most of my writing time and will possibly try different genres that I have not tried yet am quite interested in fan fiction and the range of books/stories that inspire others so I am toying with the idea of trying my hand at some fan fiction here, I have a Doctor Who inspired idea floating in my head along with a Pride and Prejudice one.  Is that something you would like to read?  Have you tried writing fan fiction? If so was it as easy as you expected it to be?

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3 comments on “Sunday Stories

  1. Sounds fun – I used to do fanfiction writing, for which people often post chapters as they write them. It’s demanding, but if a story has me in its grasp I find it’s crying out to be written. On the other hand, if inspiration dies away it’s very hard to force yourself to keep going. Sometimes I’d keep a part or two in reserve in case I had to slow down, but writing a serial story with cliff hangers at the end of each section prompted some great comments 🙂

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