The above is a picture of my outline. Already you will notice some changes between zero to 1k words. I started writing my opening scene with my guys talking about the camping trip. One was so focused on spring break and girls, and the other one was trying to reel him in. So there is some work to be done before that can get off the ground.
I am thinking about showing Glory interacting within the tribe or maybe Giessella. Then going for the ill fated run through the forrest. Or possibly a view of Area 51 as the school and maybe checking out Caleb, our gov’t hunter. I am chomping at the bit to write about this guy for some reason.
Look it over and let me know what you think. Cheers, james
So I have been working and plotting on my werewolf comedy. See my first post about it here andhere.
I have sucessfully “interviewed” two of my minor characters and gotten a better feel for what my world looks and feels like. I must say Giesella was much more informative than my other character. Although part of it I think, is once the story really gets rolling he fades out. I don’t know for certain and he may crop back up. At this point in the outline he does fade out after the camping trip/doctor visit. I haven’t tried to “interview” one of my three main characters. I am torn between wanting to keep building the background and wanting to jump into the story.
I have mapped about 27k words of my story so far. I am shooting for between 50k and 75k, if I can keep the story going. And by keeping the descriptions pretty simple: Camping trip, last weekend of summer, pick a fight, etc. Enough to say this is what needs to happen, but not so much as to stifle anything that might grow from it. I hope. This is my first time actively trying to plot a story vs jumping in and letting the words pull me along. Thank you Mr. Russell Nohelty for offering suggestions on how you outline and write via your Masterclass.
One of the more interesting aspects of this story is going to be how Glory loses her were-soul and the other guy gains it. So I have been playing around with the were-soul as I have termed it. I see it as either the essence of the animal, neither male or female. Or it is the opposite sex of the host, ie Glory is female therefore her were-soul should be male. I did briefly consider having the were-soul the same as the host and then retain the female when it jumped bodies. That would have given a male werewolf femine instincts. But I decided that would be harder to keep up in the long run.
That is all I have for now. I will post as I progress and get to writing soon. Cheers, james
So I have kinda gotten behind a little bit last week. I have some fun news for you. Since I posted about my Werewolf story idea, I got a lot of positive feed back from you guys. Thank you.
So I am trying my hand at writing comedy (no clue) and a werwolf story. Also I have been trying out some new skills, outlining (not as scary as I thought, thank you Russell Nohelty) and getting a firm idea of the story before starting to write the story.
I am currently in the middle of an interview with a young were, as of yet unknown. And one very interesting thing she said was Area 51 isn’t aliens, but werefolk. It is a were/gov’t school and training facility. I am interested in finding out what they learn at “school”.
So we have covered some ground, but there is still quite a bit to go. She is a Team Jacob fan and vampires don’t exist in her world. And there are more weres than ice cream flavors at Baskin & Robbins.
I am still on the hunt for names and keeping a random name sheet. So far the most interesting name I like is Colwym, a river in Northern Wales.
So I signed up for a contest on a website called The Complete Creative. It is the website and brainchild of Russell Nohelty, author such works as Katrina Hates the Dead, Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter and Pixie Dust. If you have read his works congrats, I had to google him.
Anyway long story short I didn’t win a Masterclass with Neil Gaiman. What I did get was the opportunty to try out Mr. Nohelty’s Masterclass, Write a Great Novel. He is offering this course for about $50.
He brakes down his writing process step by step, and I actually created an outline based on his method. I have never managed to create an outline. Not even when I was writing in school and outlines were required. My English teachers would be so proud of me.
I am pretty impressed with his class, I just finished it. He uses power point presentations and uses examples from his own writing journey. I also like that I received emails from him detailing his successes and failures to become an established writer. He didn’t go out and hit it out of the park on the first go round. It has taken time, dedication and trial and error to get to where he is now. I appreciate that honesty and candidness. At the end of his class he gives access to the templates he uses and showes through out.
If you are like me and unfamiliar with Russell Nohelty and his books, I urge you to look him up. He has put together books, anthologies, comics and graphic novels. And is well worth checking out both course and books. He also offers several other classes about networking, publishing, and developing a fan base.