What Was Before Dark? |SOE 2

Story Over Everything

19-04-2023 • 19 mins

Full Show NotesWIPWhat is the status of my current projects: progress made, length of time on the backburner?ActiveGrobug Series – 5 Books PlannedManuscript Completed: Books 1 and 2Drafts Completed: 0Drafts to Start: Books 3-5Outlines Started: Book 3, sort of. I have one outline paragraph written for the book.Outlines to Start: Books 4 and 5.Next Action from 09-27-22 : make text descriptions and thumbnail sketched for all 32 pages.Actions Taken by 10-07-22: I made a copy of the text document and formatted it for the descriptions and sketchesNext Actions: make descriptions and sketches for Grobug Book 1.Follow-Up
  • Research Crowdfunding
  • Make Crowdfunding Proposal
  • Send to artist
  • Negotiate Rates and Terms
Back BurnerMTM – Breastfeeding Book for big brothers and sisters. (2 Weeks)MTM – Next actions to publish: make text descriptions and thumbnail sketched for all 32 pages (2 Weeks)Fantasy Dragon Book – Manuscript may need revision. On hold.Lessons LearnedWhat did I learn from the world of story this week?
  • I need to learn to be a funny writer. It seems like Inoue treats writing like a game in some ways. He plays with the structure of the show, the characters and the situations in such a way that it is entertaining, even when it isn’t serious or important. The fact is: this is fiction and while stories matter, the only ones that count are the ones that stick with you. I think all the fun I have had with Donbrothers will cause it to stick in my mind for a long time. [Donbros 31]
  • Is it artistic integrity to do something you want to do as the author even if the audience will think it is dumb? Maybe, it is definitely gutsy, and I do admire that. In other words, be bold and make choices you like, even if some of our audience will balk at them. [Fuuto PI 10]
  • Make sure your cast and setting match each other well. The author is in control and can right size the elements so they all flow well. You have to make choices and stick to them, even if it is hard. [Geats 05]
Fabula Ex MachinaPart brainstorm, part drafting out loud.Prompt: Make a Creation story for my Super Hero universe.Approach it with the question, what was before dark?Listen to the episode to hear the straining of the creative process.10-09-2022 – Before the Dark89 Words5 MinutesMentioned
  • The Bible
  • The “Bet” at the start of the Torah Scroll
  • Masculine and Feminine traits of the Divine
  • Physics
  • Conservation of Matter and Energy
  • Shotaro Ishinomori

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