Archive for October, 2010

Looking at a Story with Fresh Eyes

Posted by Glen Moyes on Friday, 29 October, 2010

Ultimately we will be getting actual fresh eyes to look at our story (i.e. the expanded test audience), but during the writing process we need to look at our story differently and more critically in ways that we haven’t before. What I mean by this is as a writer you naturally need to be critical of your ideas, your story, and the characters in it as you are developing it. That critical eye is dictated by your understanding or theory of story, and what you think the main conflict of your story currently is (because that may change as you work on it, and it certainly has with Hackberry Hollow…twice). That naturally critical eyes is what I’ll call the baseline self-critique level. But what causes you to step up and/or expand your level of self-critique to look at the story differently and improve on your story’s shortcomings?

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Status Report: Short Chapters!

Posted by Glen Moyes on Saturday, 23 October, 2010

Yeah, the chapters we’ve been writing recently have been much shorter. In fact some were so short that we ended up merging them.

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Volume 2 Script Finished

Posted by Glen Moyes on Friday, 15 October, 2010

Hard work and long Skype sessions pay off. We’ve been writing like crazy and it looks like we are still on track for our year-end deadline.

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Status Report: Long Chapters

Posted by Glen Moyes on Saturday, 9 October, 2010

I added a new feature to the graph; it now shows how long each chapter is by line length. That’s very useful information because it definitively explains why our writing has been going slower than we had hoped. Quite simply, the chapters we’ve been writing over the past two weeks have been really really long.

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Keyboard Layouts: We Don’t Do QWERTY

Posted by Glen Moyes on Friday, 1 October, 2010

During our “Finish the Hackberry Hollow Script by New Years” writing sprint we’ve been doing a lot of typing, and I mean a lot. We’ve talked about our process and some of the tools we use, but did you know that both Adam and myself don’t type using the QWERTY keyboard layout? We both use Dvorak.

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