"I should one day like to show in my work what such an eccentric - such a nobody - has in his heart."
Wow that’s really detailed! I especially love the thing with gay people with other storyline tan them being gay. Good luck with your work and thank you x :)!
No, thank you for giving me an excuse to ramble on about my stories.
I’m lookin forward t your work gettin published! Whatcha writting right now :)?
What I’m working on, have been very slowly working on for the past three years or so, is this sort of
Basically it’s all different stories about people, set in the one universe. Sort of like how Terry Prachett writes stories set in Discworld. There are all these different characters, and they all have their own stories. I’ve got about two and a half generations so far but they don’t really come in any order because well, say one story will be about Character A, with Characters C, X, and Z as supporting characters. Another story will be about Character Z, with Characters C, X, B, and D as supporting characters.
The main “world” or plotline or setting is that there are many different worlds governed by different rules, and existing outside of all the worlds is this place called the Home which is a sort of refugee home/waiting place/basically anything because it serves a different purpose for different people. For some people it’s a place where they go to escape, other people are lost, other people just need some place to work things out for themselves, and other people don’t fit in any where else. In the Home there’s a group of highly trained people who carry out various missions for the Home. There are also various ongoing wars which come and go and affect the occupants of the Home. For a long period of time the Home becomes involved in a long and bloody multi-world war - basically there’s three generations; pre-war, wartime, and post-war.
Some of the issues and themes I want to involve in the stories are things like the effects of war on different people, people and relationships when under stress, resilience, love in many different forms, bravery and courage, individuality, self-doubt, and a lot of things that I’ve learnt as I’ve gotten older about death and about identity. I also want to create characters that aren’t seen enough in media and just basically write about people of all kinds, so that includes writing characters of different races, genders, and sexual orientations that are just like that without their story completely revolving around the fact that they’re gay or asexual or Asian or genderfluid.
Sorry, I know you didn’t ask for a big detailed explanation like this, I get so carried away. If any of this interests you at all I do occasionally upload the exercise drabbles I do - I take quotes from A Softer World comics and reinterpret them to write a short piece to explore a character or to practice writing one, because I find it helps me to find a character’s voice because I’m forced to take something abstract, something I didn’t write, and look at it from one of my character’s point of view. Anyway, those are under this tag. Some of the earlier ones are really terrible but I leave them up because a) no one reads them anyway, b) it’s nice to see that I’ve progressed.