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Zombie Marco








Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 10-14-07 03:43 AM Link | Quote
I have decided to, instead of finishing the RP, just start converting it into book form.

Prologue

One

Two


(Last edited by FX on 12-25-07 07:59 PM)
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

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High Xeodent of Xeomerica.








Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

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Posted on 10-14-07 09:44 AM Link | Quote
If you're planning on making this a real book, I'd actually reccomend editing the beginning. It would be more entertaining if you had a couple characters explaining what was going on to eachother, rather than explaining it directly to the reader.

That way you can get a character to be better known, and still explain it all. Just have them talk about it all in the conversation.
Ϡ
This isn't about you and your loud mouth,
This is about me and my fucking beard.








Since: 08-29-04
From: PA

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Posted on 10-14-07 11:17 AM Link | Quote
Your prologue...is the description for the RP in the sign up thread...

First of all, I would suggest ditching that entire prologue save for the first paragraph. Like Vulkar said, give the information of the other parts through conversation. Don't be lazy about this in any aspect. The story within the RP deserves it.
FX

Zombie Marco








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Posted on 10-14-07 03:46 PM Link | Quote
Added chapter 1.

And I understand what you mean about the prologue, but I just wanted to get everything out of the way asap. You know what happens right at the beginning, there isn't much time for exposition.
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This isn't about you and your loud mouth,
This is about me and my fucking beard.








Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 10-14-07 04:06 PM Link | Quote
If it's going to be a novel, you WILL have time for exposition.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

Vile
High Xeodent of Xeomerica.








Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

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Posted on 10-14-07 05:01 PM Link | Quote
More copy and paste.

Come on man, write your own stuff. Copy and pasting is not only plagarism, but it's completely ruining the point of, well, WRITING.

Also, if it's a book, you really, really want plenty of time for exposition.
FX

Zombie Marco








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Posted on 10-14-07 06:03 PM Link | Quote
I thought I talked to a lot of you about this. I am merely editing the RP into novel form. And it is not plagiarism, because I am not taking credit for all of the writing.
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This isn't about you and your loud mouth,
This is about me and my fucking beard.








Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 10-14-07 07:51 PM Link | Quote
MY rendition of the Prologue:

In the year 2008, by our calenders, a large meteor crashed into the Australian coast line. The meteorite was the harbinger for a power unimaginable- incredible crystals that gave people powers mighty and varied. The world was rocked by this revelation, and as the countless shards fell into the hands of people world-wide, a chaos broke out unlike the world had ever seen. People did as they chose, and governments crumbled under the rising force of anarchy. By now, the year 20013, people have begun to unite under different banners. Great leaders rose and called together nations of people, and millions united under their causes. Now, these great forces struggle for supremacy and power, in this, the War of the Shards.

Chapter One coming soon.
FX

Zombie Marco








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Posted on 10-14-07 09:14 PM Link | Quote
In the way I'm doing it, I'm trying to preserve the same feeling of the characters and whatnot from the RP. Why would I have to remake what the characters would do or say, when it's right there? And if I tried writing it on my own, it would end up almost the same.

And, just throwing this out there

klossus (6:11:33 PM): but do you like how I'm doing it?
xBugX514 (6:12:21 PM): **nods** I do actually.
Ryan

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Since: 10-01-04
From: Stafford, UK

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Posted on 10-15-07 02:22 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Most Lucent Gesar
And it is not plagiarism, because I am not taking credit for all of the writing.


However, I've looked all over your pages on that site and I can't find anywhere where you have given credit for what you've copied.
FX

Zombie Marco








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Posted on 10-15-07 03:21 AM Link | Quote
Well, the site doesn't really give that sort of option. I did put in the dedication field all the people who took part.
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This is about me and my fucking beard.








Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 10-15-07 06:55 AM Link | Quote
Dedication is far different than credit.

And one person versus two does not make right.
Ryan

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Posted on 10-15-07 12:33 PM Link | Quote
I just think that because you are using writing from different people, the style in which each part is written will differ. True, people like me who do not read that much probably won't notice, but people who read a lot might.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

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Since: 10-29-04
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Posted on 10-15-07 06:41 PM Link | Quote
And of course, in an actual book, it's usually not good to introduce a whole lot of characters at once. In this RP, you'll be introducing every single character in the story with just one chapter. Usually it's good to slow it down somehow.

Also, you made a grammatical mistake with one of my copy/pases.
FX

Zombie Marco








Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 12-25-07 05:01 PM Link | Quote
Added chapter 2.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

Vile
High Xeodent of Xeomerica.








Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

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Posted on 12-25-07 08:07 PM Link | Quote
Should I mention the pronoun and grammatical errors caused by copy and pasting out posts, or would that just get repetative?

Seriously man, writing your own stuff would be a lot better. The book I'm writing came from an RP too, and I know that writing it myself made it a lot better.
FX

Zombie Marco








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Posted on 12-25-07 08:34 PM Link | Quote
Hm, I thought I caught them all...
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