Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Far too convoluted a story

Nanowrimo describes new ideas appearing late in the story as 'plot bunnies' and advises one to be cautious of them.
A plot bunny is a story idea that refuses to go away until it is written. The term's origin is unknown but is known to predate NaNoWriMo. Because plot bunnies tend to multiply quickly, the term is thought to be related to the oft-quoted John Steinbeck quote about ideas and rabbits.
The NaNoWriMo forums offer several resources for the care and handling of plot bunnies. Unwanted bunnies can be put up for adoption in theAdoption Society forum--prior to this forum's creation in 2010, they were offered in the Plot Doctoring forum. Plot bunnies that the writer wants to write later can be left in the Plot Bunny Day Care Center in the NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul forum, where they can breed with the plot bunnies of other Wrimos and be cared for in the finest fashion.
I would estimate my story to be two months out from completion (first draft) and I know there are vaque and confusing areas that will need to be disciplined.  Otherwise, the plot will be similar to that of the Malediction Prophecy (search LiarTown for part one, the link is for part 11 and part 111 is below).

Some serious trimming needed.
Not really related: I live in South Korea and try to give blood.  I've succeeded a few times but the staff are not thrilled by my presence.  Also in South Korea (and possibly Japan), bloodtypes are claimed to explain various personality quirks -there is a movie called Blood Type B Boyfriend about a woman and her loving but irresponsible boyfriend.  LiarTown looks at (fictional) the prejudice against blood type AB+.  And again.  And more if you want to search the site.

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