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Sourcing Story Ideas #1
Wish I could say there was a meaning or purpose to my stories, but in fact they seem to find me long before my search. I had the original concept for The Dark Between from a sequence I dreamed of in 2012, while the Dreamworld concept came from a real one I had last fall.
Maveryn' s novels came about a little more consciously when I was looking for a separate tale that I could tell in The Dark Between Universum. Over the years, my idea developed into a conceived four volume of four volumes in which each volume is connected but can also be written on its own.
I' ll then start pushing and pulling at these thoughts and stretch them like toffee until I have a postulate that I can outline. I' m convinced that the player is the driving force behind the storyline, so I always turn to developing the characters when I start to broaden my storyline notions. I' ll start with the question, what kind of personality would have the deepest experiences when I deal with the idea of my history.
Soon I came to the decision that someone who led a sad existence would have the deepest experiences in dealing with the deaths. From my own experiences I knew that I would mourn my mom most if she died, and so I recreated the nature of Em Sykes, whose deceased mom appeared in her dreams to alert her to an imminent threat.
Simply like this, the characters turn into an action that creates a fine thrust and draught that pushes my pre-writing proces. While developing my storyline ideas, I keep putting together characters and storyline and gradually add themes and world building as they flow into the storyline I shape. However, I do not allow myself to sketch until I have a solid assumption in my hands.
One good assumption will answer the following questions: I' m not necessarily writing a sophisticated assumption, but I make sure that it will answer the necessary snippets. Well, I can still work on that assumption later. This assumption allows me to describe the acts of my hero and opponent on the trip through my history.
Then and only then do I allow myself to begin with the design.