So i started writing a story...

Discussion in 'Fictitious Stories' started by gwk158ill, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. gwk158ill

    gwk158ill New Member

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    ...but it's turning out to be quite - shall we say - long? Just introducing the two main characters, and their assumptions about each other, has already taken up more space than most full stories on this site.

    Also, as a side note, the setup kinda dictates that the act itself is a long way off. It's written more 'realistically' than most stories here, in that the girl isn't a pornstar. She doesn't see the guys cock and drop to her knees in awe. Both the characters have flaws and neuroses, and the story is about misperceptions and how they deal with each other. It's plotted out (in my head) to be quite long - more than a few multipage chapters in word.

    So here's the question - should I post what I have, and then (probably) get bored with it, and the idiots that say "GIVE ME MORE" and bump the thread incessantly? I'm writing it for fun, and for me, not because you like to read naughty stories online. I'm sharing it because I may as well, not because you 'need' an update. Or, should I wait 'till it's finished and post the whole damn thing at once and get TL;DR posts?

    The fact that the sex isn't upfront and dirty makes me inclined to wait to post it... And the fact that I won't guarantee updates does as well...

    It's up to you, readers: Is it better to have read and not finished, or never to have read at all?
     
  2. Gonad

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    I think the most important thing is to keep the action moving. When you say, "Just introducing the two main characters, and their assumptions about each other, has already taken up more space than most full stories on this site," that makes me uncomfortable. It sounds like you have taken an enormous amount of words and accomplished nothing with them but introductions and showing off assumptions.

    In my opinion, the best stories show things through the action, not before the action. Introductions should not build up and support the interesting parts of a story, they should be built into the interesting parts. Jump straight to the action of the story and let the reader get to know the characters as the fun stuff is happening.

    I've seen too many stories ask me to learn about the characters before anything interesting has happened to make me care. I was lucky to escape from the worst of them with my life because I could easily have been bored to death.

    You get a few paragraphs for free, because the reader has decided to read your story and will probably give it a fair chance. Use those paragraphs to deliver only the most vital setup information that is absolutely necessary for the reader to understand your first bit of action, then bring on the action before the reader has a chance to be bored and click away.

    Don't get the wrong impression about what I'm saying here. I'm not asking you to change your story; the most I might like you to do would be to edit it's presentation. All the important events would still be there, but the first important event would be very close to the beginning of the story, in place of that massively long introduction.

    If you don't make us wait for the action then you don't need to worry about not being able to finish the story; you can make every bit exciting in its own way. If you do make us wait, then it wouldn't matter if you post the entire thing at once, because I'd probably get bored before the action came.

    I hope you do write it with fun and action because I like the sound of a lot of stuff you say about it. Realism is great. Flawed characters are wonderful. Being in awe of a cock is lame.
     
  3. ghostycrow

    ghostycrow New Member

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    I think that you should wait until it is finished (if it is) before posting it. I have seen too many "perfect" setups go to waste because the author does not finish writing and/or posting installments.
     
  4. jakethesnake

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    I agree with ghost, there are way too many stories on this site that get 1-2 posts and leave everyone hanging. So, just finish it and post it as a whole..if you want advice as you go you could post parts of it here and there. Otherwise write it to your liking and when it's done post it, in it's completion.
     
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