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Writing Meme, Part 1 - The Lyorn's Den

Fri Jan. 13th, 2012

11:53 pm - Writing Meme, Part 1

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Wow, that's one big writing meme. Just perfect for procrastinating *vbg*.

Gacked from legionseagle

And to make stuff more fun, I'll be talking in English about a story written in German for a German canon.

1. Name of current Project and back story of the name

Main project, as in, closest to finishing, is a Perry Rhodan fanfic, centering around an OFC whose only defense against accusations of MSism is that she doesn't give a damn.

Working title is "1984", because that's the year when it takes place. The working titles of all my fic in that setting are years: Canon has covered several millenia by now (sequentially), and the year tells me (and everyone else who might care) where it ties in.

In canon, 1984 is the year when the protagonists, having recently become the government of United Earth, take their stolen spaceship to visit the Emperor of the galactic Empire. The plan is to bring home two of his subjects/relatives who got shipwrecked on the Moon some 13 years ago, and to negotiate for recognition and trade.

Things, as can be imagined, do not turn out as expected. But that has very little effect on my fic, which could have been sub-titled, "Meanwhile, back in the Solar System".

This entry was originally posted at http://lyorn.dreamwidth.org/3281.html. Please comment whereever suits you.

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From:trobadora
Date:January 13th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Organising it by years makes perfect sense! I'd probably be more inclined to use Heftnummern instead, but either way you get a clear idea where it fits into the timeline, which is rather important with a canon like that. *g*
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From:lyorn
Date:January 15th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
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As opposed to, say, Doctor Who where the time variable is multi-dimensional *grins*.

Heftnummern do better when one is very close to the action. I usually write a "meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy", or fill in blanks (Like, between 199 and 200, one of my favorite blanks. 399 to 409 is very interesting, too...)


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From:flederkatz
Date:January 31st, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
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Actually: "Meanwhile in the Solar System" would be a great title for the story;)
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