Absolutely invaluable feedback! Thank you so much. :D I'll pass this on to @jaycano and see what he can do about this!
The slightly insane one responsible for keeping our community happy
"Erm, sorry?" I wish I had remembered eating it though. It was difficult to convince him to make that cake after mom had disappeared and I was really hungry. Even now my mouth watered at the thought of biting into that sugary goodness, the frosting melting on my tongue, the tiny bits of carrot crunching and...A snap of fingers in my face brought me out of what had to be the perfect day dream. "Huh? What?"
My father raised an eyebrow at me and smirked, though ignored my attempts to wipe the drool from my lips. "I said I got the book you wanted." He put his hand behind my ear and with a flourish produced a small palm sized book. I may not be eight anymore, but I loved it when he performed magic tricks. I think he missed performing them on stage. He had had to stop when I was eleven because one of the disappearing tricks he performed with mom had worked too well. We still had no idea where she was. He still has the box she had been in when she vanished in the garage. One bad days, I can hear him puttering around with it.
I couldn't help the little squeal of excitement. Finally I had it! I reached out to take it and he yanked it high out of reach. Narrowing my eyes at him, I proceeded to jump to reach it. Of course he raised it even higher. Narrowing my eyes, I wiggled my fingers at him. He narrowed his back but kept the book out of reach. Looking over his shoulder I gasped, "Is that a UFO?" With a look of confusion on his face I attacked, the tickle monster in full effect. After quite a little tussle, we both ended up on the floor laughing as I held my newly acquired book high in triumph. "Finally! Pirates: Where did they all go? is all mine!"
Concept: Those who wish to participate can contribute to the creation of a random story. The character(s), genre(s), and plot, will be in the control of those who get involved. To help prevent this exercise in collaboration from taking over your life, and your own writing schedules, there will be a few general guidelines:
Event will run until the story reaches some type of end...
Result: There will be two awesome things I would love to have happen if we all enjoy this.
The story will be transformed into a community created post on our blog (complete with images!). And everyone involved will get credit and if you want, links to your social profiles, Plotist profiles, or other sites you want to be linked!
Anyone who participates in this event, will be added to the collaboration group on a Plotist world that will have the linked story. Each individual story event will have those who got involved added as collaborators on that story!
Hopefully you'll get involved and we'll create something fun! To start us out, I present the first event's opening!
Story Title: The Curious Case of the Vampire Giraffe.
Genre: Whatever we make it.
I know you won't believe me when I tell you this. Hell, I'm 45 and even I still have moments when I question my own sanity. Still, everything I'm about to tell you happened. Not the kind of "based on real life events" type of happening you get in a movie where you're pretty certain you'll get answers for everything that happened by the end of the movie. If only...
It all started 27 years ago in 2018 when my father accused me of eating all the carrot cake.
"I may let you live in this house due to the price of apartments rising, but this does not give you the right to eat all the carrot cake missy!" My father and I stood in the kitchen looking at the empty plate that had once loving carried the carrot cake my dad had made that morning. He had just returned from a bout of afternoon shopping and I had just crawled out of bed after a late night spent writing my sure-to-be-successful-paranormal-urban-fantasy-that-will-make-me-all-the-money novel.
Hello @saysi-travel! Welcome to Plotist!
This is actually something that we do not currently have available. It is a fantastic idea thought and it is now on our list of features to add to the timelines! :D Perhaps something involving importing as well. I'll bring this to the team. :D If you have an idea of how you would like it to function, like clicking on a track, or simply being able to create a copy to edit, or what have you, let us know! :D
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Over the past week I've gone back and started re-reading a few series that I haven't read in several years. As I knew the series, the flow, etc, I hand picked which books I wanted to read. Certain books created certain emotions from certain characters which I love to revisit on occasion. It dawned on me as I was reading book 10, in a 19+ book long series, that it was one of the series that actually put me off finishing one of my books. Not because I didn't feel I could write, and not because I didn't think I could produce a good story, but because I found myself feeling like I had to already have the timeline, layout, structure, and everything for every single book in the series I wanted to write, before I could write it.
Now that I have had a chance to go back and confront an unknown, and unconscious bias I had placed on myself, I realize that I only have to have a brief idea of the world, the characters, the entire story before finishing the books. Characters will influence every book they are in, things will change. But if I just focus on one story at a time, I can get it done! :D
So, just a little reminder, you do not have to have -everything- ready, you can just write and see what happens and still be a tiny planner (not always a pantzer)! :D
Hello there @sessakag!
Sorry to hear you're having issues with this. Can you do me a favor and make sure you have closed all browser windows and then reopen Plotist and see if you still have the issue. :)
If you do, I'll tap @jaycano to come have a look! :)
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