FP02 :: Nude
Cookies lead to strategies, the quiet moments allow reflection, and new connections are concerning.
FP02 :: Nude
Breaking up involves breaking down, self esteem becomes a public facing issue, and the mob raises its torches.
Did you know my birthday’s the 20th? I’d state my age but it’s vital for my marketability that I appear young and hip, rather than in need of hip replacement surgery.
So, there’s two great ways you can say “Happy Birthday!” to me: by either becoming a backer of my Patreon, or you can help me for Absolutely No Money At All just by spreading word about Floating Point and City of Angles to your online communities and friend lists.
I’m a fully independent author, with no agent and no publishing house. I’ve been at this for twenty years on my own… and with you. You are the reason I’m able to do this, and your support in promoting the work is the best way to grow my audience. Anything you can do, anything at all, is appreciated.
We’ll have more for you next Friday, with the big finale of 02. I might even have a very special Onesday gift for you…
In the Floating Point era, I’m trying to use my blog less as a pure hype machine and more as a generalized platform to chat about creativity and online culture and such. So today, let’s do that.
A friend asked me for some general advice for an aspiring writer, for someone taking a keen interest in diving in for the first time in crafting a story, an RPG campaign, a game, whatever narrative engine you use to get your story across to an audience. Allow me to present you with the Twoflower Outside-In Technique, which will help you in crafting stories and in striking the pressure points of your enemies in such a way that they are turned inside-out in a goopy explosion of blood and organs.
The overall idea is this: Work from the outside in.
By working from macro to micro level, you can keep the big picture in mind while whittling away at the finer details.
This technique may not work for all types of writing or all types of stories; it’s very focused on how you push the main narrative and sub-narratives in a linear fashion, and relies on having contained units of story such as chapters or individual short stories in a series. But… if that’s the structure you’re using, I’ll stand behind this as a good way to approach the work.
Now, let’s turn this over to you. What techniques do you use in your own writing? What types of narrative constructions do you enjoy reading? I’d love to hear more!