How to keep divergent tales from the same Storyline straight?

by CorruptionCentral - 1/16/2014 6:10 PM

We have all seen here how a single good idea or Storyline can spawn multiple divergent tales.  Many times the contributors of one tale have very different writing styles and preferences in fan fiction fetishes than the contributors of others yet the Storyline is the same no matter how many variants there are.

My main concern is not disappointing readers open a chapter only to find it has nothing to do with the story they were looking forward to reading or frustrating authors when well meaning contributors add something completely out of context with the story due to them mistaking the tale they added to for another divergent tale from the same base Storyline.

Is there any preferred way to track the divergent stories and keep things straight?  Does anyone have any helpful suggestions or opinions on this subject they would like to share?


RE: How to keep divergent tales from the same Storyline straight?

by Helen-Troy - 2/18/2014 10:02 AM

Well, it won't stop you from clicking, but I like to write a brief recap of characters and/or situations at the top of each post. Obviously, not an ideal solution, especially for story lines with lots of characters.

-RE: How to keep divergent tales from the same Storyline straight? by C.King - 2/18/2014 1:52 PM
--RE: How to keep divergent tales from the same Storyline straight? by C.King - 2/18/2014 2:00 PM

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colleem - 12/11/2017 8:16 PM
Questions in the board for gorel and Gotham
Gorel - 12/11/2017 4:12 PM
Back up and afloat.
colleem - 12/10/2017 1:24 AM
welcome to the story gotham :) Nice chapter Gorel :) maybe i will write a harley chapter after gotham :)
gothamalleyviper - 12/9/2017 11:42 PM
I have an idea to add for the Batman vs Dracula will try to get it tomorrow
gothamalleyviper - 12/9/2017 7:15 PM
you had to say something
Gorel - 12/9/2017 6:51 PM
Its working now, lets not jinx it!
gothamalleyviper - 12/9/2017 6:35 PM
how can I add if the site keeps crashing everytime I try to submit anything?
Gorel - 12/7/2017 7:44 PM
Great addition Colleem, I'll try to do a follow up as Batman.
extreme1 - 12/7/2017 10:30 AM
Escorcho, yeah it was just weird that the choices got wiped when it got posted.
ESchorcho - 12/7/2017 10:12 AM
You can add the choices in the 'add your own' space beneath the chapter.



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