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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Gorel - 2/27/2017 6:46 AM
Hey GAV, got a couple posts in the message board if you want to look them over.
gothamalleyviper - 2/26/2017 9:28 PM
Sorry was dark for a few days, So yeah we have some troll baiting going on. Yes C. King I was going to post a continuing Holiday Love Slave Story Line and have fun with ST. Patty Day.
C.King - 2/26/2017 9:48 AM
So.. are we going to have a ST. Patrick storyline or just skip to the more major Easter?
Cal512 - 2/25/2017 10:54 AM
They have a cave troll! Sorry, but I couldn't resist.
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I think we have a troll. *points to the two recent additions with no text*
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And any hero that tries to stop them unintentionally gets added to their ranks.
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As for Strange Appetites I was going with the idea that the four and their family become giant monsters that go King Kong on the city.
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Interesting Gorel.
Gorel - 2/22/2017 7:17 PM
there we go, link is on the message board
Gorel - 2/22/2017 7:13 PM
Eh... M/M isn't really my thing. But like I said the comic could be good inspiration. I'll send you a link.



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