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

 Options: For Ring of Truth, I used a category tag for it. Also thought of one for Master PC, but that is less of a problem for it. This is part of the benefits of tags, since if defined in depth one could find all of the chapters you are looking for. But as time goes on, such categories might need to be managed for easier access. This has a benefit as you can go back into your chapters, and usually only your chapters unless you are an editor, and add categories and/or edit your posts. Another option is the idea of being able to either remove the storyline into separate storylines, or with permission, the ability of reports it as separate. Tricky, but possible. Let's also face it, main ideas and storylines borrow from each other at times, if only because they use the same sources. I think Superstories will not likely object to either, as long as it is done in a polite and respectful manner. Because I think that is what they are looking for from the members here. And most if not all of the writers here give it. Save one or two trolls/spammers.

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

In Progress

Search subject of article for the word:
Search for articles by:


Search Results



Site

RE: The Yes Man's Ring by gothamalleyviper Created on May 9 2018 4:16PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by C.King Created on May 9 2018 3:17PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by gothamalleyviper Created on May 9 2018 3:05PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by C.King Created on May 9 2018 12:44PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by gothamalleyviper Created on May 9 2018 12:26PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by C.King Created on May 9 2018 12:14PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by gothamalleyviper Created on May 9 2018 12:04PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by C.King Created on May 8 2018 9:52PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by gothamalleyviper Created on May 8 2018 9:40PM
RE: The Yes Man's Ring by C.King Created on May 8 2018 8:15PM
    

Addventure

RE: First Dates by colleem Created on May 25 2018 5:11AM
RE: First Dates by Solarsearcher Created on May 24 2018 10:57PM
RE: First Dates by Solarsearcher Created on May 21 2018 11:32PM
RE: First Dates by Solarsearcher Created on May 21 2018 11:00PM
RE: Harem App reboot by gothamalleyviper Created on May 9 2018 4:57PM
CHYOA Posting by C.King Created on May 8 2018 4:35PM
Harem App reboot by gothamalleyviper Created on Apr 17 2018 6:00PM
RE: Story ideas the sequel by iwfan53 Created on Mar 23 2018 9:15AM
Story ideas the sequel by Gorel Created on Mar 23 2018 8:48AM
RE: First Dates by colleem Created on Mar 9 2018 5:53AM
    

Stories

Cat woman by Andyengines Created on Mar 17 2018 8:02PM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by gothamalleyviper Created on Mar 11 2018 10:36PM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by C.King Created on Mar 11 2018 8:21PM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by gothamalleyviper Created on Mar 11 2018 8:07PM
Captive Penny by jimvictorymagic Created on Mar 2 2018 12:01PM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by C.King Created on Feb 21 2018 7:55AM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by gothamalleyviper Created on Feb 20 2018 11:05PM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by C.King Created on Feb 20 2018 12:26PM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by gothamalleyviper Created on Feb 20 2018 11:46AM
RE: Catwoman MasterPC3.0 by C.King Created on Feb 19 2018 7:19AM
    

SuperStories Wall


colleem - 5/25/2018 5:11 AM
Belial?
Drake G. Reaper - 5/24/2018 4:27 PM
Hey guys I was wondering if any of you would be interested in doing a legend of belial styled story?
Evva - 5/24/2018 3:02 PM
good chapter GAV. This chapter made me curious if Babs will join the harem or not.
colleem - 5/24/2018 12:50 PM
Jtreat :) really liked how the story started :)
C.King - 5/16/2018 5:15 PM
Interesting zig zags at the moment, GAV. Will she, won't she... be in the harem.
gothamalleyviper - 5/16/2018 5:04 PM
Posted another chapter, please leave feedback.
Gorel - 5/13/2018 9:44 PM
There's always the charm of turning heroic ladies into baby factories
Gorel - 5/13/2018 9:40 PM
There's always the charm of turning heroic ladies into baby factories
gothamalleyviper - 5/13/2018 2:44 PM
To all the mothers out there have a nice day. I thought about adding to Holiday Madness, but other than giving someone morning sickness I couldn't think of what to do.
Gorel - 5/13/2018 11:54 AM
Happy Mother's Day!



You must be a member to post to the wall