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: 24 Hours Challenge by C.King Created on Apr 22 2017 9:58AM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by gothamalleyviper Created on Apr 20 2017 2:44PM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by C.King Created on Apr 20 2017 2:23PM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by supersizeme198 Created on Apr 20 2017 11:50AM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by gothamalleyviper Created on Apr 20 2017 10:07AM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by supersizeme198 Created on Apr 17 2017 3:57AM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by gothamalleyviper Created on Apr 16 2017 11:21PM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by C.King Created on Apr 16 2017 10:12PM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by gothamalleyviper Created on Apr 16 2017 9:40PM
RE: 24 Hours Challenge by C.King Created on Apr 16 2017 7:09AM
    

Addventure

RE: Mastermind and the sisterhood by supersizeme198 Created on Apr 24 2017 7:13AM
RE: Mastermind and the sisterhood by supersizeme198 Created on Apr 24 2017 7:12AM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by colleem Created on Apr 24 2017 5:07AM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by Gorel Created on Apr 24 2017 4:46AM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by colleem Created on Apr 24 2017 2:47AM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by Gorel Created on Apr 23 2017 10:27PM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by Gorel Created on Apr 23 2017 8:22PM
Mastermind and the sisterhood by JimmyKasche Created on Apr 22 2017 9:20AM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by Gorel Created on Apr 21 2017 8:35PM
RE: Monster Kryptonite by Gorel Created on Apr 21 2017 12:47PM
    

Stories

RE: Holiday love slaves by JimmyKasche Created on Apr 24 2017 2:13AM
RE: Holiday love slaves by C.King Created on Apr 22 2017 7:32PM
RE: Holiday love slaves by JimmyKasche Created on Apr 22 2017 9:22AM
RE: Holiday love slaves by gothamalleyviper Created on Apr 7 2017 11:42AM
RE: Holiday love slaves by JimmyKasche Created on Apr 6 2017 5:25PM
RE: Holiday love slaves by JimmyKasche Created on Mar 22 2017 5:08PM
RE: Holiday love slaves by JimmyKasche Created on Mar 22 2017 2:23PM
RE: Masterplan by colleem Created on Mar 19 2017 3:12AM
RE: Masterplan by Solarsearcher Created on Mar 18 2017 10:45AM
RE: Masterplan by colleem Created on Mar 18 2017 3:42AM
    

SuperStories Wall


colleem - 4/24/2017 3:03 AM
Gorel. Question in the board for the monster story
Gorel - 4/23/2017 2:45 PM
Okee dokee. If you've got a post planned, let me know ahead of time to give you the chance the post.
CorruptionCentral - 4/23/2017 10:08 AM
Gorel: I'd love to, but it will be a while. My schedule is pretty overtaxed. I'll get to it, but please don't wait on me.
C.King - 4/23/2017 8:23 AM
Any favourites for non-Dc, Non-Marvel comics/superhero characters to go through the 24 hour challenge?
supersizeme198 - 4/22/2017 4:26 PM
Please leave feedback for LMS.
rgillespie94 - 4/22/2017 9:37 AM
Can someone give me a way to contact the admin?
JimmyKasche - 4/22/2017 9:16 AM
I think only the admin can delete those spam choices.
rgillespie94 - 4/22/2017 9:07 AM
Is there any way to delete extra chapters on adventures? A lot of them are things like "We're at University together" or "Where's he nearest cash machine" you know, things that aren't story connected at all.
Gorel - 4/21/2017 8:43 PM
Well CorruptionCentral if you'd like to add to Monster Kryptonite, go ahead.
gothamalleyviper - 4/21/2017 4:31 PM
I am opting to make Tim a Mobile Phone Gamer since mobile games are designed to drag "Normal Non-Gamers" into the universe of the game as easily as possible. Hence MAA's "Normal" to iconic character design progrations.



You must be a member to post to the wall