I do recommend not posting anything until you're finished, as Sundowhn says. It means you've put yourself in a box that you may not be able to get out of, if you start posting incomplete stories. In my experience, I do a lot of rewriting before I reach the end, so don't want any of the earlier stuff to be unchangeable.
I usually have a vague outline in mind when I seriously start a story, but it's subject to changes along the way.
Also, to Drelion, tons of pages that don't have a coherent plot is often typical of fanfic. Sometimes you need to narrow it down, save choice tidbits that just don't fit for later stories, decide on the theme you want to deal with, that sort of thing. Sometimes you're just trying to cover too much in one far-too-long story. In fact, that's how many of my story series develop: the original idea keeps on expanding and growing, so that I can't cover it all in just one story. In that case, I try to divide it into a series of stories, but each individual story has to have its own coherent beginning, middle, and end, even tho it may hint at future happenings in the following story.
This is starting to sound like a writing workshop. ;-)
Have you all seen this preview? http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...eview&id=12271
That's actually some pretty good advice. I guess the real problem is that I know where I want to go, I just don't quite know how to get there. Like driving to an unfamiliar place 600 miles away but having no map or GPS.
Also, I have seen the preview. Blob's a complete monster. I hope they get him, if not in this issue, then in the next one.
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I'm willing to read over other writers' efforts and make suggestions, as long as it's not a terribly long story. (Just takes up too much time and I don't get my own writing done.) Also don't mind discussing ideas for stories. Fair warning: I'm a real nit-picker of spelling and grammar, but can be persuaded to ignore that sort of thing until you're down to a final draft.
If anyone wants my opinion on a story in progress, let me know and we'll take it over to private email. I'm not sure whether this Forum would be a suitable place for detailed discussion of a story, but perhaps it would be OK to discuss a story plot or idea on here, as long as it didn't take over everything else going on.
Blob is horrible. Who wants to take bets that his eventual death involves some type of explosion from the inside out (especially considering AoA Blob's cannibalistic tendencies)?
I do have to admit that the issue from Dark Angel saga that has Fantomex as a Blob suppository gave me a fit of the giggles.
[QUOTE=TheMutantJinx;15120457]That's actually some pretty good advice. I guess the real problem is that I know where I want to go, I just don't quite know how to get there. Like driving to an unfamiliar place 600 miles away but having no map or GPS.
Do you want to discuss it with me via email? If so, I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or do other folks on this Forum want to discuss such things here?
That being said, scars don't bother me but the fact that he is portrayed without lips or portions on his nose... that is just nasty.
I do think it would be interesting to read Wade's first person account in those situations because he is an absolute lunatic! lol
PS I just got back Free Comic Book Day at my LCS. I ended up picking up Manifest Destiny (the ones Sundowhn just posted) Teehee! Scored a bunch of silly stuff for free. Super fun day!
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Always had a thing for blue.
Also, Sundowhn, I would be happy to bet that Blob implodes. That would be gory. And so very justified.
Oh, and I also went to Free Comic Book Day! They were having a raffle and I saw this amazing Dark Phoenix Saga statue of Nightcrawler. I really wanted to win it, so I bought seven tickets and stood by for two sets of drawings, but then I left because there were two guys who'd bought, like, 300 tickets each, and I figured there was no way I'd win it. :(
I scored a "Woman of Marvel" Poster which much to my utter joy was done by Alan Davis! Score!
Always had a thing for blue.
Jeez, I miss having a local comic book store. I'm stuck with subscriptions or buying digital in my area.