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    What is the better time line?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by TheDarkWriter, Aug 24, 2013.

    The idea for a potential story idea I'm working on involves Nazi's. The first idea is that he's a Nazi Scientist slash SS soldier that worked directly for Hitler. Then Hitler double crossed him and he turned traitor and helped to bring down The Third Reich (Which he helped build) and after killing Hitler he vanishes.

    The second idea involves the same story I mentioned before but it takes place in modern times and what I've already mentioned is more of secret history that is slowly revealed. But I'm not sure which is better.

    I feel it's better to treat it as a secret so I can better explain the main characters motives in that time period.
     
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    First, there isn't really enough information here for us to give you any meaningful advice. What would the second, modern-day scenario actually involve?

    Second, as I'm sure Cogito will tell you, this is the kind of decision you, as the writer, have to make yourself. It's central to the act of creation of a story, and as such, is your responsibility alone. You may wish it were easier, but them's the breaks, as they say.

    Sorry.

    Good luck with your story! :)
     
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    Exactly. And it is part of minstrel's first point as well, because no one will ever know your nascent story as well as you do.
     
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    why/how would a nazi scientist who help to 'build the third reich' and worked directly for hitler be a 'soldier'?...
     

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