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    Wigging out over inconsistences

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by peachalulu, Nov 14, 2013.

    I'm not taking my own advice, I'm sweating it. I forgot my character smoked he hasn't lit up in ages, he has no access to gain cigarettes the man should be up the wall by now. I also left a thread hanging over a fire bug attempting to start a bonfire. Sheesh.

    What do you do - keep trucking and make notes to fix these things in the second draft? This is for nanowrite - so I can't really fiddle too much with it. Got any inconsistency horror stories?
     
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    If you're using word, Track Change's comment feature is your BFF right now. Note things, power out the words, come back and fix later. I only trip myself up when I try revising in the middle of a marathon.
     
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    If it's for nano, charge ahead. If you like it, edit/re-write it at a future date. And track changes or sometimes I just highlight the section I know needs changing.
     
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    If you forgot he smoked, then maybe he doesn't. You just thought you wanted him to, and he's telling you something else.
     
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    Have your smoker suddenly say, "Wow I'm doing great off the smokes this long!" Or maybe his friend can say "Hey I haven't seen you smoking in ages, have you given up?" "Yeah I didn't wanna put added pressure on myself by announcing it."
     
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    My character's been quarantined in a yard. Maybe I know the wrong people, erebh but they'd be climbing the
    fence risking getting shot for their next smoke. :rolleyes:

    Chicagoliz - I hope not! He needs that lighter to set up a new scene. It's probably because I don't smoke that I haven't
    thought about it. I've made him too practical, his focus is more on getting food.
     
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    Or he's totally proud of himself :)
     
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    I will definitely make him proud :)
    but I'm going to have him wig out first.
     
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    yup!
     
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    My MC is supposed to be being terrorized day by day by the main antagonist.

    So about that... lol

    Kinda regretted writing that in
     
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    I've got a similar thing going on - fortunately, my mc does get the upper hand occasionally.
     
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    Have him quit, yes, but he can't walk around dancing after the fact. I think most people associate quitting with foul behaviour, at least for a few weeks.
     

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