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AQATWA: cutting room floor material

Wrote almost a thousand words today, but I don't know what I'm going to do with it. (Too long-winded, infodump about the history of the Ozarkers.) It was supposed to be a story about Troublesome, and trying to write an authentic-sounding folk tale from a fictional culture loosely based on a real one is really hard.

So anyway, I kept writing even though I'm pretty sure it's going to get chopped.


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Jun. 29th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
re :
Would you consider releasing it as a one shot for us starving AQ fans if it doesn't fit in the storyline. I think it would be cool reading and for us to understand the ozarkers a little more....there are all those nuggets you've been planting about them since book two...and I'm. Intrigued.
Jun. 29th, 2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
Shorten it if needful, but DON'T cut it. Us needs to know the Troublesome prophecy to know what's going on.
Jun. 30th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
I love writing folk tales for my fictional cultures, it's so much fun! I wrote one loosely based on Aristophanes' speech on love from Plato's Symposium for one story, and I have no idea how or even if I'm going to use it.

I don't think a person should ever feel guilty or like they're wasting their time for writing something like that, even though it might not make it into the final draft. I mean, even if you're the only one who ever sees it, it's bound to clarify stuff in your head about the culture you're writing about, right?
Jun. 30th, 2013 03:12 am (UTC)
Or you could bring it to the next Quick-e-con
Jul. 3rd, 2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
Nah. That ain't canon.

Troublesome Prophecy is vital to the Story. We need to know it in Text, NOT in interview.

I cite the Martin precedent: Max is gay in Text versus Dumbledore is gay in Interview.

You COULD pull stuff out of Uncle Bilius' a** and write the Story any which way you like. BUT so far, you have written a believable story within the World Building premises duly extablished.

That is why we squee!
Jul. 3rd, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
I've got lots of author-canon that isn't going to make it into the books, though. :P
Jul. 4th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Then it aint't canon. And as long as it is just fun facts, Houses, birthdays etc, then fair enough.

Troublesome Prophecy is NOT fun-fact, it is vital to the Story. We need to know it in text.
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