Fiction – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:55:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i1.wp.com/silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-sb-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Fiction – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Fiction – SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Fiction – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/fiction/ TV-G 100525399 The Memory of Trees https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-memory-of-trees/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-memory-of-trees/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:19:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=6305 The Memory of Trees One day, the girl came back to the tree, as she always did. This tree, it knew her. It sensed that, even though there were changes, this was still the same girl. It always was. “Do you remember me?” the tree asked, in its way, with a slow wave of its leaves. Of course, the girl did not hear the tree. However, she saw that slight shudder of its foliage. Additionally, she saw how that almost indiscernible movement caused a single ray of light to quietly, quickly, and sneakily peek between the tree’s crown. It made […]

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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:38:34 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3167 The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it. It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent […]

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I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done


When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it.
It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent until you are several thousands of words in. I can attest to that and say it is absolutely true. Approaching the 30,000-word mark, I started to finally see the beginning of the shape of my story. That disturbed me…greatly.

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I #amwriting still. About 22,000 words in. Still trying to figure out just what the hell is going on



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I #amwriting and I’m at 25,000 words in. This is a milestone for me 🙂 a quarter of my goal.


30,000 words is a lot of words. I did not want to think that all of this writing was for nothing. Keep in mind that I said that I am only just STARTING to see the SHAPE of my story.
That means I have 30,000 words that are pretty much worthless. And it also means that I hit a stumbling block. Everything in me wants me to just start the whole thing over from the beginning with all of the changes I need to make. I need to make my main character more of a dick. I need to start further back in the timeline than I initially started with. I need to set up the situation in a completely different way than I originally intended. I need to start from scratch.
But all of the masters have told me that I need to keep going forward. I need to finish this rough draft.
Two things here: First is that statement about going back in the timeline and the other is the idea of a rough draft.
Timeline. A constant failure of mines is thinking too far back. Stories are supposed to begin when something changes. Unfortunately, I tend to think of everything in epic scale. For instance: I had an idea for an epic fantasy series. I started writing it as I do most things. No forethought, just sit down, start typing, and see what comes out. Well, once I started typing, I started thinking of all the things that happened to lead up to that current moment. I had a female protagonist, but then I thought about her parents. What was it about them that made her who and what she was? Well, thinking of her parents led me to conjuring up an entire epic fantasy series dealing with her father and his cousin. Yes…a whole trilogy.
Plotting out that series in my mind, I THEN had an idea for an epic fantasy SERIES that dealt with the progenitor of one of the secondary characters. This would be a series that took place in the far distant past. So I started thinking on that. Overwhelmed by it all, I just gave up altogether, but I never stopped thinking about all three epic storylines. But do you see the utter madness of it? That’s why in my previous post, I said I realized that I was not ready for the epic fantasy.
And this problem of mines has come back to haunt me. Once I started realizing the shape and path of my current story, my mind just started adding to it and adding to it. I wanted this to be a single book with a beginning, middle and end. But the more I think about it and the more I create, the more there is to add.]]>
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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 01 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2012 08:31:48 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2760 In the spirit of finishing all the old stuff and not starting new stuff, I have been working on a fiction story I started and then abandoned previously. It’s a piece of contemporary urban fantasy that I started for NaNoWriMo last year and then put to the side after only a few thousand words. I spent years thinking about and coming up with ideas for an epic fantasy, but realized that I just wasn’t ready skillwise to write it, so I decided to get back to this story tentatively titled Rattle and Thump🙂 I figured it would be short, and […]

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Overdue https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/overdue/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/overdue/#respond Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:34:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/05/06/2007/overdue-by-ramon-saege/ Overdue By Silencio Barnes After the criminal, medical and other specialists were done with him, they gave many a varying diagnosis. However, the comedians, seeing through it all, would forever just call him crazy. + It had not always been there; the old one didn’t match the new kitchen and had to be replaced. It looked to be made of the same stuff as the rest of the kitchen and all of one piece with the floor, the wall and the counter top surrounding it. A dark almost black marble shined to perfection. She was not sure if it was […]

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