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Too Many Ideas - Posts Tagged ‘Editing’

Hand me my Chainsaw of Editing

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The rebuilding and post launch work on impworks is now pretty much done which means I can get back to other projects.  tonight I’ve taken an editing chainsaw to a 120 page text which is the core design for a game and so far I’ve cut it to 60 pages.  Now I’m at the hard […]

Stay on target…

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Sometimes the biggest problem I find when writing isn’t writing too few words its writing too many. Stop heckling from the back – I know when you’re trying to get past the end of the first chapter of a three volume novel trilogy to propel you into the best seller list so you can spend […]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Wow. How can you take a franchise as good as the resurected Mummy and pretty much destroy it in 112 minutes? Could it be the completely miss cast replacements? Maria Bello was no Rachel Weisz. Luke Ford just wasn’t interesting. Perhaps thats part of it too. I know Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li […]

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom – Away

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I’ve sent Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom off to Astonishing Adventures Magazine last night. Glad I gave it one last proof read because some little graphics had crept in to the file. I think they were Word 2007 editing markup converted to graphics by switching to old style doc format but I […]

The Only Way is Up?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Just which up would that be? Hopefully you wern’t looking for the lyrics to a 1988 hit by Yazz and the Plastic Population and thought the title included punctuation. If you were I hope you’ll accept my appologies and leave quiety back to google or whatever search engine sent you here… I’ve spent part of […]

NitS Inner Story Done

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Earlier this week I finished the first draft of the inner story that sits at the heart of Night in the Sidhe. It needs a lot of editing. There are lots of scenes that are too short where I sketched over the action to get to the end. I’ve started working my way through it […]

I don't make New Year Resolutions…

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

… But if I had and it had been to get a shift on with Night in the Sidhe I’d be doing well so far. Admittedly tidying up the current draft last night actually cut it down by several thousand words. I’ve move note and fragments of story without a home in the current structure […]

NitS: Another 1K+ Words Bite the Dust

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Yeh! another thousand words of Night in the Sidhe bit the dust yesterday as I found a way from the bit of dialogue to the climactic fight sequence. I then immediately found I didn’t have a good idea for the fight but didn’t let that stop me so I just pushed on past it and […]

One divided by Two Equals Two

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I started editing Mrs H’s Knitting Circle last night. It was so far over the word count I realised I needed to do something drastic. It was ending on a long bit of dialogue that I liked after an unseen action sequence. So, thanks to the joys of word processing, I’ve rewritten it to put […]

Planet of Danger

Monday, November 26th, 2007

When it was quiet late on Friday night I recorded the first half of myself reading The Electron Jockey. I’ve spent some of today editing the first Planet of Danger cast which will eventually be a part of the, yet to be launched, Dirk Dangerous web site. So far I’m about half way through the […]

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