Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Four Days Of Short Stories I

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          Four Days Of Short Stories is writing exercise/event I'm doing this weekend (Friday, Nov. 2 - Monday, Nov. 5) where I write an original short story everyday for four days. I'm going to post them here, in this post, and also here. I do not promise that the stories will good, just that they will be written in a day. The idea is to quickly come up with an original concept and run with, to experiment, and try out new styles. It's a learning and experimenting exercise.

          Also, anyone is welcome to write stories along with me and post them here as well; even if they cannot write all four days. If you plan on doing so please follow the few guidelines.
  • An original unused concept (ideas you'll had but haven't written are fine)
  • No sequels/prequels/continuations to any of your old/current stories
  • Experiment
  • Try to make it a full stand-alone story
  • Must be posted by 11:59 PM of that day
  • Have fun!
          Also, the stories should be between 1-4 pages (to be manageable) be can be longer. There isn't any set theme or motif, but if you're having trouble coming up with a story idea try this: The theme of boredom or try making the boring or ordinary event you can think of unique or strange.

          Lastly, note that it says Four Days Of Short Stories 'I,' I may do this again if this first one goes well. I'm doing this to improve my own writing ability and to get myself run with concepts less stressfully and to writing quicker (looking at you Elevator Music).

UPDATE 1 (11/2/12): Day 1 Story added below. Read it in all its unedited glory!

UPDATE 2 (11/3/12): Day 2 Story added below.

UPDATE 3 (11/4/12): Day 3 Story added below.

UPDATE 4 (11/5/12): Day 4 Story, the final story, added below.

UPDATE 5 (11/6/12): Day 0 Test Story added.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too Update 9 ~ [10/28/12]

          Hey, guys. It's been awhile, huh? At least for Elevator Music after a bit of a hiatus. No video this update, but the Script has been updated from last month. It's still not complete. Progress has been slow because of school and me working on other projects. Expect progress to continue slow as school is my priority, but it will be finish prior to the new year. I promise. Hopeful by the next update.

          Speaking of the next update, I'll going to continue this format of writing more and have no video. Also, I think doing a month instead of weekly schedule for these updates makes more sense giving the slow progress. The next update will be at the end of November.

          So, what's been happening with Elevator Music the past month in terms progress? Actually more than you would think giving the break. The script has been giving a number of minor fixes as well as have scene 3 rewritten and so smoother transitions added in. On the non-physical side, some characters been more clearly defined. Neil is down. I took a look at some of the stories themes and am making sure they are well represented in the season and story overall. Changed, given, and/or built upon character themes. Season 1 is still giving me trouble, but a lot of thing a clear now. Now I need to focus on finishing episode 1.

          The Script is right below. Please take a look and comment. See you next time.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-10/28/12]Here
Song List [Partial-10/28/12]: Here

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Next Update: Sunday 11/25/12

Monday, October 22, 2012

Do You Want More 'Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too'?

          Do you guys want to see more of Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too, the audio drama that I'm working? If you do please tell me by leaving comments under this post. To tell you the truth, school is really kicking my butt right now and I'm feeling very unmotivated. A little word that someone wants to see this project continue would really go a long way right now. Since the last update I haven't done much on the project, because of school and other things, but the last few weeks I have been review the script of the first episode and making notes and corrects. Other than that, I've been working on flushing out the main characters more as well as making the whole story align with the themes I want to convey overall and for each season.

          After reviewing the first episode's script on my own I've found problems, but really holds up. Tweaking more than rewriting seems to be all that it really need (though there are obviously some scenes that will be rewritten). I'm more or less happy with what I have so far.

          If you have been following the the progress of Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too, I would like to thank you. I really appreciate interest you are giving to my project, especially when all I have to show is an incomplete pilot script. Thank you very much. 

          I do not really know why I decided to make this post, but I feel it is a need post to make right now. Again, I ask that if you want to see more of this project that you let me know by commenting below. Until next everyone.