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Starting a story

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« on: July 28, 2007, 10:07:57 am »

Hope I'm not committing threadomancy Roll Eyes

I usually start with just an idea or random thing. Like for SaC, it was the Halo games. There was jus tthis abstract badness about the military side of it, which I wanted to fix. So I started with quite a militaristic storyline, and then gradually fixed it up. Now, after reading The Dogs of War, I've rehashed it again to a sort of Tom Clancy in Space idea.
The storyline always comes first for me, then I try to pick characters that can best tell that story.
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