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How the story changes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacy Eaton Nov 20, 2012. 8 Replies

There are times like now I start to write stories and changes start to happen with the characters. The minor characters started to take the place of the major characters and make the major character…Continue

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Mar 31, 2013
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"Finished fifth chapter and working on the next. The book is coming together and taking me on a good ride."
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"I have had word on "The Imagination Has Awaken" from the publisher. They are sending me a proposal. I am excited. I am doing the happy dance"
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Nov 21, 2012
Stacy Eaton replied to john m rakes's discussion 'How the story changes'
"I love when my characters control the story and take it someplace I had no idea it was going. Two weeks ago I was sick - my characters would not play nice. It was like they wanted a divorce - and they weren't even married!!! Then sent me back…"
Nov 20, 2012
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"To heck with writers block. Jusf wrote another shorg story, then went back to the book."
Nov 19, 2012
john m rakes replied to john m rakes's discussion 'How the story changes'
"I think I have to be more specfic. I have a secondary character I was using to tell the story. His character became stronger as I began to put him and the story got better so I decided to give him a better part, not all my secondary character have…"
Nov 9, 2012
JM Benavidez replied to john m rakes's discussion 'How the story changes'
"Thank you for that detailed insight Cleveland. I never thought about it like that. I'm going to have to go back and reconsider some of my characters =)"
Nov 6, 2012
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Looking for work in a Publish company in Phoenix, AZ.

I have been looking to learn the publishing business and haveing trouble finding the right company and position to start with. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.See More
Nov 6, 2012

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My third book

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 4:49am 1 Comment

I am finding by writing this book there is a character that keeps moving into the lead. I know he will be gone in the beginning about 8 chapters and others will take his place.

What I want to know have you changed your main characters as the story begans to grow.



Posted on October 30, 2012 at 6:06am 0 Comments

I would like to introduce myself. my name is John Rakes and I have published two books on Amazon under my Author name John M. Rakes. the titles are three weird shorts and the other is The Imangination Has Awaken. Check it out.

I am now writing a book and still writing short stories.

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At 9:04pm on October 29, 2012, Chuck Keyes (The Chuck!) said…

John, top of the milky way to you, and welcome to …from The Chuck-Master of Science Fiction Fantasy, romance, and mind curdling horror…

               I write sci-fi fantasy novels filled with adventure, mystery, romance, drama, horror, and plenty of comedy… It's sci-fi for every adult human to enjoy. I'm also a well-known published poet. When you have a few free moments to spare, please check out my Authors page and a few of my videos and blogs. Many of my blogs consist of free to read enjoyable sci-fi stories that I reedited and united these twenty-two stories within an eBook titled: 'Epic Marvels'. One of my recent sci-fi novels is titled: 'They!' …which is somewhat related to the 1954 sci-fi classic movie, 'Them!'. I've just completed my next sci-fi mystery, titled: 'The Mysteries of Fuller Park'. A fun fiction story based on the eerie satanic urban legends of Fuller Park, in Athens, Texas. My next novel is titled: 'It's Not a Lovable Pet Story!' It’s a Sci-fi fantasy horror for delighting my many reading fans. Also, check out my famed 'Apollo Trilogy Novels'™… Please let me know if you'd like to become friends.

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At 5:58am on October 30, 2012, john m rakes said…
Thank you chuck

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