So a lot’s going on, and here’s what’s up! But first an update – I won’t be speaking at Kraken-Con. Space is a bit limited – this September they actually landed Zach Callison. Yes, Steven Universe. So as a fellow Steven I understand it’s limited -but it’s also a con well worth going to!
Now let’s talk the Plot Twist Generator which is now in early Beta. OK, I’m not entirely sure what early Alpha and early Beta are in reality since most people have broad ideas, but my take is “it’s now vaguely kind of useful”
I’ve managed to do enough research and get enough feedback that I have a lot of ideas to put in – and once I get there it’ll be close to done. You folks have been invaluable and it’s a much better generator for it.
Really, this one is far, far harder than I expected. Twists can be general or specific, tropes or unique, simple or complex. I figured there’d be some archetypes and patterns to mess with, dump a bunch of data on it, and it’d work – but instead there’s a lot more complexity and potential complexity. So, lesson learned.
I will probably need a break after the next update in a week or so, then see about getting it done end of month/early October.
I do have a few fun generators planned, and I’m considering a really neat idea – documenting one of them as I do it.
Almost done with my latest editing sweep. I’m doing one more in September, then it goes to my pre-readers for awhile. I can say there’s a lot of good advice, but damn did some of it need a rewrite. There’s also things I added or expanded on.
The format looks good, and I plan to send out a sneak peak with my newsletter in the near future. Don’t forget to sign up – plus beyond the free updates, you get my LinkedIn Guide.
I already have the sequels planned, as mentioned. Let’s just say they’ll be different, they’ll be fun, and they’ll be helpful in a different way.