Sunday, November 2, 2014

#NaNoWriMo Day 2 - I should have plotted before November 1st

I'm trying to learn from my mistakes, but I am hard headed, After a rough start, I decided to plot first and follow my own new rules. Today, I begged my husband to plot with me. [Sweetheart that he is - he did] He's still alive and so am I and I have a better handle on my plot 2700 words into the planned 100,000 word story. It helps to know where you're going with the story, and what its going to be about. Don't you agree?

I've been thinking about the theme of the book, and kept coming up with things like Brave New World meets the Borg, 1984 meets Blade Runner, Logan's Run meets Star Wars. Or... "What if you discovered what you believed about your society was completely false? What if you discovered you were part of the destructive nature?"

And about the concept: Dystopian society outside the corporate structure seeks to expose the controlling factors inside.

In case you think all I did was concept, let me correct you there. I have developed a few characters, and a few of them have plastic parts and computer chips running them. I'm sticking to the gene splicing, biotech stuff, and a little AI. 

My world is dealing with corporate run global government; climate change; genetic, social, and aptitude testing; distopian renegades; and domed cities. Any suggestions for the year 2040?

 

4 comments:

  1. I think there will be more social isolation in the future. It's already happening with people glued to their phones while out in public.

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    1. Good point. I also see large companies going to independent contract labor and work at home jobs. Inside corporations, though, I see a big shift to team projects over the last twenty years and now robots are making robots. What will global climate change do if we are forced to live beneath a dome?

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  2. Plotting can be the devil sometimes. I bounce ideas off my hubby too! Actually I call him "The Plotmaster." He's amazing as getting me out of the holes I've dug myself into.

    -Alyssa Auch
    http://alyssaauch.blogspot.com

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    1. Alyssa, lucky you. Tell The Plotmaster, "Way to go!" I love Character Development and Theme but Plot challenges me. LOL. I may have to get my own plotmaster to help...he does come through with some great ideas.

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