Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Strangest Things

so its a fictional story about people going on fictional stories
introduces a pretty unique set of stakes
where its not life or death, but its not casual either
 - OrangyOrange

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
 - Edgar Allen Poe

I worry about feedback on my writing, especially my fiction. I worry a lot.

It's not that I fear feedback or criticism.

It's because many of my ideas are targeted to incredibly niche audiences, such to the extend that the likelihood of any random proofreader falling into said audience is daunting. Feedback from people who don't understand what you're trying to write, not because they lack the capacity but rather the interest, can often be worse than no feedback at all. Some of what results is so blatantly unhelpful, it comes across as malicious.

I got lucky. This time.

FINCI, or rather, "From the Internal Narrative of Callidus Igni," (and you can see why I refer to it as FINCI) is very niche. To sum my goal and purpose of writing it into a sentence, it's "a fictionalized LARP, from a writer who had the desire, but not the opportunity." Essentially, a fictional story about people going on fictional stories adventures.

(And to the uninitiated, LARP stands for Live-Action Role Play, where instead of sitting around a table telling a story like Dungeons and Dragons, you're actually running around the setting of your story.)

If you'd like to take a read... here's the index of sections (no, I'm not calling them chapters or parts). Where you start reading is up to you, but the beginning may not actually be the best choice. I'd recommend starting with Act Two, as it has a more "beginningish" start, while Act One does what most of my other writing does, and starts at the middle.