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Question of the Day #42: Rewriting a Story

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on: August 22, 2018, 10:30:18 AM
What story would you rewrite if you had the time and/or inclination? (Can be one of yours or someone else's)

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Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 10:53:57 AM
I was literally just thinking about this last night with regards to Star Wars, particularly the end of Revenge of the Sith. I guess I'll put a spoiler tag...?

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So apparently that's how I'd rewrite Star Wars.
For glory lit and life alive,
For goals unreached and dreams to strive:
All men must try, the wind did see,
It is the test, it is the dream.

-Wit, from Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson


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Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 11:57:17 PM
I was literally just thinking about this last night with regards to Star Wars, particularly the end of Revenge of the Sith. I guess I'll put a spoiler tag...?

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So apparently that's how I'd rewrite Star Wars.

Lol, I'm pretty sure most Star Wars fans have seen Revenge of the Sith by now, so the spoiler cut is probably not necessary, but I'll join in on being cautious :P.

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Hm, I'll have to think about what story I would rewrite and come back.
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Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 12:15:52 PM
Not much is coming to mind for me. And my stories are nothing BUT rewrites, so that is kind of a given :P


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Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 10:26:48 AM
Hmm, can I nominate everything Todd McCaffrey has ever written in Pern? I was so seriously enraged trying to slog through his massacring of his mother's world... just-- ARG!  :'(

To be fair, I'm not sure could do that world justice either, but I couldn't do worse! *grump**grump**grump*
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Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 08:57:47 AM
Only one comes to mind. I have my first ever written story "The skeleton" on paper. My intention is to type it into the computer and do a complete rewrite. Since it is rather short (6 pages), it is not that much work and i want to do it as an experiment on editing and getting a clearer picture how far i've come since then.

But i will finish the first draft of Tigerhall first.
Title: Tigerhall (WIP)
Status: Writing
Word Count : 34,711


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Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 10:12:48 AM
When I was in high school, back before the Pirates of the Caribbean films made pirates a mainstream kind of cool, I went through a big pirate phase and wrote a novel about a female captain in a semi-futuristic setting who had a chaos-sewing crew of miscreants from every corner of the world. They liked wrecking stuff, had a connection to a sperm whale that was at least a magical guide and at most an ancient sea god, and they answered, as a dozen other ships did, to one pirate "king" who lived in the Canary Islands.
I don't even think I have a copy of my original draft anymore, but I'd be really into rewriting it one day.


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Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018, 05:13:55 PM
When I was in high school, back before the Pirates of the Caribbean films made pirates a mainstream kind of cool, I went through a big pirate phase and wrote a novel about a female captain in a semi-futuristic setting who had a chaos-sewing crew of miscreants from every corner of the world. They liked wrecking stuff, had a connection to a sperm whale that was at least a magical guide and at most an ancient sea god, and they answered, as a dozen other ships did, to one pirate "king" who lived in the Canary Islands.
I don't even think I have a copy of my original draft anymore, but I'd be really into rewriting it one day.
This sounds like it has strong Firefly vibes to me, at least with the captain and crew part. You should totally rewrite it!
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