New Writng Project: Opinions Wanted!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AxesAreBetter, May 15, 2019.


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  1. Low Fantasy "Highlander"

    27.8%
  2. High Fantasy "Knight"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. PAW "Mountain Men"

    83.3%
  4. SHTF "Guide"

    27.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    So, due to a change of circumstance, I am finding myself with time to pick up on some of my writing projects again, and I am having some small difficulty picking just one to hammer away at. Since my goal is to ultimately offer it to the public, I have decided to crowdsource a little and see if any of them spark any particular interest.
    The genres are very mixed, and I am finding myself unable to pick a favorite.
    Would be more than happy to discuss the topic/story ideas below.

    1. Low Fantasy story following a "highlander" as he begins his journey into a life of medieval mercenary work. This story is one I have been tinkering with the setting for about 10 years now, getting all the pieces in place to were they "make sense" together. Definitely the deepest world building I have done.

    2. High Fantasy story following a knight on adventures. This was inspired by both my history studies and some of the other projects I have worked on. Leaning more towards the Game of Thrones level of high fantasy than full D&D, but I have a long traveling direction for this story.

    3. PAW with mountain men starting at a rendezvous. This started as a "what if" argument, and sort of grew a life of it's own. Have about 2 chapters down I think I am going to keep, but I am not sure how much interest it will ultimately draw, the premise being a little odd to most people who have not read any of it.

    4. Survival/SHTF/Primitive Living Guide. I ended up going to do some survival training, learned I know a lot more than I thought I did, and I am talking with one of the guest instructors about throwing in with him on some of the courses I had been considering teaching. Currently considering compiling and fleshing out my notes and view points, and making a Guide out of it. I have learned a lot, put a fair number of things into practice, and I would like to share it, and show some different ways to go about some things.
     
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I voted for #3. I mainly read that genre. If you sprinkle knowledge in there all the better. I dislike stories where the person gets a suitcase of money and silver because how often does that really happen? But the more harsh and realistic, the better.
     
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  3. Darkwolf

    Darkwolf Monkey++

    I read all of them.
     
  4. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    I voted for number 3 also for the same reason
    [flag]
     
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  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    1 and 3, but all are interesting.
     
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  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I don’t read as much as I should. When I do it’s mostly history/war/conflict.
    What about a story about a country divided by political corruption where the populace rebelled from governmental taxation and theft of constitutional rights , while the excessive taxes are used to house , clothe , feed non patriotic illegal invaders , to take back their country and reform their traitorous political system. Maybe make it fictional / reality/ hypothetical how to guide.
    [dunno] Just a thought.
    Otherwise, 3 & 4.
     
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  7. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    #3.
    If the premise of a story is a little odd, all the better. A lot of genre stuff reads like it was on rails.
     
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  8. sourdough145

    sourdough145 Tinker and thumb smasher...

    I agree!
    Sprinkle with good knowledge, shake well and serve!
     
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  9. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Appreciate it guys. Bit surprised by the overwhelming interest, so I reckon I know what I'll put the effort into!
     
  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    #3 says me!
     
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  11. Last fantasy I read were Aspin's Mything links and Hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy
     
  12. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready! Site Supporter++

    1 & 3.

    Too many characters in #3 have $10k worth of gear in the GHB. I've always respected DKR's ability to make humble characters suffer from lack and loss before recovering.

    I'm tempted to use D&D modules to help me regulate slow acquisition of better gear/skills in my current project.
     
  13. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon Northwest Monkey

    I voted one, there are allot of books out in 2,3,4.... not so much on one. I would read that...
     
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  14. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I voted for #1 as I am in need of a bit if fantasy, more like I need a bit of escapism or maybe I am just in the mood for a good old fashion mercenary story set in medieval times. Besides, I have no idea what 'PAW' stands for, I'm sick to death of #4, and also had my fill of Game of Thrones stories...
     
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  15. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    On the off chance you are serious...Post Apocalypse World. ;)
     
  16. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Thanks ,,, now Me and Bandit have been educated ,,,(y)
     
  17. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yes, thank you! And, yes, I was serious...:)
     
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  18. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    Please write about the old mountain men of the early 1800’s on up to the civil war. I have always wondered how they could survive a year away from civilization,tough men.
    [flag]
     
  19. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Thanks for the info, some of us are kinda new to the whole civilian language thing, and worst is all the new lingo! Oh well, gotta learn some how!
     
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  20. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I only know what PAW is 'cause of Motomom using it all the time. Haha.
     
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