Embers Ad Infinitum - the first summary and leave
Here comes the summary part of each volume that many people are looking forward to. Well, I am probably the only one looking forward to it.
Actually, this time is quite embarrassing. Write a few more chapters and it will be fine by December 31, so that you can merge the comments on the shelves and save trouble.
Of course, this is also good. It will be on the shelves on January 1st, and the first part will be finished on December 31st. Would I dare to ask for leave?
So, everything is pros and cons.
Speaking back to the first book itself, because the mystery itself is very heavy, the long night will continue this tone, which will not only appear to be repetitive, but also have no buffer or room for adjustment. In addition, in my previous novels, except for Xiao Meng, the others are in character and Internally, there is a big similarity, but there are differences in a certain aspect and some details.
Therefore, I want to challenge a protagonist who is completely different from before and break through my own limitations.
Based on these two points, I have said before and plan to write a psychopathic protagonist. On the one hand, this is a new experience for me. On the other hand, it can also bring joy to the darker background and wash down the surface. Undercurrent of sorrow.
I’m not a mental patient, laugh. I can’t really simulate mental illness. This is the biggest obstacle before my creation. After repeated thinking, I came up with a way to give up most of my mental activities. Actions and words create characters.
After adopting this method, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is very different from previous creations. I am no longer a person who pre-sets what kind of personality he is, what his preferences are, and what are his shortcomings. Where is the arc of the character, but gives his background, his past experience, and then, when he encounters different things, he starts from the background, experience, and the state of the character to launch different reactions.
After writing like this, I found out that Shang Jian Yao turned out to be such a person.
This may not make much sense to friends who read novels, because no matter what method is used, in the final analysis, they are shaping characters, and there is no distinction between high and low, but for writers, this new feeling of boating is special. wonderful.
This is not to praise myself for writing well. This does not exist. There must be various problems when trying a technique for the first time.
This writing method is not without shortcomings and drawbacks. At least I have found several now:
First, without mental activity, there is no most powerful weapon to create a sense of substitution. This is quite troublesome for an online novel. Without a sense of substitution, many plots cannot spread tension.
The second is that the initial shaping of the character will be very long. When I was in Shuiwei Town, when Shang Jianyao separated the beef a little bit for the little girl, I felt that the character’s feet really stood on the ground.
Third, there is no way to quickly label a new character, deepen the impression, and shape the image by psychological activities.
In combination with the writing method I used similar to travel notes and road films in the first film, the whole story was difficult to stretch too much, and some supporting actors were not able to stand up quickly, so that there were obviously many ups and downs. , The plot seems slow.
This way of writing also has its own advantages:
when there is a lack of psychological activities, the shaping of the characters depends more on interaction, and once the interaction increases, the frequently appearing characters will naturally become clear and full.
In the first part, it is mainly members of the old tune group.
I can brag about this a little bit, but, the plot is still too small at present, and the arc of the characters is definitely not able to be brought out. I only hope that it can be done later.
After talking about the characters, let’s talk about the overall structure of the first part.
Because I wanted to present such a big environment first, combining the reflections of the old world, the darkness of the new world and the absurdity of their combination, first to make a big look, and pave the atmosphere and tone, so I used similar travel notes and roads. The film’s writing method does not set the content of outbreaks and climaxes, but focuses on experience.
In addition, the feeling of upgrading was also downplayed, which resulted in a very weak plot tension in the entire first episode. After all, it lacked two powerful weapons.
By the way, the title of the first part is “Prelude”, and the opening line reads:
“At the moment of death, the solemn first note of an unknown song will sound. Life is just a series of preludes to this song. “When
many friends saw this, they thought they would die, but it is not. I wrote about a “civilized” life.
In the last two chapters, one song is one of the series of preludes before the death of the old age, which is a nostalgia and mourning for the past civilization, and the other song is a prelude to the new world and a sincere expectation for it.
In the long night of civilization, there are still many fires.
Perhaps one day, a certain residual fire will start a prairie fire again, illuminating the world. This is closer to the meaning of Liszt’s “Prelude”. Humans and civilization are mortal, but we will make the prelude as long as possible, as magnificent as possible, and as brilliant as possible.
If you can feel the old world when you hear the song of “Recalling the Past” while reading the first part, and the word civilization flashes in your mind, then I think what I want to express is Already out, enough.
Having said this, let’s talk about the problems in the first part:
First, it is too tiring to read in the second half. This is not a question of words, but a question of rhythm. Maybe it’s because I’m used to playing games. I always make a bunch of branch lines and then do the main line. So when I set up this way, I didn’t think there was a problem at all, but after I started to write, I found out that once I gave it to Qifeng Town to send the chip If you always deviate and delay the task for too long, the reader will be irritated and feel that the plot is too procrastinated and it will be tiring to read.
Playing games by yourself is really different from designing “games” for others, laugh.
The second is in the city ruins. I hope that through the description of our common scenes and things, I can set off the atmosphere of the wasteland and pave the way for nostalgia and mourning for the old world. Therefore, many places are written very carefully, which is nothing in itself. Question, but I overlooked one point. At that time, the old-tone group was not free and was controlled by Qiao Chu. Many friends would eagerly hope to get rid of this point as soon as possible. This contradicts the peaceful mentality of reading a detailed description. This is indeed because I didn’t design it well and there was a problem with it.
The first part is mainly to outline the outline and try some new ways of writing.
The old rule is that I will take leave and rest and organize the outline. However, because the second part will be very short, only 20 sheets, it is a more important turning point, so only take a day and a half of leave, noon the day after tomorrow, which is 12 noon on the 31st The update will resume at half past half past.
You don’t have to worry about being too short. It is estimated that the third, fourth, fifth and seventh books will be long, about two hundred chapters.
The second part is titled “Unfinished”.
Actually, there is still a lot to say, but let’s leave it to the testimonials on the shelves, otherwise there are not so many words.
Anyway, thank you all.