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Eryan
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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I read your story in the Fan Fiction section.
Faramir at his noblest - I want more!
I will think about the ending, so far I am just very pleased for a new glimpse of what really happened in Osgiliath.
Write more Valedhelgwath! l

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valedhelgwath
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Thanks, Eryan, and to those of you who have replied by e-mail.
Do you want more of Faramir? I'm currently working on a tale about Balin leading his people back into Moria. I'm hoping to have it done in about three weeks (work permiting). Although I know the outcome of the story, I'm not certain yet what route it will take getting there, and thus, how long it will be.
I know it's a bad habit, and I should stick to a story plan, but I find my writing always evolves by itself. The finished product is very rarely the way I intended it to be from the start.
Do any of you other writers write ad-lib, or are you more disciplined than me?

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grondmaster
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Characters often take control of their stories from their writers. Sometimes a minor role player will demand a change in the storyline. If the writer listens with her heart, he can become the major player, often leading to a better story. :cool:

Of course, I'm not speaking from personal experience here, just about what I've heard. :)
'Share and enjoy'

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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I ad-lib constantly, everything I ever do tends to evolve from one really good one-liner and I have to try to somehow build a story around it. I've never done anything in a disciplined way, I find chaos to be more productive than order every time.
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Allyssa
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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I know it's a bad habit, and I should stick to a story plan, but I find my writing always evolves by itself. The finished product is very rarely the way I intended it to be from the start.
Do any of you other writers write ad-lib, or are you more disciplined than me?


Totally!! Happens to me all the time, and mostly I think that it is Beneficial to the story. If its flowing, its working, I say. I usually start out with some sort of plan, but one that is subject to change at any moment without warning. :)


Your great story Val: I loved it. Faramir was very Faramir-ish :). Battle sequences and details very vivid That Haldon chap must have had access to plenty of arrows. I dont mean that as a criticism - I believed it completely.

I dont know if he would say "bless you" though. Maybe something more like "May Varda guide and protect you" or something of that nature.

I think the ending is great, but what would make it better would be if there was some reference to Callen at the beginning. You dont have to name him, just let the reader know that the story is being told by someone other than the postAuthorID. A couple of lines in the first person for Callen that is. Does that make sense?

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. :apologetic-smilie: * 100. But I didn't think your story needed much improvement anyway!! :D
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chikakat
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

really good story, Val...I like it alot! :D

and I definitely never have a story plan when I'm writing...usually I'll be going along, and then get a bit of dialogue or a sentence I want to use and then sort of aim the story in whatever direction it calls for. Not that I do all that much creative writing anyhow...;)

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rednell
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I enjoyed your story very much. I actually like the way you end it off with Callen revealing that he is the storyteller. Since he wasn't present at the battle he would only be able to refer to it in the third person anyway so I don't think it is necessary to introduce him as the narrator before the end.
Good job, keep writing. :read:

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valedhelgwath
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Thanks again, all of you.
It is nice knowing there are others out there who don't stick to story plans. My old English teacher used to drum into us that we had to, so I kind of figured I wasn't cut out to be a writer because I never did.
Making Callum the storyteller was one such afterthought, by the way. I wasn't sure how to end the piece without having to fight all the way to the main gate, and the idea kind of popped into my head out of the blue. Also, my first intention was to have Haldon sacrifice himself to save Faramir, but once the orcs attacked him the story kind of took a mind of its own.
Good point about "Bless You," Allyssa. It didn't feel quite right when I wrote it. Your alternative would have been so much better.

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Vee
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Post#9 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:58 am

Can you repost this story as well please, Val?

:wiggle: :wiggle:

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valedhelgwath
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Post#10 » Sun May 09, 2004 11:16 am

Until we get the fanfiction section back, it's not available on this site, but if you want to read it, try my own site.

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