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lost story earth moving guys gets home and joins fbi

ruland

Guy is called to a help the FBI remove rubble from blown up house. FBI recruits him and sells him the house site for a very low price

StarFleet Carl

http://storiesonline.net/s/15284:185102/a-hole-in-the-ground-prologue

Replies:   ruland
ruland

@StarFleet Carl

Thank you!

burlarr

Wish the writer would do more than 2 chaperts ever few months

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@burlarr

Wish the writer would do more than 2 chaperts ever few months


I saw this, read what he has, and I think he has a good idea, but he needs a good editor. I bookmarked it to read when finished, if I live that long.

Replies:   jimh67  bernieruland
jimh67

@Ernest Bywater

A posting schedule like that indicates to me that the writer is literally making it up as he goes. The danger of that is finding out that the story needs to go a certain way but can't because the previous writing won't let it.

Don't know if it's true but I read that Stephen King wrote himself into a corner in the The Stand and rather than go back and rewrite a few hundred pages he just blew up a significant percentage of the cast.

Replies:   Michael Loucks
Michael Loucks

@jimh67

Don't know if it's true but I read that Stephen King wrote himself into a corner in the The Stand and rather than go back and rewrite a few hundred pages he just blew up a significant percentage of the cast.


Been there, done that. I was writing, for two books, towards a very specific event for an important character. I got there, and just couldn't bring myself to write that. It was either go back and redo the better part of two books, or figure out how to go a different way. That character has felt 'forced' ever since. Sigh...

bernieruland

@Ernest Bywater

I may be mistaken but i believe I read a story with the same starting chapters 4 or 5 years ago on SOL. Does anyone remember it. My old mind might be playing tricks on me

awnlee jawking

@bernieruland

There were two versions of a story named 'Overboard', or a variant thereof, which continued from an opening chapter by another author.

AJ

AmigaClone

@bernieruland

The original chapter was titled Overboard by oyster50.

There were two stories that used that one as a starting point Overboard! by HandyMan and Overboard Too by Friar Tuck.

Replies:   ruland
ruland

@AmigaClone

I was referring to "the hole in the ground" Blown up house FBI selling it for almost nothing to the contractor

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