Thoughts About Actually Telling a Story in Another Person’s Universe

I previously did a post about what it might be like to tell stories set in the universe of another person’s creation. Now originally, I had considered the ever-growing “Star Wars” universe as a rare example of an ongoing narrative effort from several different storytellers. What I hadn’t considered at the time is how it actually can be a common practice to write for another person’s universe; especially in the world of TV writing. Continue reading “Thoughts About Actually Telling a Story in Another Person’s Universe”

Thoughts About Storytelling in Other People’s Universes

As storytellers of varying mediums, we carry the gift of not only coming up with unique characters experiencing interesting situations that can span across genres, but we also contain the ability to create entirely unique universes. No story has to take place here on Earth, as worlds of different kinds can become the setting stage, for the likely event of something truly extraordinary taking place that would otherwise be impossible – at least, for the most part. But with so many stories and narratives already out there that have stood the test of time in terms of relevancy and popularity, it can be tempting to also consider the possibility: What would it be like to apply one’s storytelling gift in another person’s universe? Continue reading “Thoughts About Storytelling in Other People’s Universes”

Inspiration Between Universes Part II: Recommended Reading

This week’s post is coming to you with the intent to lead you elsewhere, for as you are reading this, I am out exploring the Pacific Northwest for my first time. As a result, it seemed well timed for another opportunity for Recommended Analyzing, as I give way to an analysis piece regarding the latest “Star Wars Rebels” episode; where a mysterious yet highly anticipated creature is finally introduced into this galaxy far far away. Continue reading “Inspiration Between Universes Part II: Recommended Reading”

Inspiration Between Universes: Recommended Reading

In case it doesn’t seem evident by now, I love learning about the stories behind stories. I love it when I learn about the inspiration behind a particular character, the reasoning behind why a certain part of the plot was changed, and even the origin story behind how a story came to be in the first place. I came across an article not too long ago that was published back in October. It talks about inspiration for a character on a television show from another one in a highly praised film. While I was aware of this knowledge in advance, just reading about it from a reliable place is a reassuring find. This also makes for an appropriately timed material to analyze, seeing that March is dedicated to celebrating women of the past and present. Continue reading “Inspiration Between Universes: Recommended Reading”

When to Stop Expanding a Universe

I’m going to reveal something that I thought about doing that I never told anyone before. A few months after A Moment’s Worth was released, I had thoughts about doing a companion novella to it. It would have focused on the character Baleia, who was most definitely the most vague character of them all, and about her journey. But then I considered otherwise, and made the decision to not pursue it. I realized that if I were to write such a piece, it would take away some of the looseness and mystery that snakes its way throughout the original novel. That, along with the fact that I had finished my time in that universe, and I was ready to move on to something else (that something else obviously being my second novel). Continue reading “When to Stop Expanding a Universe”