I love to write things where people have difficulties and finding ways out of

@writersedge (22577)
United States
March 9, 2008 4:44pm CST
the problem. But sometimes I have to rewrite and modify because the ideas/problems are too overwhelming. Like instead of 100 dead bodies floating from a sunken ship to an island where 3 survivors would have to take care of the bodies, changing it to a modest fishing expedition and only 1 or 2 dead bodies. What would three people do with 100 dead bodies on an island? So sometimes I have to modify my original ideas to be more managable. Do you have to do that?
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
Yeah, we sometimes do alterations since we often need to make them realistic so that it can quickly be comprehended by most readers.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
13 Mar 08
True and I don't want the entire book about disposing of 100 bodies, either. Thanks.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
13 Mar 08
Well, it is exhausting to do such a thing like disposing such a number of bodies..^_^;
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
Wow, thank for the best response!
@jmarte (18)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Although is ok to change you original concept, most work of art end that way, don't make it easy on yours characters. Keep the 100 bodies and sit down and watch what they'll do with them. It might take to a different storyline than the one you had in mind. A good story is where the character have to face a lot of hardship and see how that develop. I remember a quote about writing(I don't remember who): Put you character hanging from a cliff to a bottomless pit and start throwing rocks at it. _José
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Well, José, I want the book to be something besides people disposing of 100 bodies and with that many, the book would run the risk of being only that;therefore, cutting it down a bit would be better for me-at least at this point in time. Thanks anyway.
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