July Camp

 

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Yes, I am planning to take part and thought I had my idea sorted until today when I had a bit of a wobble.

I was settled to write a science fiction story but I’ve read an article in this month’s Writing Magazine about making criminal characters enticing and likeable so the reader will root for them. This got me thinking about the two thieves characters I like to write sometimes. I have spoken about them before on this blog because I used them for my July 2013 Camp novel. After today, I was really tempted to either rewrite or continue with that story.

I am now thinking that maybe I should put the crime story aside completely to work on later. The reason I am taking that route is because I have looked at previous projects and realised I have been a bit adventurous (for me) in the stories I have tried to write. The reason I wrote them was because they were interesting to me despite outside of my comfort zone. I definitely have learnt a lot from doing it and whilst I haven’t been totally successful with them, I have enjoyed writing them.

As mentioned in other posts, I have had problems with writing, partly out of writers block, as of late since the last session. I just haven’t had a clue what to write. I have had the science fiction idea, revolving around robotics engineers, for a couple of weeks and it’s based on a really old fan fiction about Robot Wars (called Battlebots in the USA). The idea excites me and I want to write it in a new form, especially as I feel I have improved as a writer and matured as a person to really write it. I was a kid writing about adults.

I know a partial issue with it is lack of planning due to not even knowing exactly what’s going to happen in it in its new form and setting. A lack of knowledge of the genre does not help because I am not a big sci-fi reader or watcher aside from Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory and some Marvel and DC films and TV shows. I do however follow tech and science news because I have an interested so that may help. I have some idea of what’s going to happen from doing some character planning already and from looking at what I had previously written for some idea of the plot but still, there is this big hole in the story I feel from just not knowing what’s going on.

The story feels right though and I feel I need to pursue it to whatever end next month during Camp.

Are you taking part this session? Has anyone else had a wobble on their story idea? Are you fully planned or like me, probably know just enough to at least start? Feel free to comment.

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The Flash Extended Trailer

Yesterday I posted the first look trailer for DC Comic’s new show, The Flash, which is only a minute long. Today, I was going through my Google+ stream and discovered the 5 minutes extended trailer for the series!

The trailer introduces the main character Barry Allen and features his origins story as well as offering insight to how the series is going to look and feel like. If you love Oliver Queen and Arrow, he also features in the trailer, talking to Barry about his new abilities.

Have a look at the trailer here:

To me from my first viewing, it has similar feel and look to the Arrow series but also appears to promise to be somewhat lighter in tone but what do you think? Has DC got another hit on its hands? What are you hoping for the new series? Don’t be afraid to comment below.

The Flash First Look Trailer and Arrow Interview

DC Comics have released a first look trailer to advertise their new Flash series. Due to be shown on CW, along with Arrow, the trailer shows The Flash racing to catch an arrow that the Arrow has fired. Take a look at it here:

DC has also posted an interview with Arrow star, Stephen Amell, to celebrate the season finale of series 2 Arrow and the fact that it has been picked up for a third series. Check it out at DC Comics’s website. The company also seems to be determined to take control of television with the announcement of Batman prequel TV series, Gotham. Head on over to this blog post to watch the trailer and to find out more.

New trailer for Gotham TV Series

DC and Fox Broadcasting have released an extended trailer for  a prequel TV series for Batman.

Gotham takes place some years before the Batman franchise, revealing the origin stories of Bruce Wayne, James “Jim” Gordon, Poison Ivy, Penguin, Catwoman and many, many more. Gotham City is a corrupt city on a knife-edge and the series follows the rise of a young police officer through the ranks. Have a look at the trailer here:

DC also has successful series Arrow, following Oliver Queen as the Green Arrow defending Starling City, which has been picked up for a third season by CW (find out more at http://www.greenarrowtv.com/arrow-renewed-for-season-3/16404) along with spin-off series, The Flash.