Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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First Contact

 [personal profile] jude_rook talks about first contact and the extrapolation thereof.  

I'm looking at that exercise and thinking, "What, and then they just STOP?"  I'd get whiplash.  That's how I start stories.  Build a setting, build a species, and bang them against an interesting conflict.  The thought of stopping at that point makes my brain hurt.  If I went to that conference, I'd be scribbling in a notebook all the way home.
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