Writing, Uni and Far Cry 3

I’ve made a lot of progress with my writing. Last week I reached the half way point of the second book in The Fragmented Sequence. I also edited the first chapter of the first book to a standard I like. I will be uploading that next week after going over it again just to be sure. I also have a detailed idea of what the third book is going to be about. I’ve got ideas for the six books, but I try not to think about what’s going to happen and come up with ideas as I go along. The idea for the third book came together last week and I like it.

For uni this week I had to read Jekyll and Hyde. I’ve never been interested in reading it before, and the only idea I had of it was an old Looney Toons episode along with Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I was surprised at how different and good the story actually is. It isn’t the best thing I’ve ever read, but I enjoyed it. It’s only a short story, about fifty pages, so it only took a couple of hours to read.

For next week I’ve got to write a report on either a piece of criticism by T.S. Elliot or Virginia Woolf. Between 1000 and 1500 words long. It shouldn’t take that long, but it is going to. I’m going to spend tomorrow reading over the pieces and making sure I understand them.

I started playing Far Cry 3 a couple of weeks ago. It took just over a week to complete it. I’ve really enjoyed the whole series. The first one will always stand out for me as the best, solely for the map editor where me and my brother would spend hours creating ridiculous maps and battling on them. The third one was very good though and for single player beats the first 2 by a mile. The story, graphics, game-play, voice-acting was all brilliant and is probably the best game of last year. (And with games like Borderlands 2 and The Darkness 2 it’s not an easy decision.) I downloaded a demo of Metal Gear Rising and thought that was brilliant. Now I’m just going to wait for that to come out.

Thanks for reading,

Ashley.

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About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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2 Responses to Writing, Uni and Far Cry 3

  1. I’ve got ideas for the six books, but I try not to think about what’s going to happen and come up with ideas as I go along.

    I’ve only written two so far. The first was written strictly by the seat of my pants. The second began with an outline, which I revised frequently for the first month or so before calling it a wash. Once the characters start speaking to me, any plans I might’ve dashed out on a piece of paper before I really knew them are irrelevant. Still, I’ll probably try marking down an outline for the third one, which has begun taking form in my thoughts. I’ll just understand a little better that the outline represents one set of possibilities, versus the truth of what might come to be!

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