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I've been struggling for several months now with writing my Labyrinth fic. I'm stuck in a rather important part of the story and just don't know how to get it to work.

I've been listening to my "Stevie Nicks" station on Pandora all day (it plays lots of singer/songwriters from around the 70s/80s) and when These Dreams by Heart came on, it reminded me (as it often does) of a book I read as a kid. This book has stuck with me ever since I read it in late elementary/early middle school. I've read it several times and it's always brought the same feelings for me.

It's called Flora has always accepted that their house is haunted. But since her cousin Anthea moved in after her parents' deaths, the haunting has taken a sinister turn. Scenes that once could only be viewed on a dead child's toy stereoscope now take shape n the night-dark hallways. Anthea and Flora, living under an uneasy truce by day, are drawn into the same dreamworld at night, one to ease her grief, the other to solve the mysterious riddle at her home's heart. But as Flora and Anthea's shared dreams become more compelling, more vivid and lifelike, dreamscape and landscape merge--and dangerous spaces threaten to engulf the dreamers and their world.

I'm hoping for some inspiration, but if nostalgia is all I get, I'll take it.

Date: 2017-05-28 05:23 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] tinny
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I cant help you with writing fic, but maybe you want to look for a beta? Maybe you'll get lucky. I remember there's a tumblr that had lots of beta offers. Oh noes, it's no longer active. http://betafinder.tumblr.com/tagged/beta - but who knows, maybe one of those people still wants to be contacted.

Also, sometimes it helps to write down where you think the problem is (a "talk to the bear" kind of thing). Maybe that will make you realize where you went the wrong way. The annoying part is it always takes so damn long to find it. :D

A plot sheet may help, too. Writing down each plot point, maybe for every character, helps give an overview of where you wanted to take the story and help you realize where you left that path.

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