Story Bible (18)

1 Name: Chris000 : 2009-09-16 10:28 ID:cI8Jjk5z

This may seem like an unusual question but here goes. Does anybody have a Story Bible? I have been writing fanfiction since I was 12 in the same universe so much that I dedicated an entire canon to it. By Story Bible I refer to a physical or non-physical (on computer) guide with rules or descriptions of your stories?

I have two. One roughly 80 page guide and an online version I am writing now. If you are familiar with my work it is titled UNSC Galactic Codex 3238 Edition.

So...heh heh heh, anybody have anything similar?

2 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-16 11:58 ID:9QE/FU4K

I feel good to not be the only person to have one of these. ^_^

I have at least five different spirals with information on my stories. (They're not completely filled, mind you.) Usually filled with concept sketches, rough drafts, character stats, miscellaneous crap that I need to remember. Most of my thought processes really.

My rough drafts usually incorporate these 'rules of the universe'. And my character stats usually involve things like: name, age, birth date, western zodiac sign, character song, image flower, and image gemstone.

I get really into some of my stories, to say the least. XD

3 Name: Warper : 2009-09-16 19:43 ID:WmAmnBeO

I had SOMETHING like that working.

However no one was interested.

It was a gag-religion cetered around anime magnas and video games and the 'non-physics' that make up their mechanics.

IF anyone is interested, and it's just for fun it's not a serious thing, look me up and check out my 'painfully in need of posts' forum.

4 Name: Chris000 : 2009-09-17 05:23 ID:cI8Jjk5z

@ Luna419

WHEW! Glad to see I wasn't the only one either! I felt really akward asking that question since I don't know many people who are TOTALLY dedicated to their stories and fictions to make their own canon. I base mine on the same fashion execpt I do things a bit...bigger. I am writing a sci-fi series here!

5 Name: Acacia : 2009-09-17 10:54 ID:Z8K9em/9

@Luna419 and @Chris000

I'm glad you two have story bibles too.

Mine's one file filled with fics, which I've accumulated, and then just notebook after notebook, which got filled with oneshots, chapters, poems, notes, and all the other stuff that I thought I needed.

I don't really write to my own cannon, so the 'bible' is just filled with everything and anything fanfiction.

6 Name: Chris000 : 2009-09-17 18:50 ID:4HZPx468

Hmmm. More of a library more than a bible. Those have actual stories but others have rules, regulations and information about your canon.

Oh and to Warper, I wouldn't ask if I wasn't interested, my friend!

7 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-17 20:42 ID:FHJTfRj9

@ Chris000

I really wasn't planing on making any type 'bible' of any sort. I just started with a journal to write down my half-finished drafts during class, and it kinda expanded from there. I'm currently filling my Vera Bradley notebook and a massive Five Star spiral that I never ended up needing for school. (They have pockets for my drawings! That makes me a happy little fan-writer. CX) Needless to say, I'm going to have a lot of material for my stories.

But thank God I don't have one journal for each story I make. My parents would never lest me buy that many. XD I have so much material for one story, it'd take up at least three of them.

8 Name: Kennie : 2009-09-20 05:36 ID:/LN/H936

I currently have a whole folder in my desktop devoted to addtional information that I need to know. About my characters, about the mythology of the story, about the places that they've been and are going... I think it's a good idea to keep a record of all of this as it helps you to keep track of all the details that you, the author, need to know.

9 Name: Chris000 : 2009-09-20 11:01 ID:Px819/5t

Agreed, wholeheartedly.

10 Name: tiger002 : 2009-09-20 20:41 ID:j+J54Qa+

I really should do this more often, but more often then not, I get inspiration and jump into it.

11 Name: sailorjupiterox : 2009-09-21 11:01 ID:msUVPwo5

My 'Story Bible' is actually a massive box, in which I have all my old note books (filled with drabbles, lyrics, storylines and plots and love scenes etc!) that is at the end of my bed. It's kind of like a bin, but I don't throw it out? Everytime I finish a notebook, it goes into my 'Story Bin'. When I get writers block, I look at my story bin and then if that doesn't work, I go for a walk :)

12 Name: Chris000 : 2009-09-21 20:40 ID:HLL9EfNh

I don't really have a plot notebook, but mainly a story material notebook. People, places, and the like. Actually I was inspired by the Halo story Bible, which may or may not tangiably exist. Some say it doesn't. So I'm told.

13 Name: inulover90 : 2009-09-23 13:34 ID:YXbqito7

i keep a binder with everything in it. when i get an idea for a new story i write basics like what i want to happen how i want it to happen and everything in between i also carry around a note book that i start stories in or just make notes of what comes to mind when i 'stop' thinking.
when i finish typing the story i print it out and give it it's own binder with all the notes about it. i stay organized in my head that way, LOL. sometimes all the ideas want to come out at once but i found doing it this way makes it MUCH easier.

14 Name: Star's Snowflake : 2009-09-25 16:45 ID:sCGUqvOm

I can't say I've got a story "Bible", but I do have a few things. I saved notes, drafts, deleted portions, character outlines, and plotlines for one story, and I could actually see how my thought process changed while writing it.

As for my concepts, I have a file with short descriptions of nearly all the fan fiction ideas I have in mind. It gives the working title (which I usually change), the expected rating (and if it's T or higher, why that is), the length/feel of the story (oneshot, short, semi-epic, epic), genre(s), and principle characters along with a 2-3 sentence summary of the plot.)

15 Name: bookmadabs : 2009-10-04 09:37 ID:nOriK4Mc

Yeah, I've got something like that....... I come up with ideas at THE most random times ever - like the time I came up with a Harry Potter plot and ended up outlining it on the back of my history paper.... My teacher was a bit confused to read Harry/Draco to say the least - so I've got lots of folders on the computer and a big file full of mind maps and stuff........... Oh and lots of character studies. I don't plan on publishing them, it just makes it clearer for me....

16 Name: ShatteredGlass : 2009-10-06 09:13 ID:IsK21kxq

I don't have an actual bible but I have a library full of notebooks that contain random stories that relate to the weird universe in my mind. So glad not to be the only strange person.
I don't think that I could ever share any of it with anyone though- I'd be far too embarrased.

17 Name: Harbinger of Doom : 2009-10-12 10:04 ID:XPtzARfk

No, i dont. BUT this thread gave me an amazing idea for a fic...
How about an AU JESUS FIC! XD

18 Name: Lauren : 2012-03-04 19:03 ID:Jkqh39gP

I Have two binders.

One with my finished work. Each story has a divider with all of my notes and tid-bits. In the front I have notebook paper and I have written out the story title, summery, rating, genre, two focus characters, number of chapters, date it was posted, and the date it was finished posted. It's the only way I can keep my stories organized so if someone has a question or I am writing a continuation I can flip back and find out little ideas I had scribbled down when I first wrote it.

The other is my working on binder. Each story idea has a divider with every idea and thought on the story scribbled down. I take this binder with me everywhere with notebook paper in the front in case I get an idea. It has all of my ideas, notes, maps, ledgers, character sheets, and everything I could possibly need when writing my stories.

They are not exactly bibles but they have everything in them to keep track of everything in each universe in my head.

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