In what form do you write?

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Re: In what form do you write?

#31 Post by TyranX » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:13 am

@sayuri
Maybe what you could do is Indent for each branching point? That way everything will be able to stay within a single document and it should be nice to look at. This method is especially great if you're using a writing program that has auto indenting.
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Re: In what form do you write?

#32 Post by Glazed Donuts » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:22 pm

That's what I'm wondering, too. How do you do branching points? There are a lot of games on here I've seen that have some really deep branches. How do you keep track of what is connected to what? Also, how do you keep track of what happens at a certain time/day like in some of the dating sims without getting confused?

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#33 Post by Topagae » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:39 pm

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Re: In what form do you write?

#34 Post by Glazed Donuts » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:48 pm

Yes, but how do you translate all that into script/screenplay form?

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#35 Post by Topagae » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:28 pm

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Re: In what form do you write?

#36 Post by Crocosquirrel » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:34 am

Topagae wrote:It's usually more mundane like.

"Man, did I forget to lock the door" or "God I am so hungry but too lazy to get takeout"

Sometimes it REALLY backfires whens someone is acting stupid and I Type something like.

"you always ask for my help and never take my advice"
Ah, the classics... (wistful sigh)
Some of my best stories have started that way.

For myself, I've been a novelist for a few too many years to give up on the format now, but I like the VN feel, and it seems to allow a few things I'd spend a few days and several thousand words trying to get across(not that I mind, I rather like a good mental exercise). Either way, I'm writing in Novel form, and then the bulk of the dialogue can be just cut and pasted into Renpy. Get the visual assets, sound, etc, and make sure you have at least one ending that's going to be a pain to get to, and you're all set :P
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Re: In what form do you write?

#37 Post by Sapphi » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:06 pm

I write first-person, present tense, directly into Ren'py. I think when I was originally starting out I tried to start in Word and just couldn't do it. For some reason Ren'py helps me cut up the sentences so that there isn't a lot of annoying text at once. Also, as I don't have many sprites or backgrounds yet, I just try to add little hash notes like "The next day, this happens" before that part of my script so that I can find it easily. Most of the time I'll imagine the sprites as I'm going, but I plan to make them to fit the script, not the other way around. ^_^
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