Use this page for comments on the process of developing Fly Paper as collaborative fiction in a wiki environment.

Use Talk:Fly Paper for discussion of the story itself.

General CommentsEdit

Just a thought, most fiction is written in the past tense, not the present like your story. The present tense reads more like a script, which may be what you were intending, but I find it difficult to read. MikeDockery

Mike: I agree that it is a problem. I got into the habit of using the present tense in my fiction many years ago and it is a hard habit to break. Possible solutions....

  • Link to Fly Paper from the Scripts page.
  • Put a warning/comment about the use the present tense at the start of the story.
  • Change the story to use the past tense.

I have to admit that I know nothing about the conventions of "fan fiction" so I am likely to ruffle some feathers. JWSchmidt 07:41, 1 Apr 2005 (EST)

  • Past tense narrative is hardly an innovation of fanfic! Rather, present tense continuity is the custom of real time off the cuff rpg, low quality output with no rewriting facilitated.

John Schmidt's CommentsEdit

I am interested in the development of "accessory" pages that can augment the core pages for a story. For example, Fly Paper:technical notes contains information related to a major plot element in Fly Paper.