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What creative projects have you been working on?

This topic is part of a series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss creative projects they have been working on.

Projects can be personal, professional, physical, digital, or even just ideas.

If you have any creative projects that you have been working on or want to eventually work on, this is a place for discussing those.

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  1. ThatFanficGuy
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    Slowly developing characters and drawing out their personal plots for Frontiers. It's the first time I'm drawing out something I know is going to end. None of my previous projects had a finish...

    Slowly developing characters and drawing out their personal plots for Frontiers. It's the first time I'm drawing out something I know is going to end. None of my previous projects had a finish line: their plots started and had some momentum going forward, but I never knew how, or even how soon, they're supposed to finish. This one has a defined length and an overall arch it follows.

    With Frontiers, I got an exciting look at how characters can develop. They all started two-dimensional – "he's an urban monk with temper issues", "she's an engineer with blond hair" – and gained volume over time, as my mind kept sending me images of what would be cool to tell about them. The characters I worked with before grew as well, but none piqued my interest and endeared me so. They were interesting; these are fun.

    In taking a break from coding Intergrid, I'm making a text-only dating sim for web.

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  2. hungariantoast
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    Today is the final day of prep for NaNoWriMo so I am finishing up a few details for my novel before I start putting words down tomorrow. I have no doubt that all the prep I have done will fall...

    Today is the final day of prep for NaNoWriMo so I am finishing up a few details for my novel before I start putting words down tomorrow. I have no doubt that all the prep I have done will fall apart when I actually start writing the story, but that's okay.

    My immediate goal is going to be getting all fifty thousand words down. I would love to get that done with a few days to spare and spend the last few days of November editing, but I'll be content just to get the words down, to be honest.

    I don't expect anything quality to come out of this and I am super nervous, but I've committed to this and it is too late to back down.

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  3. moocow1452
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    I'm giving myself a bit of a break and clearing myself from any creative endeavors until Timosomo rolls around. So, like 8 hours to myself, and I'm passing out candy.

    I'm giving myself a bit of a break and clearing myself from any creative endeavors until Timosomo rolls around. So, like 8 hours to myself, and I'm passing out candy.

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  4. bbvnvlt
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    A while back I built a web-app text-editor for myself that only lets you backspace for half a minute or so. It's called Backstop. After that 'the ink dries' and the text is set. It helps me write...

    A while back I built a web-app text-editor for myself that only lets you backspace for half a minute or so. It's called Backstop. After that 'the ink dries' and the text is set. It helps me write drafts without getting lost in stupid edits. It's based on (copied from) someone else's app 'Rough Draft' that no longer exists. I didn't like some aspects of it so built my own.

    I've been playing around with making it into a native application with electron.js this week, but ended up mostly adding some functionality and polishing things. I'd like to get it to a lever where I'm comfortable telling more people about it (edit: as far as I'm aware, no other editor exists with this sort of behaviour, so it should be useful for others). Not quite there yet.

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  5. Wendigo
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    More like, 'What creative piece have I been avoiding for the good part of the week?' :D I have to do a portrait of myself for class. It is due Tuesday. I have not started. Send help

    More like, 'What creative piece have I been avoiding for the good part of the week?' :D

    I have to do a portrait of myself for class. It is due Tuesday. I have not started. Send help

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