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Combining Two Stories

Recently I came up with another storyline that I would like to work on. I have 5 or 6 story lines that I am working on right now.

After starting work on my new story line and getting about 10 pages into the story, I realized that this story could be combined with another story that I have plodding along on. This story had come to stand still and I have been trying to figure out where I wanted to take it.

The first story is a ghost story told in the first person and the second story is a teen drama story told in the second person.

I know these two story lines can mesh nicely together, but after I copied and pasted them together I realized that there are some MAJOR inconsistencies that I need to fix besides the different perspectives.

For example, in my first story, the heroine is finishing high school via the web and has not made friends in her new town, but has a potential love interest. In the second story, the heroine is in school and is working on a history project, has friends but no love interests.

However, instead of focusing on how these stories do not work together, I have been busy working on making these stories work together. I want to take the teen drama and blend it into the ghost story.

I think the process of combining the two stories so they will work as one will be a complicated process that will keep me busy for a few days.

Because so much work that needs to be done and the fact that I cannot edit my own work while on a computer, I have to print the story off and work on etching out a new story line and fix the inconsistencies, thus making a brand new story.

 

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