Processing My Fiction : Referencing Other Stories Within Your Story, An Example

Slumming in Paris Part Two

Slumming in Paris Part Two

***
This Article:

Processing My Fiction : Referencing Other Stories Within Your Story, An Example

How I reference other fiction work with the current work that is referred to by one or more characters in both stories.

Example is from the novella pictured here.

***

Pictured Left : “Slumming in Paris, Part Two

27,286 Story Words.

***

“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”

***


***

Site Areas

*

Fitness ** Arts ** eBooks

**

Processing My Fiction : Referencing Other Stories Within Your Story, An Example

***

Categories : FictionAuthor Bio Info & UpdatesParis Page (Poetry, Images, Stories)

*

Why “An Example” ?

I have to admit, it’s kind of an inside joke on my part, I only have one book doing this right now:

Notating in a special section at the end of the book, references within the story to the other stories the characters are living or speaking about.

But this example is a doozy.

Slumming in Paris, Part Two, With the Children – Welcome to Paris is a substantial novella with lots it references to naturally in the course of the story – at least two novels/novellas and nine short stories!

That section from the book is available below.

Not all these stories are referenced in Part Two, but, as I showed in my previous article, listing all the current chapter titles for all seven novellas in the Slumming with Paris, With the Children series, there’s a lot of work coming online (in novella form) that will continue referencing whatever is appropriate in the story.

And that was an important thing for me to remember.  References to other work within this work couldn’t just be worked in – well, they could, but I didn’t.  The work was finished before I began finding which reference (some books have multiple references) to use.

The points for me were –

Did another title in question, have an experience worth one or more of the characters mentioning in the current work?

Did the experience from the previous work have a bearing on the current scene?

Did the opportunity to reference another existing work occur naturally?

And, what meaning did the previous work’s story (experience) have for the character(s) in the current story?

If yes, I included it.

If not, well, I’m sure there’ll be another opportunity. 😉

What if one or more of these “points” didn’t occur, was one factor enough?

Truthfully, I don’t know exactly.

My guess is, for either the current scene, or the character’s reference to a previous story, to work, they must have, to some degree or the other.

So it’s easy to justify.  But, I feel, difficult to force.

It’s like a memory any one of us might have, alone or with a friend or family.  A reference comes up to a prior experience.  Sometimes it’s an “Oh, yeah!” thing.  Other times, it’s just, “hmmmm.”  Or a wry smile, or sad shake of the head, or a belly laugh.  But we know it.  We feel it.  And I wanted to do that in the story.

What I’m doing now, providing a reference after the finished work, is pointing it out.

I want my work to be organic, and feel that way.

Not just processed. 🙂

Best wishes everyone,

Adan

**

From Slumming in Paris, Part Two, With the Children – Welcome to Paris

References to Other Stories Inside This Work

*

Because the characters in my fiction work tend to appear in most of my other stories, invariably a reference is made by one of the characters or the narrator about a previous adventure or time they had been together.

This section takes a singular reference within the current work, “Slumming in Paris Part Two, With the Children – Welcome to Paris” and notates which work that story is featured.

I hope this helps you find other of my fiction work featuring any of the characters or situations that have appealed to you.

With all best wishes, sincerely,

Adan

**

Chapter: Out on the Balconies

“You know.  Americans.  Well, and the French underground.  Okay, okay, and the British and everyone else,” Zilker laughed, embarrassed.  “Geez, I just meant there’s been more people, in more times, wearing more kinds of clothes, passing through here than, than -”

“Than a rock concert in Zilker Park back home?” asked Antone, grinning.

Zilker remembered the first time, just the six of them, without an adult, had gone to an outdoor concert, at night, in Austin, and smiled, nodding.

“The Concert” – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2FWLYU

**

Chapter: First Family Outing

“The family, the whole extended family actually, that past summer by the beach in Italy, in participating in the Children’s Festival, had inadvertently has a theme, an overriding idea, ready made for them: the positive non-violent use of the small town’s history of conquests and perseverance. Cuore Grande had been sacked, fended off, and rebuilt itself for centuries. And not only survived, but found ways to prosper.

Here, in Paris, Gricinda and Arthur had decided to showcase Paris as a mystery.”

“The Children” – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009P9U8TA

**

Chapter: After the Nap

“I’m tired already,” said Arthur, closing their door. “We’re going to have to let Antone and Cherise take them out alone sometimes.”

“I agree, but not yet. Remember what happened this summer? And that time they all went to Galveston to the beach.”

“I remember.”

“Remember too then, our goal is not just to get through this vacation. We want to see what they’ll experience, for themselves.”

“Haven’t forgot, just thinking. It might have to be simply surviving – owww!”

“The Children (Shorts) At the Beach” – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7ABR04

**

Chapter: Out on the Balconies

“You know.  Americans.  Well, and the French underground.  Okay, okay, and the British and everyone else,” Zilker laughed, embarrassed.  “Geez, I just meant there’s been more people, in more times, wearing more kinds of clothes, passing through here than, than -”

“Than a rock concert in Zilker Park back home?” asked Antone, grinning.

Zilker remembered the first time, just the six of them, without an adult, had gone to an outdoor concert, at night, in Austin, and smiled, nodding.

“The Children (Shorts) The Concert” – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2FWLYU

**

Chapter: Small Streets and Roman War Horses

They browsed the book lined windows for a moment. Gricinda, having visited the bookstore with Arthur before the children had arrived, assured them, “Yes, they really do speak English in there!” And it was with a shock, turning to the sounds of children screeching across the water with the bird man, that they were in clear shot of where they had just been. The Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Gricinda realized how differently the grand church appeared, between day and night, as Simone, barely breaking a whisper, nearly screamed, feeling the synchronicity of the city.

It ripped into both mother and daughter like lines on a map, revealing pathways.

“Slumming in Paris Part One, Arthur & Gricinda” – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BROAHVA

***

***

Other Posts You May Like

*

Other Titles You May Like

*

Paris Shorts, Vol 1

Paris Shorts Vol 1

*

Texas Shorts, Vol 1

Texas Shorts Vol 1 med

*

Slumming in Paris, Part One

Slumming in Paris, Part One

*

namaste´- con dios – god be with you

*

Sheila & Adan

Sheila & Adan

**

YouTube Videos

List of My Author Pages


*** INTEGRATING YOGA FITNESS AND THE ARTS

About Me

Home

 

 

Advertisements

About Felipe Adan Lerma

A beginner's view : integrating interests in yoga, fitness, and the arts - work in fiction, poetry, and images.
This entry was posted in Arts Area, Creativity, eBook Area, Felipe Adan Lerma, Fiction, Fiction, Paris, Paris Fiction, Processing My Fiction, Short Story and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Processing My Fiction : Referencing Other Stories Within Your Story, An Example

  1. Pingback: Processing My Fiction – Promoting My Promotions, Listing Future Sales | Felipe Adan Lerma

  2. Pingback: Processing My Fiction – Sub-Series Within a Series, Benefits & Challenges | Felipe Adan Lerma

  3. Pingback: Rendezvous, at Place Saint-Michel – a Paris Short Story | Felipe Adan Lerma

  4. Pingback: Poetry in Fiction, Samples – Slumming in Paris Part Two, To Notre Dame | Felipe Adan Lerma

  5. Pingback: When am I going to write the next chapter of the story? | The Claire Violet Thorpe Express

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s