Well it’s Friday again and that means it’s swap day for our prompt stories ( I think we missed a week so we’re still on chapter 3) and I’m furiously writing up my next chapter as I was too lazy to get it done before today :/
Except I’m not, because I’m stopping every now and then to write this in between to brainstorm a few ideas.
I think I’ve got to the point where I’m going to have to do a lot of background thinking on this story or it’s going to be a bit hollow. I’m thinking it would be a good idea to start going through Holly Lisle’s Culture book.
I also need to think about things like:
What are the “monstrous creatures” that roam around the place and where did they come from?
What is the history of the Broken City?
How can I write an original high school story? Although I’m not writing about vampires I’m worrying about being too Twilighty. That may sound a bit odd but after being cured of Twilight-itis there are things that I didn’t like about Twilight that I deliberately wanted to “address” in this story but not in an obvious way. I was inspired by C. S. Lewis and how he wrote the Cosmic Trilogy as a rebuttal of Sci fi trends at the time.
This week’s prompt challenge – chosen by my crit partner (also Rachel) is an image of a gorgeous handmade book on Deviantart.
I have plans for a very important book in my story but I don’t think this book is it – the book I was thinking of is plain looking and beaten up, however I do have an idea about banned books that would be useful for my story and also put my main character into even more danger than I originally had planned.
On my chapters so far I’ve only managed about 800 words or so but in this chapter I feel like I’m finally getting to the meaty part.
Rachel’s comments on the last 2 chapters have been great and she’s discovered some juicy bits that I threw in without thinking about but now think would be awesome to explore further.