Smartphone word war: 1,321 words today.
Yes darlings, I know we are painting him out to be a Gary Stu, but you were the ones who started it. Let’s just try to finish it, ok?
[Below is a conversation I had with my muses. This is pretty much how I’m developing the story for Kunibi, arguing with my muses. :P Red denotes Naoko, the muse who’s usually in charge of action scenes and actual story actions. Blue is Sukina, who’s usually the one with character ideas and backstory.]
So wait. Instead of her dropping from our world to the next, you want to turn it instead into her moving from one country to another.
She goes into exile, it gives her a reason to be ostracised and she’ll be able to avoid the members of her old mercenary band. What’s not to like?
I won’t have the explosions you promised.
Pfft. Like you cared about them.
They do add wordcount and scenery.
They will also require you to… you know, you are pretty lacking in the “see what makes things when mixed go boom!” department. You’ll need to research that.
Urgh chemicals research. Wait, don’t you dare try put me off track. We would have to rework her entire backstory.
Not as much as you think. You wrote her parents and aunt pretty wildly. The new backstory will fit in better than the one we originally thought of.
This is also pretty different from the dream.
Thank you for appearing in my headspace. Now can I have some names to go along with the faces please? Thank you.
PS: Sukina, Naoko, I hold the two of you responsible. SO GET! >(
Edited: And right after that they suggest the names themselves! Girls, excellent work.
Tongs usually are.
You don’t say. *snicker*
And you WOULD make the megane chracter the “Little Dark One,” wouldn’t you? *Facepalms
*angelic smile* We know what you like.
*face in hands*
… You know, I’m not sure if I should even pretend this is a letter to you girls.
Awww, you know we love your letters!
Like how I love Claptrap cause I pity him?
Well, at least you got something done during your downtime today.
The first part of the novel. Which we weren’t supposed to write.
All you can reply is beam?
Heh. *still beaming*
… I’m out of here.
Well, if you remember the way you write, you always explored the world itself through the eyes of your characters. You’ve not really done a character-driven story before when the limits had already been set.
The idea was to try something new, ladies.
And outlining this way isn’t new? It’s been a long time since you looked at a world from the character’s point of view.
Give it a try. You know writing things down helps you remember better.