marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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ideas like weeds

So, in a massive multi-fairy-tale tale, I set out to put in a scene from a character's point of view to give him a chance to shine.

Immediately the muse declared -- and you must put in a fairy tale allusion in there! And while I was working on fitting that into the story, she sat in the corner playing with her blocks and announced, before I was half done -- and, oh yes, remember this character's back story? The Golden Bird he was robbed of?

It has to show up again.

Needless to say, how I don't know. One of my muse's favorite tricks is declaring things Chekhov's Guns without bothering to explain how they will appear later.
Tags: characterization, plot devices, subplots
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