marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

sprouting inspiration

Not every time.  But often enough.  You throw in a concept as a throw-away, and it starts to sprout in the story.

it can't be left alone.  It needs support before, it needs development after, the figure has to reappear once, or twice, or three times. . ..

But I've had an interesting twist.  A character showed up.  He proved more important than he looked.

Indeed, I've concluded that he is behind the magic that causes a lot of trouble for four characters.  He vanishes without ever appearing on stage.

But it seems to cry out for a sequel.  Several sequels, tracing how the magic is working and affecting things.

sigh

It was simpler when the causes were off-stage and didn't raise questions.
Tags: idea embellishment, sequels, story structure, world-building: magic (effects)
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