marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

plots and fairy tales and quests

Trying to marry time sequences while plotting out a book retelling fairy tales.

Don't do this with quests.

Mind you, one quest would work, and would have all the advantages of a quest in your high fantasy world, as an iron-clad and all purpose excuse to move your characters around so that they keep encountering new things.

It's the art of getting your two or three characters on quests to bang into each other or hear about each other at interesting times to move the plot forward.

Too late for me now. I could jettison this and write another story entirely, but I can't rewrite this one to have at most one quest.
Tags: fairy tales (retelling), motives and purposes, quest, story time
Subscribe

  • vignettes

    This week's prompt is: clock Anyone can join, with a 50-word creative fiction vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the…

  • vignettes

    This week's prompt is: guarded Anyone can join, with a 50-word creative fiction vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include…

  • vignettes

    This week's prompt is: cruel Anyone can join, with a 50-word creative fiction vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments