marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

whether to use wands

So, should the world-building of this story include the use of wands in magic?

Chiefly for the main characters, of course.  I could make it just a thing for some techniques of magic that they don't use.

But, on reflection, just because the images I have of them is their drawing their wands -- a nice way to make danger clear -- doesn't mean it's anything but my having not filed off enough serial numbers.

I suspect that what should determine it is whether, in the future of the plot, it will be useful (for me) for them to be disarmed -- or for them to be able to disarm people.  But as I am currently pantsing through the outline, that's not very useful now.

And it can be hard to work through a story when leaving a thread like that hanging.

Tags: filing off serial numbers, outlining, world-building: magic (objects), world-building: magic (plot device)

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