marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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time passes -- things happen

they have a tendency to do that, so I try to put in the story.  Thing is -- I know what happens, vaguely.

Over the next four or five years, the prince acts as regent.  He has to administer justice.  As a consquence, he has to acquire a reputation for being just.  AND --

do this without either the cases or the story time they take up making the reader think that they will be important in the course of the story.  Just his reputation.

I may shove them off stage entirely and just have him grouse about how he gets far more cases than his father did.
Tags: characterization, story time, writing audience
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