marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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backstory serial number

Was working on a story where I was thinking of stealing from Jane Austen's Persuasion.

And that, really, there was no way to scrub off the element of backstory where the romance foundered on the bridegroom's not having money enough to marry. Even when the story is set in a Faerie with magic as well as a navy. Unless of course you jettison it, and happily go on with the tale.

Until I started to fool about with the various sorts of fae folk who are dangerous in love, and said, Hmmm, a wise and prudent older woman might easily warn a younger one that such magic can be dangerously subtle and hard to break.

Hmmm. . . .
Tags: backstory, filing off serial numbers, world-building: economics, world-building: magic (effects)
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