marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

getting him there

Once upon a time, I wrote a story. It was about something that happened to a young man while he was camping by an unused road.

Which meant he had to have a reason to be there. A reason that wouldn't clutter up the story too much and that could tie into the ending.

And he wasn't the type to be there out of pure curiosity or love of adventure.

I said he was fleeing a family feud.

I have pulled it off the back burner to give it another whirl. I wasn't too fond of the reason, and was fooling about with others.

Ah, he was sent there by the wizards of his city. Who aren't good. He's appeasing them with finding things for them, in the knowledge that may lead to future trouble.

Maybe. If I can keep it from drowning out the central events of the story.
Tags: backstory, motives and purposes, story structure

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