marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

books by the seaside

When I send five characters into the library to pick out a book, not being driven by plot in their selection -- they just want something to read -- obviously every one of them ought to come away with a book that is at least revealing of character, if not profoundly so.

Somewhat complicating the matter when they are stuck by the seashore and most of the library is related to that and practical implications of that. Magical implications, to be sure, but not directly in branches they are interested in as scholars of wizardry. (So, some plot influence. But their desire to study is unfocused because they do not know what they will need to know.)

Succeeding in putting one in the hands of four of them. The fifth is hiding the title. I think he might need some more work on characterization.
Tags: characterization, setting (scene), world-building: magic (technique)

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