marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

decisions, decisions

At one point in the story, the hero is taken alive. Crucial point. Leading not only to his rescue, about which I have clear ideas, but to many other ramifications.

The thing is, I have to work out the details of the capture. I am, in fact, all but bursting with ideas about that capture. Wolves and other monsters; a last stand against a cliff; and more. But I can't use 'em all, because they are incompatible with each other.

And many are incompatible with the rescue. There has to be a reason why that character rescues him when, without considering the circumstances of the capture, there's one major and probably several minor characters who are more plausible.

Not to mention that I have to figure out where he is at the time. Possibly knocked unconscious at the scene of the battle?
Tags: idea development, orchestrating characters, plot devices, setting (scene), world-building: military matters

  • Starship's Mage

    Starship's Mage by Glynn Stewart This is the first volume of a series but works on its own. It's also a compilation of independent episodes, which…

  • Quiet Pine Trees

    Quiet Pine Trees by T.R. Darling A collection of very short stories. Of various genres. A lot of time-travel, including a sequence about a…

  • All Men Dream of Earthwomen and Other Aeons

    All Men Dream of Earthwomen and Other Aeons by John C. Wright A collection of short stories. Far-future humans -- cybernetics and genetic…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded