marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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marycatelli

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
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