marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

so what is he carrying?

The villain of this story is not the big one.  He's not even a necromancer. . .

So I concluded he was carrying something that the necromancer gave him.

A charm sounds odd for necromancer magic.  But talisman and amulet both ring oddly in this world.  (I don't know why.  It's not because they smell of ritual magic.  There's a fair amount floating about.  Perhaps because the heroine -- and point of view -- doesn't know their nature until long after she thinks of them?)

Maybe I'll just call it a medallion for its shape.
Tags: choosing words, world-building: magic (objects)

  • in the details

    Scene needs some serious rework. But while, serious, not fundamentally complicated. Before they do something, the heroine and hero discuss what to…

  • Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight!

    Story time can be an issue in the most linear of stories. Time travel, on the other hand -- A lot of time travel stories act like there's hard…

  • darkest hour

    Sticking on a scene. . . . The obvious problem is that the heroine makes a suggestion with insufficient motive. Then she and the hero do not debate…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded