So I’ve been working on this story which I’ve completely outlined. I touched on all the important parts. Why is it important to outline your story? Let’s see.
I’ve been neglecting my writing. Aside from getting ideas I haven’t really written anything. My thief story is just sitting there and I can see the protagonist with her blue hair staring me down in my mind’s eye. She wants me to finish it and I do too but I’m lacking the motivation right now.
The room was dark, except for a few candles. Three men sat at a small round table. They all had their hands joined with eyes closed. One of the figures started whispering some chant. Suddenly the room got cold and a light breeze filled the room even though there were no windows open.
I’m pretty sure my methods of getting ideas for characters are different than most people. It can come to me at any moment. Like I could be watching television and I’ll see a favorite actor and think, ooh she’d be a great character. She could be a badass hunter who has an issue with authority. Of course this example is what I thought of when watching something with Michelle Rodriguez. So now that I have the basic idea of what she looks like, I’ll work on the hardest part ever.
When I was younger and impressionable, I picked up a book my dad was reading at the time. I wasn’t a reader. I hated required reading because it was required. But this book was curious because it reminded me of this imaginative game I was playing called a Dungeons & Dragons. The book was called The Sword Of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Continue reading “Influences”