A day in which you write something is a day well-spent


As I begin my sequel to book one of The Answering Storm, I’m unhappy with the transition from one book to the next. Having an intense battle take place that I’m not sure of the mechanics of is a source of frustration for me. I’m barely into 15K of the novel, and already I’ve hit a block.

I’ll have this scene tumbling around in my head for a while, trying to get it down right.

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Comments on: "Needing Inspiration" (2)

  1. With conflict, I try taking on the role of unbiased reporter. Both sides usually have some compelling reason (to them) for being there. If you have a good sense of everyone’s motivations, it might help you in flushing out how they would go about defending those beliefs in an actual conflict. Would they fight honorably for their goals or would the ends justify any means?

    • The problem I’m having with the battle isn’t the motivations of the characters more the actual tactics and mechanics of how it is taking place. My characters have mental abilities that I’m still working on so as not to stretch the limit of believability. The two combatants have clear purpose, but difficult powers to develop on paper.

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