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writer’s block: rethinking

Posted in writer's block on October 10, 2008 by tallimar

ive been looking at what ive typed out so far of my current story compared to my last story (left incomplete for the time being, ill probably pick it up again another time) and realized why it just hasnt felt quite right; its lacking a lot of color… i like some of the plotlines i have floating in my head for it, but for some reason it just wasnt catching my own attention and now i know why. i know i have more skill than that and will have to completely rewrite it. the other problem is that i think it’s sucking because im trying to throttle the creativity out of me when i have time instead of trying to throttle the time out of me when i have the creativity.

another thing i need to do is give the book a name, i think that might help me give it more direction. what should i name it though? should i go with the trend and just use a one or two syllable word as the name or maybe i could dome something cliche and give it some multi-part name that includes legend/chronicles/etc. as is stereotypical of book with a fantasy setting (even more so with RPGs). i also think that at some point i should read some political fiction book as a sort of research thing. i wont be weaving in a lot of political intrigue, but i think it could be used to add a nice dash of mystery and diversity to the setting.

anyways, im going to end this one here. too much sugar and too little sleep…


unnamed book: chapter 1 – page 1

Posted in writer's block on September 24, 2008 by tallimar

There they stood, all around me on the raised platform. Each one of them staring down at me, or perhaps staring through me. I could feel their contempt for me and I knew why, it was the reason they called me here. Seven old sages with exquisite earthen colored robes loosely hanging from their ashen gray skin and like all Karthule each had a unique magical pattern that weaved its way across the body from head to toe. These patterns or Relnarri varied in color based on the individual’s lineage. The leader of the elders began to speak, his Relnarri slightly shimmering, “Are you aware of the reason you have been called here?” I stand quietly staring straight ahead, my wrists bound behind me. His question was the signal that this was my only time to protest my sins, I remained silent. As with almost every other event, the elders had made this into some kind of ritual. The old man on my left began to speak, “Then we are to assume that you understand your punishment and why it must be.” Again, I stood silently without as much as a glance to the side. The woman directly to the leader’s right spoke up, I noticed her Relnarri was faintly glowing blue, “You were our mightiest warrior, our most promising arcanist, our greatest champion. You are also the last of the Cor’leon lineage, the greatest clan that our village has ever known.” It’s unusual for the elders to deviate during proceedings like this, but as the old sage pointed out, I wasn’t a normal scenario. She continued, “When I was informed of your sins, I was shocked and in disbelief and now we have to exile you… this is truly depressing.” I looked at her and my eyes began to fill with sorrow, “I just ask that one day, the people of Kendaera may find it within themselves to forgive me.” Suddenly from behind me, a deep voice echoed forth, “Your request has been noted and will be presented to the people, but as of tonight you are dead to us.”
The leading sage spoke up, “We have procrastinated long enough, and it is time that we finalize this matter at hand.” In unison, each of the sages raised their arms as their Relnarri glowed brightly. A powerful vortex of magical energy began to swirl up around me and for an instant; a flash of bright light blinded me. The ritual of exile pulled me and with its arcane energy tore at me like thousands of needles within a tornado. I tried to focus my own power to shield me from this torrential assault, but it was too late. Something slammed into me and everything went black.