marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
When I send five characters into the library to pick out a book, not being driven by plot in their selection -- they just want something to read -- obviously every one of them ought to come away with a book that is at least revealing of character, if not profoundly so.
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
There are two kinds of magic in this world. According to one way to split them. . . .
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
After all the poking around about coastal flowers -- the characters have arrived at the lighthouse.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
One character hasn't been talking much about her interests. I know she likes math and its use in magic, but -- do the readers?

So I realize I have a moment to lard in some characterization when she babbles about architecture.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
So our hero asks one of the students with him about the magical significance of a hedge.

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marycatelli: (Cat)
Working on the bad guys.

Who form an organization called the Web, which is, if not commonly known, at any rate not actively hidden.

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marycatelli: (Cat)
Necromancy, you may know, means divining by means of consulting the dead.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
 There's a world in which there is going to have to be two different ways to cope with magic.

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labyrinth

Apr. 9th, 2017 01:01 pm
marycatelli: (Roman Campagna)
 I just sent my characters off in what is the third labyrinth in as many chapters.  

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
So off go our young wizards -- our hero still being young even if he has three years on the rest of the scholars -- under the wary eye of a lone adult wizard -- and into a location reeking with enchantment. . . .

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Amazing the things that pop up when you go from outline to first draft. . . like the vast importance of magical specialization.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Was pondering a magical potion in a marginally contemporary world.  It involves iron filings and four-leafed clovers.

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