Wednesday, March 31, 2010
needing a guide
So as you all know I've been hard at work on my current wip and it has mystery and magic involved. Now not Harry Potter style however it does have a certain edge to it, My characters have an ability they are born with, they can't pick up extra magical skills unless they are the Head of House and there is one for each House, they are chosen upon their many talents. I only tell you this to better explain my post as a whole. I am needing a book or a guide to help me through their magical abilities.
There are so many unknowns in my MC's life. She of course has been kidnapped and left for dead however as the story evolves she comes to know she is given a gift at the cost of being very badly hurt. This is kind of where I was going with the super power post the other day, she had to pay a price and she isn't done paying them. The problem is the more my MC and my novel evolved the more I dove into this alternate universe, the Traveler's world. There are so many unknowns about this place which in order for my MC to actually find her way she is going to need to know the ins and outs of this place. So I began to brainstorm on what would help me better understand the world I had created. It hit me like a mack truck (okay well a bit overdramatic but you get my point... plus I've always wanted to say that!) It hit me I need to write the guide book that I give my MC on how the system works, it needs to be accessible to her and only her and since I'm the one solving the puzzle I should probably have all the pieces. So last night I began to write the Travelers Guide that will help my MC overcome the questions I couldn't answer.
So for your story does your MC need a guide book to move throughout a different world? Do they need a guide book of any sorts?
What helps you dig deeper and understand your MC's path or your MC better?