The other day, while we were chowing on Christmas dinner, a friend asks me, "Ben, if you we're to send the message in the bottle, rather than find it, what would it say?"
Although unsure at first, Declan sits by the fire aside the man in robes known as Simon, scribe of the White River Kingdom. After telling Declan the story of the sovereign people and the nameless king, He and Simon begin discussing what could be if the ideals were brought back when a White River hessian halts their plotting and sentences them both to death for acts of treason in times of war. What will become of these two men? Find out in the third and final part of Words Stronger than Wars.
Ahh dialogue, the key ingredient for breathing life into your characters. This week we’ll talk about the differences between good dialogue, bad dialogue, and what steps you can take to improve your own dialogue writing skills.
Declan, a poet in the midst of waiting winter to come to an end, follows a mysterious orb in the dark of the night outside of his battle camp. Stumbling upon the mouth of a cave in which the orb has entered; he confronts the owner of the orb. The man in robes, Simon Charleston, better known as the scribe of the White River Kingdom, shows Declan respect and invites him in for a meal, explaining that they have much to speak about. Find out what happens next in part 2 of Words Stronger than Wars.
Ever had something you’ve wanted to describe so badly, but you just couldn’t place it? When it comes to telling a story, if you can’t describe it, you may as well not even be telling a story at all. This week we’ll be talking about the importance of description within your story and how to avoid giving too much, or too little, detail.