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When you are describing,

A shape, or sound, or tint;

Don't state the matter plainly,

But put it in a hint;

And learn to look at all things,

With a sort of mental squint.

~Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
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Do you use a lot of archetypes when writing?
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B. No
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PostSubject: For creating a magical land   Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:56 pm

Step 1: Come up with a cool name: Lets face it, names really are important and meaningful to the entirety of a storyline, so make it a good name!

Step 2: Tell the reader why the land is magical: describe several (more than 1 or 2) displays of magic, and maybe create a history of the land.

Step 3: Create awesome characters for this magical land: Cool land + Boring characters = boring!!!

Step 4: Add a twist: I know twists are often expected now a days, but it just adds more to the plot of a story in a magical land.

Step 5: Find your inner villain: create a villain or antagonist for your story because magical lands have bad guys too!

Step 6: (This is just me but...) AVOID ARCHETYPES!!!!: I love rejecting what my teachers say are in all works of literature, so avoid archetypes to make your story more interesting!!

Step 7: Continue writing and put yourself into it: Unless you are the most boring person on the planet, a little bit of a writer's personality in a story just makes the whole thing a lot better. (And if you are the most boring person on the planet, you have no reason writing anything other than a textbook!)
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PostSubject: Re: For creating a magical land   Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:23 pm

Btw, you guys who don't use archetypes rock!

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PostSubject: Re: For creating a magical land   Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:41 pm

I try not to use archetypes because it ruins the story, but I honestly don't know for certain if I do!
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PostSubject: Re: For creating a magical land   Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:51 pm

Exactly, archetypes are the cornerstone of predictability.

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PostSubject: Re: For creating a magical land   Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Stainqueen wrote:
Exactly, archetypes are the cornerstone of predictability.
There's another saying. With all the years of human history there is no story that hasn't been told. We can only rewrite them in our own styles.

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PostSubject: Re: For creating a magical land   Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:57 pm

Kris wrote:
Stainqueen wrote:
Exactly, archetypes are the cornerstone of predictability.
There's another saying. With all the years of human history there is no story that hasn't been told. We can only rewrite them in our own styles.

Exactly, there's never anything new under the sun

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