Brin Jackson, Fantasy writer & daydreamer

The journey of writing, craft, and of connection.

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Another extraordinary post by my friend, Vaughn Roycroft.

Vaughn Roycroft's Blog

The Present, by Thomas Cole (1838)Ignorasphere: Know where it is? Trust me, if you’re trying to give life to a story, it’s not a good place to dwell. Your story won’t be able to breathe well there.

Very early in the process of outlining the story for my historical fantasy trilogy, I ran into a problem. I tried to ignore it, but turns out I couldn’t. I set out to write a story about a young man struggling to cope with his destiny, and a young warrior-woman assigned to be his guardian. But I kept tripping over the fact that his destiny, and the reasons for her assignation, were rooted in what had already happened. They were a product of their world, and its past. I kept telling myself it was simple stuff, which had to do with his father. I wanted to simply move ahead with the story, so I wrote side-notes like: “His…

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Author: brindle808

I'm old enough to know better, and young enough to want to learn. I am a reflexologist, fantasy writer and daydreamer.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, Brin! Have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  4. Hi Karen. Thanks for dropping by and your kind words. I’m glad you find the site helpful.

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