Now that you’re coming to the end of your project, it’s time to start thinking about the editing process. I mentioned this a little bit in yesterday’s post regarding returning with the Elixir, about going back and adding characters, objects, themes, etc., where needed.
This spread is a small spread, but one that is to be repeated per each flaw/problem. This don’t only need to be done with your MC, but with any characters that have an evolution within the story.
Tomorrow we’re going to look at how to construct the climax itself, but today is about that build toward the climax. This means that you need to get the stakes higher, build the tension, make sure the inner conflict is ringing pretty high, and that the external conflict is resonating with that.
But now comes the second display of power, and this happens after the turn. And instead of intimidating your MC and scaring them off, this display of power spurs them on. After this, your MC knows more than ever that they must overcome this antagonist come Hell or High Water (whatever that phrase is), or die trying.
We are also reflected in the people we interact with and how we interact with them. Our own personal character can be observed externally if one pays close enough attention. It’s like that saying of you know the truth of a person by how they treat their servers.
I just don’t think it’s fair to start Camp NaNoWriMo without some direction of where you’re going. So I thought that today we would somewhat set the stage for our Fool. This is just giving the story a little bit of a guideline so you have a vague idea as to where this is going.
For this occasion, I’ve created a 30 day Tarot Challenge. Each day I’ll give you a spread to help you along the way with your piece. I’ll provide the layout and a sample reading. I personally will try my best to stick to the sample reading in my own piece as well.