Author: R.M. Archer

Hi, I'm Ariel. I'm a Christian teen writer. I write mostly fantasies, though I have tried to venture out beyond those borders. Unfortunately, I'm not particularly adventurous in that respect. I hope you'll enjoy it here and maybe learn something new about me, my writing, or just stuff in general. Have Fun!
Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 1

Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 1

*blinks at prompt* Is there any possible way I can make this not repetitive…

The only way I can think to not emphasize Coraline’s intense love of apples is to answer this for Ismena instead, so we’re gonna do that. Ismena is the second main character in The King’s Paladin, and likely a second POV character. She’s the princess of Mandoria, and she’s fully prepared to be queen when the time comes.

Ismena doesn’t Continue reading “Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 1”

Preptober Prompts Week 2

Preptober Prompts Week 2

I intended to do these on the days they were posted, but I forgot so I’m doing all six at once. This past week’s category was description and was hosted by RaeMarie at Ozark Mountain Cailins. (Click on the prompt graphics to go to the original posts.)

I take a walk down an empty street, admiring the colored leaves as they fall. They skitter across the pavement, whisked away with a crisp autumn breeze. Loose hair Continue reading “Preptober Prompts Week 2”

Preptober Prompts Days 6-7

Preptober Prompts Days 6-7

Sorry this is a day late. :P

Coraline’s favorite fall memory is of her first “solo” horseback ride when she was eight. She was actually accompanied by Gabel and Dorian (nine and ten, at the time), but it was the first ride she took without Eliot’s supervision. She got to ride all over the fields outside the castle, and took a detour to the apple grove on her way back to the castle to grab an apple for each of her fellow students, herself, and Eliot to celebrate. (I think she has a slightly above-normal love of apples.)

This prompt concludes week one of Preptober Prompts! You can find all the prompts so far here:

Prompt 1: List 10 things your main character is thankful for.

Prompt 2: What is your main character’s favorite fall activity?

Prompt 3: Does your main character have any fall traditions?

Prompt 4: Pick one of your side characters. How do they feel about fall?

Prompt 5: What is your antagonist’s favorite thing about fall?

Next week’s category is description. Make sure to follow RaeMarie at Ozark Mountain Cailins so you don’t miss any of this week’s prompts, and have fun sharpening your descriptive writing skills. :)

Have you been participating in Preptober Prompts? Are you enjoying it? Looking forward to the next set of prompts? Even if you’re not participating, I hope you’ve enjoyed the glimpse into The King’s Paladin.

Have a fabulous day!


Preptober Prompts Day 5

Preptober Prompts Day 5

I don’t want to give away the main antagonist of the series, so I’m going to pick a lesser antagonist for this prompt. Orlan is one of the four kids who grew up with Coraline and Gabel, and he’s a bully with superhuman strength. He hates Coraline because he thinks he would have been a better choice as Paladin, and he’s determined to make her life miserable.

Orlan’s favorite thing about fall is that it’s recruit season. Fall is when all the young soldiers come to the castle from the academy and challenge each other for places on the royal guard. Orlan is the captain of the guard, so he gets to choose which soldiers stay and which get city guard jobs, challenge them to sparring matches to test them, and watch them beat each other up. The majority of them have heard rumors of his super-strength, at this point, and he loves experiencing their awe and terror at meeting him and training with him.