Tag: Characters

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.

Preptober Prompts Day 4

Preptober Prompts Day 4

I think my favorite side character is Wisterin. She’s spunky, teasing, halfway obnoxious depending on what character you ask, and a LOT of fun to write. She’s the girl who wears lavender even though purple is a color reserved for nobility. (At least it’s not plum.)

Wisterin likes the brisk weather of fall, but doesn’t like that it means winter is on its way. Plus she doesn’t like most apples, which is the main thing at the castle that time of year, and she couldn’t care less about the gods that are celebrated in the fall. Basically, as long as she avoids the celebrations and activities in the fall she’s fine, but she enjoys activities for their social value and thus attends anyway. So she tolerates fall.

Preptober Prompts Day 3

Preptober Prompts Day 3

I tried to think of something other than apple-picking, but I’m 99% sure Coraline’s fall tradition is apple-picking with the other kids she grew up with. It started when they were little and their mentor Eliot was still around. Usually Gabel and Coraline were the only two actually picking apples because the other four were getting into some sort of trouble and Eliot had to keep them from hurting themselves. Or each other. After several years the four just stopped coming altogether.

Preptober Prompts Day 2

Preptober Prompts Day 2

In case you missed the Preptober Prompts intro and yesterday’s prompt.

What is your main character’s favorite fall activity?

Coraline loves apple-picking. She loves apples, as mentioned in the previous prompt, and she enjoys being outdoors and hanging out with people she cares about (or hanging out by herself). She finds the crisp air refreshing, and the company more so.

Preptober Prompts Day 1

Preptober Prompts Day 1

Preptober Prompts is finally here! Before we start there are a few things I want to go over to make sure things go smoothly, but I’ll only go over these once so you’re not reading them every day, lol.

  • It’s totally okay to use Preptober Prompts all on your own. I know I’ll be emphasizing the social aspect of things, but if you don’t want to share, that’s fine. One of my goals with this is for writers to connect with and support one another, but the main goal is to get your creative juices flowing and get you prepped for NaNo, so if sharing isn’t your thing that’s totally fine.
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Character Introduction

This week’s category is characters, so take a minute today to briefly introduce your character before diving into the prompt. Coraline Seralen is the king’s Paladin, which means she’s extremely powerful and carries an enormous responsibility to protect her king and country. It’s a burden she doesn’t really want. She’d rather be a healer, helping and protecting people through medicine, since it’s more physical and manageable. Continue reading “Preptober Prompts Day 1”