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Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 5

Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 5

Mm, weather affecting the plot. This is something I stink at thinking about. XD I guess mostly the changing temperature would be a factor, and I’d have to remember to show that through the characters’ wardrobe and responses to being outdoors and that kind of thing. As far as the main plot… I’m not sure it does affect it that much. The plot is pretty independent of seasons (at least unless/until we get into winter), so I don’t think it really affects the main happenings of the story.

Check out Leila’s original post here!

Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 4

Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 4

There are no current fall superstitions in Mandoria, but when the faeries were around they would have a week around the autumn equinox where they went totally crazy and often wreaked havoc on human settlements for that week. After the faeries were defeated in the Lornean War and vanished into their own parallel dimension, the Mandorians were still terrified that they’d return on the autumn equinox and make messes like they had for centuries prior. It was an ongoing fear for a whole generation after the faeries’ defeat, and it was a legend that they’d still come back to Mandoria in the night and subtly alter things (rearranging bookshelves, flipping things upside down, etc.). People would have new doorknobs and window latches made of iron to keep out the faeries, and this lasted beyond the legitimate fear of faeries returning as a silly tradition and a bedtime story for children.

See Leila’s original post here!

Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 2

Preptober Prompts Week 3 Day 2

My favorite things about fall are the colors and the crisp weather that’s not quite too cold yet. There’s such a… wonder about fall. That kind you get from Hallmark movies set in the country, the kind that makes you wish you could leave the city and spend time in the wide open spaces of the world, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. I love that about fall.

Upon consulting my story timeline, I’ve found that the Dark War Trilogy does extend into autumn, so it will no doubt include a scene where Coraline and her “siblings” go to the apple grove. (I promise I’m not trying to be repetitive!) There will be a somber tone to the scene, since it’s the first trip to the orchard since Eliot’s death, but there will also be that element of quiet wonder, the admiring of changing leaves, and the refreshing crisp air. It’ll be a little pocket of peace and good memories amidst the chaos that’s happening in the story at that point.

Make sure to check out Leila’s original prompt post. Her scene sounds really interesting. ^-^

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.