Tuesday, May 26, 2015

When You're in a Funk, Write Something New

That's advice I've gotten for a long time. If you don't want to write what you're working on, for whatever reason (my reason is probably mostly that, holy cow I've been working on this story for years and this is like rewrite number I've-lost-track), find something new to bring the sparkle and fun back to writing.

So I'm thinking about resurrecting an old story that I enjoyed writing but didn't like the way the plot was going.

I'm going to rework it so that it's more fun.

Basically, the premise is this: Every generation has a set of twins that are basically like the Chosen Ones of their generation. One is good at magic, healing, and diplomacy. The other is a warrior and is brave and chivalrous. 

And with my set of twins, people tend to assume that Lenora is the magic/healer person while Jonathon is the warrior, but it's actually the opposite.

But here's where it gets interesting.

It doesn't really matter who's good at what, because Lenora and Jonathon have figured out their own unique skill: they can switch bodies whenever they please. So if someone wants to challenge Jonathon to a duel, Lenora steps in for him. Same with when people come to Lenora for advice.

Only the problem is, Jonathon gets captured by the bad guy because they think he's the warrior and therefore the more dangerous one. 

Cue emotional family issues.

Yeah, I really like this premise; it's just the writing of it that's giving me fits.

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