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"I may not go down in history; I just want someone to remember me" - Lee Ann Womack (Something Worth Leaving Behind)
Hi all! Sazuki here! I'm not an author, rather a character in control. Hehehe...
To be honest:
I am a friend masquerading as someone else's long-dead character. I have "borrowed" one of her stories and made it my own quite by accident.
Ah well. We'll see what comes of it, aye?
(please ignore all craziness - or have a good laugh - it is your choice and your decision - a little warning: whether you enjoy this or not will depend on how you perceive the world around you)
-Draiken- has been taken down.1, the character name in the story has been changed and is no longer claimable by me. 2, it just wasn't working.
Night and Day
-Rated T -
Kazu: the assassin. Maki: the mage. Aira: the ordinary girl. Sazuki: the islander. Each one has a part in this tale. Each one has a story to tell. When the planeswalker steps into the scene, the typical fantasy/romance story shifts into a whole new idea. 'He was the assassin. His rival: the mage. The girl between them became the first unexpected twist. Seeing as many more twists followed, I should have warned them not to planeswalk.'
-Written in first person past with four different view points throughout the novel-
"Characters rule the story. I just write it down." - Reda
What Saz has to say on the subject of characters:
1. Write what you know.
2. You can never go wrong writing a first-person character based off of you.
3. If doing #2, do not make the character the main attraction; do not give them all the powers you want; don't forget about your flaws. (This will help to avoid a Mary Sue)
4. I hate perfect characters.
5. I hate imperfect, unlikable, whiny characters.
6. Even if you're writing another race, do not forget that "they have feelings too!"
7. If writing the opposite sex, please do not stereotype.
8. If writing a fantasy cliche, proceed with caution (and try to add a new twist to your 'poor princess who has to marry someone she doesn't like').
9. It is very hard for me to like a vampire; make him/her bleed and then we'll talk.
10. If writing a hero-companion-familiar-character...treat him/her like they are their own person, unless they really are a slave without a voice.
Characters in real life, already published, novels who I point out as well developed and worth reading about:
1. Raistlin and Tas in Dragonlance
2. Any character in Lord of the Rings, especially Gollum.
3. Drizzt from Forgotten Realms
4. Harry Dresden from The Dresden Files
--list may grow--
Check out my C2 to see my idea of ficpress authors who can pull off believable, likable, and/or memorable characters
"Whoever does not try, does not learn." - Jewish saying