The week of Christmas is here and in the blink of an eye it will be gone and the New Year will be here. I started celebrating and getting into the spirit around Halloween and every year I don’t want the festivities and celebrations to end. There’s something about the lights, decorations, and all things that glitter that transform our world into a winter fantasy land. Possibilities open.
This week is perfect for fantasy writers. Can I say that it’s even better because the new season of The Witcher is finally out. That’s right – sat in my pajamas on Saturday and binged on the new episodes. Flashes of one of my novels started to play in my head. Each episode, I’m still trying to understand the relationship between the Witcher and his child surprise. Maybe it’s because I don’t feel attached to any of his female counterparts that appeared in the stories.
As soon as Yennefar, turned herself into something beautiful I would have killed off her character as the screen play writer. A beautiful end for a beautiful character but that’s just my writing mind. I guess I won’t say anymore so that I don’t spoil anything for those who haven’t watched season 2.
If you do watch the series, ask yourself as a writer. You’re writing the screen play off of someone else’s story. How would you create depth of character without straying too far from the novels. How do you translate those written connecting lines onto the screen? How do you show not tell on the screen?
Think about these questions with me and let’s write today on our fantasy stories. Write for 10-15 minutes.
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