Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Story Starter

Start a story using the following:

Wind rushed down the mountain into the valley where families huddled against the unnatural storm...

4 comments:

-Ugouka- said...

I enjoy this opening, although if I use it, I think I will modify it just a bit. Maybe something like-

Howling wind cut through the mountain pass and poured into the village, rattling the thatch houses within.

Ugouka said...

Just to add to my earlier comment, any fantasy writing I do is in the form of the middle ages, thus, the thatch houses. Though, I'm still debating whether I should make my protagonist from the "good" point of view, or the "bad" point of view...or maybe even both!

Donna Sundblad said...

Sounds good ugouka. My novel Windwalker is set in a culture with thatched roofs too. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed this prompt. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

Donna Sundblad said...

Hi again ugouka,

As for your second comment about POV, it is really the question of whether your lead character is good or bad. Sounds like he/she might be a reluctant hero with flaws perhaps. No character should be all good or all bad or they are not believable. Giving them some of both makes them a character that readers can relate to.