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Starlight Flame +5,000 Words!

This afternoon, I finally stamped down 5000 words of the rough draft for my current manuscript, Starlight Flame.  I found out that most of the first 5,000 was about laying the groundwork for the rules of the magic system and the geography and culture of the races.  Basically, I did a lot of world building and I still have a few more thousand before the world building takes a side seat to the story and action.

As it stands, I find it a fun challenge to world build in creative ways that don’t take away from the conflict.  Conflict, as I see it, is the aspect of storytelling that keeps the reader interested.  A book with no conflict is a textbook.

I plan to do a status update every 5,000 words and jot down the experiences I have in hammering down the words.

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