Last week I finished my Rune short story, and before I transition back to the third Shadow Wolf Tale I would like to share a few thoughts.
Here are links to the collected chapters of the Rune
My first comment is an oops. As you can see from the list above I used 1.6 twice… so sloppy.
In no particular order:
- I’m getting better at writing in first person. I think it is fair to say that these little exercises are paying off.
- I like the ending to The Rune. I felt having him return to the cell, rewound, worked very well. It should leave most readers wondering. For bonus points. it is a flexible ending: I could pick it up from there as a longer story or I could leave it as is.
- I like the nomenclature of ‘Amy with the Gun’, it is an interesting way to delineate a character and conveys a lot of personality.
- My modern action scenes need a little bit of work. I wonder if it comes from the way early RPGs treated guns, which caused me to shy away from them most of the time and then mess up with them when gaming. Come to think of it, the action in my Shadowrun game might suffer from the same problem. Regardless, I think I need to work on gunplay descriptions. I write a decent action scene with other forms of weaponry, but I may need to sit down and really research guns or invent my own gun analogue.
Overall, I enjoyed writing the story, but I think it needs work, especially in the middle.
Stay tuned for The Shadow Wolf Sagas next week.