A Night to RememberPosted by in My Writing
Before I begin writing a story, I always ask my sagacious and superb readers for insight. In the past you’ve helped me choose which story premise is the strongest. You’ve even suggested various mythical foods I could include in my upcoming novel, Magic Banquet. Thank you! They turned out deliciously.
This time I’ll be stockpiling an armory of ideas for a premise that’s as crazy as it is fantastical. I chuckle every time I think of it. With your help, I hope to make it worthy of a cackling.
Dark Lord’s Wedding
Weddings are no less stressful when you’re a dark lord, hunted by pesky heroes, with rival villains intending to crash your party.
That’s the stand-in short pitch. It’s possible the wedding will create a truce and alliance between warring factions. The discord would come to a drunken boil during the ceremony. The world-rocking stakes typical to epic fantasy will be present amidst the vows.
The story can play with tropes both from fantasy as well as traditional marriage tales. At this point I’m brainstorming, and I could use your idea sparks. What trial of wedding preparation would you like given fantasy treatment? What magic would you like added to the recepetion? What outrageous wedding anecdotes should I reference? And what powerful moments of unexpected poignancy should I be sure to not miss?
I am also looking for suggestions for books and movies for inspiration. Better yet, tell me the elements that most interested you in those stories (and how you’d like me to monstrify them).
Thank you. May fantasy always light your horizons.
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