I have been longing to do some more serious writing in the fiction realm but have long been trying to figure out how to do it. I thought perhaps that I could use the game Mount and Blade: Warband as a backdrop but the more I thought on it the more the more I realized I should do something maybe inspired by the game but my own world. Something maybe a little more intimate and smaller scale but in the same spirit. There was one other problem which is Mount and Blade lacks magic. After long thought I wanted some low power magic to make it more of fantasy serial but I wanted the same feeling I get playing Mount and Blade but my own world with a few of my own rules.
In the end I decided to do a low power fantasy serial and on this blog and not create a blog for this purpose specifically. It will be a kind end weekend serial for now, but if I like the world and the concept flies I will write it more often. Right now I want something different to do and this project, while small and just for fun, fits the bill. I will give it a page of its own so if you enjoy it you can find all its posts there in one place.
The title for this serial “The Banner of Rosenhall”. The main character is a from the house Rosenhall in my world and will be the viewpoint from which the story is told. I always like stories that are told from the point of view of the protagonist so this will be enjoyable for me to write. I am not going to say too much about her (yes her), but to say that she is a young woman who has been through a lot and is basically looking to start a whole new life. More about her as the story unveils itself.
One thing I will do that I did not do for the pub which I should have done is keep running notes of the characters ,town and all that. The real problem with the pub is going back reading old posts and filling in the blanks to bring people up to speed, to be honest this is more for my benefit than yours so I can keep track on all these dangling plot line that I need to eventually tie together.
As a writer, I am starting to discover truly the value of having a lot of writing projects. I hope also to find the value in writing what I enjoy more and more. This project seems more in line with how I write stories and writing in general. But by doing it in serial format I also can ask for your participation in offering suggestions on story line or character development. Should be fun. I want to also note this is an adult serial, so very few things are off the table as far as content. The next post of The Banner of Rosenhall should be the start of the story. Enjoy.
Blessings and Cheers!!!