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smiley16.gif posted on 7-20-2009 at 11:05 PM
MC Gaining her Powers


So my character, Bridgette, is the Guardian of Balance and in book once I want her to learn that she had four elemental attacks that she can use. At first I plan on her using them accidentally, instinctively (that age old cliche way that ignorant MCs just suddenly are all powerful on without even trying). I will eventually have her trained so it's less accidental and so she can do it on purpose. She'll only be able to do each elemental blast on accident once before she has to learn how to control it...

My question is... I just had her do her first elemental blast (fire) and I'm wondering if two days (one chapter) is long enough before I have her do another one? Or should I space it out a bit more?




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[*] posted on 7-21-2009 at 06:34 PM


depends on the amount mof time your novel takes place over. If you only have like a month then yes two days is more than enough time but if you have an amount of time like a year then two days is probably too fast for the progression of the novel.



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[*] posted on 7-24-2009 at 08:10 AM


It depends on what she's faced with. Is her life being threatened that two days later? In serious danger, her talent would respond to defend her (I would assume). In that case, just make sure that she feels especially drained or weakened. Using these attacks should take some toll on her, and using two so close together in an untrained way, likely just a pure outrush of force with no control or focus, that would drain a lot. Take that into account.

And if this is too late to be helpful, I'm sorry.




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