Worked on a bit more character building over the weekend as I chisel away at the tales of #TheBlackTideChronicles.
I was contemplating what appeals to piracy for each of my characters and inevitably, myself. I loved pirates ever since I was a kid and that love never went away. It was romanticized idea of freedom. Because really, you can't get more 'free' that when you're on the open ocean with your own code and community. But hell -- that's probably the imaginative introvert in me. 😂 Happy Sailing!
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A thought while working on my pirate stories -- Everyone is a hero in their own story. This makes the art of designing characters especially introspective. I'm looking for inspiration -- What are some your favorite villainous characters and traits?
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Been hammering away at the details that will bring #TheBlackTideChronicles to life.
Here's a bit from a fight scene featuring two of my favorite characters -- Anne and Sallie. 🔥 // #dramaticpause #dmpaulsen #dporiginal #theblacktide #NotesFromNassau
Writing romance has had it's blissful perks. 💕
But when writing multiple character romances I have found that a writer must consider impactful ways to create differenciating power couples.
After all, love has many strengths and faces. Who is your favorite fiction #powercouple?
What sets them apart for you?
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#FunFact: Did you know that some pirate captains included in their code that married men were not allowed to serve on their ship because of the conflict of loyalties when caught in a life threatening event.
I think the idea of forbidden love in an already forbidden culture at sea can frankly be romantic af. What are your thoughts? Can one be loyal to both love and sea? 💕🌊
Move over, Bonnie and Clyde -- Today, I'm musing over two of my most beloved sea rovers from the #GoldenAge of piracy (early 1700's) -- 'Calico' Jack #Rackham and his beloved Anne #Bonny.
He was charismatic and clever, and she was fierce and unbreakable. Their flag design transcended time as they were notoriously remembered as one of the few crews to have a female #pirate leading the men into battle.
As I write their #characters into my stories, I can't help but feel that I'm falling in love all over again.
I am thrilled to share that all major plot points and character arcs have been mapped out and are ready for execution!
Much like many writers, I find myself handling my content like a perfectionist. So, it's been refreshing to step away from the questions of how and why my fictional evens will take place and to focus on developing the characters and emotions behind these major moments.
All of those endless hours of reading through pirate literature, blowing through all of the most popular pirate fictions, and even playing through Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (yeah, it was actually helpful and educational to degree) has finally payed off in the form if inspiration.
With so many major characters and arcs to follow, I certainly still have work cut out for me. Still, it's exciting to see my characters come to life. Soon, I'll be ready to share a sneak peek sample!
Stay tuned sea rovers and landlubbers. There will be many spoils ahead!
A poem written from one of my beloved characters from my upcoming short story series The Black Tide Chronicles. It's thrilling to see my captains come to life!
On a second note, I wanted to thank all of my followers and supporters for sticking by my side and rooting me on as I gain my sea legs as an aspiring published author. I appreciate every last one of you. Now, on towards the horizon. 🌅
As a fiction storyteller, I have found that inspiration often comes in waves. And if this analogy were true, then I have been hit by a storm.
The deeper I delve into the history and lore, the more I find myself unearthing creative ideas for the episodic short story series I am developing to be titled The Black Tide Chronicles.
Albeit, some may be missing limbs, yet all of my characters seem to be standing well on their own.
This has given me a solid foundation to start looking at the bigger picture and seeing how I want to have my fictional characters face real historical figures and events.