My WIP – Who’s Who Part 2: New Faces

Age of Brass and Steam

When you write a short story, you occasionally find yourself with too much plot or too many characters. You are left with two options:  Either you expand the story so you can include the plot or characters, or you cut those elements out entirely.  As I was reaching the finish line for my first draft of Mademoiselle Durand and the Pirates, I opted to cut out some of the extra plot at the end of the story, as it would have made my short story much longer. The spot where I ended the story felt more natural, so I cut the extra out, and pasted it into my “ideas” document, for possible use at a later date. As a result, a plot idea and a couple of characters were left to sit in obscurity until I brought them back.

For Mademoiselle Durand and the Dead Man’s Map, I…

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