Owl Story: Project page

Current work in progress that I refer to in my posts.

Premise: A group of mismatched heros fight an ancient foe. A prophecy heralding the return of their greatest warrior falls on the shoulders of a young girl.

I have written this story on legal pads and black ink pens. Currently the page count is 115 handwritten and about 25 typed pages. This story began with a description of the owl pendant that kicks the story off. A simple writing excerise that grew into a story, one of those amazing times where you are nothing more than the medium the words flow through onto the page.

As I described the pendant, I could see little hands that cuddled it close and heard the footsteps on creaking stairs. I could feel her fear of who or what was climbing towards her. It took several rewritings before I followed the owl out of the window, down the ivy trellis and into the unknown.

I posted the introduction to the story. I will try to update this page as the story progresses, but no promises. Cheers, james

9 thoughts on “Owl Story: Project page

  1. Sure, always interested to read new stuff james. (I get a bit bored reading big pieces though – my brain only takes in little bits each day)

  2. I admire writers like you who can let the story flow onto the page without controlling too much. I’d love a link in this post to your introduction. I’ll look for it. I like how you use emotions and senses right away.

      1. Here are some links to tutorials. Try these. https://ithemes.com/tutorials/adding-links-in-wordpress/ OR https://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

        Basically I type the sentence and then highlight the words I want people to click to open a link. Then I open a new tab for internet and find the page or site I want to link to. Copy the URL. Go back to my post and click the highlighted text I have already made. Then I see a box that has the URL in it showing me what I am linking to. I click the pencil icon to edit and then check the box to have it open the link in a new tab when someone clicks it. That’s it. If I’m linking to one of my own pages, I open my site in a new tab, be sure I’m on the page I want to link to, and copy its URL, follow the same procedure as linking to someone else’s site.

  3. To link to your introduction I would highlight “introduction to the story” in your last paragraph. Then open your blog in a new tab, find that introduction post, copy its URL. Then come back to this page and click your highlighted text. The link should show up in a little box. Click the pencil to edit it and check the box to have the link open in a new page so the reader keeps this page open, too. And you have to be in editing mode on this page to start with, remember to “update” to save changes.

Comments and feedback are welcome! I will read and resond to you.

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