I’ve learned a lot so far from from the writer’s workshop. Apparently, I’ve been oblivious to my constant abuse of the conjunction “as.” By running a search on my document for Chapters One and Two, approximately 92 matches of the word “as” were found! Crazy, huh? So now I’m going through my writing books to see how I can ween myself off this seeming addiction of repetitive sentence structure or at least learn how to use it only when necessary.
I’m currently on Chapter Three when Auri flees Islendale by train. For the first two chapters, my goal was to establish a decent exposition. For the third one, my aim is to introduce the fighting skills Auri had acquired through her years of attending the Academy and to also partially introduce a very important character. In terms of significance, this character is equivalent to the co-star. And lastly, I finally got around to writing a synopsis!