Look, she's posting!
I was going to type out a story and post it, but as always I couldn't be arsed and lost interest and inspiration. (The secret to why my writing always takes so long, that. The only way I'm able to finish something is by writing the entire thing in one sitting.)
The idea of muses has always amused Inyx. I always figured that my muse would be very stressed with me, and probably go 'well, screw that' and take a long holiday every once in a while.
All writers get inspiration sometimes, and lots claim to have 'muses'. The idea that there's some giant office in another dimension that deals with assigning muses to new writers is terribly amusing. Especially if most muses are perfect, divine beings, like they believed in the old days but there are those that... don't fit that profile. That's how Baltimore popped up in my head.
Baltimore is named after a place in the US, which Inyx thought she heared in a John Denver song. Turn out the man was singing something else entirely, but I liked the sound of it (plus, I have a liking to strange and horrid names). I was just fiddling around in a notebook, and there he was, on the page, looking unamused. (Well, you would be too if you were dressed like him.)
The fact is that most writers, especially starting ones, generally have very generic characters. A knight/paladin with blond hair that always saves the day, a cool fighting elf-bloke with a generic and stupid name or a princess-hero-superstar-lawyer-librarian with sparkley eyes. The idea is that muses are there to deal with characters, old and new, and keep them happy, among with getting ideas for the writer.
Hell, I'm babbling. I like Balti, and I'm just going to post the damn first part now. *twitch*
Story: Sixteen year old Brit, a writer, is having a generally hard time finding inspiration. Her cranky and somewhat... different muse takes her to her Other World, the world she created little by little, to meet some of her characters. Chaos is, of course, only normal.
( Sweet SixteenCollapse )
Yes, I know it's not much. Bear with me.
Also, I'm not sure what to fill in as the 'characters'. I have an overly cheerful dimwitted paladin (compliments to Vanillapossum), a streeturchin with an accent (I have a thing *twitch*) and some other characters I'm not sure about yet, out of the old old part of my mind.
So think back hard and tell Inyx about the most old, generic or first characters you ever came up with. That's kind of a nice topic to talk about, isn't it?