After writing my first draft of Arthur’s Heir (and after the editing notes from Butterfly Effect comments and my mom), I learned that I’m good at describing places and people because I make the scenes sound lifelike and I refer to the five senses. Unfortunately, I tend to forget to describe the places. Comments have also said that they can relate to my main characters because they seem like real people and the readers can relate to them more. However, I learned that drunken fathers hit their wife and children more than just once and being drunk is not an excuse to cause harm to their family members so I will have to alter that. I found out that Guinevere and Arthur was probably a political marriage, so I’m thinking on changing “Kenna” to “Merylyn”, a female version of Merlin because in the legends, Merlin was a good friend to Arthur and I don’t want to add romance into this because I have many friends that are guys but I’m not romantically involved just because they’re male. Lyn will be an orphan and a squire to one of the knights sent to protect Logan while he’s king. I will try to keep the lifelike personalities in my characters throughout my second draft and add more setting.
I love reading your drafts and can't wait to see the final copy of the book! I like how you're taking into consideration everyone's suggestions to help improve you're book. Also, I love to read that you're reviewing what you've written and taking some risks to change up what you weren't liking about you're book. Lastly, I personally think I'd be cool if you added Merylyn as I do love the character from the legend and he may add an interesting dynamic to your book.
Keep up the awesome work! I can't wait to read your next chapter!
Hey Natalya. First congratulations, that's because I'm sure everyone enjoy reading your drafts like I do. I love the way you take into considerations the personality of others. And alter some parts of your book, its slowly coming up to be successful. Its also great because you are among the first people in Butterfly Effect to write a book. Because you're also inspiring some other people in the website and those who are not.
I can't wait to read your next draft and the whole book. Looking up to see your next post.