My Dear Future Readers,
Did I mention how HARD rewrites are? No? Well, I’m telling you now. Rewrites are HARD. Why? Because you have to cut out pieces and rework them back in a different way in a way that is extremely different from the original version. In my previous post, which you can check out here: The Rewrite Of Pond Water Prince, I touch lightly on the rewrites that I am doing for this wonderful Bad Boy Evil doer.
I FINISHED THE REWRITE! It took me a while to do but I finally did it. I know that you are interested in how I managed to finish the rewrite. That’s what I’m here to tell you about. Pond Water Prince was never an easy character to write from the beginning. Why? Well , I’ll use the words of my editor, Alyssa Nand to explain this:
“You are too nice.” – Alyssa Nand.
Yes, in a way, I do agree with her because I am nice and it is hard for me to write someone who is evil because of that fact.
Also, I became aware in the process of rewriting my evil doer that he had very few scenes with his captive, my main female character, Princess Amy. This fact had to be corrected immediately. So, I took a few days adding in scenes that were not even written in the original version of the book, Book 1: Forbidden Love. To be honest, I was afraid that my editor would not approve of my additional scenes but as luck would have it, she did approve.
After doing this rewrite and adding in scenes that were not in the original version of the book, I realized that my new ideas make my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love even better. I only hope that you, my dear future readers like what I did. I hope that I made Pond Water Prince sound more realistic in his interactions with my other characters. But I also hope that I did not make him too scary when he first appears in the book.
You see, I wanted to create a balance between scary and relatable. I really hope that I did not overdo it.
When I think of my first evil doer, I think of two things: revenge and kidnapping. When I was writing this character, it was hard to create someone who is evil without knowing what his motives are.
In this case, I think that kidnapping is something that is fairly easy to relate to the real world and also what fairy tale doesn’t have kidnapping. Rapunzel was kidnapped and trapped in a tower. In Beauty and the Beast, Belle’s father was locked in the Beast’s dungeon. Therefore we can conclude that kidnapping is a common theme and act that villains engage in to make the story interesting and bring action into the story.
Also, this is good for giving the protagonist or “good guy” in the story and chance to do something heroic. That is also a big plus in the story because like in the scenes with Pond Water Prince, my male main character got a chance to save the princess and be a hero in the eyes of the king and queen. That is also a reason why I love fairytales. Royalty always intrigued me and I love writing about royal families.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
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