3/28: 373 words. I started scene today that is going to initiate some significant discoveries in Walls Ascending. It’s the first scene of Middle Build 1, and I am really writing into the dark here.
But more importantly, I listened to an episode of Mythcreants today called Exploitation and Appropriation. One of the things they discussed was not unnecessarily including rape or sexual assault events in your novel. Walls Ascending has a couple of scenes in which such things have occurred off stage; I don’t believe them to be gratuitous, and they’re based on real life events. But I don’t want to disable anyone from enjoying the book, so I’m going to remove those occurrences. I think I can still portray the monstrous nature of the antagonist without that being present.