The Toad King is unpredictable. He's strange and funny and a little alien. He's is full of braggadocio and doubt and empathy and greed.
His voice should be unique and fun, especially since his story is being told in first person/present tense.
For the last couple of chapters, the Toad King has been just your normal adventure narrator. It's not completely wrong, because the story needed to move in a adventure direction and that required him doing things that were somewhat predictable.
But no more. The Toad King controls this story, not the plot!
I need to really nail down the Toad King's voice for the rest of the book. He needs to be quirky and surprising and a little bit alien.
So that's my goal for the day. To find that strangely smiling voice.
4 days ago