Tunnels

WARNING: Violence and some gore. Charlotte goes looking for trouble in tunnels. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1841  I jammed my shoulder into the thug’s gut and swung him round to catch a musket ball for me. Not the best weapon in a narrow … Continue reading Tunnels

Fairy Tales

WARNING: References to sex. Charlotte and Bran have an uninvited guest. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1841 I was putting books back on the shelves in the library when Bran came up behind me, wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed my neck. … Continue reading Fairy Tales

By The Sea

WARNING: More sex references. We open 1841 with Charlotte and Bran taking a *cough* romantic weekend. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill (NOTE: It's been mentioned that you can't see the sea in London, this is a mistake on Lot's part.) Brighton – 1841 I could see … Continue reading By The Sea

Shadows

WARNING: Contains sex. Sort of. Charlotte and Bran get interrupted by a monster in the garden. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1840 ‘Shhh,’ Bran murmured, coming out from under the sheets. ‘They’ll hear.’ ‘It’s your fault,’ I replied and wrapped my legs around him. ‘Most … Continue reading Shadows

A Serious Talk

In the first part for our two week Fiction Frenzy Charlotte confronts Father Brennan with his secret. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill. London - 1840 Father Brennan was on his knees at the altar rail praying. Every bit the pious priest. I scraped my foot along … Continue reading A Serious Talk

Am I Missing Something?

Charlotte learns a secret. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page and now Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1840 Mary was staring up at Josef with her mouth open while Merry hid behind Bran’s legs and sucking Patches’ ear. Millie was out with Mrs Stapleton doing whatever it was they did when … Continue reading Am I Missing Something?

Bringing it all Together

So we know what our narrator knows, we know what they think they know, we know what they need to find out at we’ve been dropping the hints, but how do we bring it all together? If there’s something the first-person narrator needs to know or motivations they need to figure out how are we … Continue reading Bringing it all Together

Whoa! Wait a Minute

We’ve discussed backstory (here and here) before but when we’re considering the backstory revealed by the first-person narrator we have to be very careful to consider how much of this backstory and motivations because there are things the narrator simply won’t know. As we discussed last week there’s things they know and things they think they … Continue reading Whoa! Wait a Minute

Dropping Hints

As we’re writing a first-person/subjective narrator we can hint at the narrator’s past relationship or great knowledge with asides rather than outright telling the reader what they know. A basic aside might be ‘I’d heard that before’, do they mean in a general sense or from that character in particular? We don’t have to tell … Continue reading Dropping Hints

Gathering the Goods

We’ve already discussed what other characters might tell the narrator as if they were facts, but as I said this isn’t always so. Other characters have motivations and opinions too which could be as simple as dislike for the person they’re telling the narrator about to something more complicated but this will affect what they … Continue reading Gathering the Goods