I started a 100 day challenge where I am studying 100 author's voices, of whom's books I really loved. So after choosing who I'd study, I chose a snippet from the book of the author who I was studying and then took what I learned from that snippet and applied it to my own writing. Today, I studied Brandon Sanderson's book (which I loved so much) Mistborn. Which I've really loved I need to set up a time to read it again and then continue the series. Brandon Sanderson is a master when it comes to storytelling. Some things I really love about his writing style:
First of all, the characters are amazing. They have so much character and are unique people. Every character is.
The world he created is so interesting and different.
His characters and their powers are so unique.
So I attempted to add some of that to what I've written below.
The broken down foundations of the buildings scattered the streets like skeletons. Metal rods stuck out the cement blocks. The grey concrete shambles disappeared outside the car window. I’d been told they were blown up during the war that toppled our country, changing it forever. Now we never left the city. I was told that at one time, you could travel outside of the city. That America had been an amazing strong country that couldn’t be reckoned with.
“Prince Tavis, Are you ready for the choosing ball?” a familiar woman’s voice pushed me out of my mind into the present. She sat across from me with a gray suit on holding a clipboard with the itinerary on it. I had to choose a bride. Honestly, I didn’t enjoy the idea. My parents had been trying to get me to choose someone for awhile, but they didn’t understand. My secret wouldn’t allow that. If only my twin could really be here, it would fix everything.
I can't wait to share more of this story with you all.