You caress your forehead, creased with worry and concern. The press was back today; this time with questions you still don’t have answers to. Lord Antiwinter is still on the run, and your best agent just went dark a few days ago. You’ve been desperate for any phone call as to his position, but none has come–yet, that is.
Suddenly, your fax machine rumbles. You look up from the list of bills you’ve been looking over, and you catch a glimpse of the page’s heading: TERMINATE THIS MESSAGE AS SOON AS YOU RECIEVE IT. It bears the insignia of the regency of Writerdom, and is signed “Agent Van Ghalta“.
You snatch the paper out of the machine and read it with an excited eye.
I am under heavy surveillance so I must be brief. I do not believe that you are safe inside the castle any longer. As I continue my story, more phantoms return to haunt the kingdom of Writerdom. I just recently introduced another character, one of key importance, and the plot is still going according to schedule. I should be fine, though I’m no closer to finding Lord Antiwinter than when I first started.
A word of caution, however: be careful when you describe your action sequences. Putting the effect before the action can sometimes be useful, but that is the exception and not the rule. For most action-packed sequences, describe the sequence of events with a sentence structure that denotes what happens as it is happening. Trust me, this gets easier as you go along.
P.S. Most of all, trust no one. Lord Antiwinter is a master of disguise.
You look up, straight at the doors that lead out of your office. As ruler of Writerdom, you’ve found it extremely important to keep your guards about you at all times. Your trusty pencil isn’t enough at times, and especially not from assassins. But given the caution in the postscript, now you’re not so sure…