Writing Style of Copperwealth

Written for Listeners
Copperwealth is designed to for a listening audience which is different than writing for a reading audience. A listening audience does not have the benefit of easily rereading sections. The narrative constantly pushes forward. Copperwealth takes advantage of this by designing the script to reveal specific context to provoke questions in the listeners mind and answer them.

Consider this passage:

“The battle is grisly. Four of eight are on the ground. One of which, a woman, is decapitated.”

To a reader, this passage might be frustrating. They will get to “Four of eight are on the ground” and wonder “four what of eight are on the ground?” They might be inclined to stop reading and go back to find clues that they missed.

A listener might have that same question, but doesn’t have the option to go back. Instead, they will be forced to listen to the rest of the passage which answers their question and also reveals more information: “One of which, a woman, is decapitated.”

Voice of the Narrator
The voice of the narrator is written as if she was watching the action unfold live. She knows the names of locations, but she does not know the names of people until they are revealed to her through dialogue.

At first, this narrative style may be annoying to some listeners. But as characters become familiar to the narrator (and the audience), this usage will subside (as should the annoyance it causes).