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An idea pop'd in to my head (and please provide feedback)Yeah, I'd suggest you try to get out of that habit, bro. I've got that same exact issue that I've been struggling to rectify for years now, and I'll admit that it's been slow progress. Just about all of my best work has been done with about 0% pre-writing accomplished, but all of my best work has been left unfinished. It's maddening, dude.
That's why I'm writing out all of these characters before I start writing the story - if I know who they are and what they do before I add them to the story, then I'll be able to connect thoughts, characters and the plot itself in a much more organized and successful manner, I suspect. I'm sure you run into the same problems I do, forsaking pre-writing the way you do. It's worth trying out, boss.
I can respect your idea with the sigil 'cuz it's sort of like a murderer's signature... cool concept. Still, I feel like it should be more substantial than that, like it should hold some sort of power or some such after it's in place. But you know, whatever works for your story. Thanks for sharing, dude.
2/3 main characters of mine are brothers, one is a Paladin, and one is a Necromancer. The Paladin uses his light magic to defeat the demon, while the necromancer captures the demon once it's defeated. The necromancer captures the essence of the demon in a gem. Once the demon is captured, it's sigil appears on the gem, kind of like a identification system
Still a work in progress.