Hey guys, thanks in advance. A. I've written about 40 pages of my latest story without giving much thought to the overall plot and instead working on the initial vision I had. Basically, it's a fantasy story following a few characters and their careers in a large rebel organization dedicated to overthrowing this nasty theocracy. So, naturally I want to have this massive internal struggle for my protagonist(s) where all the clues point to this god, that they're denouncing, being real. Scandalous. What's the best way to do this? Characters hearing divine voices in their heads that they ignore at first, then listen to, and find it is helpful? Rebel officers being discovered as total zealots? (BTW, I've named the god Vuota. It's kind of a romance-languages summary of the word 'void,' which is what this god represents in the story.) Clues that point to an eventual huge rift? Internal conflict? Or more literal, such as mysterious storm clouds above a battlefield that open to reveal a dark, blank sky (void) which lightning jumps from to kill enemy vicars? Any input is appreciated, really, anything, I'm quite lost right now. B. About magic use in the novel- My own (hopefully original?) idea was to think of magic as like a mental muscle, behaving in all the ways of physical muscle- that is to say, "lightweight" spells are virtually effortless to a strong user and can be repeated many times/held for long periods without fatigue. Overstressing your mental magic muscle ( xD ), I imagine, causes a draining of thought, ie dizzyness, strange feelings, confusion, rapid mood changes, feeling tired. Spells would be learned through instruction from another mage, and cast with willpower/concentration or whatnot. Has this been done? I know it's inevitable that it will be pretty similar to other works but I wish to be original. C. What the heck should I name this story/novel? Something contemporary, austere like "Nothing"? That's what I was thinking (except less stupid.) Don't worry, I'll have some epic tie-together theme of blankness that will make the title a quintuple entendre.