I feel like as each day winds down my fear and anxiety is supposed to double and heap on but today I feel surprisingly optimistic and positive. So with that said I am gonna get the questions done and dig into some more research and other prep.
On my computer and iphone you will find notes about all the things I want to happen in my book. I’m writing an Urban Horror Supernatural tale. Which is a genre that i just created, because it will be part urban fantasy and part supernatural horror. My notes read, “cabin in the woods with graves,” “girl covered in blood,” “do you know what your name is?”
You’re probably like, huh? But, I know what these notes mean and this week I will spend some time compiling my notes into a check list. These are scenes, events and dialogue that I want in my book.
Do the same. Write your self a dream list of all the cool scenes and actions you would love to include. Don’t worry, it’s not written in stone. It’s just ideas of things that will hopefully fit.
All is Lost is a film about Robert Redford getting stuck at sea. He is the only character in the movie. Is this your story?
Probably not. At this point you probably know who your main character is. Maybe not everything, but an idea. Before Friday, it will be a very good idea to start to flush out your characters. Who is the villain? Why do they hate your protagonist? Whose the love interest? Why is their mother bugging them now? Get an idea of your team. You are going to be in their heads for at least four weeks. Get to know them a little, before jumping into bed with them!
- Carol & Phillip = Royer’s parents. Vince = Royer’s older brother
- Kathy & Chris = Dylien’s parents. No siblings for Dylien.
- Nicole, Ariel, Michal, Lauren, Natalie, & Emma = Royer & Dylien’s close circle of female friends
- Rob*, Jonathan Jeremiah, Kevin, & Alex = Royer & Dylien’s close circle of male friends.
- Dr. Lindsay Walton = Dylien’s therapist
- Mr. Stalton, Ms. Benders, Mr. Keaton, Mr. Mellham, & Mrs. Johnson = Teachers at Royer & Dylien’s school
*potential love interest for Royer (I am still really undecided about it).
So that’s it so far, I do have more about these characters flushed out, like their looks and their siblings/home life and who they are closest connected to and so on and so forth but I wanted to run down just the basics. Truth be told I am kinda giddy that I am sharing these with the world, hope you find them a little intriguing.