THE EXCITING JOURNEY OF Writing
a Fictional Book
"IT'S A LUXURY BEING A WRITER, BECAUSE ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT IS LIFE."
GEORGE BLURTH CHARACTER DEV. SHEET
My sheets break my character down. Who is he or she?
WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE
George is an average size 13 year old boy, dark hair, blue eyes.
George is a loner, with a serious personality. He is methodical problem solver. Good at numbers, will not sit around and waste time. Not interest in sports. Deals with people on his own terms.
His giveaway or tell is when he is nervous or angry he shoves his hands in his pockets and balls them up into fists.
Does not like people
Envious-(other families he does not have one because of his father.)
I have other headings for GOALS, MOTIVATIONS, WOUNDS, AND NOTES.
George will right a perceived wrong, especially if it is done against him. He is very much a loner, but can talk to strangers, just doesn't trust.
As the story developed so did George. THE CAT THAT BECAME THE MOUSE takes place in Los Angeles during the 1960's. We follow three years in George's life. For a normal adolescent it is a turbulent time. George is not a normal teenager, and he'll discover his turbulence is very painful.
Next post will be about the antagonist-Hank Calner
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No one ever accused me of being the quickest one out of the gate, but once I do find something beneficial I feel compelled to share it with the world. So, even though many authors may no about this there are still, like myself, numerous authors looking for every tool to help promote and sell books. I found this article on Book Promotion by Derek Haines that I would like to share. He deals with various promotional and marketing tools, but I narrowed it down to this particular one.
If you have a website promoting your books with buttons connecting to them to Amazon, then here is a shortcut presented by our friends at Amazon.
When someone visits my website and sees books that I have on Amazon they now can go directly to that preview page and also the buy page. How one may ask?
Go to the page your book is listed for sale on Amazon
In the lower right hand side of the page you will see "embed"
My next book is due out August 25th. Like any business introducing a new product you need to promote it. Over the next several weeks I will share the process. Finishing the final editing, the characters, the promoting, and the marketing.
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MY NEXT BOOK, A CRIME THRILLER WHICH TAKES PLACE IN LOS ANGELES DURING THE 1960'S
"THE MOUSE THAT BECAME THE CAT"
from innocence to evil
George Blurth is a thirteen-year-old loner. In one brief moment, a confrontation with the school bully changes everything in his life. When he is unable to forgive and forget, George retaliates, which results in an incident that gains national attention. He and his alcoholic father run away.
But life has other plans for George. Months afterward, he is confronted with a far deadlier incident. George barely survives an attack by Hank Calner, a serial killer. Believing he himself a fugitive, George is reluctant to go to the police.
In Hank’s mind, the monster’s deranged hidden secrets won’t allow him to spare the boy. He sets out to stalk and torment George. Hank plays with the boy like a large cat playing with a mouse before killing its prey. However, George is not prey. He has hidden dangerous secrets of his own.
It is Los Angeles in the 1960’s, a turbulent decade of assassinations, riots, and war.
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In any conversation if you want to drive someone crazy just say one word and be convincing, “Why.” It is an open-ended word with no end. Go ahead, have a conversation with someone and let them do all the talking. At the end just say, “why.”
By this time, you are saying to yourself, “What the hell does this have to do with writing?” Well, you’d be surprised. When writing a fictional story as a writer you want to create situations that beg the question why? Why did she do that? Why did he kill him? Why are they mad at the world?
A writer can build a book around why’s and misdirection. This comes back to your outline when creating your story. If you want to step it down even further here is a portion of an article written by Christine Fonseca in 2010 regarding Writing a Synopsis and Plot Structure.
This is about Plot Structure
Here’s a quick list of each of the stages and plot turns in a typical story:
As you can see, before you jump into writing your novel or story simplify it first. If you do this you will be very happy with the results.
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