Blog for Sept. 21, 2011
I am excited about the upcoming release of my murder mystery, IF IT’S MONDAY, IT MUST BE MURDER! book. The publisher is Gypsy Shadow (www.gypsyshadow.com) and the blurb and link to the book trailer is here:
Mel, a former cop shot in the back now lives in constant pain. When her best friend's daughter is missing, Mel is asked to help find her. When the girl is found dead at the bottom of a tall building, the cops believe she jumped. Did she? Or is it murder?
This is my first attempt at writing mysteries and although it isn’t YA, I thought some might be interested in reading it. It should be out by the end of this week.
I’ve been working on my Salem Witch Trials inspired YA and am about 20K in. The problem is it’s starting to take a turn I wasn’t anticipating. So, my question for you is, what do you when a character doesn’t behave?
When I write I don’t usually plot out the entire novel first. I have a basic premise and I build on it as I write. I began this story by thinking: What if the witches in Salem were aliens from another planet? What would that story be like? Well, it started out like I envisioned it but now, not so much. It’s no longer about the witch trials but more of a character study about the alien who crash landed on the alternative earth and her love for her husband and for the captain of the ship that brings her to a safe haven.
I saw a blog article about writing your characters descriptions down and I do that if I am stuck. She had many questions you could answer about your character. Her blog is here:
Another blog I like is the one that has different ways to convey colour etc. and that blog is here:
The Bookshelf Muse
Another character storylist is here: (it’s more for screenwriters but it would work for novelists)
How do you get a character “unstuck?”
Until next time, take care,