Luca Veste talks about the process of writing a novel. An interesting read for everybody from a beginner to accomplished novelists. Even readers will enjoy taking a peekm behind the curtain.
That’s how it works for me. I’ll have an idea of something “bad” going on. A specific type of threat, which needs to be stopped. For Dead Gone, that was someone who was replicating the most unethical psychological experiments to discover more about death – The Dying Place was a group of people fighting back against young men they perceived as a threat to themselves.
(There are, of course, other things that happened before those ideas came out, but this is a shortened version)
With Bloodstream, the threat was someone who wanted to destroy love. Someone who wanted to lift the veil on what looked like normal relationships and expose the lies which lay within.
That doesn’t really go far when you’re staring at a blank page, with another 400 or so to fill though. So, it needs to be fleshed out, characterised, plot…erised (that must…
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