From the last issue:
Here is one entry from each of the
emails I received for the first exercise. Very nice work! And be
sure to look below for the next exercise!
Having a meaningful romance is tricky
when she's an eternal virgin, and he's a dead guy. (The Valkyrie Dilemma)
She'll do anything to get off Ceric...but
will she come to regret it? (Shafter)
A healer haunted by a dead
man's memory and her own vow of secrecy. (For
I Have Sinned, unpublished short story)
One man to change a life; two to change a
world. (The Taleweaver)
One woman stands between the Kelsos and
unlimited booty. And Jane's not moving. (Run from the Stars)
Death is ready to claim her next victim,
but she's lost the paperwork.
Saving the world is easier than saving
one's self. (Crystal Heart)
In Osgormia, magic is not only real but
especially to magicians! (Errant Magic)
A throne he can't leave; a war he can't
stop; a choice he can't have. (Pretender to The Throne)
Normal people, chosen heroes or mystical
creatures? It matters little in the end. (Roses of Darkness)
Exercise # 2:
You remind me of
Many people enjoy
'casting, their novels with familiar faces from movies and television, and
sometimes even musicians or characters from other books. So here is a
fun little chance to cast your novel. Cast as many or as few of the
characters as you like.
From my unwritten
novel, Resolutions of Trust:
Fayette is a
slightly older version of Lilah from the Angel series... and with fewer
morals. There's a rather frightening idea for a character.
Emil is a young Lou
Diamond Phillips -- just off the streets, tough and hungry, and willing to
bend personal morals, although he balks at injury to others.
Have fun! I'll copy one or two
of your casting experiments for the next issue.
email@example.com (Please note that the Subject is Exercise2.)