Short story romance novelette SILAS SAVAGE, the second and final part in the Linda’s Heartbreak series after MAN ON A MOTORBIKE, is now available to readers. It can be found on the following sites:
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This is something I regularly do when composing a plan for a new book, and find it can be extremely helpful when writing up the initial rough draft of the manuscript. It really depends upon the kind of book one is writing, and how one feels when they are writing whether or not to include dialog in the plan. I find that some books are more along the lines of just plotting the action in the first instance, and segmenting the scenes into chapters or parts of a chapter without dialog.
Many times when writing the plan, I find myself carried away by certain scenes, and the dialog just flows from these character exchanges. By having scenes peppered with dialog in the plan, it can make the writing of the first draft so much simpler, as it can be a matter of copying these scenes into the rough draft, and using these as a starting point when refining the particular book in later stages.
If you are not certain about including dialog in your initial story plan, give it a try and see how it works for you. Every writer is different in the way they plan their stories, and execute the writing of these. If you are like me and dialog can crop up when least expected, run away with this if you feel it works, and expect to make yourself excited about the story, and readers in the process when you publish the final draft!
Today I have a double book cover reveal rounding out my books for 2016. New adult romance novelette ALBY MARTIN is first, due in October 2016, followed by short story romance SILAS SAVAGE, the sequel to MAN ON A MOTORBIKE, which will be released in December, 2016.
Cute, spunky university student Alby Martin likes nothing more than to take life as it comes, with a big smile, and heart to match. One day at the park he encounters Faire, a young woman with a troubled home life, and Alby becomes enchanted with the ethereal, but unsettled young woman. A central thorn in Faire’s life is her stepfather Everett who is suspicious of anyone who comes into contact with her. Faire had made a promise to her late mother to look after Everett which he exploits at every turn to his advantage. Will Everett’s interference in their relationship be the ultimate straw, and Alby come to regret his attachment to Faire?
Tragedy has visited Linda’s life yet again, and unable to cope with the loneliness she moves in with her parents. One day she meets the man on the motorbike one year after their initial encounter, and is drawn to get to know him better, despite her parents’ misgivings. Will his moody disposition, and secrets from his past make Linda regret that she came into contact with the enigmatic, volatile Silas Savage?