Archive for the ‘Teenage Visions’ Category

Hi Readers

Here’s another prose for you to get your teeth into.

Horror is the dark side of humanity

A way of watching things that scare us

Watching horrors in a safe and warm environment.

Tales of ghosts tormenting, haunting, possessing

Words to chill us to the bone

Films that you shouldn’t watch alone

Horror is the serial killer that’s never caught

Or it’s the one that was but ate his victims

A tale of bloody death, distraction and hate

It’s the ghost or demon possessing something innocent

Possessing a doll, child or virtuous woman

Tales of painful deaths that poison life

From the chilling tale of the exorcist

To the mildly humours Scream

People like the different change from a time gone by

Writing horror is a blessing  and it shows

Creating chilling worlds gives me a natural high

Writing dark tales of murder make me smile

Fiction is sometime adapted from reality

Tales from those around others who have lived through it

Survivors of such unseen horrors

Stick around to read more from my writing archive and over active mind. There is so much more to come.

Happy writing

Simone

Advertisements

Hello readers

I am so happy that I can share this. On March 1st I have a book titled ‘Shattered Souls’ being released via Vamptasy Publishing. I am still bouncing. There is an online book release happening on Facebook during which there will be games quizzes and fun, there will be prizes and such too.

Head over to the Facebook event page and join in the fun. Keep your eyes pealed for news on the cover reveal and more prose that are waiting to be written.

Happy writing I’m still bouncing

 

Simone

Hello guys,

I’ve been rather absent of late, I have several reasons, I have been reading Shattered Souls, Planning the Spilt Blood series and typing up Vengeance, so rather busy.

Lucky for me I managed to finish the proof reading before I started with tendonitis on my right (writing) hand.

Another spot of luck is my mums over and is having to help with cooking etc.

Hopefully the tendonitis goes soon so I can write and get some writing.

Waiting for guest to come over while watching TV.

Will check in ina few days.

Happy writing

Simone

Hello writers,

As promised here’s a few tips on character development. The more you know about your character the better but do not get bogged dow with the intimate details of all major and minor characters. The best thing to do is not name the minor characters unless you have to. But you need know as much as you can about you main characters as possible.

Again we will use my blog story (I know, I will repost chapter one soon, really soon) “Teenage Visions”. All the main characters are introduced in a manner in the first chapter.

Main character: Jennifer Jennings

Best Friend: Laurie Legger

Father: Peter Jenning

Mother: Martha Jenning

Stepmother: Sara Jenning

Half brother: Seth Jenning

Creative Writing Teacher: Mr Sholts

Nurse: Samantha White.

Now all these characters are important as the tale develops, even the dead mother . All other characters are refered to in a descriptive manner such as “Jock boy” or “Skiny Girl” etc. This is so the reader gets and idea of their look and behaviour and develop it in their own mind.

Now back to the character you names, these are the ones you need to know the best. I do have a character analysis work sheet however I can not post it as it i found it in a book so it will infringe upon copyright laws. I have found this one however,    http://www.eclectics.com/articles/character.html. Yes you really do need to know all this about your characters this is for two reasons.

1/ continuity: if you write in the character chart that they are introvert and shy. you will have a reminder and will reframe from putting that character at the centre of attention it is also things such as eye colour, hair colour, etc.

2/ It help’s you understand them, write them and gage their reactions better and their interactions. People are not 2 dimensional, we are complicated. Fictional people are also. They have a history, bad memories, etc.

Before you fill in the character sheet you have to make a few decisions namely, what they look like. A lot of authors, me included, use the faces of famous people. Shockingly true. Stephanie Meyer did it when she write the “Twilight Saga”. The case she envisioned was different from the one in the films with one exception, I believe, Jordelle Ferland, who was cast in the role of Bree Tanner. A small character that, some how, developed a life of its own. Something they often do.

I use actor, singer, people in the public eye, others we people they know people just imagine them and stick to that mental picture. Which ever way is best for you. Do it. It will only help in the long run.

Once you have your plan (covered in a previous post) and your characters sheet, you are ready.

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello fellow writers.

Yes I really did do a post at nearly three this morning, I know, I need sleep. I really do. Hopefully tonight.

Okay, this is the day I finally give you the way I have recently been taught to plan. It may take several posts and I will use Teenage Vision to show you the ease  of the new planning.

If, like me, you already have a sort of plan in your head when the story formulates there this just follows it through for you and will make the actual writing of the story more planed and makes you less likely to waffle.

So you start with this,

A young teenage girl wakes one morning to a normal day, she heads to school to complete a test and while in creative writing class she begins to see people as demon, deformed creatures. She goes to the nurse who worries that what happened to her mother might happen to her. Her friend takes her home to the large house in which she lives with her father, half-brother and stepmother. While there the best friend tells her that her (the main character) is a witch, like her mother and has the power of true sight which explains why she can see demons and even the dead bodies that have recently started to appear in the last affluent area of the town.

As the teens vision develops, she learns that she is the key to ending the demonic control of her town but she has to stay under the radar and not tip their hand. Though she doesn’t like the idea of saving the town eventually she realises that for her safety and the safety of her father she better had try to figure out what is going on.

The end confrontation reveals several shocking truths and the young girl has to battle the one person who would stop her in her tracks. The battle is a messy one and the outcome is good for her side it is not ideal as there are still many of them in the area.

So this is a basic plan, a very basic plan. This would then turn in to this, even more basic. For the following MC = Main Character.

MC drives to school with best friend MC see’s her creative writing teacher as a demon, his true face.

MC see’s the nurse who is worried she is developing her mothers psychosis.

MC is driven home by best friend and see people with glowing around them and bodies that have been cleaned up

MC’s best friend tells her that she is able to see people’s true face and works through some of the confusion.

MC is worried about her father and brother when she realised her step mother is one of them.

MC is included in a ‘coven’ meeting where they confess to her that they know who and what she is.

MC discovers that her maternal bloodline is the key to ending the demonic control of the small affluent town.

MC rebels against the idea of being the saviour and tells them to find someone else.

MC realises that if she does nothing ‘they’ will bleed her father dry of everything and kill him leaving her with nothing and out in the cold.

MC joins the battle and is shocked by a revelation as to why she can see people’s true faces.

MC wins the battle and the demons spread but she realises that while they are out there her and her father are at risk.

MC has to think about her half-brother who is half demon and is completely in her care and, as of yet, is completely innocent.

 

So this is the basic skeleton of the story, the basic idea.

You go through each of the above lines and underneath add a little more description such as;

MC is driven home by her best friend and see’s people with glowing around them and bodies, that have been cleaned up.

As she is driven home she looks out of the window and see’s people some with a blue glow, some with a red glow, some with scaly skin with evil dragon like eyes and the bodies lying in the gutter surrounded by a red blood pool.

This can be a short as possible but it is to help you stay on point with they story.

Do this for all the main elements of the story and you will notice that the plan while detailed still gives you wiggle room. It also helps you figure out where you may need more action and where you may need more back story to help highlight the characters, bad and good.

Wow, managed to do it all in one post, I’m surprised at that.

Okay, going to do my homework then the short walk to college, and see what Julie thinks of the characters in the vigilante Killer.

Catch you all later.

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello Readers

 

Hope you have had a productive week, I know mine has been a little bit of a mix. Monday, I managed to get some work done on Twisted. A slow work in progress. Tuesday I spent time with the In-laws, wednesday I was in appartments all day and at a friends at night. Thursday I was at remploy doing job applications and such and packing, today, friday, is college day then finish packing and then the two hour long journey to my mum’s.

On the plus side, while at Our Celebration on wednesday I managed to get some pictures associated with the Greenbbrier ghost. The myth mentioned in the post “It’s happened Again”, an excellent my. I have done some research and got the details for the people of Greenbrier to contact them with regards to the story I intend to write.

I would post the pictures however if I do I may get in to trouble as I do not own them and I do not own the copyrights to them.

Oh well. At least I got the  research done. Okay, time to get to doing my college work.

Happy Writing.

Simone

Hi guys

 

Hope you are all well, I have enjoyed your comments on my previous posts, though I haven’t posted them all. Apologies for that but I have to think about my fellow writers reading my blog. So I have to keep comments that are, well, less sex related.

I apresiate all comments though.

I have been quiet for the last few days as I have been suffering with the flu. only just started to feel strong enough to do anything properly. Not a good start to the year but I will get there. I looked like a chipmunk on saturday as my glands were swollen.

Have a few projects that have come to mind while I was full of a fever. Will update you on those and I am looking at the drafts for Teenage Visions moments after I post this.

Please email me with anything you want me to look at to paganhorrorwriter@gmail.com

Stay Tuned

 

Simone

Well today has been a busy day.

Up early to get ready for Ekphrasis then off to English class at college, will get my ID after Christmas which will help with a few things. My tutor will help me going forward with my punctuation and spelling and such. Going forward I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of it.

I was up last night working on several projects, a few are ekphrasis, some of which are a little on the scary side and one which is romantic, and then low and behold I started yet another novel idea. It is only in its early stages at the moment and I am thinking it may not be ideal to put on here.

Hope to put another tale, including some spine chilling tales within the idea of ekphrasis.

I also have a few pictures to put up and I would like you to tell me what you think and what the picture makes you think of and if it gives you ideas for short or long prose

Stay Tuned

Simone

Hello and good after noon

Here I am, in a house on my own, I have Psych 9 on in the back ground working on “Twisted Coven”, trying my best to get it finished. I’m working on the novel, trying to get i done, I’m also waiting for the FBI to email me back, research.
Why, you may ask, do I have a film on in the back ground, it’s how I usually and get my inspiration from.
While writing a book is productive it is also a hell of a lot of hard work and this book has taken three years so far. I have plants to work on it today and Sunday, tomorrow night is for Everquest Two.

I am also looking at the Pontianak idea, the title of which is still undetermined. I enjoy writing everything I write. I will, I promise put something up tonight a little prose or something. I have so much I’m working on. The Pontianak story, “Butcher of Shawmoor Heights” along with “Twisted Coven”, “Mirror Image” which is at the moment being expertly looked at by one of my dear close friends.

 

I sware sometimes I feel like a human type writer,the ideas just run out of me and I have no control over it, none. I promise I will keep the idea’s coming and I have also been working on the rewrite of “Teenage Vissions” to put back up.

Happy Writing Guys

Simone

Hi

 

After serious work on feedback I have had to take Teenage Visions off for some major changes. It will be back up soon. Plan on working over it over the next few days.

I have something else to put up for guys, something I think you guys would like. Very seasonal, and very good.

Will upload Teenage Visions back once the corrections are done.

Hake care and Happy Halloween.

 

Simone