The ups and downs of high school forged an unbreakable bond between Vanessa and Nichole. Summer’s over and Vanessa is preparing for life at the local liberal arts college. Without her best friend by her side, Vanessa starts to chart her own path. Navigating new friendships and relationships proves easier said than done.
Nichole got kicked out of her mother’s house, lives with strangers in a sketchy neighborhood and commutes across town for her job in retail. She doesn’t always make the right choices and she has only herself to blame when things go wrong.
Something’s gotta give. Who will make the first move – or will fate intervene to remind each of them of the importance of their bond.
All characters need a home. It’s like meeting a new friend at work or at church. You may laugh in the hallways or at break time, but after a while the friendship doesn’t progress until you take that person home. It’s that way in a lot of shows on television too, as well as in love stories; meeting the family for the first time means something.
So give your characters a home, even if your story is set (as my current one is) on a spaceship. On the Enterprise in Star Trek we saw Spock at home in his quarters, playing a lute. In Middle Earth our hobbits returned to their hole in Bag End.
If you see a thriller where the spy only lives his life in hotel rooms and Moneypenny is his deepest relationship, there may be some excitement and fancy gadgetry, but there’s not a lot of personal connection.
Even if the home is oppressive at the beginning of the story and the goal is to get away from it, bring your characters to a home worth having by the end. Building that house makes a richer story.
You can pre-order For the Love of Donuts Book 2 – Seize the Donut now! Release of FVP Featured Author, Rachel Barnard’s latest book is June 2nd. You can also get Book I, Donuts in an Empty Field at the sale price of 2.99 now through June 2nd.
Catch up on this great story of best friends in high school and then follow their ups and downs as they head off to college and life beyond. More details…
Our FVP Books Featured Authors can’t wait to meet you there! See you at CapitalIndieBookCon2 this Saturday, May 13th 11-6 in Olympia’s Olympia Center222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501 -Free Admission!
Tomorrow Night’s the Night! Come on out for Readings from our Authors and a Literary Open Mic for the Community. At The Black Dog Arts Cafe’. Starts at 6:00. More Details HERE.
“It’s Like Live Audio Books!” You’re Invited to Bring a Friend to this Social Event Showcasing Local Authors. Kick Back Enjoy a Drink and Listen to Stories Read by Jeffrey Cook and other Novelists from the East Side Seattle Area. Also Literary Open Mic…
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Featuring: Jeffrey Cook, Casondra Brewster, Victoria Bastedo, Sheri J. Kennedy, David S. Moore & Kennedy J. Quinn and More…