Title: huh. no title yet... lol
Meg101 - April 21, 2008 09:29 PM (GMT)
I'm currently in the midst of writing, and rewriting, and rewriting again, an original story. Here's a quick synopsis:
Lily Anderson, a teacher in a society where the land is five miles in diameter and ruled by a government who only call themselves "They", is intrigued when a girl of about twelve walks into her tiny school. This girl, who calls herself Anna, is unknown by many of the villagers, and when questioned about her, the omniscient They remain silent and without answers they're willing to give. Who is this girl, really, and why are They so reluctant to talk about her?
I think it's a pretty good plot, only... my writing is pretty juvenile and I really want it to be for adult readers. Huh.
Anyway, what do you think? Would you pick a book with this synopsis on its back and read it?
Eyriana - April 21, 2008 10:17 PM (GMT)
Yeah, I most likely would. ^_^
It's definitely a great idea. I see that there's a lot of details you'd need to work out, although you might already have them and prefer not to release them here :) But it is definitely drawing. If you ever want a critic... ;)
Meg101 - April 22, 2008 12:29 AM (GMT)
Aw, thanks! I haven't really worked out the details, yet... I'm not a map-drawer, I usually just think up a general plotline and write as I think other details up. When they're too far-fetched or have absolutely nothing to do with the plotline, lol, I delete it and begrudgingly rewrite.
Thanks soo much! If I ever do finish this killer of a book (Lord help me), you'll be the first to know.
serendip - April 22, 2008 02:36 AM (GMT)
Wow! I'd read it!
But.. if it's meant to be for adults... I'm not sure. I'd say young adults or something.
But then again, I don't know your writing style.
Still, I'd say it sounds more young adult-y.
But, I'm a "young adult". And I want to read it. So... I dunno.
But it sounds great!
Blue_Suede_Shoes - April 22, 2008 10:03 AM (GMT)
Same - young adult here, and I would SO read that book if I saw it. Just one question - is the girl one of Them? Or is that something you reveal in the book .... because that's what I want to know most while reading that blurb :cad:
Anyway, love the idea.
Meg101 - April 22, 2008 11:24 PM (GMT)
Okay. I may write it for young adults. That's all I know, really, anyway, lol, and you're supposed to "write what you know".
Thanks! I'm glad you like it and would read it.
And, about Anna and Them: Anna is connected to Them, but is not one of Them. Lol. Try to understand that one.
I may actually return to writing it now. Hmmm. Yes. It sounds like another rewrite, and even though rewriting isn't my favorite pastime, I'll do it.
laPeach - April 24, 2009 09:15 AM (GMT)
That's an awesome plot!
If you want the book to be for adults, you have to think what would make it NOT be interested by Young Adults (teenagers)
Teenagers tend to lean to happy stories with lots of pretty shopping trips and romantic flowers when they wake up. Of course, not ALL teenagers.
Others want a dark story that is going to slowly evolve into something good and romantic.
For adults, I suggest you put in some of these elements:
- dark mystery
:D I would love to see what you come up with!
sectumsempress101 - August 13, 2009 10:08 PM (GMT)
Personally, I think that's amazing idea. You'd have to explain what They are and the girl's history of course :) it seems like a great plot! :D