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For #closingcircles, here is the outline for the first act to BROTHERS IN SOLITUDE:
I) THE CAMPING TRIP (prologue)
II) RAIDING THE SUPERCENTER
III) GO FISH
IV) THE GAS STATION
V) WHO GOES THERE?
I have nothing written for the prologue, THE CAMPING TRIP. The scene is clear in my head, give or take, and it's a moment that I've wanted to add since the second or third draft. It takes place the night the world changes, while the brothers are on a camping trip with their parents.
RAIDING THE SUPERCENTER was not a part of my first draft. The story initially began with the GO FISH section, but it took too long before getting to any action or tension, so I added this section to start the story off with a bang. This section is nearly finished. If the CAMPING TRIP prologue falls flat, RAIDING THE SUPERCENTER will again start off the story.
GO FISH, the original opening to the story, is rooted in character. I believe this to be mostly finished as well, but I'll take another look when I open the book up.
THE GAS STATION and WHO GOES THERE are basically one chapter. I'll have to look at this division again to make sure the cut is necessary. When I first started writing this, it appeared on my college myspace blog, so the chapter break may have fallen with my posts. These, too, are basically done, a few straggles aside.
Have the first act finished within the 1st ten days of November. I want to post the camping trip early, maybe on Halloween if I can finish this other short story I am currently penning.
Okay, let's see if I can keep up with this schedule.
I realize I haven’t announced winners to the past few entries, so here they are:
21-24 (rollover)—is a split between Jennifer McGaha and Shannon Leahy
There are repeat winners, but they are ones playing along. make sure to answer questions for your chance to win.
Today's prize: ALIEN (blueray)
Ridley Scott's science fiction masterpiece has never looked better than this. To enter this giveaway, let me know in the blog comments if you believe in aliens or not. If so, have you ever seen one or a UFO? Tell me what you've witnessed.
Keep scary and stay spooky, lovers.