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Monday, June 15

Bad Things Must Happen / Vlog + LOST HELIX by Scott Coon


Thank you for coming to a vlog edition of Write with Fey!

In this video, I talk about how bad things must happen to our characters.

Enjoy!

Bad Things Must Happen


Length: 3:44


Feel free to comment on my blog and/or on this video on YouTube. To go the video's YouTube page, click on the title located on the video.

QUESTIONS: Do you put your characters through hardships and have bad things happen to them?


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    A unique and exciting new release from Dancing Lemur Press...

Lost Helix
By Scott Coon

Lost Helix is the key…



Stuck on an asteroid mining facility, DJ dreams of writing music. His dad is a corporate hacker and his best friend Paul intends to escape to become a settler in a planet-wide land rush, but neither interests DJ.

When his dad goes missing, DJ finds a file containing evidence of a secret war of industrial sabotage, a file encrypted by his dad using DJ's song Lost Helix. Caught in a crossfire of lies, DJ must find his father and the mother he never knew.

When the mining company sends Agent Coreman after DJ and his guitar, DJ and Paul escape the facility and make a run for civilization. Will DJ discover the truth before Coreman catches him?

Release Sate: June 2, 2020
Pages: 268
Genres: Science Fiction – Action & Adventure
Crime & Mystery
YA Science Fiction


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Scott Coon has enjoyed success as a science fiction short story writer, winning accolades and publishing over a dozen works in various magazines. Formally a U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst and currently a software developer, Scott brings his technical experience into his work, along with a sense of spectacle.




34 comments:

  1. Big congratulations to Scott!
    I have no problem throwing everything but the kitchen sink at my characters.

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    1. One day, maybe I'll have someone literally throw a kitchen sink at a character. He'd have to be very strong. lol

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  2. Thank you for featuring Scott and his book.

    If bad things don't happen, then it turns into one boring story.

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  3. Congrats to Scott. Sorry you have been recieving spam comments not nice at all Chrys.
    Hope you and family are well.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Spam comments are a pain! Thanks! I hope you and your family are well, too.

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  4. I definitely put my characters through a lot.
    Congrats to Scott and his release.

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  5. thanks for the introduction chrys

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. I'm too soft-hearted... I struggle to throw adequate obstacles at my characters. That's probably why I mostly write light stuff, with a lot of humor. Then the obstacles aren't so painful!

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    1. Light stuff is good, though, and much-needed.

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  7. I am quite evil to my characters at times. No guilt here either. MUAHAHAHAHA!

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    1. Tee-hee. We're part of the Evil Writers Club. :P

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  8. Congrats to Scott on his book. And yes, our characters have to go through hard things if we want to create an interesting story.

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  9. I even write down what injuries my characters have in the course of a story, to keep track of them.

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    1. That's smart. I've come across books and manuscripts where wounds are forgotten.

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  10. I tend to write more memoir or history--both of which include plenty of bad! Congratulations Scott

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  11. I once read a book where it was all sweetness and light for the characters. (It was a tie-in with a set of figurines.) Dreadfully dull. I never finished it.

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  12. I don't like killing my babies, but I know sometimes it just has got to be done. Congrats to Scott Coon on the new release.

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    1. Sometimes it does have to happen. *sniff sniff*

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  13. This sounds like a great read.

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  14. AND yes on the conflict. You posted an outline a couple of years ago that I've found particularly helpful.

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  15. Yes, give the characters some trouble. It's great watching them try to get out of it. Makes the story worth reading. Congratulatios to Scott on your new book.

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  16. Isaac Asimov said once it helps when you know the ending of the story which he hammered out on his typewriter in no time.

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  17. This sounds fascinating. Congratulations, Scott on your new release. Thanks for sharing, Chrys. And I definitely agree that bad things have to happen to our MC's. Nice video!

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  18. I struggle to let GOOD things happen to my characters!

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  19. I loved Alex's comment haha. While I don't throw the kitchen sink at my characters, I did have her go through the loss of her parents...after being shot. Great video!

    Elsie

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  20. WRITE WITH FEY sounds extremely helpful.
    Have a productive week.

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  21. Yep. Bad things have to happen to your characters. Just like in real life, it's the trials that make you stronger and help you grow.

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  22. I definitely torture the growth out of my characters. Great post. Your productivity is always a source of inspiration. Happy IWSG!

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