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June 15, 2020

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:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you for featuring Scott and his book.

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

Chrys Fey said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome!

I agree.

nashvillecats2 said...

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

Yvonne.

Toi Thomas said...

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

sherry fundin said...

thanks for the introduction chrys

sherry @ fundinmental

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

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!

Patricia said...

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

Natalie Aguirre said...

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

Mark Murata said...

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

Jeff said...

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

Liz A. said...

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.

Juneta key said...

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.

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome.

Chrys Fey said...

That's the way to do it!

Chrys Fey said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

Exactly. And character growth, too.

Chrys Fey said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

Very true.

Chrys Fey said...

That does sound dreadfully dull.

Chrys Fey said...

Sometimes it does have to happen. *sniff sniff*

Sandra Cox said...

This sounds like a great read.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

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.

SpacerGuy said...

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

Lisa Thomson said...

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!

Annalisa Crawford said...

I struggle to let GOOD things happen to my characters!

Anonymous said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sherry Ellis said...

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.

Adrienne Reiter said...

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