Friday, July 15, 2011
Rose, the survivor of her family's carnage!
Continuing along with popular posts from
The House on Blackstone Moor, as part of the virtual book tour, today the heroine, Rose Baines!
A fragile flower so aptly named Rose…the lone survivor of her family’s carnage and her father’s unspeakable sin…
A madhouse next, after which she will find her way to a lonely house on desolate moors—moors that tell of a terrifying legend, a legend of evil...
Yet love will come to her, deep, passionate—and irrefutable, too powerful to deny.
But as she will be told by a gypsy, that love has at its core poison not sweetness!
Will she heed the warning, would you? Would I?
I know my answer but that is because I have written this novel in the first person.
It wasn’t always easy as I came from a very happy home with absolutely no carnage or madhouse either!
Yet I suppose I was able to write of Rose’s suffering based on various and sundry suffering I have lived thorugh. And I have! We all do to varying extents.
In my writing, I act the part; I live the part while I write. This I do because I studied acting for a short time and learned the Method. The Method teaches students to draw upon their own experiences in order to feel a particular emotion.
That works for me, although having said that my short stories tend to be written in the third person. It can work for a third person story in a way, but it isn’t of course as dramatic (or as much fun)!
When I began it the question I asked myself was:
IF—IF I CAME HOME AND FOUND MY ENTIRE FAMILY HAD BEEN MURDERED BY A LUNATIC FATHER…
I took it from there and since I knew (from the music that inspired me, see previous post) that this would turn into a story with supernatural themes; I could take my first steps.
I’m glad I have, I feel I know the people and beings I have created and I am pleased. I hope you will be too!
One more thing!
If you should come upon a lonely house on a desolate moor do be careful!
Next week: The LEGEND of Blackstone Moor!