I love being tagged in these book and writing memes. Seeing lots of authors answering the same questions, seeing where they differ and where they are similar.
So, following Alastair’s example, I’m going to talk about the story I’m releasing in a serial fashion on Wattpad, Teeth.
1. When and where is the story set?
Teeth is certainly set in modern times, but I’ve kept it as a fictional city, and honestly, I’ve not really decided where that is. It’s a nice enough climate (if you’re not a vampire) and it’s definitely a tourist city, but that’s about all I’ve decided on for that so far. I’ll probably lock it down more when I get to the next segment of the story.
2. What can you say about the main characters?
There are three POV characters in Teeth: August, Spencer, and Thomas. At the beginning, it was going to be Thomas’s story, but with different perspectives, but as it continued, August and Spencer became much more important aspects, and they took over in a way.
I wanted a variety of characters at different stages of their afterlife so that they’re going through different trials during the story. August has been around for over a century, so he’s pretty set, but he feels stifled in the way he’s been ordered to live. Spencer has been turned for half a dozen years, he knows the mechanics of living as a vampire, but he is beginning to see that he can’t trust everything he’s been told. Thomas, on the other hand, is turned in the first few chapters, so he’s thrown into this world he doesn’t understand, and is having to come to terms with the fact he’ll be a killer.
It’s very interesting to play with their different dynamics.
3. What is the main conflict?
This started out as a bit of fun, something to write because I had the idea, but that I never really intended to be something serious. As I wrote, the characters expanded, as did the conflicts.
There are a number of conflicts going through the story, but mostly, the main conflict is about living as a vampire and how it changes the people involved. As mentioned above, for Thomas, that’s about his conflict over becoming a killer.
I also have another conflict later in the story, which is a set up towards a second instalment. During editing, I’ve been weaving in elements of this earlier through the story, but there is a definite feel that things are going to get much worse in the second instalment.
The Infectious Phase
The lucky people I’m nominating to carry this on…
1. Eliza Green, author of the Exilon 5 Trilogy
2. Ren Williams, author of The Self Invention
3. Mark Leslie, author of I, Death