Friday, July 13, 2012

The Next Big Thing: Part 3

Today it’s two more questions in The Next Big Thing (TNBT), a blog event consisting of 10 questions about an author’s current WIP (work in progress) and links to more awesome authors.  My big thanks again to authors Karin Kaufman, for inviting me, and Gail M. Baugniet, for the event.

Question #4:  Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

As far as the translated story I’m working on, The Red Bridge Murder, I haven’t really had any time at all to consider that, but the characters in the story are fairly young, so I think it would need to be actors in the under 30s group, with whom I’m a bit less familiar.

With Genesis, despite that I actually played out the first book, On the Soul of a Vampire, in my head as a movie before writing the story down, I truly can’t imagine any well-known actor portraying Valéry.  I think it would be a difficult role to play, considering he’s emotionally and intellectually 800 years old, has both witnessed and experienced a lot of suffering, but still has quite a bit of the youthful scamp aura about him and he’s physically still 19 years old.  There’s also the matter of bringing across what it would be like to have the complete empathy with and intimate understanding of another that would come from knowing human souls and his conflicted, seeker type personality.  Very similar challenges would be involved with playing Angelina and a number of the other characters in the story, so it would be quite interesting to see what an actor or actress would do with that.

Question #5:  What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

 Oh boy, brief is not my strong suit.  Sometimes it seems like the synopses and tag lines take longer to come up with than the writing of the books.  But, I’ll give it a try.

The Red Bridge Murder:  A man who denies the existence of God, the afterlife, good and evil, discovers you need neither faith nor death to suffer the consuming agony of hell spawned by a tormented conscience.

Genesis:  Fallen angels don’t fall to earth, though in them resides the clue to why the incarnate were sent, and a sublime truth hidden for centuries within a suffering soul could well be the key to long-misunderstood and love-filled divine intent.

Some more awesome authors to keep an eye on:

LeAnn Neal Reilly:

For those who would like to participate or follow along, here is the full list of 10 questions:

1.  What is the title of your book/WIP?
2.  Where did the idea for the book come from?
3.  What genre would your book fall under?
4.  Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
5.  What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
6.  Is your book published or represented?
7.  How long did it take you to write?
8.  What other books within your genre would you compare it to?
9.  Which authors inspired you to write the book?
10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book?

A very happy Friday to all!

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