I woke up this morning with lines of dialogue bouncing around in my head. This is the point where I know my unconscious is ready to write. There’s a lot more than dialogue to a book or screenplay, but dialogue usually carries with it implied story. I primed the pump with an hour at the botanic gardens, yesterday, sitting under a tree and just rethinking possible story lines. Most weeks, I just make a few notes, then type them up later. Recently, I felt ready to complete Act I, which hasn’t changed much from the previous draft. It took several hours, but it’s complete and in the hands of a trusted reader. I can see many imperfections, including several scenes that can be tightened, if necessary. Act II is a complete, scorched earth thing. I at least have a list of what I want my characters to do, so I may be able to roll forward from where I left Act I. For Act III, my crystal ball is cloudy.
Book No. 1 in Paperback
Book No. 2 on Kindle
Book Reviews & Blurbs
“J Guenther cleverly combines a plot of adventure on an imaginary sailboat with a shrewd eye on teen-age angst.
In the SILVER DREAM, Sharon and David ride the waves ... to adventures where dreams are created and realized. On their journey, the two are tossed from grief to sweetness, from fear to solace and safety.
Guenther is on the mark, using the main characters as narrators, unfolding parallel stories between past and present, dream and reality. SAIL AWAY ON MY SILVER DREAM is a captivating page-turner, with a winning cast of characters.
David and Sharon seem so real that readers might feel they've already met them. We feel their disappointment and hopes, and we join them wholeheartedly...” N. Decker
Blogs I Follow
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