Sep 05 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Week 13)

My thanks to
Lisa for tagging me. Her post(s) and blog(s) can be found here:

http://www.imaginationalley.wordpress.com

http://www.lisavandiver.blogspot.com

 

 

What is the working title of your book? Fractions of Existence (Book 1 of the
Existence series)

Where did
the idea come from for the book?
The
characters told me to write it. I put it off. Then they got demanding about it.

What
genre does your book fall under?
Book
1 is an Urban Fantasy. (Though the characters would like to point out that you
can’t prove they do not exist.)

Which
actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
This is a difficult question because I see my
characters so clearly in my mind. It’s also difficult because I’m not sure I’d
want that many “cooks in my kitchen” making this into a movie.

Xavier– He’s a wealthy handsome man of Irish decent. One of the
most important characteristics is his smile, especially his sexy half-smile. A
great example would be Jensen Ackles, though I’m not certain he can still pass
for early 20’s. Xavier is also taller than Jensen. Another possibility is Chad
Michael Murray.

 Pic 1 of Jensen

 Pic 2 Jensen’s half smile

 Pic 1 of Chad

 Pic 2 of Chad

 

Gwendolyn– It isn’t going to be as much about the actress as it will
be about the make-up artist. Gwendolyn (or Wend as she’s better known) will
have a few dramatic transformations. A soft voice would be the only quality Hollywood might have
difficulty faking, so I guess that would be the key.

 

Heath
He’s tall. His skin looks like he was born from fertile grounds, not so much a
tan like those kissed by sunrays, but a soft brownness. His muscles are
undeniable. Where some men break a brick to impress, Heath could break an
entire building, and it would not impress anyone more than when a bulldozer
does the same task. There is a stillness about him, to the point that his every
move seems purposeful. The nearest actor I have seen would be Jason Momoa.

 Pic 1 of Jason

 Pic 2 of Jason

 

Jezebel
To look at Jez is to view equal parts of innocence and naughty. Red hair can
faked, but that certain look that sucks one in and causes the moral dilemma-
that is the quest. The feeling one gets when staring at flame long enough to
suddenly be confident that it can be touched without getting burned- that is
what a sexy look from Jez feels like. I’d love to see Dakota Fanning in this
role, but it might be a bit of a long shot to get her. As another choice, I
would nominate Arielle Kebbel for this role.

 Pic of Dakota

Pic 1 of Arielle

Pic 2 of Arielle

Tred
Tred is shorter than Xavier. He isn’t especially handsome nor is he terrible to
look at. He’s an average guy who the reader is meant to teeter back and forth
between hating and accepting. I think Danny Strong would be able to pull the
roll off well.

 Pic 1 of Danny

Pic 2 of Danny

 

Jun– He only has a small appearance in the
first book, but he is a critical character of the series. He’s a Japanese
American, so that narrows down the casting. A notable talent Jun has is
dancing, so it’s imperative that the person playing him is able to do that
well. I recommend Harry Shum Jr.

Pic 1 of Harry

Pic 2 of Harry

Caleb
This character would appear in the movie, but there might not be a need to cast
any person. Read the book and you will probably understand. (If not, you’ll
catch on in the second book, so don’t worry.)

 

Introduction– There is an introduction which should be narrated. A main
character that appears later in the series is the one that should read it. That
character has always been played in my mind by Don Cheadle (using the same
accent he did in the Ocean’s Movies).

 

Pic of Don

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pictures are the responsibility of the pages on which they appear. No
compensation has been exchanged. I make no claim to the rights of these photos,
thus they appear in link form only. These links are not an endorsement of any
page or photographer.  


What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
 He
must find her and then
transcend the lashing
rains and howling winds to regain her heart, or the eyes from the shadows may
finally destroy our world.


Will your book be self-published or represented
by an agency?
It
is my intention at this time to seek out an agent. However, I find several
things about self-publishing to be very appealing, most notably the input an
author has on design of the cover of the novel.


How long did it take you to write the first
draft of your manuscript?
Six weeks. Time to edit that draft… about ten months.


What other books would you compare this story to
within your genre?

I would much rather hear what others compare this too. Once the audience
figures out what my characters actually are, I would love to hear someone tell
me that they’ve read something with these sorts appearing in the same approach
as I have written them.


Who or What inspired you to write this book?
 It
is dedicated to those I miss the most. Though we may never meet again in this
lifetime, the light of our memories shall shine on. That is who most inspired
me to write this.


What else about your book might pique the
reader’s interest?

The introduction video I created at What-Are-They.com is designed to pique the
reader’s interest. My blog has several posts related to the characters which
should also stimulate one’s curiosity. My loyal Twitter followers may recall a
few excerpts I posted in November 2011. The elevator pitch, “What if Love
forgot that you exist?” is meant to be intriguing, though it touches on a
larger portion of the series. (And yes, Love is used here as a proper noun.)

 

 

My five tagged volunteers:  (For Week
14: The Next Big Thing)

 

1- Leona Bushman  

2- Susan Taitel susantaitel.com

 

3- Maria Sadowski www.scifiromance.info

 

4- Kd Rose  

5- Tamara Pratt  

 

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Rules
for those who have been tagged
:

***Answer these ten questions about your current
WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog

***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their
links so we can hop over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your
characters in a movie rendition?

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented
by an agency?

How long did it take you to write the first
draft of your manuscript?

What other books would you compare this story to
within your genre?

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the
reader’s interest?

 

So, to recap, on your blog you will post:

First- a link with a mention to the person who tagged you

Second- the rules

Third- the questions with your answers

Fourth- the links to your 5 tagged volunteers

Tagged for next week – you’re it!

 

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2 comments

    • Ia Uaro on September 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    Try: He must find her and regain her heart even if he has to transcend the lashing rains and howling winds, or the eyes from the shadows may finally destroy our world.

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    写的不错,我转载了

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