AmyWrites: Novel Journal Three!

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Another quick little journal entry post! The above post is a journal entry. I use these pages as a chance to find inspiration in daily life. Although this page is mostly just things that went on during the month. I binge watched How To Get Away With Murder in April and loved it! I found the characters really interesting and the story was really well done. A very good TV show to watch if you’re a writer!

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This page is about story ideas and the focus I have for my novel The Witches of Belle River. I’m writing this story with the characters in mind. I really want it to be a character-driven plot with focuses on real life issues like mental illness, family and love, while also looking at the supernatural elements! This novel is set in New Orleans and I’m really working to capture the essence of the location. I think the setting is vital to this story so I’ve been researching a lot on New Orleans, Louisianna and America in general, (I’m an Aussie so I’m not very familiar with America besides what I know through TV and movies.)

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Another character profile page! I tried keeping the look of these pages all a little similar and with similar content as well so that they all look nice. They are easily my favourite pages to work on. This page is for Oliver Welch, my sweetest bean. When I started writing this novel, I was certain Claire would be the lead protagonist but surprisingly Oliver took a very strong stance.  He’s a very interesting character and one that I love writing. He is adopted by two lovely people, Simone and Peter. Here I have that they are his foster parents but after some development, I felt that it was more appropriate that he was adopted. It made a lot more sense. One of my favourite things about Oliver is his forgetfulness when it comes to charging his phone. He NEVER does and it always leaves him in trouble. Archie is usually the one that has to charge the phone. If he forgets, it usually ends up dying.

One of my favourite things about Oliver is his forgetfulness when it comes to charging his phone. He NEVER does and it always leaves him in trouble. Archie is usually the one that has to charge the phone. If he forgets, it usually ends up dying.

Oliver has OCD. I’m still working out this fully, doing some more research and looking for a sensitivity reader to make sure his OCD is accurate. This is something that is super important to me. I want to make sure I’m doing justice for my readers and making my characters as authentic as they are loveable!

I could honestly go on and on about Oliver. I was really taken by shock when I realised I’ve written 85% of the story from his POV but I’m happy about it. He’s a cool kid and I feel like readers will enjoy his perspective. A new Novel Journal post will be up sometime in the next few weeks!

-Amy L xo

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