Shadow Man: A Companion Novel

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For one of my university classes, I decided to write a companion novella for my main novel ‘The Witches of Belle River’. It is a novella titled ‘Shadow Man’!

This companion novel is set in the same universe as ‘The Witches of Belle River’, and deals with a similar situation but in a very different way. The story follows Hugh Kavinsky, a psychic living in New York City and really focuses on Hugh returning to normal life after being possessed for six years by a spirit. So far, Shadow Man has been really fun to write and I love the themes of guilt and healing that are being explored in it.

Shadow Man Characters:

There is a fun and quirky cast of characters in this book. Obviously, there is Hugh, a soft and kind young man with a great deal of power who struggles daily with guilt and fear. Molly is Hugh’s younger sister. She loves early 2000s boy bands and mothering her brother. Shay is a barista at a coffee shop in New York who serves Hugh a very fateful cup of coffee which entwines their lives together.

Setting:

I’m also really enjoying writing the New York City setting! I’m going to America for my Christmas holidays and I am beyond excited to be in NYC and actually experience the place I am writing about. Hopefully it will help inspire me and give me more accurate details to write about.

Form:

The book is made up of prose, as well as poetry that is written from Hugh’s POV. A lot of the poetry gives insight into Hugh’s state of mind. They will help make what happened during the time he lost clearer to the reader. The prose flashes back a few times to before his possession. I did this to try and create a solid understanding of Hugh as a person and how he has changed. I won’t use the spirits POV because I want that time to be lost for the reader as well.

Sneak Peek:

Here is an excerpt from ‘Shadow Man’. This is the first full chapter of Shadow Man. Titled Part II.

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Keep an eye out for more posts about this novella and about writing in general! I’m hoping to put up some more excerpts from pieces I have written. If you can’t wait for that, head over to my Wattpad. My username is AmyWritesXO. Click HERE for a link for those who are interested!

-Amy xo

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