Welcome to the last ‘Happy Everybody Reads YA’ #SundayBlogShare for 2016.
Recently I went on a screenwriting course where I was told that screenwriters often start with the last scene of the film, and then work on a suitable story-line to lead up to it. A number of best selling story writers do the same. The idea is to make the end so compelling, film goers will be desperate for a follow-up film. I was not, as they said in Dumb and Dumber, aware of that before. It isn’t the way I have written any story to date but I may give it a try in 2017 – who would knowingly give up the possibility of being begged to write a sequel?
To get into the spirit of things I will leave you with the last sentence of my two recent YA novels. See if you can guess which novel each came out of.
- So I’d better stop writing now – got to go and pack.
2. Now they would have to walk most of the way in the dark; but tomorrow was going to be OK.
Blurb re the two novels:
A. And Alex Still Has Acne: Life for fourteen year old Alex is OK most of the time. He enjoys school, has a best friend Sam, and a pretty and only mildly irritating younger sister, Nicky. But then Sam starts acting strangely, and so does Nicky – and both insist on sharing secrets with him and making him promise not to tell anyone. Then Nicky goes missing and only Alex feels he knows where to find her. But is Sam anywhere around to help?
B. Girl Friends: Nothing is working out for Courtney, and even Grace, her beautiful best friend has no time for her now she has a boyfriend who has promised to get her a modelling contract. Courtney senses something is wrong – what is Grace getting herself into? And can Courtney and her new found friends rescue Grace before it is too late?
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(Answer: 1B, 2A)