Going on an adventure with your characters by Dennis Scheel
Reading a fantastic book, experiencing it with the characters is a feeling like no other. Especially if the voyage being told is a great one, but imagine going on the adventure you’re writing yourself. This is how I like to view it when I write my novels. The adventure of the characters and the challenges they endure and how I am on it with them.
Doing it this way can make you feel for the events that occur to the characters. All the happiness and sadness through their adventure, you’re there with them. Yet you are the maker of their sorrow, but still. This leaves me with another point. How hard a choice it can be to bring death unto their doorstep. It can be frustrating, yet sometimes it’s needed for the given plot. I even had this problem, going back and forth before deciding once…Ending it can be filled with so many mixed feelings since you have poured a piece of you into it.
The ideas always strike while I write, and any outlining isn’t final for me until it is written. The vision I had at the beginning may turn differently at the end, and something which may seem to be the perfect ending, may not fit as well with how the story evolved. Therefore I always look back at the beginning to see how it stacks up to the rest and take another self-edit of the complete tale before sending my complete story off, as well as the characters I must bid off…
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side was he able to tell them. After he worked his way back, he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been convinced by his ex not to write for ten years, she insisted he had no ability. This time tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since. Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: The Underworlds
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