Apr 15, 2011

M is for Main Character

In this case, the main characer of my completed manuscript, currently titled Locked Within and in the querying process.

Nathan Shepherd dreams about living different lives at different times in history. He dreams of battles and bloodshed. More than once, he's dreamed of his own death. He also has another trait; a perfect ability to recall information or things he has seen.

He tries not to let either of these things become well known, but finds himself drawn to stories of unexplained deaths or disappearances in the news. His girlfriend, Laura, is tired from trying to compete with Nathan's obsessions and his friends are worried he's developing serious mental problems.

When we meet Nathan, he is somewhat lost. A drifter in society, not quite sure where he wants his life to go, he knows only one thing that calls to him. Death. Those he has dreamed of, and those he starts to believe he can prevent, if only he can learn how to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

It is when Nathan stumbles across evidence of a series of murders taking place over a hundred years or more that he starts his journey into the supernatural world of New York and discovers people and events overlooked by mundane society.

Whether Nathan can adapt to survive in this world, or loses everything, is a question left for another day.

9 comments:

  1. Cool premise of dreaming about living at different times. Time travel made possible without having to use laws of physics for time travel, which is nearly impossible. Best wishes for your success!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very interesting concept - in a, "Hmmmmm... now I'm intrigued," sort of way. :) Best of luck with your queries!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Paul, I love your writing voice. I can't wait to read whatever it is you've written. And thanks for your consistent support on my blog. I'm trying to get your blog on my blogroll but it isn't working for some reason.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  4. Interesting 'blurb' - now I'm curious to se what happens! Good luck with your query letters!

    SueH

    ReplyDelete
  5. Paul, just want to tell you to check my blog tomorrow. They'll be a little something for you there.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stephen: Thanks! I love history and when I decided that my protagonist was going to remember past lives, I knew I had to tell the stories of those lives alongside his own.

    Jeffrey: I'm thrilled to hear that, thanks.

    Sue: Thanks. Glad Nathan's a compelling character.

    Karen: I'm glad to keep commenting, I love your posts. I'm all curious about tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I also found your post very interesting, great job! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh wow I'd love to read this story! It sounds like something completely different.

    ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am fascinated by Nathan and his past lives, I'd definitely want to read more of his story. Best of luck with it.

    ReplyDelete