... the prompts …
When I first started to write the novel, I used a series of questions as prompts to help me write character sketches and back story and to kick start the process of writing the novel itself.
Now, at the half way point, I’ve decided to resurrect the idea in order to help me resolve some of the plot lines I’ve set up and to ease the path of the second half.
These are my current prompts:
Has Rachel left it ten years too late to fall in love with Julian?
What was Gareth up to and why does Rachel keep dreaming about his jacket?
How did Julian know which Agatha Christie to buy for Rachel to read on the Eurostar?
Do the boys in the warehouse really clean the teaspoons by licking them?
Why do the devil worshippers have such good dress sense?
Who is Dorothy?
Who napalmed the bonsais?
Is the spate of local burglaries just a coincidence?
Some of these questions may not have answers, or at least not simple ones, but working through them will help me to clarify where I need to go next. That’s the plan anyway! Watch this space for the answers to some of these questions.
Tuesday update: the medicine wars continue. Bribes are becoming ever more outrageous.
He's been out in the garden enjoying the sun today. We've had a couple of tussles over his medicine the last two days, so please send good vibes that I can continue to persuade him to take it.