Women readers say that PARALLEL LIVES has helped them discover their own unique voices. I started the blog as a place to comment about the process of learning to speak up for oneself and the collective good. The blog conveys the same underlying theme of PARALLEL LIVES:
Forget your soul mate.
Use this time to become that which you wish to attract.
DESTINY or CHANCE
HOW TO PREPARE
In PARALLEL LIVES, a novel I recently finished, April begins the story invisible, misinformed, and silent. Billy starts out by using words of power to threaten, bully, ridicule, and demean others. Throughout the story these two characters are forced to confront their relationship to the spoken word as they endure emotional and physical pain.
In the end, April moves from silence to speech, and in the process changes from object to the subject of a liberated voice. Billy's overuse of his verbal power causes the death of his bedst friend, after which he questions, explores, and develops a new identity through his voice.
Martha Alderson, M.A., aka Plot Whisperer, is an international plot consultant for writers and the author of the Plot Whisperer series of plot books for writers published by Adams Media -- The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master, The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories and The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing. She self-published Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple and is founder of PlotWriMo.
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