Discovering the Deeper Parallels

On the surface, Talyn is a story of two enemies thrown together in a situation where they have to depend on each other for their lives, and where their shattered nations must depend upon the two of them. It’s both a war story and a love story, and I was perfectly content with that.

But working my way deeper into the text (I have over 200 manuscript pages completed now) I discovered that it has some parallels with here and now that I did not plan and did not anticipate. But I like them — I think they add depth and a powerful subtext for those who choose to read for such things. Having discovered these parallels (I won’t detail them because I’m afraid they would be a huge spoiler), I’ve now made a conscious decision to keep them obscure and in the background to avoid distracting from the primary storyline.

But I’m excited. AND I got my words again today.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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2023 years ago

I know what you mean. What I’ve experienced is that I planned an event for my novel a year or two ago, and then a similar event took place in the world recently. It’s going to look like I got my inspiration from current events, when that wasn’t actually the case. Oh, well.

Michael aka HighNside
2023 years ago

Yeah!!! Good to hear it’s going well. It really sounds interesting!

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