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Dieselpunk Roaring Twenties. Sarah Zama's Author Blog

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #19

dieselpunkssquarelogoAlthough Adam’s point of view first appears only on chapter 11, he’s one of the main characters of the story. His arc is integral to Michael’s in the sense that what’s happening to him is relevant to what happening to Michael.

I had a lot of fun creating Adam’s past, as well as his family’s past, even if only a tiny part of it found its way into the trilogy. But I hope inklings of what I do know will filter into the story.

Here’s a snippet from the first episode in his POV

‘Why has it come back to me?’

He thought he had defeated it long ago. That dream. That dream that haunted him as a child. That dream that woke him up every night, crying, shouting someone wanted to kill him, driving Dad and Aunt Edith crazy.

He rubbed his face hard, felt like falling.

Why was it back? Why was it back, he had defeated it.

He started to shiver again. In the back of his mind, he heard people whispering behind his back, ‘Like Stacy, like his grandfather. He ended up hanging himself, the poor soul.’

Adam couldn’t stop shaking. He had defeated it long ago.

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Did you enjoy my snippet?

If you didn’t, I’m sorry (shed one tear), I’ll try better next time, so don’t give up on me.

If you did, here’s a few things you might want to do.

  1. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, you might want to join the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks‘challenge’.  Head over to Dieselpunks, sigh up and look for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks And join the fun!
  2. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer and you have a blog, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  3. If you are a historical writer and you have a story or more sent in the Twenties too, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  4. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, or if you are a historical writer writing in a Twenties setting or if you are just a reader, by all means leave a comment below. I’ll never oppose to that.
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4 thoughts on “8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #19

  1. That’s a great little snippet, dark and intriguing! Hope the writing’s going well, how far along in the book are you?

    I like the idea of 8 sentences sunday, I’m going to hop over to Dieselpunk and have a nose around 🙂 might even have something to post this weekend!

  2. Hi Celine and thanks for stopping by 🙂

    As for where I am in the story: I’ve already drafted the entire trilogy. Last August, I finished what I think it’s the last deep revision of the first novel, so what I plan to do now is polishing up the entire MS of the fist novel during NaNo (130k words). Let’s see.

    Do come along at the 8 Sentence Sunday, it’s a great place 🙂

  3. Wow, you’ve drafted the whole trilogy, that’s amazing! I’m writing book 1 of a a series and have only a vague idea of where it’ll be going. Sounds like you have a monster of a book on your hands though at 130k, good luck with that!

    I’ll be on NaNo too, come say hi if you get the chance 🙂 http://nanowrimo.org/participants/cfjeanjean

  4. Well, I’ve always thought to the trilogy as a complete, very long story, so when I started planning it, I planned the entire story, after which it only felt natural I would write it beginning to end.

    It was a long process, that’s true, but I think it was worth it 🙂

    I’ll certainly come by on your profile on NaNo. Here’s mine
    http://nanowrimo.org/participants/celebcuen

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