The Writing Pad 2011 website is now fully up-to-date with all of the content that was posted over the duration of the event.
A big part of Beyond’s story is where it’s set. The novel has two locations that are central to the main characters.
The first, is in present-day Britain, with the backdrop everyday-ness and real-world affairs. It’s here where our characters face their personal issues.
The second, is the fictional city of ‘Edge’, a darker, dangerous world where the obstacles are a matter of life and death and the consequences of their actions can be drastic.
How they travel to Edge is one of the true mysteries of this drama…
Earlier, I talked a little about the themes of Beyond. Usually, I would post a full synopsis and then discuss the themes at a later date. This time, I’ve done it a little differently.
At this current stage, there is no written, concrete synopsis, as Beyond is a title still in early stages. As a result, parts of the story may change. Since Beyond is a fantasy novel, many devices and parts of the universe are still being developed.
The first few chapters have been written in rough for Beyond, which establish the characters and set the stage for the rest of the story. The outline is also complete. I aim to release a synopsis early in the new year, followed by a preview chapter.
Since its début announcement, back in November 2010, I can finally talk about some of the themes in the upcoming novel, Beyond.
Beyond is a contempoary fantasy/sci-fi novel, that follows four characters linked together by a global phenomenon, in their search for truth.
The main characters of Beyond start as young adults, which ties into the theme of self-discovery, and finding your place in the world. Beyond is a story about confronting your inner-self and overcoming conflicts.
There is a mystery element to the story, and deals with the boundaries between fantasy and reality, and how those two worlds begin to blur together.
Welcome to Writing Pad 2011!
Throughout the day, I’ll be posting news and updates via this blog. Please visit: jamesparkes.com/events/writingpad2011, which is the webpage for this event. There, you’ll find information on the announcements when it becomes available.
Hope you enjoy Writing Pad!
The specially designed website for Writing Pad 2011 is now live. News and highlights from the event will be posted on the site during the 20 November and 21 November.
Whilst there isn’t much on the site at the moment, it’s been opened early in preparation for the upcoming event.
It’s advised that you bookmark the page so you can revisit quickly on the 20 November and 21 November.
For more information on Writing Pad, then please view the original announcement.