Hi guys, short post for now.
I want to work on something kind of in between a short story and a novel. Something in between writing the Hellawes outline and editing short stories.
This idea was inspired by a dream. It is kind of like a Nicholas Sparks story in that half the people in the story will die tragically and the goal is to make as many people cry as possible (You are a sick man Nick).
The story will be told from 6 viewpoints, an old man, a young girl, a middle aged woman, a nurse, a middle aged hospital director, and a newly wed. Each has either experienced something negative or is in the middle of it and they end up connecting to each other and every person has some sort of miracle witnessed.
What I want to know is:
Will 6 people telling a story be too confusing? Each chapter will have a title and the name of the person.
How many people dying is too many? Yes the goal is to be sad, but there is a limit to how many people die before it becomes horror.
Does anybody even like Nickolas Sparks???
Let me know if this is a story you would read and if you want more details. I have a synopsis written down but as of now I don’t think it is ready to be shared.
Thanks and happy writing!
*Note: I really don’t like the name ‘Love Support’. It is a play on words and concepts, because in a hospital you need life support if you are in critical condition, and because there is little point to being alive without love. But I feel it would not be a good ending title for a published book. As I post more about the story I would love more input on the title.
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