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Nathaniel Spectre, a 13 year old boy discovers that he has a gift. This leads him and his friends to discover a magical world hidden in plain sight. They must confront an evil witch with great power. Can Nate and his friend save the world? Join Nate and his friends on their first adventure as Knowers and uncover the truth about our world in The Knower Chronicles Vol I: The Knowers.
Finally, the long awaited Chapter 7 of my book TKC Vol I: The Knowers. I suggest you back and read the previous chapters I posted so that this will make sense. I would like to apologize for the delay in the posting, but I have been busy and extremely lazy, but I will try to post chapters every week. I am currently almost finished with chapter 13 of the book, and it is still my goal to finish the book before the Fourth of July, anyway I look forward to people reading thsi and please feel free to give me feed back on the book. Thanks.
— Timmy Cap
Now that Nate and Stella have teamed up, there are obstacles to face, one of course being the witch, the other being a teenager. Can Nate and Stella find a way to defeat a powerful witch?
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It took too damn long to write those 9 pages for chapter 13, but it is my own fault, I get distracted so easily that it takes about 3 months just to write a chapter, there was a time I could knock out a chapter in one afternoon. Anyway the book is kind of where I want it to be, it is a first draft. I know exactly where I need to fix things, but I’m not really worried about such corrections at this stage, I also know where I want chapters 14-16 to go and I’m fairly confident in my character development for the main characters. To be honest I am happy with how this book is turning out, I also just want to skip all of the books and just start Vol VI because the characters are much older and closer to my age, but if I do that I’ll never finish the first five volumes of TKC.
Just a reminder that chapter 7 “How to Catch a Witch” will be posted this Friday at 12:00pm EST so people can finally continue reading the book.
Quick question: Have any of my followers even read the six chapters that I have already posted?
“Do not flatter yourself child, I look at your entire race with contempt and the utmost repulsion. You are not special Nathaniel, in fact you are one of the most ordinary humans I will have the pleasure of killing, and I’ve killed many humans all of which have been very drab,” she smirked her evil ugly smile and giggled the most out of place, bone chilling, extraordinarily hostile girlish laugh. In fact out of all of the girlish laughter Nathaniel had heard over the course of his 13 years he had never heard a laugh this mean and wicked. It was worse than the little giggle that gaggles of guessied up of girls would giggle as they would glide by Nathaniel, he related this to much middle school mockery.
—- Advena to Nate Spectre from The Knower Chronicles Vol I: The Knowers, Chapter 13 “Even the Best Laid Plans…” page 164.
I didn’t put it as a quote because I wanted to actually talk about it. If you notice it is a great example of character development when the subject isn’t even Nathaniel. The subject is something completely different, but because of the semi-omniscient narration we can see what the laughing is associated to within Nate’s mind. The above quote serves two functions. One is that it shows the reader even more of the antagonist (Advena) here. And two, it further shows what Nate feels his life is like and it shows what type of kid he is. Plus everyone loves alliterations. I was trying to make the reader further understand Nate whilst making it a memorable quote. And yes it is supposed to be a little sexist. When I say “extraordinarily hostile girlish laugh” I actually mean that every girlish giggle that Nate has ever heard has been a hostile one. After all, you remember how cruel children are to each other. I am also implying that this laugh was even more hostile than any girl ever’s ever. Further feeding into the fact that Advena is really fucking evil.
Why am I taking the time to actually explain the context of a paragraph I wrote? It is simple really. When this book becomes super famous and English teachers want to analysis it in class I want this to go on record that this is what I actually fucking meant. It is clear as day in the paragraph. You need to be a moron to see what I am not talking about, especially when you read the rest of the paragraph, chapter, or book. This is character development not whatever a teacher thinks it is. Seriously, when I’m famous I better not come across any papers about what I actually meant in my book. Because there is no fucking subtext. It is a book for 12-17 year olds, how much subtext could I possibly put in the book? Granted I want them to think while they read, but that will come when they actually read because of the SAT words and the actual philosophical questions and when they read my thoughts , which are clearly on the page about love, life, death, and pretty much everything in the whole of existence. When I write, I do not write for just the readers pure entertainment, I write for the fact that I strongly believe that when you read you should get something out of it. Yes reading is fun, but so is learning and if I can make kids actually try to make sense of the world and not be stupid then I will succeed. And that is how you analyze a passage in a book and not ask what the author “really meant” when he made the curtains blue when he just likes the fucking color blue.
Everything after the read more is a personal rant about writing. I got overly enthused and was really bored and didn’t want to work on my book anymore. Read it if you want, I can’t stop you.