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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Letters to Elise

Letters to Elise is a novella. For those of you, like my roommate, that don't know what a novella is - it's a fictional prose between 17,500 and 40,000 words. While Letters to Elise is still going through edits, it stands at roughly 22,000 words. In comparison, all my other novels range between 70,000 and 100,000 words.

Because of the way L to E is written - mostly in the form of letters and a few journal entries - I didn't think it would work as a full length novel. It has a story, but it's not standard narrative. I was very limited in what I could tell, what could Peter could know and do. I tried out a couple different ways of writing it, including juxtaposing Peter's letters with a third person narrative about him. But in the end, I decided the letters alone were the best way to work it.

The main purpose of this is to give more insight into Peter, and to give Peter fans a chance to spend a bit more time with him. It also helps tie in some ideas that will come into play in the final book in the My Blood Approves series.

Since it's shorter, I want to add some other bonus content. So, what kinds of stuff would you the reader like to see as bonus content to go along with Letters to Elise?

If you haven't heard about Letters to Elise yet, here's the trailer:

11 comments:

  1. what i would like to see is maybe in some form of how he feels about alice. Like in a letter that he has written to her when he was gone that he never sent her. Just a way to get a better feel of just how much he likes alice and how the mess with her and jack is affecting him. Just a thought.

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  2. i really really really like misti idea that would be awesome.

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  3. Maybe an "interview" with Peter? That could be both insightful and fun.

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  4. Awesome book trailer! Maybe you could include a type of "family tree" with all the character biographies and how they all relate to each other? I like an idea of a letter to Alice also! Can't wait to read it.

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  5. I love Misti's idea. Seriously though, you should put Jack to the test in the next book. What if he found his bond mate? Would he love Alice more or not as much? Would that prove what Peter said, that even though Alice loves Jack more than Peter, does Peter really love Alice more than Jack? I love both guys but can't help but think what Jack would do in that predicament & how deep is his love? I already feel like Peter's could run no deeper than what he feels for Alice. You are such a great writer because I swear their story really makes me think.

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  6. I love the idea of letters to Alice or journal entries Peter has written about Alice. Something to get the feel of how his love for her differs from his love for Elise.

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  7. Thinking about reading it????? is it good?

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  8. Freaking awesome

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  9. Omg we have the same bday. U are 6 years older than me but july 12th baby!

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