From annamaria’s Desk

As I continue working on A New Era, at present a collection of short stories about a disaster that almost destroys the world, the thought that I should change it to a novel to intertwine a few of the characters throughout the book, nags at the back of my mind.

I already know how painful the process is, after all I changed Incantation Paradox from first person, Dolores’s point of view, to third person limited, just so I could explore Eric’s mind, the villain of the story. The process would be painful because I need to figure out what characters I want to string along the entire novel. Next, I would need to change many of the stories to fit the character or characters I want as the protagonists of the novel. A lot of work!

The real question, though, is will it make the book a stronger and better story?

For Incantation Paradox it did give me a better and stronger story with diverse and interesting characters, but the nature of these two novels is very different.

To do it, or not to do it… I keep pondering…

Do you prefer reading a novel or collection of short stories? and why?

About annamaria

Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
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