CHAPTER X IN THE MORNING The iron gate swung stiffly on its rusty hinges. A tall, dark man with an enigmatic face and piercing eyes strode along the velvet carpet of green grass still wet from last-night’s shower to a modest gravestone. He stared at it, a cream rose in one hand. “‘In … Continue reading The Absolute Finale
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NP Final Installments 3
I should be sued for taking a whole month to post the last bits of my Novel Project. Truth be told, I've been waiting because I know I should keep working on my conclusion...but then I thought to myself, "that's what the official For the Love of Elaine site is for--to post my edited novella." … Continue reading NP Final Installments 3
NP Final Installments 2
Ignore all chapter numbers. This is number one of the last minute installments of For the Love of Elaine….Enjoy! Your comments will spur me on as I complete the remaining story-line. Summary: For the Love of Elaine, set in the 1930s, recounts the investigation of young and sweet Elaine Whitney’s murder, focusing on the contrast … Continue reading NP Final Installments 2
NP Final Installments 1
Ignore all chapter numbers. This is number one of the last minute installments of For the Love of Elaine....Enjoy! Your comments will spur me on as I complete the remaining story-line. 😀 Summary: For the Love of Elaine, set in the 1930s, recounts the investigation of young and sweet Elaine Whitney’s murder, focusing on the … Continue reading NP Final Installments 1
NP9– His World (Completed)
CHAPTER IX HIS WORLD Summary: For the Love of Elaine, set in the 1930s, recounts the investigation of young and sweet Elaine Whitney’s murder, focusing on the contrast of love with lust and the effects of guilt. The main characters include Gifford Boswell, the elderly Chadwick estate butler and guardian of Elaine; Ian Donald, the … Continue reading NP9– His World (Completed)
NP8–Chapter 8 His World
Ah guys, this is pathetically short. Still, there is light at the end of the tunnel because Spring Break is here!!! Look forward to a lot of writing coming! CHAPTER VIII HIS WORLD Summary: For the Love of Elaine, set in the 1930s, recounts the investigation of young and sweet Elaine Whitney’s murder, focusing on … Continue reading NP8–Chapter 8 His World
NP7–Chapter 7 Blood-Stained
Guys, I'm counting on Spring Break to catch up with my plot. This is actually a continuation of the last chapter....Don't ask me what chapter that would be...:D Ian woke with a start, but his nightmare projected into the pitch blackness of the cell. Flashing before his eyes, he stared at the blanched, terror-stricken … Continue reading NP7–Chapter 7 Blood-Stained
NP6–Chapter 6: Her Face
Ah well, I'm back to chapter titles! And, finally, here's what you've all been waiting for: a chapter focusing on Ian. Ah, note! Elissa wrote her own version of how Ian and Elaine met (hint, hint: I'm addressing this in the chapter)--which is absolutely lovely, by the way...Please, go over and read her post here: … Continue reading NP6–Chapter 6: Her Face
Here lies, floats, flies--you get the idea--the scene of Ian's arrest from his point of view and not Vera's. Enjoy this extra bit of information! Here's the original scene: Chapter V (Actually Completion of Chapter IV) Pitch blackness shrouded the interior of the shack. Lying on his cot, Ian stared into the inky … Continue reading S6–Arrested
S5 – White Roses and White Ghosts
This darling classmate of mine, Elissa, has Ghost written Chapter 5 of For the Love of Elaine…AND I ADORE IT <3. Such an honor, Elissa!
This week’s challenge was to ghostwrite a chapter for a fellow classmate’s novella! I decided not to do something from my own novella’s genre, so that cut out all the fantasy novels (sniff). Instead, I chose For the Love of Elaine by Abby (check her out on Harvest of Stars!), a fictional murder mystery set in the 1930s. Besides the fact that we currently have the same blog theme, I wanted to see if I could imitate her luxuriant, dramatic writing style, which I find inspiring. I hope my attempt does her justice.
Intro: young, kind Elaine Whitney, an orphan cared for by the butler on Chadwick Estate, has just been murdered. In this chapter, we jump into the head of the young gardener, Ian Donald, the evening after the murder. I expanded Ian’s backstory and wrote this with the assumption that he is innocent.
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