Monday, 12 October 2015

The Trilogy

Okay… I was hoping to write ‘Fry Nelson: Bounty Hunter’ as a series of short stories – say 5 or so per book – and keep the reader hunting and waiting for more. But with the public mind the way it is, it’s best if I puked up the whole lot of chapters into 15 – 20 chapter books and see where it all took me. I didn’t plan these books – as when I do plan things they never work out, or I get blocked something rotten in my writing. So, my writing is often something that just flows out of me and is very unplanned and so lends to being as flexible as possible.

The Trilogy

Fry Nelson is a man who’s just woken from a 5 year induced coma. He works for ‘The Company’ and the year is around 2050… Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is a very different place as it travels into the 21st Century.

Fry’s life hasn’t been easy. But he doesn’t remember the past five years as he recovers from his long sleep in the deepest basements of ‘The Company Private Hospital’ where the doctors and the best of the best programmers, Paul Andrews, has been working him day and night to get his mind working again.
Sitting by Paul’s side is Angelina Harrison – the CEO of ‘The Company’. She is a tough as balls woman whose age can’t be judged by anyone and yet is the best person to have by your side when the shit hits the fan. Angelina built ‘The Company’ from the ground up with her own money, her own business sense and without pulling in any Government assistance – not that she needed any.
She’s been working with Paul to make sure Fry is working well… better than well… working exceptionally. She wants him back out into the world doing what he does best – the crap nobody else wants to do, because he’s good at it.

However, not everything goes to plan.

As Fry arrives back home, his programming nearly kills him… people who he doesn’t know – doesn’t remember – from his old life are out to kill him and anyone he becomes close to, and as he does start remembering aspects of his old life, he finds out things he wishes he could bury forever; but the more he tries to ignore these things, the more important they become to him finding out about exactly who he is, where he’s from and where his life is going to end up – and why does Angelina Harrison take such a massive interest in his life when an employer normally doesn’t?

This is just book one... books two and three become more exciting and delve deeper into the characters, secondary characters and bring them all together in such a way that not even I saw what was coming in the end...  

11 comments:

  1. sounds like an exciting mystery, I thought the synopsis laid it out well. Reminds me of the Bourne movies, hope you think that's a good thing :) I did.

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    1. Woohoo! I've gotten a few people to look at my book lately - as I only just finished it last December and it's at the 'leave it alone' stage of writing (and I worked on this puppy for the last 5 years! Woah!) and so not working on at all is the best thing to do right now.

      I have just started hanging out with a new writer's group - with a new set of eyes and writers - to look at it for me. So, it'll be another 3 years before I get my butt into actually putting it into print. :D

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I love hearing from people who see my writing like I do. :D

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  2. It looks great to me - I find this kind of synopsis style keeps me on track very well, but I'm still trying out outline my revised Book 1 (no catchy title yet), with some actual structure, which is where I get stuck.

    This looks really interesting, and like a very engaging story!

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    1. Thank you. :D

      Fry introduced himself while I was writing a war scene at the end of a fantasy book... of all times he had to interrupt a war!

      But he had been patiently sitting over to my left on a boulder waiting for me to finish for about a week, so he just stepped in and practically called 'Cut!' and the rest of the cast looked at him as though he was a pimple on a pumpkin and I asked him for another hour and I'd be finished and we could sit and chat... and well, we did. :D

      For a very long time. :D

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  3. And I love the name Fry - it's unique and awesome!

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  4. Ok, the Internet just ate my much longer comment, and double posted the name one. Grrr.

    Trying to recreate the missing one - I can totally relate to the insistent character. I have four main in my trilogy, but one has been waiting 15 years for me to finish his story. I started it in a published novella that long ago, and he's been hammering at my brain to tell the rest, which is what I'm doing now.

    Whether it takes 3 years or 15, when you have a character like that, that's a story that needs to be told. :-D

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    1. Actually, I stole the name from 'Futurama' :P

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  5. I think you can benefit by putting more form to your concepts. You have some ideas, and the bones of the story, how it winds out is not so clear. Why is this guy so important that the CEO of a company spends some much in resources on him? What kind of high value targets are worth the investment to get this guy up and running. What's the word count? What' the plan for bringing this story to life? Just things to think about.

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    1. Woah! How I missed out on replying to you I don't know... but I did.

      I must apologise to you about this first and foremost.

      The story goes about talking about how he's important to the CEO in its own way - through the stories/novellas - and the reader finds out in the twists in the storylines how it all works out in the end.

      I don't want to give too much away in this story outline - it's like telling the outline of a movie to a friend who hasn't seen it yet. I don't want to give away the big, exciting parts. But there's some big zingers in this book yet to be shown; which aren't in the outline you've read.

      The word count is between 120,000 - 150,000 words all up - this includes after editing and proof-reading - and I'm hoping to have it all finished in a couple of years.

      Otherwise, I'm still at the bare bones of this book.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I hope you read back on this again and catch this comment I've taken so long to reply to you. Again I apologise for my tardiness.

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  6. This synopsis seems to me an excellent companion (or precursor) to an outline. I could write from it, for sure. But I'd have less editing to do with a fuller outline :) Matter of taste, and I'm in the process of converting from pantser to planner.

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    1. These books are all written and finished - just have to get in and edit them. So, I'm looking at getting in and doing just that over the next year or so with my writing group - who are chafing at the bit to get into my work. :D

      I can't wait! It's been a year, and I'm hoping to get as much work done on them as possible and have them published through a local publisher. :D

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