A Planet to Nowhere
by Nicholas Dufresne
Adrian thought his time as a human experiment was over, that he was done suffering and had finally died. Never did he expect to wake up somewhere new, somewhere alien and far different than he could’ve ever imagined.
Has he found salvation, or is a test subject all he’s destined to be?
When a scouting mission brings Reya and her team to a star sector that doesn’t support life, they stumble into far more than they first bargained for. The planet they thought was deserted contains secrets with far-reaching consequences.
The last thing he remembered was his futile struggle against the blue. Everything had been blue. He’d felt himself fade as the last vestiges of life fled from his body. His mind had shut down, turning itself off. And then, everything went black.
That crushing, never ending darkness.
Adrian shivered for entirely different reasons as his body heat leached away into the ground beneath him. He breathed deep lungfuls of air, immersed in the simple feeling of being. Blinking owlishly, he rid his eyes of the substance that clouded them while he lay on his back and stared at the ceiling.
Guest Post by Nicholas Dufresne
How do I know what to write?
I like structure – to a certain extent. I usually create outline documents for each of my chapters as I write them, detailing my thoughts on what I should write. I add to these documents constantly while I write a chapter, but ultimately, they usually take the form of a loose outline of the events that need to occur at that point in time to make my plot advance and go in the direction I want it to go.
While this helps, it’s not exactly foolproof. I usually allow myself to deviate from each chapter outline as I write if I feel that implementing the ideas I originally had would be best done a different way. When I’m finally done a chapter, I create a new outline for the next chapter and start again fresh, this time taking into account the differences of what I thought I would write and what I actually wrote.
As for knowing what the actual content of each scene is? I have a rough idea of the plot of the novel (and series) in my mind. When I first started planning the project, I had all of these ideas and elements I wanted to shape into a single story.
Before I knew it, I was thinking up what I believe are interesting scenes, all at different moments in the story. One of my jobs is putting the puzzle together in a way that lets me connect all of these scenes in a way that makes sense. Then, like little dominoes carefully set up, you tip the first one over and unleash a series of events that follow one another until you’ve reached the end of the story.
The result was actually multiple books and the creation of a series, and I’m still writing the next book since I haven’t gotten to the end of my story yet. I don’t know exactly what I’ll write each time I set myself to the task, but I look forward to finding out how my story will evolve by the time it’s fully complete.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Nicholas Dufresne is a Canadian writer from Montreal. An avid reader and lover of stories, delving into the worlds created by others is a passion of his that inspired him to write one of his own to share with the world. Fantasy and science fiction are his preferred genres, both to read and write. When not reading or writing, he’s probably dreaming up new worlds to explore.
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