Day 6 - An idea forms for the novel
It looks like we are starting to develop a bit of an idea of a story now.
As mentioned previously, I'm probably going to set the novel in the area where I live: Gulf Harbour, New Zealand. It's a beautiful (like really beautiful... but I gush) place that has some interesting features that could make a great setting for a novel:
It is at the end of a peninsula surround by water (the Hauraki Gulf)
It has a marina where people have their boats docked right outside their apartments
It has some very wealthy and some not so wealthy families
It has multiple beaches
Some great cliff tops
A bird sanctuary / regional park with walking tracks and lookouts
A naval base where secret tsunami experiments were conducted after WWII (no joke)
There are extensive tunnels underneath the naval base
And all of that is in an area no more than 5 minutes drive from my house. So, how could I not set a novel here?
I think we are pushing the 'write what you know' principle even further by making the protagonist just an average guy like moi, a father with daughters, like moi. And what does a father of daughter's fear the most? Well, something crazy guy doing something to his daughters of course.
And there we are... the beginning of a big idea.
Let us know in the comments if you have any further ideas you think I could add.
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