My collaborative writing partner, Jodi Cleghorn (with whom I wrote Post Marked: Piper’s Reach) has just released a new collaboration with Claire Jansen.
She explains the process here.
Let me give you the blurb.
Three days before Christmas Amber lands in Australia to celebrate the festive season with Ben. But he’s not expecting her or the news she brings. Her presence sends radial fractures into Ben’s life and those close to him, from his sister to his lover and beyond.
Told across a single day, through the eyes of five characters, ’24’, delves into the complexities of the relationships closest to our hearts.
This is not a long read, 12 episodes of approximately 500 words each, criss-crossing between blogs. What hooked me was the multiple narrative points of view telling different aspects of the story, but more than that, in such a concise word limit and narrative time frame, the characters are wonderfully fleshed out.
I can see the possibilities of this being developed further into a longer short story, even a collaborative novel. Dare I say it, a TV miniseries.
This is a great read and well worth your time with a cup of tea or coffee and your favourite biscuit.
The first instalment of your reading journey starts here with “24” – 06:00.