A Little Help From My Friends

Yay! I got my email inbox down to under 1500.  I can breathe and begin to concentrate on my writing again (at least until it gets backed up again).

I’m writing a trilogy with the continuing premise throughout the series that “the sins of the fathers are passed down to the third and fourth generation.”

The protagonist in Book I is Keith Innes Mackenzie, Mac for short. This is an adult series, dealing with issues that adults deal with but which affect their offspring for generations. I believe that some sins are generational curses. The original sin in this series is incest. Mac’s father is also his grandfather. I don’t write erotica and will not go into any details in the book other than to bring this out during Mac’s adult life. He has never known his grandfather/father. When his mother realized she was pregnant she fled Scotland (1837) via England and ended up in America. After she dies he finds her journal and learns the truth.

I’m putting this out there for all of you writers/authors out there, seeking your input. In my novel, Mending Fences, the opening scene is the anchor scene for the entire book. But I’m having a very hard time deciding on the anchor scene to set the tone for this book. What would you do with this background during this time period in history? How would you open it?

I will custom make bookmarks and mail them or send in an attachment to be printed on your own printer, to the first five people to respond. I promise not to copy your idea, but will give each one consideration and possibly tweak it for my own use. If you have written a novel (no occult themes or erotica, and please no foul language) I will gladly promote it on all of my social media.

Thanks in advance for your participation. Happy writing.