“Love in The Hamptons”

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“Love in the Hamptons”

List of Characters

Daphne Owens — The once sexy homemaker, now widow on the downside of 40, is looking for love in all the wrong places.

Doctor Thad Manchester — A Gynecologist just out of residency, none to choosy in attracting new patients, prone to being too compassionate/naive.

Mrs. Milicent Franklin-Manchester —  Daughter of privilege, wifey of the doctor. She is too busy decorating their upscale house in The Hamptons, of New York state, to notice obvious signs that her husband is affection starved.

Doctor Wilfred T. Jones — Senior Gynecologist at Infertility World, a groundbreaking clinic specializing in helping families who are having trouble conceiving children. He is too busy golfing to notice that Dr. Manchester is a sucker waiting to be licked.

Nurse Brittany Harrison — The gullible CNA who accepts Daphne’s sob story about wanting a baby to honor her dead husband. She is too busy using her i-phone to notice that Manchester’s sessions with Daphne go unusually long.

***A good roster of characters is pivotal to drafting a good, thick book.  As you can see, this here book is destined to be a book. The (Author) is going forward, taking my advice to stick to one project at a time.

***Tomorrow we will explore the ending of  Love in The Hamptons”, to see if there is a redeeming payoff to this project.

Fiction Writers Beware!

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Fiction Writers Beware

There is a trap lurking on the outside perimeter of your creative garden; you cannot see it, nor does it have a scent. But it is audible and it comes in the form of the “next big thing”.

You had previously started a book, let’s call it Love in The Hamptonsand you are on page 42. It’s an OK story about an affair between a New York socialite and her much younger gynecologist. You’ve made your outline about the story, know it book worthy, but the fresh steam of a once torrid affair is losing its fizz.

On your right shoulder, speaking into you ear you hear, “What about that other idea you had?”

You answer that voice, “You mean the story about murder & mayhem in Tanzania?”

Now on your left shoulder comes a voice of reason, “Remember what Gwen told about sticking with it?”

I will give you the night to think it over.