Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Most Important Thing For A Novel- The Plot

Now, it's time to reveal the plot.

Aria Suri is struggling to keep her head above water in a family torn by loss and grief- and she's pretty good at it. Her brother disappeared a year ago, leaving no clues behind. When police searches yield no result, Aria is determined to move past the tragedy and start her life afresh.

That is until she realizes she can never really bury her brother in the past. Soon, strange things start happening to Aria and her family and Aria realizes not only her brother, but her whole family is the victim of something unexplained. A meeting with an East European stranger changes her life forever, as it becomes clear there are people's lives as stake, and Aria sets out to solve the mystery behind her brother's unexplained disappearance.

Even though 'Unexplained Disappearances' involves many larger than life situations, it is still based on real life events. I understand how family affects our lives and how any blow to this particular institution can change our lives. Although 'Unexplained Disappearances' is mainly a mystery, it is also the story of how a boy's disappearance (Or is it kidnapping? Or...murder?) breaks a family down completely.

I will be the first to admit that my story is no 'Hunger Games'. It's not a totally new concept, neither does it have any elements of paranormal activity. But, it is the story of loss, betrayal and struggle, and I believe every reader will find something to keep turning those pages for.

1 comment:

  1. I like it. I don't think Hunger Games is a new concept. It reminds me of the short story 'The Lottery' where one person from the community is sacrifice for the group's safety. Besides, there are no "new" concepts. Only new spins on old ones. At least that's what I hear.