Many thanks to those of you who are following this story, your comments and encouragement are gratefully received and much appreciated.
This weekend, I have rewritten three more chapters of The Shelter. Following a comment from a fellow blogger, I have decided to remove a large chunk of the ‘backstory’ of one of the characters, Debbie. It seems appropriate to keep readers guessing for a little while longer about her past and her motives 🙂
It is easy to ‘dump’ information into the story too early and patience is a virtue I am learning for the sake of my characters and, more importantly, for the reader !
Another consideration has occurred to me whilst writing, something that I will delve into more deeply with an article in the next day or two, but it would be interesting to see what some of my readers think… The use of dialect.
I notice that my readers are from all over the world and it struck me, as I was rewriting, that many may not understand the use of the regional dialect of ‘Brummie’.
Please continue reading the story, I have posted Chapters 4, 5 and 6 on another page, which can be reached from the navigation bar at the top of the site or by clicking this link http://wp.me/P352us-19
many thanks for your support!