"Wow oh wow what a book! It was somewhat eerie and a lil chilling, completely endearing, emotional, Poignant and Heartwarming.
A beautiful read of friendship, dealing with grief, heartache, starting over, learning to accept and move on, learning to love, trust and respect." Dan, Goodreads
A dismal pall hangs over the Colt residence. Since the death of his wife, Brendan Colt has struggled to care for his children, Kason and Meela. Each is lost in their own deep grief, but there is more to this family than meets the eye.
After her tumultuous childhood, Mallory Riscoe has deftly avoided change. But her life is due for an upheaval when she’s fired from her sales associate position and takes on the role of nanny in the Colt household.
Mallory soon realizes she might have taken on more than she can handle when she finds more than two mischievous children haunting the grand, creaky house. If it isn’t the children’s brash uncle or schoolyard bullies, she finds herself confronted with strange sounds coming from the attic and suspicious late-night behavior from Brendan Colt himself.
It’s only when Mallory begins to feel a connection between not just herself and the children but their father too, that an unspeakable secret is uncovered. Is this new bond—and possibly Mallory's life itself—now at risk?
Same Plot, Original Stories
I’m a huge science fiction fan. Reading, watching, writing, discussing—you name it. If it’s about my favorite sci-fi, I’ll find an excuse to geek out over it. And one thing that commonly arises in conversation is: Who did it first?
Whether books, movies, or shows, you can always find common themes and sometimes nearly identical plot lines throughout. Even when you think you’re enjoying something truly original, it won’t take long for for your fellow nerd (or INTP brother) to prove just how wrong you are.
Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, I bet you can still think of more than one movie that features a loop where the day or period of time repeats itself over and over. And that’s only one fictional idea that has been done to death.
We don’t have a choice over what decade we’re born in and how many like-minded people came before us. So how do we write about a subject that’s already been written about countless times before?
I’m a true believer that we’re all distinctive individuals. Even those who share our same personality types will never have matching cookie-cutter experiences and ideas. That’s why it’s important to bring what’s familiar to you to your story. Instead of becoming obsessed with creating an “original” story, why not focus on making your story feel fresh and unique through your own perspective?
Of course there are certain tropes and clichés that writers of the past have grossly overused to the point they’ve completely ruined it for the rest of us. Those I think we’ll always have to avoid no matter how we might infuse our point of view.
As for using a major plot point that’s been done before . . . I say put it through the filter that is uniquely you and give it a go!
About the author:
Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. She resides in Wichita, Kansas.
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