Demarcation


At last, the novel is starting to get a bit more interesting as it progresses! After a bit of writer’s block this week (I think I really know what that’s about now!), things have started to flow again. Happily, my imagination has stated to blossom once more.

This is good, because the scenes I have began working on are pretty crucial to the story. The latest one involves a physical demarcation point between two opposing factions, a neutral meeting point for them to negotiate. Writing about this put me in mind of famous conflicts throughout history where such ‘flashpoints’ have existed, so I wove them into the story. I find that it’s good to introduce historic and strategic relevance into the book, as it becomes an outlet for my educational background (I have a degree in International Politics). Up until now, I haven’t had much other use for this! For my central character, Patrick, this scene is pretty crucial too. It is an opportunity for him to prove himself. And prove himself he will!

More soon….!

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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