Author: M.W. Brown
The (innocent) ad:
Writers, would you like to inject reality into your work?
Have you experienced something out of the ordinary? Anything from eating cockroaches to a near death event.
Would you like to share your experiences with other authors who can use your actual sensations to enhance their stories?
Join our group of writers seeking people who have directly been involved in unusual events or activities.
Ask questions and receive genuine first-hand accounts.
The (innocent?) questions:
How does it feel to have a close brush with death?
How does it feel to discover your pet has been slaughtered?
How does it feel to be kidnapped?
What does human flesh actually taste like?
How does it feel to discover someone living in your attic spying on you?
How long do you have to torture someone until they confess?
What does it feel like to kill someone?
When Clara started her online group, Reality, she thought she had cracked a way of injecting more realism into her writing.
Facts were easy to research on the internet but she wanted to find out how people really felt, every single sensation.
Her new group took off in ways she could never have imagined.
Post a question. Get a genuine response. Simple, right?
But sometimes people can be too helpful…
Reality – a place where an innocent question can lead to murder.
After a series of rejections, Clara is determined to tear her story apart and fix it the best she can. Problem is, she doesn’t know how to describe some scenes in depth. What does it feel like to be chased through the woods? How would you feel if your pet was murdered? She has no idea, and so she turns to the internet to find out. She creates an anonymous group for writers to ask their questions. Problem is, someone has taken it upon themselves to provide the answers.
My first thought after reading this? My mind is blown!
As a writer myself, it can be difficult to put yourself in some of the situations your characters are in so I understand completely the emotions of Clara and all the other writers in the Reality group. It would be cool to have such information at the tips of your fingers.
How quickly things went downhill was so tastefully done. The switching chapters of calm conversation mixed with the story of things unraveling made it easy to get hooked into the story. And the characters were odd and loveable. Except Clara lol. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about her yet, but her character development was absolutely amazing.
This is a book that I think writers (and non-writers alike) will love.
It’ll make you think twice about what you post on social media because the truth is, you never know who will read it!