#NaNoWriMo update: Crackle & Bang Synopsis

by Doc Coleman on October 28, 2011 · 0 comments

in NaNoWriMo, WIP

Still in the process of getting ready for NaNoWriMo next Tuesday. I know what I’m writing. I pretty much know my characters, at least the main ones. But it occurs to me that I’ve never actually written up a synopsis for my story. Sooooo… here is a first attempt at the synopsis. Let me know what you think.

The Adventures of Crackle & Bang, Book the first.

A young English Lordling is taking his Grande Tour to mark the completion of his education and the beginning of his adult life. A night at the Opera of Prague leads to a chance meeting with an eccentric professor and his lovely young assistant. But before the evening’s entertainment is over, a hidden assassin makes an attempt at a visiting member of the royal court, destroying the opera house and putting our trio on the track of a mad scientist bent on toppling the Imperial Court from power. Can they find him and stop him before he makes another attempt on the Crown Prince? Or will  they have front row seats for the first salvo in a war for control of the empire?

Yes, this is just the first book. And I’m pretty sure it will have its own title by the time I am done with it, and the series itself with be The Adventures of Crackle & Bang. Then again, considering that I’ve set this adventure in Prague, I may just end up calling it “The Canceled Czech.”

If you’d like to get a feel for the style of The Adventures of Crackle & Bang, a mini adventure in the form of a short story has just been published in the Steampunk Special Issue of Flagship Magazine. The issue is available now in text form and audio versions will soon be available as well. The text-only version is only $1.99 and includes short stories from Doug Souza, Mike Plested, Philip Carroll, Scott Roche, Bill Blume, and Ryan Underhill in addition to my own. And articles by Zack Ricks and Laura Nicole. Pretty good for just two bucks.

If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year and would like to be my writing buddy, just add me here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/scaleslea. Or if you’d just like to keep track of how I’m doing, check back and watch my progress unfold.

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