Extras

Bad Bloods

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A bit of background:

Bad Bloods was originally published in 2007 under the title November Snow. I was 16.

On the day of the release, July, 2007, and eight years later in July, 2015.

Kind of ironic that the new version was also published in July.

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Fan Art

Clinton Book Shop: A bookstore in New Jersey quoted “November Snow” on their website.

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Avree Frechine drew this lovely picture, representing a discussion between Serena and a certain political family. This quote can be found on page 528.

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Interior Maps

In Writing Tips: Make Maps (Interior) I explained the importance of creating physical maps for novel-telling.

Calhoun's house includes the living room (bottom right), kitchen (bottom left), Daniel's temporary bedroom (upper right), and Calhoun's office (upper left.) The second bedroom is actually never talked about in

Calhoun’s house includes the living room (bottom right), kitchen (bottom left), Daniel’s temporary bedroom (upper right), and Calhoun’s office (upper left.) The second bedroom is actually never talked about in Bad Bloods, but it’s there. It is Calhoun’s, and it has an extra bed for any of the kids who may come with Daniel. The set of stairs, however, is mentioned, and it leads to a small bedroom upstairs, which we see in the story.

NFlock

The Northern Flock’s house is much smaller than many readers think (since it’s described as bigger than the Southern Flock’s home). But neither of the homes are very big, and they’re located in the outskirts of Vendona. This map shows the front door (the upper left) and the living room/dining room. The stairs goes upstairs and downstairs. The room located on the upper right is the kitchen.

Time

In Keeping Track of Time I discussed how writers can track the history of a character while also understanding the timeline a writer uses in the “present time” of the novel. (This is outdated information, from the original version, but I plan on updating it with a new timeline from the new version.)

This is an example of what I create to keep track of a childhood. Daniel's list shows year, age, and interactions with other characters are bolded.

This is a timeline of Daniel’s past. It’s an example of what I create to keep track of a childhood. Daniel’s list shows year, age, and interactions with other characters are bolded. Of course, this isn’t the full timeline, and I’ve deleted spoilers, but it’s the basics.

blanknewoneI created a calendar map while writing Bad Bloods. Of course, this isn’t the original version. This is the map now adjusted to show the new version of Bad Bloods, including the splits in the two parts. The entire novel takes place in November, 2089, and the calendar shows what chapters and by who’s perspectives the story was told by. The blue ink represents Daniel, the pink ink is Serena.

Associated Publications

March 6, 2008: The Educational Sun writes Nightmare becomes dream come true: Blue Valley junior publishes first book during summer.

February, 2008: The Tiger News writes Bookworm: Junior’s dream comes true at young age: Thompson publishes her first science-fiction novel, November Snow.

December 12, 2007: Tiger Time News tapes interview November Snow. (Click here to watch.)

December 8, 2007: The Kansas City Star writes Young writers take novel approach to challenge.

34 thoughts on “Extras

  1. Hi Shannon, Thanks for your Follow. I am so impressed by your idea of Extras. The thing about writing novels is that you finish up with so much ‘stuff’ that is still interesting and relevant.
    Sandra

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