The Tegen Cave
by Inge-Lise Goss is a horror story that features one of my fears, spiders! I am told that it is considered mild horror but I will leave that for someone else to discover, lol.
After running from her boyfriend’s powerful organized crime family, Sara Jones starts a new life in a new town. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people she suspects is a spider cult. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust?
and now, a few words from the author on how she develops her favorite scene:
Developing your favorite scene
When I write, I begin with an overall concept about the novel and some major elements based on the stories that have been popping in my head and those I have dreamt about. The story that has been floating around the longest, is the one I plan to put to paper, but sometimes another one edges it out.
Like almost watching a movie, I envision each scene as my fingers pound on the keyboard. After I’ve written a chapter I jot down a few notes about it, and start a spreadsheet about the characters, even the minor ones, so I don’t accidentally describe a character differently as the story progresses.
I’m convinced my muse plants the scenes in my head and seldom is more revealed to me than I can manage to type that day. There was a time I deleted a scene because I couldn’t figure out how it moved the story along, only to find myself having to add it back again. Thank goodness, I printed it before I eliminated it. When I put my story aside for the day, I feel just as anxious to get back to it as I do about a novel I’m reading. A few months ago I wasn’t able to bring my laptop with me on a brief trip. Since I had left the novel on a cliffhanger, I wanted to know what was going to happen in the next scene. I closed my eyes and concentrated on the story, but all that buzzed through my mind was the last scene I had written. Nothing more.
As soon as I sat down at my computer, not only did the next scene flash into my head, but so did the following chapter. That day I wrote for over ten hours to get it all down. Somehow, the scenes are developed in my subconscious with the help of my muse. I experience the events in the novel in the same manner a reader would experience them. I don’t know how the story will unfold until it happens.
When the first draft of the novel is completed, I have several favorite scenes. I enjoy reading the story over and over again as I edit it or complete revisions and corrections provided by editors.
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About the Author
Inge-Lise Goss was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States at the age of four with her family. She was raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has audited numerous companies. She has four grown children. She now lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their dog, Bran.
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