There is nothing better than receiving things from fans, especially book trailers. I found this particular entry to be extremely creative! Watch and tell me if you agree.
For those who don’t already know, I am currently on a book-tour with author Tessa Emily Hall (“Purple Moon”). We are going to bookstores, coffeehouses, schools, and youth groups to promote our novels, share our journey, and inspire young people to pursue their dreams NOW. To celebrate our tour, officially titled “The Moon and Arrow Book Tour”, we have started a YouTube channel! We’ll be posting exclusive interviews, writing tips, and hilarious author videos. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/moonandarrowauthors
Such a blessing to have been interviewed by this incredible blogger!
What if your seventeenth birthday was just around the corner…
…and you already had two published novels under your belt?
Meet Caroline George, a teenager who has accomplished these feats and so much more. Caroline has written and published two books with a third on the way. Check out the interview below—it’s sure to inspire!
》Before we begin, tell us a little about yourself.
I live outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Writing is my passion but I also love to paint, play guitar, am an aspiring barista, and world-traveler. I have three younger siblings, two dogs and two cats, and wear a pair of brown, knee-high combat-boots practically every day. Vintage is my fashion. High-adventure is always my activity of choice. And I’m made more of paper and ink than flesh and blood. I currently go to a non-traditional school, which allows me the time I need to write and publish, and…
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What inspired you to write The Prime Way Program?
I’ve always loved to read and write. It became a mission of mine to write something that someone else would fall in love with, as I fell in love with other books and characters. My goal was to publish a book by sixteen, which was attained; but I cannot accept credit for the creation of The Prime Way Program. It was a God-thing, and it’ll always be a God-thing. I’m not changing my story to fit anyone else’s agenda or beliefs.
My attention-span is more like King James’ than Queen Elizabeth’s. I like action. If something doesn’t blow-up, die, or ache with emotional-despair in the first few chapters, I can’t promise that I’ll enjoy reading the book. The Prime Way Program took-on those characteristics; action-filled, suspenseful, intense. I never want my readers to be bored, which was hopefully attained.
Music continues to inspire me on a daily basis. I listen to a lot of film-scores and acoustic artists very few people have heard of (Ben Howard, Gabrielle Aplin, Jon Foreman). I’m also inspired by places and experiences. I like being hands-on and doing the activity I’m writing about (except war and other violent matters).
In what ways can you relate to your protagonists, Kyle and Cora?
Kyle and Cora are both teenagers, confronted with opposition, confliction, and the choice to either succumb to their own fears or rise up victorious. They battle with their own insecurities while thrust into a dangerous world, which demands that they grow-up and accept adult roles. In many ways, I created these characters to allegorically portray the struggles a teenager faces on a daily basis. Of course we’re not genetically-altered or in the midst of an apocalypse, but we are confronted with opposition. We battle our own insecurities. And we have the choice to either succumb to our own fears or rise up victorious.
Kyle is, what I would consider, the perfect man. He’s flawed but is full of integrity, understands the true meaning of courage, love, and sacrifice; and of course, is a total hunk. I relate most with his bond to his family. Although his parents and siblings aren’t perfect, he loves them and will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. I feel the same way towards my family. I’d give my own life to protect them.
Cora is the exact opposite of Kyle. She’s headstrong, imperfect, and beneath her many masks and emotional-barriers, she’s a teenage girl. Out of all the characters in The Prime Way Trilogy, I relate most with her. We both battle with insecurities, our secret want to love and to be loved, and the fear of hurting those we care about.
When did you start writing The Prime Way Program, and how long did it take?
I’ve been writing books based on The Prime Way Program since 2011. The first novel I composed was a back-story to my characters and the conspiracy behind the Program. Simply put, it wasn’t good; but I loved the story so much, I began writing what I thought would be a sequel. To my amazement, the sequel ended up as the first installment in the trilogy. Re-titled, The Prime Way Program: Be the Victor was published February, 2013. Each novel took six-months to write, and many more to edit.
The Prime Way Program: Just Strength was started in March of last year and will be published January 28th, 2014.
What are you working on now?
After I finish college applications and a mandatory school-course, I hope to begin writing the third and final installment of The Prime Way Trilogy. It’s a beast of a task, which I expect to take longer to write than the usual six-months (because I want to prolong the inevitable goodbye between me and my beloved characters). Once all three books have been published, I’ll pull an idea from my stash and start on a new project.
What do you hope to accomplish in your writing career?
The Prime Way Trilogy has been a great beginning for my career, and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to start publishing at a young age. Every day I grow closer to perfecting my craft; so when I’m older and in need of a suitable income, I’ll have the ability and resources to continue writing. Of course I want what every author wants: bestselling books worldwide, an agent, movie deals, etc. There are an infinite number of goals I desire to reach, but I’ll be content with however far God allows me to climb. My dreams are big. His are bigger.
In five hours, I will be the proud author of two, popular eYA novels. My first book, The Prime Way Program: Be the Victor, was published February of last year through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Smashwords. Since then, it has gained readers from all over the globe, received nothing but raving reviews, attracted the attention of movie producers, and has recently been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award. At midnight, The Prime Way Program: Just Strength, will be released. I’m constantly amazed at how far this trilogy has come and I look forward to experiencing its successful future. All glory goes to God.
Life is filled with conflict: businessman vs. morning traffic, teenager vs. popular crowd, whiny toddler vs. weary mother. Although conflict ranges from mildly irritating to devastating, we come to know these circumstances as villains.
A villain is more than a person. It’s a metaphor, an allegorical figure symbolizing the conflict humankind faces on a daily basis. For example, my favorite villain is Captain Hook. His character is symbolic of the conflict between youth and adulthood. But not every story needs a personified villain, only conflict: man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. self, or a combination of all. In this post, I will be explaining how to properly develop a villain-type character.
Deven Lukes, the main villain from my trilogy (The Prime Way Program: Be the Victor, The Prime Way Program: Just Strength), was originally derived from personal fears. His character is centered on deception, striking at vulnerability, and is completely void of any moral emotion. He is a nightmare, which is why my readers feel a sense of fear towards him. So to develop a villainous character, pick a basic element to act as a foundation, whether a lust for revenge or malicious selfishness. What are you afraid of? Who are you afraid of? Write a list of all your fears and who you want your villain to be. Once you’ve decided the foundation, write a short biography stating their name, looks, and so on.
Deven Lukes is my age, which adds more of a fear-factor to his character. Young readers expect adult villains. There are very few books where the man vs. man conflict comes from a teenager or child. So be creative and original! There are no boundaries when writing!
For my eager fans, purchase ‘The Prime Way Program: Just Strength’ (The Prime Way Trilogy, #2) from Barnes & Noble and Amazon!