10/11/07

Further Visions Unveiled

In Distant Vision the pendant, which is an interlocking key
(see the pendant on More Distant Vision, post 10/10/07)
reveals several mysterious things to the hero and heroine. But hold on, it doesn't show them everything and doesn't happen too quickly. Alex and Ramie journey to visit another character, Ramie's great aunt Matilda. She is well versed in Tasseomancy (tealeaf reading) and other occult arts. She plays a part in helping Alex and Ramie find a few answers. She also knows bits and pieces of the family history, which is vague at best.

Additional revelations as the story unfolds...
Kaye

What I'm Writing

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Tealeaf reading? How unique! Great idea for a secondary character. I like it. So where do I sign up to have mine done?

Cate S. Miller said...

So old Matilda the tealeaf reader finally made it into a story! Good. I was wondering if you'd ever use her persona as a character. Glad to see it.

Kaye Manro said...

I'd do an online search, Elizabeth, to see who still really does read tealeaves now if you are serious about having a reading. Yes, Cate. She finally made it!

Michelle S. said...

The plot becomes copious. How interesting. Now you have the connection with the key/pendant (which I really like) plus a tealeaf reading aunt. Just be sure to make her as unique as you can. Be wary of creating one of those stereotypical old crone characters, if you know what I mean. My advice for the day for what it's worth.

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks, Michelle. I certainly love your advice. I thought about that very thing too. It would be easy to make her too cliche. I'll share her characterization with you soon. Kaye

Julie Kellerman said...

I've been away for a few days and I guess I missed out on some of the late afternoon fun around here. Tealeaves, Pendants and Keys, oh my! I like it, Kaye. I can't see what is inside your head with the character development, but I bet there won't being a cardboard stereotype among them, if I know you. And no offense to Michelle who always gives great advice. I know what you mean. I see that old crone aunt in many stories and sometimes it's just the same old hag, lol.

Mona said...

I suppose this is as good a time as any to add my comment to the afternoon "Tea Party" yes, there are those who still read tealeaves. And you got it right, Kaye, it's called Tasseomancy. I'm pretty sure it's not Celtic in origin, but they may have done it too. I'm sure it doesn't matter because you'll tie it together in a way that will make sense. and I love, love, love the pendant! Can I have one--Please?

Kaye Manro said...

Well said both of you, Julie and Mona. Sure, the game is on--research, and research again any and all things included in a plot. I'm still researching the tealeaf reading-Celtic connection, but there may or may not need to be one. Nocturnes can be different regarding the supernatural stuff, since writers create their own worlds for their characters to reside. Thanks for the thoughtful comments. And yeah, I love the pendant too. All of us walking around wearing the Alex and Ramie pendant to promote Distant Vision sounds good to me!
Kaye

Johnny said...

I say, this looks like a fun Tea Party going on here. I hope I haven't missed it. I just got home and online. I have an idea that I thought I might pass along. I know it's early, but how about a promotional Tea Party, later when the book launches. That is if the tealeaf reading thing turns out to be a strong plot point. What do you think? Johnny

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Johnny, good to see you. Hmmm, now that's a fabulous idea! Thanks for coming up with it. So are you going to volunteer to head this Tea Party up? An online Tea Party? Go figure that one out! Kaye

Elizabeth said...

Oh, oh! I have one-- how about an actual tealeaf reading by a professional who does that? It could be one of the launch prizes. Now I think that is a great idea. And I'd love to win it!

Dianne said...

Hi! I too am glad I didn't miss the Tea Party! Some good ideas are floating around here. We can all benefit and learn from each other. I like the interaction. The pendant and the tealeaf reading givaway sound really good for launching a book with those things in it. It's nice to have writing buddies who share ideas.

Cate S. Miller said...

You writers are on a roll here on Kaye's blog. Glad I stopped back by. It's fun to see so many creative people with such fine ideas for a fellow writer. Promotion is the key once you get that publishing contract--even before.

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks to everyone who commented on this post and joined in the impromptu Tea Party. It was so much fun. I do appreciate your ideas and will think seriously about each one. It is so good to have creative friends who can always come up with ingenious suggestions and schemes. Kaye