Sunday, September 29, 2019

#82 Inside the Emotion of Fiction: "SEED OF CONTROL" by Lawrence Verigin

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****Lawrence Verigin’s  Seed of Control is #82 in a never-ending series called INSIDE THE EMOTION OF FICTION where the Chris Rice Cooper Blog (CRC) focuses on one specific excerpt from a fiction genre and how that fiction writer wrote that specific excerpt.  All INSIDE THE EMOTION OF FICTION links are at the end of this piece. 

Name of fiction work? And were there other names you considered that you would like to share with us? There were no other names worth noting

Has this been published? And it is totally fine if the answer is no. If yes, what publisher and what publication date? Seed of Control – November 2016 by Promontory Press

Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. And can you please include a photo? I have an office in my home where I write, with a nice view of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. There is a desk with 2 screens, so I can write on my laptop and have my outline on a second screen. I have a binder that contains detailed notes on every character in the latest story I’m writing and a pad to take notes as I write. Also, there is a bookcase filled with books that I use for reference. There are a few pictures, trophies and three book awards I use as inspiration. 

What were your writing habits while writing this work- did you drink something as you wrote, listen to music, write in pen and paper, directly on laptop; specific time of day? I wake up every weekday at 5:30 a.m. and write from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m., directly onto a laptop. On weekends I can sleep in until 7:00 a.m. and usually write for 3 hours. Evening are spent on the business of being an author.

What is the summary of this specific fiction work? The trilogy is about regular people who uncover an immoral plot that affects the world’s entire population and wreaks havoc on the environment. They risk their lives to stand up to the most powerful people in the world and expose their destructive plan - which has been created for their own personal gain and control.
Please include the excerpt and include page numbers as reference. The excerpt can be as short or as long as you prefer. The excerpt is from Seed of Control, pages 313 and 314.
I held on tight to Morgan. She stared straight at me and I didn’t want to lose eye contact. Her sharp blue eyes seemed to be turning dull.
We drove around another steep, sharp switchback. Then the road became two lanes. Lee opened it up.
Ivan’s head and mine hit the ceiling as the Tahoe became airborne over a rise and then we were pushed to the side around a corner. That didn’t faze us as we hung onto Morgan to keep her as still as possible.
There was a long, rolling straight stretch ahead of us with forest on either side. At the other end was a police cruiser with its lights flashing coming toward us. It disappeared for a few seconds as it went through one of the dips in the road. Lee hit the brakes hard, turned into a driveway, and cut the engine. The trees and underbrush were wild and thick, so we were hidden. We all looked out the back window. In a few seconds the police drove by at speed.
Just after it passed the car’s siren went on. Lee started the engine and backed out. We could hear tires squealing and saw the cruiser move to the middle, forcing the gray SUV off the road and to a stop. Lee accelerated and got us out of there.
“That’ll slow them down.” Jack pulled a cell phone from his pocket and selected a contact number. “Sam, what time did Lorraine relieve you?”
We were entering a residential area, so Lee had no choice but to slow down.
“Meet us at … what’s the name of that hospital?”
Lee stared straight ahead. “Lions Gate.”
“That’s it,” Jack said, into the phone. “Meet us on the street outside the emergency entrance of Lions Gate Hospital in fifteen minutes.”
Jack made another call. “Can you have the plane ready to go within the hour? We need to leave as soon as we get there. Same destination.”
Morgan’s breathing had become more labored. I brushed back the hair that had fallen over her cheek. “We’re almost at the hospital.”
Why is this excerpt so emotional for you? And can you describe your own emotional experience of writing this specific excerpt? The excerpt was about one of the main character’s and the love interest of the protagonist, being shot. When I wrote it, it was very sad that it had to happen and it upset me for days. I still have reader’s that send me messages wondering why I did that to her. One reader even stopped reading the book at that point, because she liked the character so much.

Were there any deletions from this excerpt that you can share with us? And can you please include a photo of your marked up rough drafts of this excerpt. Sorry, everything is written on my laptop, so there are no deletions to share. I found that after the first manuscript that there was no need to print it off.
Anything you would like to add? I am now writing a series about digitally gathering all information about everyone in the world and what that will mean. The title of the first book is – Everything on Everyone, They Are Even Working On Your Soul
Lawrence Verigin is the author of the multiple award-winning Dark Seed trilogy - DARK SEED, SEED of CONTROL and BEYOND CONTROL
Lawrence's goal is to entertain readers while delving into socially relevant subjects that need more attention brought to them. 
In his spare time Lawrence enjoys cooking good food, rich red wine, travel, running, reading and numerous rounds of golf.
Lawrence and his wife (Above Left), Diana, live in beautiful North Vancouver, Canada.
Facebook: Lawrence Verigin
Twitter: @LawrenceVerigin


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