Drama / Romance

Homeless But Not Hopeless

June 10, 2013
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Indie author Marsha Cornelius

Frank Barnes is content living on the streets of Atlanta. A soup kitchen and a makeshift shanty sure beat his days as a POW in Vietnam.

Losing It All
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But Chloe Roberts can’t handle the eviction that sends her into the hell of homelessness. With no family or friends to turn to, Chloe and her children are sucked into the traumatic world of night shelters and dangerous predators.

In the Marsha Cornelius novel “Losing It All,” when they bump into each other at the soup kitchen, Frank offers Chloe a glimmer of hope that she can pull her life back together. And she rekindles his lost sense of self-worth by taking his mind off his own problems.

But they will not meet again until Frank is riding high as a working man, and Chloe has hit rock bottom.

By helping Chloe rebuild her broken life, Frank banishes the demons from his own past. Unfortunately, the past comes strolling back into their lives, threatening to destroy the happiness they have finally found.

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The Indie Author Life

In a recent guest post on “A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book…” Marsha wrote about POV:

Doesn’t point of view drive you crazy some times? I’ve read books where the POV changed two or three times – in the same paragraph. I’ve tried not to create this kind of writing faux pas, but I have been known to use two different POVs in the same book.

In my first novel, H10 N1, my two main characters, Rick and Taeya, share quite an adventure together. But they absolutely do not get along in the first portion of the book. I thought the best way to give them equal time in their disdain for each other was to include both of their perspectives on what was happening, and what they thought about each other.

But for my third novel, Losing it All, I’ve gone back to a dual point of view, not because the two main characters are adversaries, but because their lives are in two really different places at the beginning of the story.

I want the reader to observe Frank and Chloe as their lives draw closer together. Kind of like Sleepless in Seattle. There’s no way that story could have been written from a single point of view.

Even when Frank and Chloe do meet, circumstances keep them apart until Chloe is at the end of her rope.

Read the entire blog post here.

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