February 2016 Novel Winners

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Watch the February 2016 Winning Novel Performance Readings. All novels read by professional actors:

ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf

ACTORNovel Transcript – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett

ACTORNovel Transcript – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?
February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes

ACTORNovel Transcript – A LIFE SINGULAR
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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INTO AUTUMN – Chapter 8 Transcript READING by Larry Landgraf

Watch the February 2016 Winning Novel

Watch INTO AUTUMN Transcript Reading:

Performed by Kaleb Alexander

Get to know writer Larry Landgraf:

1. What is your novel about?

A chilling account of how Lars Lindgren and Eileen Branson must change in order to survive when all of humanity is forced into desperate survival mode after the grid shuts down and the economy crumbles. Strong believable characters, in gravely realistic scenarios sure to make some squeamish. This novel is rated R for sex and violence.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Most people refuse to believe that a catastrophic failure of society as we know it could happen. And if it should happen, most are not certain what that might mean to them. Into Autumn is a realistic scenario of what might, could, happen at a moments notice in the very near future. People need to be aware of and think about what this might mean to them should their world collapse. Into Autumn will make you think.

3. How would you describe this novel in two words?

Thought provoking!

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Independence Day

5. How long have you been working on this novel?

Eight months to write, edit and publish. Four and a half months marketing at this point.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Tom Sawyer

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

I woke up one morning with a story in my head. I started typing and before I knew it, I had written 300 pages. Editing added another 100 pages.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Carrie Underwood

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My orchard, my garden, travel and living a secluded life in my swamp.

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

Marketing! Failure the first time around. I know I’ve written a good story. I think many others will agree, and I want to get my story “out there”.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write with your heart, then edit, edit, edit…… Be patient, yet persistent. Not everyone will like what you write due to personal preference, and that is okay. Don’t be discouraged. All first drafts are crap…edit, edit, edit. Yes, I said that twice. It’s that important! And still, it will never be perfect, and that is okay too.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

 

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

February 2016 Novel Festival Details

We have a terrific lineup of novel transcripts that we will be performing for our February 2016 event. All novels and poems will be performed by actor Kaleb Alexander (see below a sneak preview video).

Submit your Novel to the Festival Today: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

#1 – INTO AUTUMN by Larry Landgraf

Genre: Action, Adventure 

SYNOPSIS:

A chilling account of how Lars Lindgren and Eileen Branson must face new challenges when all of humanity is forced into desperate survival mode when the grid goes down, and government and the economy crumble.

#2 – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Laura Garrett

Genre: Self-Help, Drama

SYNOPSIS:

How to have a good relationship by starting to love yourself first.

#3 – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT? by Patricia Hughes 

Genre: History, biography, thriller, political corruption

SYNOPSIS:

Authorities in the new Irish Free State harassed and murdered Honor Bright before maligning her as a prostitute and acquitting her assassin. The newly founded Garda Siochana spread deceitful rumours and coerced witnesses to conceal Honor’s true identity and the real reason for her  death.

#4 – A LIFE SINGULAR by Lorraine Pestell

Genre: Drama, Musical 

SYNOPSIS: 

Jeff Diamond is at the pinnacle of his career; a superstar who holds the world in his hands.  Yet in the blink of an eye, he loses the one who gave his life meaning.  As he pieces together his autobiography, he discovers what’s truly important.  Everyone has a life singular; one, unique, extraordinary.

Transcripts to be posted online next week.

Submit your Novel to the Festival Today: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

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