A is for… (#AtoZChallenge 2012)

A is for Angela Marsh

Welcome to my first A-Z post on my Work in Progress (WIP) – A Young Adult (YA) novel called ‘Training Time’ about a girl (Jane – we’ll meet her properly later in the month) attending a Time Police Academy. I plan for it to become the first in a series of books about this group of characters.

The 25 Word Pitch (see Write a Great Synopsis by Nicola Morgan [Amazon Affiliate link] for helpful hints on synopsis writing of all lengths) for this first book is ‘Joining the time police academy gives Jane the chance to prove she is more than her mental illness, and to discover who killed her stepbrother.’

The posts will introduce some of the main characters, look at how the time police academy works and examine elements of the writing process. I don’t want to give away everything so the length of some of the posts may be fairly brief. I hope it leaves you with questions that you want the answer to. I’ve not yet plotted out all of the posts so if you have any particular questions you’d like me to answer please do ask and I’ll try and accommodate them if I can.

Angela Marsh was a 16 year old schoolgirl and the girlfriend of Jamie Trainer when she was murdered. The circumstances of her death shared similarities with those of three homeless teenage girls. These serial killings have remained unsolved.
However, driven by the grief of losing his first love, Jamie and his best friend Dylan Roberts use their scientific know-how to create the technology to enable people to travel through time. Jamie’s father is a police officer who recognises how this technology can be used to support traditional policing and so he mentors the two in their efforts.
In effect this makes Angela’s murder the catalyst for this whole series. Will we find out who killed her?

I imagine Angela looking similar to this – image from stock.xchng

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Posted on April 1, 2012, in #am writing (and all things writing related), April A-Z Challenge, Training Time (WIP) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Can’t wait to see how this progresses-sounds like a great storyline.

  2. Intriguing. Makes me wonder about Angela…..

  3. What a great way to tie your writing to the blogfest–smart! 🙂

  4. What an interesting approach to the A to Z! Your story concept sounds good. I am going to check out Nicola Martin’s post. Thank you 🙂

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