The Shining Ones

The Shining Ones: Chapter 4 – stalking the truth and the ultimate biobank…

Previous: Chapter Three Ana watched the glowing tail lights of the Lexus disappear around the corner, leaving her in darkness. She wanted to chase after it and bring Ethne back. She had begged her to stay, but her friend was stubborn and once she got an idea into her head, she wouldn’t let it go.… Continue reading The Shining Ones: Chapter 4 – stalking the truth and the ultimate biobank…

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The Shining Ones: Chapter 3 – the phone call that will change the world…

Previous: Chapter Two Ethne woke with a headache. Gentle fingers pressed a cloth to her head and she could hear the murmur of an apology on a loop. She squeezed open her eyes to find herself on the sofa, a cushion behind her head, and Ana bent over her in anguish. ‘I’m so sorry, Ethne.… Continue reading The Shining Ones: Chapter 3 – the phone call that will change the world…

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The Shining Ones: Chapter 2 – noodles and boredom at the end of the world…

Previous: Chapter One Ethne Godwin was standing outside her therapy practice in China Town, watching the festivities. Red lanterns lined the street, glowing like underworld embers, while sulphur from the New Year firecrackers lingered in the fog. A red and gold arch loomed from the haze, festooned with dragons and flanked by stone lions. The… Continue reading The Shining Ones: Chapter 2 – noodles and boredom at the end of the world…

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The Shining Ones: Chapter 1 – welcome to the future you never asked for…

Previous: Prologue Mist clung to the city like a security blanket, the river a dark gash through a haze of light. Thousands of glowing beads hung in the air as if defying the darkness of space. Behind one of those lights, Ana moved between benches administering first aid. She was at the shelter where she… Continue reading The Shining Ones: Chapter 1 – welcome to the future you never asked for…

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The Shining Ones: Prologue – a lost secret returns to the light…

I thought this day would never come, but it’s finally here – The Shining Ones has arrived! The story is about a group of friends who hold the key to the awakening of humanity, but they have no idea who they are. It was inspired by the myths that prophesy an awakening at this time… Continue reading The Shining Ones: Prologue – a lost secret returns to the light…

The Shining Ones · Writing

Creating Character Portraits: Meet the cast of The Shining Ones

Creating images of the characters that feature in your novel is a great way to help you visualise your cast. You can do the usual checklists and build psychological profiles. You can list their hair colour and height, what they like to eat, how they talk, and so on. But nothing beats an actual image.… Continue reading Creating Character Portraits: Meet the cast of The Shining Ones