March 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm (writing)

My latest posting at the Guild of Dreams:

Guild Of Dreams

by Chantal Boudreau

I’m in the middle of working on a post-apocalyptic novel at the moment, Sifting the Ashes, and one of the main characters has me thinking about just how much I enjoy writing underdog characters. Shannon is the type of woman you wouldn’t necessarily expect to survive a calamity. She’s the quiet, studious sort, socially awkward and happy to throw herself into work, a little underdeveloped on the physical side. To both her good fortune and her misfortune, she proves to be immune to the bio-engineered illness that kills ninety-seven percent of the population, decimating civilization. She’s also an easy victim to the remaining survivors fighting violently for survival, and she knows it. At the beginning of the story, she has been holing herself up in her basement apartment with scavenged supplies and stolen library books, just trying to ignore what’s going on in the outside world. And…

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