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After “one of those weeks” I have finally found the time tonight to sit down and write some more of my book.  The problem I am having is that I know what I want to say, but I don’t know how to go about saying it!

I’m having a bit of difficulty getting started with the first chapter; I’m not completely sure how I want to start the book so I have now decided to leave this for the time being and come back to it.

The second scene in Chapter 1 is where the protagonist, he is called Adam, is at work counselling a lady whose mother is terminally ill with cancer.  This is an important part since it helps to lead into a bit of back story, but mainly because it leads to the third scene/Chapter 2 where Adam speaks to the man which is the first stage in leading to the confrontation /situation in the Second Act.

"Counselling by Manchester Counselling Helpline" by Linda Templeman

Instead of just jumping straight in, I have decided to complete an exercise on emotions – firstly by taking the viewpoint of the lady whose mother is ill and then secondly by taking Adams viewpoint and how he conducts a counselling session.  In order to do this I will draw on the feelings I have had when someone close to me has been ill, how I have responding to people on finding out that someone close to them is ill, and by researching counselling sessions and other peoples feelings.

I feel that one I have completed this exercise it will give me a lot more information to write more specifically the detail that I need for this section of the book.

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