So has I am sure some of you guys already know, I am writing a WWII thriller…
Berlin 1939 – 1943
From the smoking ruins of a bombed Berlin brothel, three shocked and injured female survivors are taken to a secluded retreat by Nazi officer, Gruppenführer Watler Schellenberg. They’re not there for official business or for medical treatment though, Schellenberg has brought them there for a much more sinister reason.
Trained by the SS officer to gather intelligence, the women are desperate to survive. They turn the tables on their armed captors and kill them. After covering their tracks, the women return to Berlin to ply the only trade they know… with an added twist. Somehow these ‘sisters in arms’ escape the attention of the Nazis despite the high rank of their victim, and their lucrative business thrives.
They haven’t escaped everyone’s notice though. British Intelligence were monitoring Schellenberg’s operations for some time, and their attention has zeroed in on the three women. They dispatch one of their top male agents to make contact…
Don’t miss this gripping WWII thriller by exciting new author Stephen Cohen.
Its based on authentic events, Berlin 1939 – 1943 and I am hoping it will turn into a series.. pre – order your copy here
So the other day, whilst searching for something on the tinterweb I realised that very few if anyone at all actually introduces their character/s to their readers….
Now…when reading a novel we all like to use our creative imagination…I get that, but what if someone (the author) decided to go outside the box and introduce their character/s through pictures and a short paragraph of introduction?
Not in the book itself but for arguments sake lets say, on a web page? something like this..
Gabriele, is actually one of my main characters in my book, had the above picture’s taken to see how it would/could look…..
Anyway, I got to thinking about the idea of introduction, a web page dedicated to the girls, each one presenting their own introduction, insights into their individual characteristics, their thoughts and so on….following in their footsteps with mission pictures, debriefs and more.
But then it hit me…the book is based in 1939 Germany, most of the girls would certainly not look like they do in the pictures today… infact they would look more like this..
What is your view folks?
Am I removing a person required imagination when reading or providing more insight into each character?
I would be interested in knowing your thoughts on this so please leave a comment…