How do I write a book about someone who can read people's minds?
I mean, like, how do I word something like that? I don't want it to be cheesy and stupid, like, "She could hear him thinking about the ballgame later". I want to actually show the readers the person's thoughts, y'know? I mean, like, how do I word something like that? I don't want it to be cheesy and stupid, like, "She could hear him thinking about the ballgame later". I want to actually show the readers the person's thoughts, y'know?
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Home book idea Please read several books of that nature. Get to the link above and go to the media section and there you will get free eBooks where you could get a few books of that genre read and try to compare.
Consider the irony of your situation: from my own experience with teen fiction, I remember that many of the characters' lives seemed average, bland, and simple until someone else came along. I wouldn't focus on trying to find your ideal existence, rather look at yourself as one of those characters on the brink of something extraordinary. Try identifying with the characters' lives in ways that are similar to your own, but don't try to perfect your own story when every story line has its obstacles.
Alastair Reynolds is one of my favorites for Scifi. I would suggest starting with Chasm City, a man is hunting a criminal but comes out of frozen sleep as a 'slush puppy', slang for cyro-sleep amnesia. As he tracks his quarry, and in turn is being hunted, memories return but they are not his. It was my intro to Alastair Reynolds and is one of his 'Revelation Space' books.
Tad Williams' Otherland Series is a great read, as is his Shadowmarch series.