Author has written 6 stories for Doc Martin.
I am so thankful that my attempts here have been read, and by people from around the world (39 countries, so far)! And your reviews are so inspiring. They make me think differently about the current story I'm writing, and also think of new story ideas.
I have chosen my themes because in re-watching Doc Martin, there were moments I wanted to see explored deeper:
Without Interruption - his mother's nastily blaming him for her unhappiness; his jealousy of Danny Steel
The Fearless Prince and His Faithful Hound - Louisa not hearing his dinner invitation; his dislike of dogs
Questions - the butterfly bad dream
Initiative - the People Skills course he was forced to agree to attend
Fragile - the origins of his haemophobia
It's been fun trying to work them out for myself.
Also, when "they" say "write what you know," well, James Henry's “fever of unknown origin” in "Questions" was actually my son's. It was my son's "stoic face," and me who "slept" in the hospital three nights running. It was my daughter who used to lean in the bedroom doorway until I woke up and noticed her. And I love remembering my son yelling, “Mommy! Are you okay? Are you okay on your head?” after hearing me make a loud sound.
[For those reading "Questions"... I completed the story in March, and a new book arrived in my library in June called Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World. The Preface is just how I imagined Martin Ellingham remembering butterflies during his childhood.
Also, in July, I received a mailing from Britain's Royal Mail about new stamps being issued called "Butterflies." You can see them by searching "butterflies" at royalmail dot com.
I love these coincidences!]
The dog in "The Fearless Prince and His Faithful Hound" was based on a true story about a dog, Geo, saving a 10-year-old boy:
[‘As they waited at the curb to cross the street, a speeding, out of control driver drove up on the curb, headed straight for Charlie. According to the family, Geo jumped in front of the boy, pushed him out of the way and was hit by the truck once, and then again, before it drove off.’ ]
I do feel bad when I can't answer "Guest" reviews, but honestly, thank you to all guests and members who take the time to comment! It took me a while to become a reviewer that writers could answer. But please know, your comments are welcome even if you choose not to have an account here. And followers of stories and authors is an added happiness.
Since I am used to writing commentary, I am also used to researching everything I write. So, if you think I changed something you already read, you may be right. I probably looked it up and realized it was wrong or wouldn't work.
Well, a couple things about me. My daughter and son are in their 20s, I have worked around books or printing for most of my working years, and I have been to Port Isaac and would go back in a heartbeat.
Again, thanks for reading,
Cindy, December 2013