Introducing Veyda

Her resolute aqua eyes spied the barren subway tunnel. Grateful no one occupied the dark passage, she clenched her trembling fists. Tiny glints of light reflected off of subway rails reminding her of the unseen orbs twinkling in the evening sky. A thousand years have passed since the last man witnessed the unholy heavens. Perhaps, she could succeed where hundreds of others had failed before her.

Veyda possessed no fear of death. With mankind on the brink of annihilation, she refused to wait for the inevitable. Unlike her apprehensive comrades, who rejected the idea of an aggressive campaign against the powerful aliens; she relished the opportunity. Let us decide the time and place of our final destiny.

Extinction. The ungodly thought coursed through her angry five foot eight inch frame like a rabid roller coaster on steroids. Detesting the toxic way it reverberated inside her ears, she expunged the word from her vocabulary. How could fate be so cruel? Did life on Earth really have to end here and now? Not if she had anything to say about it.

Veyda refused to join the dinosaurs and Neanderthals in extinction.

Veyda is the lead female character of my novel/screenplay trilogy Paradox 

256 thoughts on “Introducing Veyda

  1. This is a very interesting and strong female lead, which unfortunately “the biz” doesn’t have enough of. I am an emerging writer of short stories and have thought about challenging myself into writing novels and, later on, screenplays. Which would you say is easier? Any advice on how to start the what-seems-overwhelming process?

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  2. Alexia thanks for your comment and questions. Each format has its advantages, disadvantages, and challenges. I personally enjoy writing both, but if I had to choose one I would say novel writing is easier. Novel writing expects you to include your character’s thoughts and feelings, something good screenwriting omits. .

    When you are ready to tackle novels and screenplays chose one of the two formats. Screenplays are written in present tense and novels in past tense. Therefore, it is better to master one format before considering the other. There are great books on screen writing written by Syd Field (my favorite) and Robert McKee. There are dozens of great books on novel writing.

    When you think you ready, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have to help you get started.


  3. Another interesting character that appears to have great inner strength and a lot of passion. I love the name as it is not common and carries with it beauty and strength.

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  4. Veyda – I like her. Strong, angry, resolute. I’ve written male characters in the first person, channeling my dear men friends past and present. How do you get inside the heart and mind of your female lead? You have powerful women in your life, I know!

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    1. Good question. No, never had strong women in my life. I tried to imagine George Patton as a female. I try as hard as I can to be in the head of the POV character. I do the stuff we read in books of actually writing down each character’s back history.

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                    1. Nothing today. Little one is eating now (multitasking…) and I have…less of an appetite these days lol. Others eat at work today.
                      But tomorrow something with sliced beef and mushrooms and rice…I usually wing it!

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