Introducing the new release, Claire Elstun Coffel's exciting new novel, Carpe Diem.
Now is the dawn of a new era, the New Age novel where a new style of writing emerges. Gone, and hopefully buried, the tangential torpedoes, the mud bog biographies, the irrelevant relationship asides, those cram-packed cliffhangers. Those ten-page historical references that encourage the reader to stuff the novel in between the cushions on the sofa.
The reader will be glad to see the following old style go.
The mud-bog biographical and historical data. Enough of the 15-page biographical histories that add no more, and the reader want much less.
The garbage-disposal geographical reference. We hope to have seen the last of its days. Those multiple page, mini-theses explaining the how and why the Antarctic was formed. A not surprising, nor unlikely result, the reader gets "perked" into skipping the nightly no-doze.
The cram-packed cliffhanger. So many last pages stuffed with new material, new characters, new angles to the plot, the reader wants to jump off a cliff at the end.
And finally, the classic 20th century commercial formatted novel. Those pre-formatted plots which add a new nuace to ad nauseum. Plug in the plot, shove in the characters, add some new scenery. Out comes a regurgitated version of the original that the reader can enjoy over and over again at an increased price tag.
Not in this New Age novel. Enter the realm of the 21st century. A new style of novel writing. Treat the reader respectfully. Imagine the reader with intelligence. What was all that liberal arts stuff in college for, anyway? God only hopes the modern-day reader has read some of the classics without reducing it into an alphabetical letter.
Evoke and express. Give the reader some leverage. Let the erudite reader use his or her imagination to fill in the space vacuum without the constant dialogue-narrative repetition. Create the words to evoke emotions and imagery only an individual can fill. Give the reader some credit. Develop strong characters with depth to express the essence of the plot. Express enough excitement and action to draw the reader into their own life experience. Finally, mix in a strong dose of humor to break up the monotony. Carpe Diem does just that.
Carpe Diem is a substantial novel, tackling the complex issue of physicians-assisted suicide. Elstun Coffel performs this feat on a multiplicity of intriguing levels: medical, legal, moral, spiritual, ethical. This New Age novel produces a unique piece, refreshing in its approach to novel writing, economical and colorful (Her editor wrote). Simple, yet multi-faceted, Carpe Diem engages the reader in a complex plot with various themes expressed in a compact form. This novel produces multi-dimensional characters and a thought-provoking theme. So much so, the reader will want to read this non-esoteric, explosive, and eclectic novel once for clarity, twice for assimilation, and trice to thoroughly enjoy.
Inspiration for this one and the others came from a long-list of classics, Hemingway, Poe, a long-list of her mystery thrillers, Agatha. A multitude of fantasy, sci-fi’s, and other genres. Inspiration evolved out of nature: a bull moose glaring at me through the window, a surprise puma sleeping in the wood shed, a bobcat sleeping in some huckleberry bushes. Fear, shock, and relief forced her back to the keyboard.
Claire Elstun Coffel has penned several novels: Carpe Diem and Persona Non Grata. Both represented by top literary agencies. Her business, non-fiction, Hunter’s Field Guide to Forex made its debut at the Beijing Book Expo. Elstun Coffel has written several screenplays and is working on her next unique novel.
Carpe Diem by Claire Elstun Coffel can be fully owned in multiple forms through Amazon, Kindle and Create Space.