Working on a Novel

My most recent work takes place post World War I through the eyes of a young French women. It’s still in the process of being written and published, but you can see my monthly chapter updates through Wattpad, an online book publisher.

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

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Jane De’Pont learned at an early age that fate doesn’t play favorites, and if it did, she certainly wasn’t one. Crushed from her parent’s sudden death, the separation from her best friend, and the hopelessness of living through her widowed aunt’s eyes, she flees as soon as the opportunity arises.

Expecting to find her place in society, Jane travels Europe with the large sum of money willed from her family. However, the journey is cut short when she is thrown into the middle of World War I, and she makes the daring choice to enlist as a soldier in disguise. Once in warfare, Jane is automatically drawn to admire Colonel Michael Klein, their firm and unpredictable leader, and when attacked by the oncoming enemy, Jane risks her life to try and save the regiment colonel from a deadly aim, but in return receives the worst of the injuries.

Her once beautiful features are completely deformed, and Jane is forever trapped in the thoughts of never being loved. After all, who could love a monster?

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Read here: https://www.wattpad.com/270560387

 

Reference Websites

Hello again! As I’m starting to film a few documentaries for some of my classmate friends, I realized that aside from my busy teacher’s thoughts, I needed insight from much more experienced people; thankfully, I found a few awesome websites that have helped me.

https://filmmakersprocess.com/blog/filmmaker-story-brittany-nisco-part-one

This website is a great beginning point for any new filmmaker. It stresses the importance of publicizing and getting funds via friends and other knowledgeable colleagues, which is very important to any independent film student or graduate.

http://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-into-film-school-by-usc-alum

A personal statement from a USC film school graduate about how to be considered for major film schools. I particularly like how he outlined the importance of having a unique and creative personal statement. I’ll eventually post mine as a separate blog post.