Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D is for Deceit

Hello, friends! Hart Johnson here... We are each going into a theme of our story or a speculative theme with our letters...

In the case of The Seventeen,

Deceit is what creates and exacerbates the problem.

The premise behind The Seventeen is that the series of patient protection acts had never been enacted, and the vast majority of those acts are about protecting patients and research participants by FULLY INFORMING THEM what is going to happen so they can make an informed decision. So by removing those protections, we open the door to deceit.

So who is being deceived? In my story, there is a long history of deceiving research participants, but the stakes go up... the more reasonable question is about to be who ISN'T being deceived?

As for who is DOING the deceiving, you will have to come back for the letter P.

So what is your favorite book about deceit? Any main characters you love particularly good at it? Or tragically subjected to it?

Now why don't you go check out some other A to Z participants!?


  1. The real-life possibilities of what your story highlights, is chilling...
    Writer In Transit

  2. I just finished reading The Revenant. The villain is quite deceitful, but he gets his comeuppance in the end.

  3. Ha! I love this. I have a character who spends 1/2 the book deceiving everyone! And, for selfish reasons!

    Great job on the theme so far guys!

    Heather M. Gardner / @hmgardner
    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    The Waiting is the Hardest Part

  4. I absolutely enjoyed "The Seventeen", and deceit is a favorite tool of many authors! Good "D" post.

  5. Just think if those protection acts really weren't in place...?

  6. Deceit definitely creates some wonderful conflict in a story. :)

  7. One of my favorite books is Gone With the Wind, Scarlet used deceit consistently! But it's easy to forgive her, she was trying to survive in a time of war. :)

  8. Deceit is part of too many of my favourites. GWTW would certainly be one of them! Another would be Rebecca.

    Best wishes,

  9. HART! So cool to see you here. I think it might have been you who tipped me off to the A-to-Z Challenge.

    Anyway...I can't think of any book off the top of my head about deceit, probably because I'm too tired. :) I'm really excited about The Seventeen, but you know I think you're a hell of a writer!


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