Dr Susan’s counselling service for para-magical, epi-paranormal and time-travel adjacent children and young adults

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Dr Susan's Counselling Service

Dr Susan’s Counselling Service

For this year’s upcoming NaNoWriMo, I think I have settled on an idea and a title.

A recurring trope in sci-fi and fantasy is the minor character who significantly helps the main character to accomplish a fantastical and difficult-to-believe goal (e.g. returning to her own non-dystopian timeline, saving a magical kingdom, etc.), and does so often at great cost to herself, without any hope of participating in that victory, and with little or no proof that anything of importance happened at all. I want to write a series of short stories about this sort of character, and a therapist whose job it is to help them pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, after they discover that they’re living in a dystopian timeline bad enough that a time-traveller needed their help to go back in time to prevent it, leaving them hopelessly behind.

The title will be Dr Susan’s counselling service for para-magical, epi-paranormal and time-travel adjacent children and young adults.

BibTeX

@online{bgcarlisle2014-4251,
    title = {Dr Susan’s counselling service for para-magical, epi-paranormal and time-travel adjacent children and young adults},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2014-09-14,
    url = {https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2014/09/14/dr-susans-counselling-service-for-para-magical-epi-paranormal-and-time-travel-adjacent-children-and-young-adults/}
}

MLA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Dr Susan’s counselling service for para-magical, epi-paranormal and time-travel adjacent children and young adults" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 14 Sep 2014. Web. 10 Dec 2018. <https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2014/09/14/dr-susans-counselling-service-for-para-magical-epi-paranormal-and-time-travel-adjacent-children-and-young-adults/>

APA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2014, Sep 14). Dr Susan’s counselling service for para-magical, epi-paranormal and time-travel adjacent children and young adults [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2014/09/14/dr-susans-counselling-service-for-para-magical-epi-paranormal-and-time-travel-adjacent-children-and-young-adults/

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