I’m writing a book about two girls who magically switch bodies. Not because they want to. It’s a challenging plot that I contemplate often. So I searched online to see what others have dreamed up about switching bodies. There are several manga-style cartoons that didn’t make a lot of sense, as I had the sound turned off while sitting in Barnes and Noble. The one above was clear enough to understand the consternation of the “switchees.”
My questions are many, as I block out the scenes:
-Do the girls meet? How and where?
-Do the people who know them notice the change? Who? How?
-Who believes them? Who is an ally?
-What is hard for them? What is easy?
-What do they learn from their switch?
My story differs from most of the “switches” I found online. Those switches stayed in the same time and setting. My girls come from two very different places: one is from contemporary suburbia, and the other is from a kingdom north of Karakesh (see my Karakesh Chronicles).
One of the great joys of writing is the element of surprise. Though I have a basic plot sketched out, I never know what detours may come up. Stay tuned!