As I recently mentioned, I have finally started work on my feature length script for next years University assignment. This has gone round and round in my mind and thanks to feedback from my awesome readers it has took a slightly different path now, but that’s for the best.
The story now stands like this;
A British photographer goes to work at an American Summer Camp, but when shadows start to appear lurking behind the children in the photographs, the protagonist stumbles upon something that spans whole realities.
This is the basic premise of the plot, the tagline so to speak (although it needs a major rewrite to be a very compelling tagline).
What is it that our protagonist stumbles upon you ask? He stumbles upon just one of many portals, connecting our world to another reality, realm, universe etc. And at first the shadows that he encounters from this other world seem to be full of nefarious intent, but as the story progresses you learn that they are actually just protecting themselves as we, as humans, are not only destructive by nature, tearing our own planet apart, but with the amount of experiments going on we are getting ever closer to travelling to new worlds and realities. And the denizens of this reality have had to take certain, precautions, to stop us doing this, because they no we will go forth and try to conquer everything we find.
It will be a science fiction/fantasy piece, not sure what age yet, but probably teenagers.
But my question (as the title of this post suggests) is this. Is naming the protagonist after yourself big headed? I know it has been done before, but as the whole “kids goes to summer camp” thing is based on what actually happened to me, when thinking of possible dialogue scenes in my head I’ve always called him Daniel in my head, as that’s my name. But in all my notes I’ve just called him “Protag” as I’ve been reluctant really to name him anything, but I’m thinking I will just go for it and call him Daniel, if in the future no-ones like it, I guess I can change it!