Well, I'm currently in the process of planning a novel, which is long and hard. I have my own reasons for being so cautious, but anyway. I have one or two (or three, or four) questions, though. My novel's plot is very... Science Fiction or Fantasy, I would say? With some mystery. Well, whichever category doppelgangers/memory loss falls under. It has two main characters, really, but they are... The same person. Ah, well I have my own definition for doppelganger. Well, the book is about doppelgangers, but nothing from fantasy, like witches, vampires, werewolves, etc. So, my two main characters (which are the same person) have to... Combine. Well, they were the same person before, but a doppelganger was created when the original girl got into a car accident (there's a big mystery about that) and she lost part of her memory, so it kinda created a doppelganger, a new person. But, it's her, just the 2 years back version. Yeah, different definition, right? So when she lost part of her memory, she lost some pretty important things. Like, she doesn't remember her brother (who died in the accident) and why the accident happened at all. (Yes, it was set up.) Her parents decided to keep the fact that she had a brother from her, "to protect her." (I also want to ask if this sounds stupid, keeping it from her.) And also, to bring up the no magic thing, how do the two combine? I was thinking that Jason (the brother) gave Alyssa (MC) a necklace right before the accident. So, both girls (who are the same girl) have this and they are bonded that way. So when Jason is avenged or whatever, they become the same person again. Or they have to put the pieces of the necklace together and the spirit of the doppelganger will go into the original. Is this ridiculous or non? Sorry if this was confusing. And on a minor note, I live in Canada, but I don't want to reveal a location because I don't think it really matters in my case. Can I skip the location entirely or is this a bad idea? Also,*I have absoloutely no idea what Grade Eights (or nines, I haven't decided) learn in school. I need some help with that. I just don't want it to sound stupid, or whatever. Whew, that was a lot. I'm just paranoid, because my first attempt at a novel... The plot wasn't pretty. EDIT: Oh no, does this sound like a what do you think of my plot thread? I just realized, because I just read the "What is character Development?" thread after I posted this. I'm not asking what you think of it, I'm asking on how I can incorporate some vital details into it, and make it authentic. I'm lost. I had to give some of my plot away to recieve some form of assistance. And this is a rather small part of my overall plot. I apologize, if it sounds like one, especially by the name. Or if it is one. I'd be okay with deleting the thread if it is. Again, my apologies.