I am really struggling with this novel that I am trying to write. "Screams of Silence, Cries Unheard: The Story of Rita Landow" tells the story of Rita Landow, a young red fox struggling to overcome her painful childhood and make a better life for herself. Growing up, Rita was continuously sexually molested by her father, from the time she was three to the time she was eighteen. At eighteen years of age, she decides that she's finally had enough and kills her father via knocking him out, tying him to the bed, and setting the house on fire. She moves to Toronto and moves in with her brother who is currently going to university and has a boyfriend. While in Toronto, she tries to get a job, pursue an education, find a mate to spend the rest of her life with, and overcome the many issues that she struggles with on a daily basis (anger issues, binge eating disorder, nightmares, etc). I have attempted to write this novel at least twice, but haven't gotten further than a couple of chapters. I have done research on sexual abuse, such as the signs and effects of it, but my research doesn't seem to be helping. Someone suggested that I read novels that tackled this same exact subject, but due to the fact that I live out in the middle of nowhere and am visually disabled, it's nearly impossible for me to go into town and buy any books on the subject. My best bet to read these books online, but I can only find them on Amazon, and even then I only get the first couple of pages of the novel. Besides that, I don't think anyone would read this novel anyway due to the fact that this story has been done to death. Regardless, this type of subject is still important and peoples' stories struggling with this horrid everyday occurrence need to be told. If anyone would like to give advice or become a co-author with me on the story, please feel free to give me your email or Skype account and we can collaborate that way. Thanks to anyone who can help me in any way with this novel. I think this story is one of those where you have to experience it in order to write it properly, but I could be wrong.