Wednesday, September 01, 2004

All talk, no action.

Yeah yeah. You shuddup.
I'm having this problem with my story. The characters are yakkin way too much in my attempt to give some background. There's a lot of information to get across, and I haven't figured out too many other ways of making it clear to the reader. So I'm stuck. I have my story laid out, but need to interject some room in the middle. I think I'll quit for tonight and go pout with a novel.

5 Comments:

At 11:03 AM, Blogger frankysbride said...

random thoughts...(f*ck i'm quoting Rolling Stone-- gags)

dreams or flashbacks work...
or just create another character who's not really a character (like the dead grandmother in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying) and have them tell the tale...could even put it in as a storyboard comic strip...or just tell it yourself plainly and simply in italics in between two comments...You are the Author and therefore Omniscient...

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Virginia said...

Hmmm. A story with encyclopedic references throughout. Hmmm...
I've thought of the three - I was hoping for a miracle.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger frankysbride said...

footnotes! *bg*

 
At 1:29 AM, Blogger frankysbride said...

post again, dammit

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Virginia said...

NOTHING PROFOUND THIS WAY COMES.

 

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