Wednesday, 9 August 2006

words for the week - 1533

1533 for this past week and 1081 for the week before that. Not too bad given the madness that is my life at the moment.

I have been stuck for a couple of days wondering how to implement some flashback scenes. I wrote some scenes in January 2005 that were meant as character explorations as a means of getting me back into the novel and writing generally. They deal with key episodes in the childhood of my main protagonist. I actually rather like them as they stand and am speculating introducing them into the novel as flashbacks (in reduced form). This then set me wondering where to insert them and how much I've revealed to the reader already and how to deliver the information in the most strategic way . . .

I'm also trying to figure out the most effective way of delivering a particular scene that I'm currently building up to (a set piece?). Everything I introduce to raise the tension now will, I fear, end up reducing the impact of the event itself. This has me in a dilemma!

Not sure how much writing I'll get done this week, since there's a lot of wedding stuff on, not to mention other events . . .

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