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More drafting process (on INK)

Here are a few more journal pages. The first set of
pages are over here.

NOTE #1: If you "click" the images twice, they should get big enough to read. The first "click" will open in a new page, & the second click will enlarge them to full screen.

NOTE #2: I do apologize for my handwriting. You can see that the faster the thoughts go, the less readable it is. . . which has the unfortunate consequence of making the transcription from notebook to type a challenge sometimes.

This one is another WICKED LOVELY page.

These are from INK EXCHANGE. I inserted my typed notes on the pages themselves.


Nov. 20th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
I try to start w "what signif happens in this section?" Then "which character is most impacted by it?" That's the logical pov character.

It's important not to spend too too long away from any one character (hence my charts). If they are IN the chapter but not telling, you can go longer btw pov chapters for them. The objective is to try to keep the balance so readers continue to feel invested in each character's motivations/worries.

For me, I don't generally like to write more than 4 pov characters in a novel. I prefer 2 for a novella, & 3 is my ideal for a novel.

I think 3rd person is easier to write bc the individual VOICE conveys differently in 1st person, so juggling several 1sts is a different skill set. (Plus, quite honestly, I just don't like writing in 1st person.) It can, of course, be done--and done well. It's a matter of what works best for the narrative structure, goals of story, & authorial skill set. Thus far, that's meant close 3rd person multiple pov for my books.

Hope some of that helps. Let me know if there's something else I can address that I missed :)

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