Cold Mac & Cheese and other musings

October 25, 2010

Countdown to NaNoWriMo 2010!

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 2:10 pm

Well, the outline is about as done as I want it to be. I have the basic premise of the story. Still not sure exactly how it will end, though. There is a famous (read: published) author out there that was once asked if he ever used an outline and his reply was something akin to “No, if I don’t know where the novel is going, the reader won’t either, which will make them want to keep reading…” A big paraphrase, but you get the point. My ending will present itself when the time is right…hopefully.

This story will be written using a dual storyline format. I have not tried this technique before, but it holds promise for this particular style of story. Basically, this entails one chapter in “present time” and the next chapter in “flashback.” The idea is that at the end, the last flashback chapter will end where the first “present time” chapter starts.

The subject? Here’s a one-sentence synopsis:

“A fortune teller comes to the aid of a fledgling private detective who has discovered deception, double-crosses and murder on his first case.”


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