Notes from Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman: Two Techniques

Posted: April 7, 2015 in graffiti living
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Notes from Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman.

Two Techniques:

1) Begin with a sudden shock out of the blue almost, that profoundly one or more of the characters. Question becomes how did / could this thing have happened? Then back track in time and follow this initial but short-lived shocj with the fearsome scene whose outcome we already know. Therefore we’ll nonetheless read toward it with excitement and dread much as we become drawn into mounting horror of preordained Greek Tragedy.

2) Traditional. Introduce the issue / question early un scene through interior monologue, dialogue, author narration. But still generate a solidly suspenseful effect. See the Godfather. Altering chronology is a way to quickly move story forward with big, highly dramatic scenes while preparing for them with maximum economy and effectiveness.

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