Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hiding in the shadows

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The couple in the foreground of this picture are having fun, but not as much fun as their shadows. Look again you'll see what I mean.

I write a little different than most writers as on my first draft the plot and dangers are subdued and other things are pushed to the front. I believe this is because of my education as an English major. We poured over books and stories to find the deeper meanings. Often times concentrating on one line so long we lost the plot of the story.

I like to give the reader stuff to dig in to.

The problem is if I bury it to deep there is a good chance that the reader will miss it. Just like at first glance that photo just looks like a couple playing a game.

I find myself having to go through and emphasize the major plot points to make them clear. Risking the chance that I'm beating the points on the readers head.

It is always a tricky thing finding the right balance.
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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