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comment Question about longer chapter length flashbacks
Chat? I don't see a way to send a private messages. I haven't been on this site in over a year so I'm not sure where the chat would be.
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comment Question about longer chapter length flashbacks
This past segment takes place (I'm guessing, more research is needed to know for sure) around 10,000 BC and opens up with him poised to kill a trapped baby mammoth. As much as he wants to do it, he cant bring himself. Gentle soul and all that. Now would it seem odd in that setting referring to him as Frank? One thing i was thinking was having the narrative referring to him as Frank but his friends calling him by the past name, Ak'ire (no idea what they named their kids in that era so i just threw some letters together for now.)
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comment Question about longer chapter length flashbacks
Cool that's what i was hoping to hear. The "flashback" is at the end of the second act. So it isn't like i open with it or anything either. Now the only issue I'm having is if it should be through his eyes as "Frank" or through his eyes as who he was in the past. I'm thinking the latter but struggling with methods to let the reader know it is still Frank and we didn't just jump to a whole new character. It seems like it shouldn't be confusing though considering i never deviated from his POV once.
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asked Question about longer chapter length flashbacks
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accepted Does this qualify as a prelude or prologue?
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comment Does this qualify as a prelude or prologue?
Yea i just meant the hook would be in a different spot. Would that up there hook? Lead you to want to keep flipping pages? Assuming grammar and everything was taken care of.
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comment Does this qualify as a prelude or prologue?
To answer your first question, Takira is the main character of the book. The story revolves around her and Thor entirely. As for your second, this would also serve as a slight reveal at the end. Doge serves as her mentor and the main villain, which that part could come later through a flash back i think. I actually have an idea for the spot it could go in too. As for Takira herself i'll give you one of her quotes. "Besides what do you think barbarian families do when they aren’t out raiding? Fighting and killing one another is just another Saturday afternoon…"
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comment Does this qualify as a prelude or prologue?
I had heard that the prologue should pose a "super question" that the over all plot would answer. I assume it should also serve as the hook since it would take the place of the first chapter. I'm just not sure if this would perform that task or not.
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asked Does this qualify as a prelude or prologue?
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comment What type of writing would this fall under?
I have come to the conclusion that it is a "focused stream of consciousness." Where as (from what i read on wiki) the typical stream is bouncing all over the place. This one is steering the reader to one final conclusion.
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accepted What type of writing would this fall under?
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comment What type of writing would this fall under?
Also interesting. I had to google it and the example text they list sure sounds like my brain. Even if a magazine would never take it, at least I'm learning something out of it lol. Thanks for the answer Lauren, i might have to look into some magazines for it, whats the worst they could say? "Its not for us." Or maybe "Burn it!"
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comment What type of writing would this fall under?
Interesting, seems like i stumbled into something unique. Or maybe just something so grammatically wrong that its right. I am pretty sure that its in the second point of view. However the style seems to be what confuses me (and other people.)
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asked What type of writing would this fall under?
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accepted Flashback or dream as a means of hinting at more going on than meets the eye
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comment Flashback or dream as a means of hinting at more going on than meets the eye
If i did put it in all italics would i keep thoughts in italics or put em in normal type? During it i have her think something about the guy she is with (her employer.) I like the italics idea though, that way there is no question its a dream, or what ever you would want to call it. Anyway once I'm done i will post it as a new question (i assume that's what i should do, sorry not entirely sure on this site) and see if it works out. Thanks for your input too by the way.