Saturday, August 12, 2017

From a Certain Point of View

© by Gerald So | 8:00 a.m.

I'm still working on a story originally submitted last December and rejected in May that I've been revising since June.

Consulting David Corbett's book The Art of Character and Lawrence Block's last collection of Writer's Digest columns The Liar's Companion, last week it occurred to me to change the viewpoint character, from an ex-cop to a woman who's reentered the ex-cop's life.

I have to show less of the ex-cop's deductive reasoning and emerging idea of the plot, but because the woman is involved in the plot itself, I get to show more of that, as well as her motives.

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