Archive for December, 2009

Twisting the Tale

I may have aborted my NaNo attempt but I haven’t given up on the story just yet. Recently I had a problem with a scene, it just felt flat and unexpired until I made changed in the POV-character (using Close-Third Person for this story). Instead of telling the story from the original character point of view I switched perspective. Suddenly the sense of tension returned and with it the energy the scene demanded. It also let the scene ending in such a way that it raised the stakes, which is always a good thing.

Such a simple thing, yet it made all the difference.

And since it is the season, and I am in the mood, here is some Holiday cheer curtesy of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: