November 17th, 2011

writing steles burning

talking to god is laurel begging hardy for a gun

Decisions, decisions.

I have reached a villain cut-scene where I need to decide if I am going to allow myself a proliferating POV, because it brings a great deal of new information, or if I am going use good discipline and stick with a character whose POV has been established since book one, even though it's less interesting.

I used to do this stuff on instinct. Now I do it by choice. And I'm never confident in those damned choices, because I can think of too many ways it could play out.

Sometimes, we are thwarted by options. And conflicting narrative values. Which set of compromises do I want to make?

I suspect the new character gets the point of view. stillsostrange says "It's epic. You're allowed at least one million POVs."

Ah well. Ask a novice: get a definite answer. Ask a professional, get a lot of hemming and an "It depends."

"It's all right as long as you are nice and know better."
criminal minds garcia girls who wear gla

Are you sure you're okay?

It's not that I'm not enjoying this season of Criminal Minds. It's just that I have no processing cycles that are not spoken for with which to do reviews.

The comments are all yours, though. Call it an open CM thread.