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It is primarily character driven, was originally drafted as a series of five to ten page emails for my sister, who was contemplating some serious surgery, not terribly unlike the way J.R.R. Tokien wrote The Saga of The Ring to his son, during the "Big War".
It grew from there into an email string, with about twenty five other writers and readers getting in on its evolution.
All interest is good interest.
I have a femme fatale for you. She is a pivotal character in my current work. She topped her husband out of spite and now is looking to be a major spoil sport with the rest of my nice characters. Her name is Justine, ironically. Ping me if you would like to read some of her. She's not a first person, but an elightened third omnicienct, if you catch my drift. The two of my nice characters, hero and heroine of the book, are written as first person. It's actually quite stimulating to write between first person and third. It strikes me as a neat edge to the action.
Anna, what's head hopping mean?
A little "head hopping" is a a necessary evil in writing character driven fiction, in my humble estimation. So long as one does not get too carried away, it leads to a certain and necessary richness in the narrative stream.
In the case of my current work, moving between the first and the third person narrative is essentially a dramatic device to add to the tension of the story and to tighten the romantic angle between the two leads--this angle being what could be considered a sub-plot, I suppose. It also helps me to improve the visual and textural definition of the world I have created for my characters to flow within to make the plot take shape and conclude.
To be honest, my characters started doing the actual work at around page two hundred something. And no, I am not crazy. Yet!
I will post some of my dear femme fatale, Justine, on my blog when I get a chance later today. I had to spend the day away in the big city yesterday and today I am up to my eyeballs in library business.
So stay tuned. More to follow.
It would be great if you could add it to the Discussion Forum for this Group above and start a new discussion Mark please. We won't get sidetracked then. :)