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Tue Jan. 16th, 2007

11:23 am - Writing

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Yesterday I actually got something written that was not background or exposition! (Bounces happily).

But now I'm wondering about what POV to use. It's a chase scene, the heroine runs from three thugs and a double agent.

If I tell it from the POV of the heroine, it will be
- shorter
- faster: scenery, people and obstacles flashing by or being, occasionally, crashed into
- short on description of the people involved
- blend into the previous scene (i.e., no scene break before the chase)
- having cool stunts (the heroine is good at running away)

If I use the POV of the double agent, I get
- more characterization (esp. making the thugs into characters)
- more background info
- slower pacing (he needs to keep track of more elements)
- a description of the heroine's attire (which is slightly unusual)
- a scene break before the chase
- probably some slapstick, as the pursuing thugs crash their car and get tangled in a wire fence. (I don't know if that's good or bad, but it's likely, considering the setup of the scene.)

Hmmm...

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From:cyrna
Date:January 22nd, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
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In the unlikly event of having to much time on your hands ... write both
Keep the one you like better and give both to your faithful readers *g*
I'd like to read both, as I can't decide wich would fit better into the story as is (or as it is going to be)
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From:lyorn
Date:January 22nd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
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I'll mail it to you...
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