January 16th, 2007

eliphas, napping

Writing

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...