Do you have a clothesline story?
For example: 'Your story can be told by multiple voices, but it's essential that one character be the one for whom the story matters most, who has the most to lose, or to whom the most important changes and challenges occur.'
But I wonder about books like Pillars of the Earth--a cast of characters with no clear lead character.
Mine is the path of the full book shelf, not the way of the book club. If you are a member of a book club, you must commit to a book, like you do a wedding ring. And the book may not even be chosen by you. It may be an arranged marriage. You must find meani...
I hope you enjoy part one of this four part metafiction short story. "Flower in my pond" photo by Leanne Dyck This suburb of Victoria on Vancouver Island had no shortage of fascinating characters. And they existed in the most unlikely of places. The house...
I'm a member of a book club that is currently reading The Holy Man by Susan Trott . Each week, one of us delves more deeply into a chapter and presents our thoughts to the group. Here is my summary of a chapter.. . This chapter is appropriately named 'heart...
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