Tag Archives: narrative choices

Questions 329: Writing Braided Novels

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Sarah asks: I want to write a novel with several distinct but related stories that ultimately tell a larger story. Any tips?

Resources Mentioned
An Instance at the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
Middlemarch by George Elliot
The Source by James Michener
North and South by John Jakes
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Questions 232: Mid-Point Reveals

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Caine asks:
“In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the mid-point reveal works really well. Is this just a stroke of luck, or a deliberate choice? Can one use the mid-point reveal strategically?”

Resources mentioned:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (BluRay Collection)   (DVD)

Jewel of the Nile

Questions 225: Unpleasant Current Events

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Cheyenne asks:
“How do you deal with unpleasant current events in your stories? When are you obligated to mention them in your stories?”

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