Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It Worked

I am writing chapter 3 from the viewpoint of the victim’s wife.  She will become a main character.  The homicide detectives are still there, but they’re minor characters.  We don’t know anything about them, except what a reader might learn from dialogue and the main character’s observations.

This works very well for me.  I’ll finish chap. 3 tomorrow and start on 4 if all goes well.  I feel so much better about all of this.

5 comments:

antfarm said...

Great news, Sandra. Pleased for you.

Rob Gregory Browne said...

Funny how this happens, isn't it?

In my new book I created a character that was meant to be merely a bystander who gives the police information. I started writing the scene from his point of view and suddenly he started to take over and has become one of the main characters.

And I couldn't be happier with that. He gives the book a certain dimension it was lacking before.

The brain works in mysterious ways...

Keerdin said...

Yay! I'm glad it's working. :)

And I think there's a certain charm to having a non-professional, perhaps even "one time" detective sometimes. The motivation is so much more personal.

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Keerdin,
I'm answering you here because I can't find an email on your blog.

Thanks for your Yay! I appreciate the support. But I don't know why you think I'm writing about an amateur detective. I'm not writing about any sort of detective. Amateur detectives are my least favorite sub-genre. I don't read them and I'd never try to write one.

What I'm writing is a crime novel that now has two homicide detectives in minor roles.

Thanks for your good wishes and taking the time to comment.

Maia said...

Sandra,
Just delurking to say congrats. I've been following your blog for a while now - I've started rereading it from the start, actually - and I'm glad to see that you're happy with how things are going on this piece now. I find that your comments are always refreshingly honest and very interesting.
Cheers,
Maia