?

Are you turned off by books written using two points of view?

  1. 1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 2. No

    8 vote(s)
    100.0%
  1. Jeni
    Offline

    Jeni Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    43

    How bad is this?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Jeni, Mar 23, 2016.

    In a novel that I am working on, the MC has lost her memory and had a personality change because of a head injury. She was separated from her family at the time of the injury. In the beginning of the book she is with her parents...... then the injury.......then memory loss......she is separated from her family and I do not discuss them again until she regains her memory fully at the end. I have written in small partial memories here and there but nothing to identify the family until the end. Will my readers feel a loss because they know the family in the beginning and the whole book goes by without them in it until the end?
     
  2. Steerpike
    Offline

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    11,051
    Likes Received:
    5,256
    Location:
    California, US
    No, I don't think that is a problem at all. It's a natural consequence of the events of the story. Many stories involving children show the parents at the beginning and then you never see them again.
     
    Jeni likes this.
  3. peachalulu
    Offline

    peachalulu Contributing Member Reviewer Contributor

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3,821
    Likes Received:
    2,379
    Location:
    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Readers might initially miss the family but knowing the books premise they'd understand it. As long as there are other interesting characters to fill the missing ones it shouldn't be a problem.
     

Share This Page