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  1. Kersje

    Kersje New Member

    Jan 20, 2014
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    Leaving things out, have them in later

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Kersje, Jan 20, 2014.

    Hi all,

    Second post, different dilemma:

    What about describing a situation in such a way that you cannot fully know what he/she is actually doing, while referring to this later in the story?

    An example I am writing about is about shaving and baldness. I am describing a few movements and observations about a person who is creating some baldness without referring what is actually shaved and becoming bald here, neither if it is a women nor a men.

    In a later chapter, I am turning back to this point while now clearly defining that a she is shaving her down-town-dining-and-enterainment-district.

    Is this a good method for keeping people read the story while hiding things...?

    Love from Holland,
  2. CapnNogrow

    CapnNogrow Member

    Jan 18, 2014
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    I think it's entirely possible to do that, yes. if and only if it is well written. But ask if that detail is important to the story. I mean you have to leave some to the reader's imagination.

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