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    Aeriion New Member

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    Simultaneous Settings

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Aeriion, Oct 25, 2016.

    This is a pretty simple question, but I want to see if there's a certain rule that applies or if there are particular styles to make this clean and effective. Much like in inception the movie, how would I write out someone whos traversing their mind while also writing how their body is traversing in the real world, structurally speaking. I don't need ideas on material but rather the delivery method for how best to portray it to the reader without confusing them on what is going on.
     
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    jannert Retired Mod Supporter Contributor

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    Will the character spend a long time in both places between switches, or will it be fairly frequent back-and-forth, or how do you see this working?
     
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    The same way as you would write about two characters doing things simultaneously in separate locations.
     
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    For example. My character is in his memories and feels the earthshake or ship sway as his physical body feels the medical airlift rock through turbulence. Im trying to find a way to synchronize my settings. Things that happen in one setting effect the other, but the primary point of view is from inside the characters mind and dream therein.
     

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