1. HorusEye

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    Split Narrative

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by HorusEye, Oct 14, 2010.

    Hey,

    So, I have a narrative which is split up by pictures, or rather, the narrative works as an overlay to the images. This is work for a graphic novel. Now, I've seen in some existing publications that when a narrative is broken up, it's affixed with ellipsis, like this:

    "Some stuff happens and a sentence describes it..."

    "... Then some more, related stuff happens."

    While they are independent and full sentences, they're still related -- similar to how two sentences would be related within one paragraph of a novel.

    But are these ellipsis correct? Are they mandatory? To me it sorta feels like broken sentences because of the ellipsis.

    Cheers.
     
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    If that's how you think they look, then don't use them. Get the message across that you want to get across. I just went and grabbed a couple of comic books/graphic novels me or my brother have lying around (yay for being at home with my books-for-fun collection instead of dry academic texts!) and didn't see any narrative boxes linked with ellipsis in my quick flicking-through adventure.
     
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    Yeah, it stood out when I noticed it used, and I don't recall noticing it before. So I'm guessing it's a stylistic choice. Thanks.
     

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