Friday, 3 July 2009

Five Narrative Techniques You Wish You’d Invented

Are writers born with genius? So it may seem when it comes to the introduction of new, never attempted before narrative techniques. Simon J R Holmes, a writer himself, turns an ever so slightly envious eyes towards five authors who broke new ground.

From the article:
As a writer I often seem to read about a story idea that is so obvious, yet so brilliant, that it seems like even a monkey poking at a typewriter could turn it into an award winner. But what amazes me even more is when the narrative itself is written in a clever way. So I present the five that have most wowed me. Some of the techniques in this list now seem hackneyed, but when they were first used they shocked readers and confounded critics.

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Written by Simon J R Holmes

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