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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Should have worked yesterday, but did not. Today am proceeding as before; slowly reworking the beginning. Today's question: can you intro a character and keep him in scene, but not provide much info about him till several chapters later? What's the balance between keeping the story moving and pausing to develop character? Can you wait till the character provides an opening for authorly exposition with his actions, or is that too long? Will it work if you hint at the development to come--and if so, how to "hint" so that it's neither annoyingly intrusive nor overly cryptic?

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