I'm brainstorming for my NaNo novel. I read the book "Letters from Syke" a few months ago, if you haven't read it the entire book is letters from 4 characters. Main female, main male, main female's daughter and main female daughter's fiance. It takes place during WWI and WWII so they're all in different places and times
So... I want to do letters in my book. Would it be weird to have the book divided into essentially two parts, one with a narrative and one with mostly letters? Or should it be only letters?
The main female and main male will be writing to each other as he's thru-hiking the AT.
I am way late with my prep this year, but I've been kicking around lots of ideas. My parents were here for a visit and they departed this morning, so I am full steam with Nanowrimo visions ahead.
This morning has been spend writing down thoughts, ideas, doing on-line historical research. I've decided to mesh two places from my list of favorites together and I hope the amalgamation will be a prefect fit. I stayed awake last night again reading "The Elementals" by Michael McDowell and his inspired work with regards to surroundings and vivid description of climate and locale. Truly a master of inserting the reader in his book's narrative.
Post by Wanderista on Oct 20, 2016 16:17:22 GMT -5
I've really enjoyed a book that interspersed letters with text. It blended fiction with non-fiction and I found it both informative and easy to follow.
I'm thinking that I might give Nano a go this year. I'm a little undecided because November is always really busy for me, but I do want to work on writing so I am tempted. I worked on it once a few years ago and enjoyed what I was writing but that computer crashed and I never went back. I do still think about that plot though.
I'm a maybe for Nano. I might do it but not follow the strict format due to my schedule.