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Tilldusk Commoner | joined 10 July 2006 | 3 posts


The Devil is in the Details posted 11 July 2006 in Writing TipsThe Devil is in the Details by Tilldusk, Commoner

The best way to do it, is to make it seem like the reader should've already known about it, if you don't want to use the age-old method of, "WHAT THIS EXISTS?" type of a thing. Scott Bakker does it in A Prince of Nothing, and though the old method inspires a sense of suspense of what it may be, this other way (I believe your 3rd option) makes it almost more fun because it makes the curious elements almost left to be interpeted by the reader. Of what they are and what they do, keeps them even more further and strangled into the depths of the story.
That's my opinion at least.


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A question about the Prologue posted 11 July 2006 in Writing TipsA question about the Prologue by Tilldusk, Commoner

What I usually do, I introduce them to the world but at the same time I throw symbolic situations that will foreshadow the entire book. A side novel of mine I just started, started with the gods talking of how they let men have power before they leave as a test of righteousness. The characters in that prologue are long gone and dead, but there is a second part of the prologue of a man of honored house running away from his problems.

When the book starts, the ocean that at first had been described a white lake of purity, had become the raging marred and black waters of the Cambian Sea, with all of its howling monstrosities.

It's my style, prologues have to be symbolic of the entire story for me, otherwise I feel as if the reader won't connect with them. And besides, if the reader reads it again, they'll be like, ":OH MAN I so see that now." feeling lol.



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ignorance or enlightenment ? posted 12 July 2006 in Philosophy Discussionignorance or enlightenment ? by Tilldusk, Commoner

To know everything is to know life is no longer a mystery. And the truth is always more mundane, than that great shadow that is the mystery of life. Having chosen knowledge over ignorance, I can only despair at my choice.

For any of you who blindly choose knowledge because then least you'd know, I say do not! Ignorance is a much greater peace, and a much grater thing it allows, it allows life. For life should be an infinite mystery, not one whose factors have been defined like an age-old science.



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