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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.

-Tilldusk view post


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