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Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:23 am
by James A. Ritchie

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:33 am
by James A. Ritchie

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:30 pm
by Wombat_
Thrillers work just fine. Think the Haunting of Hell House or Who Goes There.

What makes them tick is as the lead character figures out what is going on, so does the reader, though after the first death everyone knows something is going on.

Suspense works just fine. Think of Peter Benchley's Jaws (not the movie).

The lead character knows, but no one else does. Different take.

In this type of story you need a monster (ghost, serial killer, alien), an enclosed space (why not just get in a car and drive to the next town and escape?), and a sin that calls the monster forth. In What Lies Beneath it is the husbands infidelity. In Jaws, the greed of the town.

The movie Alien is a perfect blend of all the elements. The enclosed spaceship Nostromo in the middle of space, the sin of the company and its greed to bring an alien back, and the alien. Ripley, and the cat, are without sin and survive. All the other characters, Harry Dean Stanton wanting more money, the cyborg holding a secret, etc, sin in some manner and die.

That's what makes them work.

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:15 pm
by James A. Ritchie

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:58 pm
by MookyMcD

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:02 pm
by James A. Ritchie

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:10 pm
by Wombat_

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:36 pm
by James A. Ritchie

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:17 pm
by Crono91

Re: When to Reveal Info Your MC doesn't know?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:20 pm
by DrG2
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