Vantage Point

Posted: January 24, 2013 in Ideas, Movies, Personal Projects
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from comingsoon.net

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My friend once gave me the idea of creating a world and following the story of one character, and then starting another book (or even another series) set in the same universe/world, but with different characters, and a seemingly unrelated plot. As the plot-lines progressed, they could touch only rarely, at epic moments so I could explore how they affect the different characters in different ways. As both stories came close to the end, the stories could gradually intertwine, until eventually the separate characters would come together in the final climax, revealing the overarching plot that has been going on all along.

I know that sounds complicated, but I think it’s an amazing idea. It reminds me of the movie Vantage Point (2008), where it continually rewinds and looks at the same stuff through the eyes of different characters, until the whole story was revealed. What I’m thinking of is essentially that on a larger scale, with events spanning years, not hours.

I’m not sure yet if I want to do that with Evernight, but if not I have ideas for a few others that could be structured this way. What do you think? Post in the comments!

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Comments
  1. tatleronline says:

    I loved the movie Vantage Point. I’d like to read an exerpt from your Evernight. While very complex, I think this idea of creating a ‘world’ and allowing readers to make the connection is a very good idea. It kind of reminds me of Back to the Future (the trilogy) have you seen it? If not, I highly suggest it as a way to inspire your thoughts on this endeavor. The main character goes back in time and you can see how his actions in the past effect what happens in the future.

  2. tatleronline says:

    Let shoot for 3-5 paragraphs from now on… if you are having difficulty achieving this length, then link blog to your article.

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