Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Should all story loose ends be tied up in your novel?
That’s the quandary I have right now. I am at the stage with my first full length novel,
, where I am doing the final edit before trying to get it published. Vile City
My story concerns three women who have been abducted in
. Whilst the whereabouts of one is well known as it’s her story that makes up about a third of the book, the fate of the other two isn’t. Glasgow
What have I decided? At the moment I am starting to think that in real life things are not always tied up nicely in a wee bow. Sometimes there is no clear resolution or closure.
But should a novel give readers the closure they might not get in real life? If they don’t, will they be left feeling cheated?
What do I do? My mind keeps going back and forth like a tennis ball hit by an angry Andy Murray.
When I did a quick search on the Internet about this, these are the ones I looked at -
I was working on a bit in my zombie novel Dead Bastards where certain characters need to be in a specific place at a particular time. I&...
Who was Bible John? In Vile City , a serial killer is going around Glasgow abducting and killing young women. The press hav...
Vile City tells the story of abducted Shelley Craig and DI Duncan Waddell's attempts to find her. Vile City will be published...
Hopefully the person jumping out of your cake won't look as bored as these two! For a major scene in my book, How Kirsty Gets Her...