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 -
Kirsty's loosely based on Rose McGowan's character Cherry Darling I'm delighted to announce that I've just signed a ...
Vile City tells the story of abducted Shelley Craig and DI Duncan Waddell's attempts to find her. Vile City will be published...
Who was Bible John? In Vile City , a serial killer is going around Glasgow abducting and killing young women. The press hav...
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...