Osiris Ra wrote:
Finally finished the write-up on my last of the twelve characters that will impact my novel, along with all their settings. He was the hardest to do, but the most satisfying. My one regret in writing up his background, which turned out stunningly well, is that only two people are ever likely to see it -- me and my girlfriend, who serves as my sounding board.
SOUNDING BOARD EXAMPLES:
Eddie: "Does this character make sense?"
Ruth : "Yes. But what about this?"
Eddie: "Already on it. How about now?"
Eddie: "Is my plot too simple?"
Ruth : "That's the most Byzantine thing I have ever read. Most conspiracy theories are not this complicated."
Ruth : "Excellent."
Far be it for me to criticise your novel at this early stage, but should that last 'Excellent' be from 'Eddie' rather than 'Ruth'? It would seem to make more narrative sense...
*EDIT* - nit-picking aside - well done, you must be really chuffed with your achievement, and rightly so. I look forward to reading it - I like a bit of Byzantism!