On Writing

One of the challenging things I have run into as a writer is writing the over-arching story from different points of view. For example: showing what else is going on in the world at the same time as your protagonists are pursuing their personal plot. Insights into villains and their machinations, or the effects of those machinations on the setting (that is NOT also the protagonists). I have to keep in mind, as I am writing, that the worldview is very different from the vantage point of these other characters. They only know what is going on around them, and what is influencing their own personal spheres. So, while *I* may know that the protagonist is following clues left behind, the antagonist may not realize they have left a trail...or care...or even have the protagonist on their radar.

The worlds of the protagonist and antagonist are dependant on one another. They are the "equal and opposite reaction" to one another. Sometimes this is known (armies reacting on a field of battle). Sometimes it is unknown (the successful assassin in the still dark of night).

The important thing - to me at least - is trying to create a believable reveal that brings those separate experiences into contact with one another. Where does that happen? How does it happen? WHY does it happen?

And WHAT do each of them do, once the walls fall?

C.S. Kading
11/21/2020