Serum (Part 5)
“It’s been a long three months.” Looking around the interior of the building, I had to agree. There’s a smell…
I grab Gray and pull her by the straps of her pack. The carbine sways off-target and sends a bullet into a boarded up storefront. She swears at me.
We made it into an alley before whoever was shooting at us got a second chance.
I’ve been talking about my bubble method of doing organization for a while now, but today I want to talk about something that’s useful for creative writers: nonlinearity.
Nonlinear stories can hold a lot of interest and have some practical advantages. It puts the storyteller entirely in control of pacing and the flow of information.
But it’s also difficult. The storyteller needs to be great at information control and keeping tones steady.