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Narrative Pull | Narrative Pull

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The phrase "hatching a plot" once had a sinister connotation, usually in reference to criminals. Not so for writers. Compelling plots and subplots with the strong narrative pull described in "Created to Compel: The Use of Prologue in Water for Elephants" (2011 August 8) need...
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There are as many cons as pros to the use of prologue, and telling a story's end at its beginning often works best in clever detective shows. Yet, Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen deftly manages both. How? Gruen uses prologue: As a framing device To raise key questions in the reader's mind...