Questions to ask:
- What is the character(s) overall aim?
- What is the time frame for the story?
- Who is in the story?
- How will the story be told?
- What are the tensions, conflicts?
- Where is the story set?
Finding the answers will help me get back into the rhythm of the story.
I'm currently enjoying Jose Saramago's Blindness. A city goes blind and only one woman has her sight. I like the way that none of the characters don't have names but have two word characteristics, "woman with dark glasses." Also there are no speech marks so the dialogue runs within the main story and conversations can run on the same line with only a comma to separate the response.
Novel word count: 4610 words