Random elements is something I’m going to try and include in every novel this year round, within reason. I’m not going to have pink rabbits romping through a scene with Elliot for a start, but I think, given I’m interested in symbolism and Linguistics, that this is a good challenge.
If you think about it – what’s the hardest thing to include in a story – something that patently shouldn’t be there – so the only way to blend that away is to find a way to include the element contextually. Why yes, I do feel very self concious saying stupid things, thanks for asking 😉
Audience (From Molly S) – A freak Snowstorm in July(from JC), and from my beloved I got – A datacentre on fire/A penguin from Edinburgh Zoo.
Kai is a writer, author and avid reader. A mental health advocate, Ludosport athlete and coder. She’s the mother of two young adults, owned by two cats, and lives with her beloved in the Cotswolds.
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Random elements are tricky – especially if you only want to introduce one and write the rest of your novel as a serious, plausible work of art.
For ideas I’d recommend reading anything post modern like Flann O’Brien’s At Swim Two Birds or James Joyce’s Ulysses – two crazy books brimming with ideas!
Having said that, visiting a zoo and seeing penguins is always fun 😉
Looking forward to the updates!
LOL…Introducing one a day – and none of them are works of art till they’ve been edited 😉