Βάρδος Posted September 1, 2005 Share Posted September 1, 2005 Στο blog του, ο Matthew Woodring Stover γράφει: Everything interesting happens in the dead zone . . . One of my favorite cartoons of all time has a physicist in front of a huge blackboard that is filled with this vast, intricate, insanely complex calculation, checking his work with obvious satisfaction. All the way at the bottom, right in front of the final "=1", there's a parenthetical notation that reads: "Here, a miracle happens." When I plot a novel, most of it is scenes that I can jump into inside my head: it's like opening them on a hard drive, or accessing them on DVD. I touch them, and I'm there. These are easy for me to write, because I'm literally inside the scene and all I have to do is transcribe what happens: what's there, what it looks like, sounds like, smells like, feels like, who does what to whom, whatever. But in between those scenes there are always "dead zones." Places where I know what's supposed to happen, but I can't quite see it. It's only mist. I can't bring it into focus. Now, I can carve that mist into workable shapes. I can make a quality scene out of just about anything. I've done it, and I can do it again. But, y'know . . . I keep discovering those dead zones are there for a reason. Those of you who read the Caine novels know that they tend to be Big Picture stories -- that even though they take place in short periods of time and are focussed on specific incidents and problems, the fundamental interconnectedness of reality in my personal universe means that a story about anything is also a story about Everything . . . When I stare into a dead zone long enough, the mist begins to clear, and son of a bitch, y'know, what I knew was supposed to happen wasn't supposed to happen at all. Or not the way I thought. And the story gets better than I thought it was going to be. Who's in charge here, anyway? Where's Bakker? I need a Derrida expert, because I'm beginning to suspect that the author really is irrelevant. Everything interesting happens in the dead zone . . . Εσείς, ως συγγραφείς, τι άποψη έχετε γι'αυτές τις "νεκρές ζώνες"; Τις έχετε ποτέ συναντήσει; Πώς χειρίζεστε το θέμα; Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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