11 Oct Narrative Structure
From a creative standpoint, one of the things I’m most eager to see is how people react to the somewhat unconventional narrative structure in The Ravens of Unresting Thought.
The book is comprised of six prose chapters, four of which relate the primary tale, with one interlude and one that serves as a bit of an epilogue. The four primary chapters, each have two parts.
Threaded between the chapters is the second narrative, which is told in a graphic novel format.
There is also a third narrative, which runs in the sidebar of the prose chapters, and is kind of anecdotal information written from the point of view of the main character of the prose chapters.
The intention behind structuring the book in this way was to impart the sense of how all of these stories are related and a piece of a much larger whole, which really leads into a discussion of symbolism and myth that I’ll save for a future update.