Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For authors: An unusual story structure

Forgot mentioning it last week. E L Doctorow's non-genre short story, "Edgemont Drive" (download), has unusual presentation that might of interest to authors independent of the merits of the story.

It almost entirely consists of dialogs, but without any quotation marks, often with a jarring effect during scene changes. At the very least, it has novelty value.