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posted 17 Jan 2005, 02:01 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Damn good question. After so many years working on this thing, I'd fooled myself into thinking I'd over-analyzed every aspect that could be analyzed. Here's another example of something obvious I just never considered... I think the way I've been approaching the villains has just fallen into the 'deepening layers' tactic I've used for so many other aspects of the story. After workshopping drafts of the book, I became painfully conscious of the amount of detail I used - and ultimately decided to put the reader on 'need-to-know' basis, only adding detail for 'textural purposes' to conjure the illusion of authentic depth, and only when necessary to advance the detail. I think the baddies just naturally fell into the 'striptease' M.O. view post

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