maandag 15 juli 2013

Consistency


“The burden of being human is that we are blessed with phenomenal comprehension,
but unfortunately we are not granted the ability to grasp it all.”
From Solace of Stone by David de Wolf

This quote I used as a tagline in the marketing campaign for my novel Solace of Stone. I realized that the thought behind this also might be applicable to plot building in a novel. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative, Oscar Wilde said. Should the plot of a real literary novel be completely consistent ? Should it all be causal? Impossibility isn't the word to measure a plot, credibility is the key word. A good writer can make the impossible come true. Remember Gregor Samsa?