Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Finding the Write Voice
Sometimes finding my way into a story is nearly impossible.
In front of me now, I have the facts of an interesting crime story my son brought to me. It's got pathos, humor, intrigue, violence and a cast of colorful characters.
It can't miss.
But I can't find the right voice to tell the story, the right character to filter it through.
I know if I can figure out whose story it is, it'll be much easier. But is the right voice the victim's, the murderer's, the drug dealer's, the cop's, the girlfriend's, the bartender's, the prosecutor's, the ex-wife's.
Whose story is it? I can't figure it out. Until I do, I'm stuck.
Does this happen to you?