Wednesday, November 9, 2011
- Throughout the novel, have your characters refer and mention someone named Tim. Tim never actually makes an appearance, but the characters constantly say things like "I ran into Tim at the grocery store and that's why I'm late" or "Oh yeah I heard from Tim all about [important plot point]". The characters respond with things like, "How is Tim doing?" or "Tim. What an interesting guy" but you never actually find out anything concrete about Tim or how everyone in the novel knows him.
+ The villian and the protagonist are both friends with Tim and when he is mentioned they stop fighting and have a nice conversation about Tim
++ Tim finally makes an appearance during the climax. He just wanders by.
+++ Tim is actually a duck (or something equally ridiculous)
+++ + Tim never shows up and is never explained. Ever.
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