How can you tell if you are facing east?
My friend moved into a new apartment recently and she told me that she has been praying but has no idea if she has been facing east. She doesn’t have a compass to be able to tell. Any other way to figure it out?
Suggestion by Rev
The direction the sun comes up from in the morning.
Suggestion by Royael
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
Suggestion by Omar
If you just want to know where is the east/west, use google map.
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Is it difficult to write a story with multiple plot lines?
And make everything flow and make sense? I’ve read only a few books that use this technique, and I want to use it for my current idea, but I don’t know whether it would be easier or harder. Also, do you have any advice or tips on how to keep everything straight?
Thank you. 🙂
Suggestion by blueanimals82
It depends on your type of personality. For most people it is harder cause you have to work with two plots and some how make them both intertwine with each other so they make sense. You should plot out the whole story in your head, and figure out when you want what to happen… then just let the flow of writting take you away.
Suggestion by matthew m
hmmm….. well in my opinion i think it is rather hard. but i know some really great writers who prefer this technique basically because they can go a little off topic for a second and none of the first time readers will notice. i hope this helps you
Suggestion by Lynn P
My two-cents is that it is extremely difficult to write a novel in any way, shape, or form that is good. If this is your first novel, I wouldn’t necessarily reccommend this technique, however, it has been done well by first-time novelists before, so it isn’t impossible.
As for keeping it straight, it would help to split the plot lines by chapter, meaning that you shouldn’t talk about both plot lines in a single chapter, unless they overlap. In one chapter you could talk about one, in the next you could talk about the other. Shakespeare is famous for keeping multiple plot lines going at the same time, but you will note that each scene deals with a different plot line. Check out King Lear for an examplary piece that uses this narrative technique.
That said, most novels have multiple plot lines to a certain extent, though the secondary plots aren’t necessary foregrounded. Take Pride and Prejudice, for example. The main story is between Lizzie and Darcy, but you have many other plot lines, like the love between Lydia and Wickham and between Jane and Bingley. And Austen weaves them all together really well; she doesn’t necessarily split them into chapters. However, she was a masterful novelist and its a difficult thing to do.
If you’re going to have multiple story lines, I definitely reccommend you stick to one narrator (an omniscient, outside narrator), at least at first. If you later feel you really need multiple narrators, then you can face that then, but I wouldn’t start out with that if I were you.
Hope this helped!
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