DIGGING ZOMBIES PART 12: CHARACTER SPECULATION
Posted on June 3, 2014
I just wrote a chapter where the characters do a lot of speculating about the nature of their enemy and its motives. I think having the characters ask the questions that are on the minds of the reader is a vital part of moving a plot forward. The delicate matter with doing this is if you go too far, you might have the characters voice too much of the real plot thread that you know is coming. It might telegraph too much. I have to reread the scene again to see if I've done that. I don't want to reveal too much, but I also never liked in Lost how the characters didn't stop to ask questions or think along lines of inquiry to make sense of all the mayhem and twists they were enduring.
Hopefully, the scene I am putting together will feel realistic. To me, being thrust in an incredible situation with such high stakes would bring out the speculating side of anyone's personality.