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I've finally got the "plot" for my novel.

Faceless speculators who are betting big money to pick off countries one by one. They will go to extremes to silence the whistle-blowers. They lose if information, understanding, and political will emerges to counter them.

Not sure how it ends.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 10:01:21 AM EST
Remember that most individuals in the audience have to to identify with at least one protagonist in the drama, (not necessarily the same character). Without identification, no-one cares what happens.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 11:07:51 AM EST
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That's the easy part.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 11:38:39 AM EST
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Acts of congress are as hard to describe in books as car chases.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 12:18:50 PM EST
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Description is to be eschewed. Ewww.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 12:39:48 PM EST
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How to describe a bicycle chase.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 12:40:37 PM EST
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I think I have read some chases on foot. Something that should be able to use is the focus on the physical pain of the chased. Anyone that has chased a bus should be able to identify.

An example that comes to mind is a chase in God emperor of Dune. Of course, the protagonist there has friends whom she can here being ripped apart by mutant wolfes.

A vote for PES is a vote for EPP! A vote for EPP is a vote for PES! Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES!

by A swedish kind of death on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 01:25:26 PM EST
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Don't describe the chase, describe reactions to the chase.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 01:50:26 PM EST
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Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 01:57:27 PM EST
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They will go to extremes to silence the whistle-blowers
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See, for example: Blacklisted Economics Professor Found Dead: NC Publishes His Last Letter

Professor  was found dead in his home three days ago; the coroner's report cited natural causes that were left unspecified. Unfortunately, all of the professor's academic work has disappeared; the only trace left appears to be the following letter, which he sent to an admirer shortly before his death. The understandably concerned recipient of the letter has shared its contents with Naked Capitalism, and has insisted that her identity be protected.

A touch of satire? Read the article and the comments.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 11:51:41 AM EST
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Unfortunately, all of the professor's academic work has disappeared

Worse : the assassins managed to wipe all traces of it from Google. Seriously creepy...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 12:12:07 PM EST
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