This page, and all pages under the ‘Structure’ menu, contains ‘behind the scenes’ commentary about The Cosmic Chicken from a writer’s perspective. Readers who wish to enjoy the story as a work of fiction may find the following content distracting.
Even after the elements of Character, Setting and Plot have begun to take form in the author’s mind, he still has to work out the Structure of his novel. How are events ordered? What is given emphasis? What Point of View works best? These types of question need to be considered as the story takes shape. In the online version of The Cosmic Chicken there will be shifts in voice and perspective. Episodes may be reordered, new episodes inserted, and so on.
After the online version of the story is completed I will take the draft away and there will likely be further changes to the structure of the novel.