I had almost forgotten that my artefact, Jerrymander, had an omniscient narrator because the multiple first person POVs had side tracked my thoughts. Jerry, the character, has two interior monologues, direct and indirect. I do not fear the blank page as many do, and I never look for reasons not to write, in fact I spend a lot of time looking for time to just sit and write stories. I have however felt a little apprehension at removing punctuation, as I intend to replicate some techniques by William Faulkner, even though much of my recent poetry is postmodern and I experiment with format all the time, yet deliberately omitting these things is daunting.
Having decided upon a digital format to compliment the written for my artefact has opened up many possibilities for the story to evolve. Yet, because I have chosen to take Jerrymander down a postmodern narrative, metafiction or reflexive fiction, using cutting edge techniques within a multi site blog, experimenting with many different formats,there are problems. There’s difficulty in finding a publisher that is publishing art using most of the formats in the one project. Rather than film or audio, my artefact includes video, audio, text, blog and image formats.
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