Which I’m sure has been tried before. I want to write a fairly linearly played-out novel-or an outline, more likely- and then start rewriting it in reverse chronological order, trying to keep as many of the surprises or twists or whatever hidden for as long as possible, but without altering the plot/storyline(as far as possible). It would also have to make sense, although I have no problem writing only for relatively smart people. Can something like this work? More generally, are there many(any?) books that are laid out in this fashion, the narrative going only backwards in time as the novel progresses? I don’t mean the whole start at the end, cut to the beginning(or middle), and then proceed linearly from there shtick, which is pretty common. Anyone have examples?
Right now, though, I’m way behing on mugging for ADSP. Thank God it’s only day after. Not helped by the fact that I found a whole cache of Meg Cabot ebooks(ah, another secret exposed to the world. Yeah, I read Meg Cabot. Happy?) on esnips.com. If you’re interested, it’s not hard to find; just search. The next few days are going to see me enveloped in a world of implausible romantic tales created for the fantasies of lonely (or not; no offence if you happen to like it 🙂 ) teenage girls. I’m TWENTY, by the way!!! No longer a teen! And I didn’t get to do ANYTHING!!! 😦