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Started by nebo113, March 17, 2023, 03:07:23 PM
Quote from: AmLitHist on March 18, 2023, 06:59:21 AMDone well, they offer an outline. And often they're good at explicating a chapter that I might not have completely understood.
Quote from: apl68 on March 20, 2023, 07:27:55 AMQuote from: AmLitHist on March 18, 2023, 06:59:21 AMDone well, they offer an outline. And often they're good at explicating a chapter that I might not have completely understood.It's what I tried to use them for in my (unpublished) work. A chapter in which characters explore a national park archaeology site begins with:A stone cut with handsIs just like any old rockTo the scolding jayAnother, in which they pass through an oil field, begins:Life of long-past agesTransformed deep within the EarthNow turns our enginesIt's hard to know when you're using an epigraph if you're being either too obscure or too on-the-nose. Which is why I usually don't try using them.
Quote from: apl68 on March 21, 2023, 07:22:00 AMIt was Mesa Verde. The characters spend a couple of chapters there. They're all on motorcycles. The story is also something of an homage to Robert M. Pirsig.