How to use parentheses (round brackets) to convey simultaneity in fiction – by Louise Harnby…

Parentheses (or round brackets) can help fiction authors evoke a sense of simultaneity in their viewpoint character’s experience – one that challenges a more conventional linear narrative. Here’s how it works.

What’s included in this post

  • What are parentheses?
  • Parentheses as convention breakers
  • Parentheses as satirical and viewpoint-switch markers
  • The question an author posed
  • Why parentheses can convey simultaneity
  • How readers process sentences in a linear fashion
  • Showing sensory assault through simultaneity
  • Showing conflict through simultaneity

Continue reading HERE

One thought on “How to use parentheses (round brackets) to convey simultaneity in fiction – by Louise Harnby…

DON'T BE SHY - LEAVE A REPLY

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.