In reading Gone Girl I am particularly amazed by the way in which it was written. In the story so far we have three different narratives, Nick’s, Diary Amy, and Real Amy. I wonder how Flynn went about writing the novel. Do you think that she wrote each narrative in one shot or did she write it how it appears in the book?

I feel that each way has both positives and negatives. If she wrote each narrative one at a time it would certainly be easier to maintain that narratives voice which she does so well. However the downside of this way of writing is that it would be harder to maintain the overall timeline, though a good outline could certainly alleviate this issue. If she skipped back and forth between the different character narratives it would be harder to maintain the distinct voices but easier to maintain a fluid timeline. Either way the novel is amazing.

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