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Lucifer’s Promise and Genre (Again)

The critique of the first draft of Lucifer’s Promise is finished, and the revisions have begun.  The primary criticisms are:  1) Too much exposition early in the novel, and 2) Willful ignorance of reality regarding one of the principal ideas.  I attribute the first problem, which has arisen to one degree or another when writing all my books, to my legal training.  Briefs and arguments in court always begin with a recitation of the facts before getting to the meat of the case.  A novel, on the other hand, requires that something important be revealed early on in order to engage the reader’s attention. Continue reading