We have published the 2nd installment of the Sex & The Virtual City on iRez now! I titled the 2nd episode “It’s only a date auction…“, and it follows on the heels of Yordie’s first episode entitled: “How I ‘Lost that Loving Feeling'”.
Writing one story from two points of view has been more challenging than I imagined. I’ve found it difficult to channel another person’s voice (Yordie’s) in dialogue, and still sound convincing to those that know who she is.
Also, because our story is a mash-up of reality and fiction, I’ve had to work in things that have actually happened, and blend them with situations that propel a pre-determined narrative.
In writing the post, I’ve considered that Yordie and I have different voices in our writing style, so I’ll be interested to see how it reads as a continuous whole when it’s all finished.
Sure, it sounds like hard work, but it’s also been some of the most fun I’ve had blogging. I think we might be on to something here. Might it be a new style of writing, or at least the application of a commonly used technique to a new subject?
Authors typically draw on life experiences to tell their stories, even as far as inserting specific situations or characters that have actually occurred, and blending them into fictional circumstances. But I wonder how many people have done that with stories set in virtual worlds, where they can in fact manufacture experiences even more easily than one might on a movie set?
If you know of any stories like that, I’d be very interested in hearing about them. In any case, please have a read of Episode 2 and leave any comments you may have on the iRez post. I’ve added a fair amount of symbolism into this episode and am wondering if anyone will pick up on it.