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What would be the best way to organize this story (see details)

Asked by weeveeship (4637points) October 22nd, 2010

A story I am working on has at least three protagonists with equal time. My story is realistic fiction and can best be described as a chronicle of events in a fictional universe. The protagonists have a common goal but rarely team up. I was wondering how I should organize this story.

One way I could do it is to use Michael Shaara’s “Killer Angels” approach and have each chapter focus on one character, leading up to the climax (Pickett’s Charge in Shaara’s book).

Another way I could do it would be to use a vignette style. This allows me to write shorter stories about each of the characters. Problem is, people might forget about one character when I move on to the others.

Thoughts?

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