You probably keep hearing me say, it's not a romance, but it is a love story. I was recently asked why. Well, first off, if you read the first few pages you already know where I'm headed with the story--almost. But, there's so much more involved in that opening than you see in the first few pages, in fact, some things won't become clear until the very end--even when I give you the ending up front.
Some things about Clone that made it one of the most difficult stories for me to write:
- It has a very non-traditional ending that is also the beginning. It is the only ending I could legitimately give this story. I could not visualize another. It is not reverse chronology though.
- It has a non-linear format, there is a common anchor point though.
- It is told primarily in first person and third person narrative--omniscient point of view.
- There is a lot of symbolism in the story. (Hint: pay attention to the names.)
- There are two major plot threads that run parallel. Both are separate stories, but support each other and bottleneck at the ending.
- The story is plausible, actually some of the things that happen could be a very likely future. I took history lessons and said what if mankind didn't apply what he learned from the past?
- Dare I? Olivia's heart. Yes, I did.
D. L. Jackson