Dual Narration

A dual narrative can enrich the reader’s experience in the expression of two different views of the same event. Here the writer must maintain a careful balance of keeping the reader equally eager to follow each point of view smoothly. One application might be in an extreme event such as a killing. The views and beliefs of the first could express support of the killer whilst the second is appalled by it. I don’t usually write murder mysteries but I do use multi- and dual- narration and now have a hankering to expand on this idea in a crime novel. In a way, my dual narrative in Cacodaemus, though speculative fiction, is along these lines, dealing with complex issues of good and evil, and life and death, as it does.