Originally Posted by hpeer
Interesting, your dilemma, not his.
I say the below with the full authority of a non writer.....
The point of telling a story is to make a point. The story is just the path you travel on the way to a destination.
If you don't know where you are going, what the destination is, then you are just wandering pointlessly.
Why are you writing the story?
I would tend to disagree.
Agatha Christie was the first to admit that she often didn't know who she'd choose as the perp among all the potential candidates until the last chapter of her novels.
This said, Dawson's situation seems a little too déjà vu
to add anything meaningful to the genre, unless of course, he unwittingly happened to discover the source of the secret Viagra ingredient that Dow Chemical has been trying to hide from us for over a year.
All seriousness aside, writing isn't always as easy as it looks, and outside input can be priceless. Just ask Tolstoy.