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Things I’ve Learned From Books I’ve Read Part 2: Fight Club (Time Travel)

Disclaimer: all books discussed in this weekly column are absolutely wonderful and deserve to be read tens of thousands of times and studied by any and all individuals looking to be a writer.  This, however, doesn’t mean that I own these books or have any right to them at all, besides my owning a copy.  I don’t think I’m in the wrong, reproducing small parts of the books here, as it is for educational purposes.  However, if I’m wrong, or if you have any questions, comments, book suggestions for the column or book/idea recommendations, comment on at the bottom or e-mail me.

In Fight Club, written by Chuck Palahniuk, we follow a no-named protagonist and Tyler Durden as they create Fight Club and later, Project Mayhem, together.

Chapter six of Fight Club was originally written as a short story: an experiment to see if it was possible to cut from scene to scene, to tell a long story out of order and from multiple angles, and still have it make sense to the reader.  Turns out, it was possible.  And it worked brilliantly.

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