- Explore Gene Bukowski's past and the catalyst that had him decide to join the New Zealand Army, which was used as a springboard into the evolved fictional version of the ISAF.
- Give you a hint of one of the antagonists that Bukowski and friends will be facing.
In Oranges however, I can't just put in a throw away idea. It needs thinking through on what would motivate a sixteen-year old to start on a road that would make him not only a badass field operative, but the person he grows up to be.
The other thing I need to consider is how do I go about presenting the same character in two separate story arcs?
Do I go simply start with a prologue where the main character is a teenager and end with an epilogue, where he's all grown up and kicking butt?
One of my all time favourite authors had another way, which he used in that awesome title to your left here. Every alternative chapter followed the main character's exploits as a RAF pilot during the Second World War, which fitted in nicely with the primary plot.
I should try that, me thinks.