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Old 12-05-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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My approach would be to focus on a particularly important, seminal and/or resonant person or place in the middle of the timeline and structure the chapters to reflect back on the forces that shaped that person or place, and forward to the events that led from and were shaped by them.

This won't work for everything, but has the advantage of focusing the narrative on one of the charismatic or dynamic elements of the overall story, instead of the standard chronology.
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