The camera's eye
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When asked the genre in which I write, I can never provide an absolute answer. Yes, my novel is based on real experiences with real characters. However, these memories have been manipulated by time and age, by my own interpretation. The amount of time passed offers disconnection, so that I feel at times as though I discuss a stranger. Yet still, this is a story of me and my survival. Written in memoir style, The Camera’s Eye illustrates the evolution of character—one who endures a traumatic brain injury at the age of sixteen. The story alters between different points of view and flashback, offering further insight into the mind of the protagonist. The diary entries provided by the mother are true to the form, with the exception of the typed format, giving the reader an outsider‘s point of view as well. I still feel as though I view this scene—my experiences—from that of a speculating, out-of-focus cameraman.