by Andrew Lachowicz

Form & Structure

Form & Structure

Andrew states: “I was most concerned to make all characters in More Than a Journey plausible so they would come to life as if they were real people known to the reader and not just inventions of the author.


I came across a statement by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, who is written up in the Encyclopaedia Britannica as one of the giants of world literature.


He claimed that anything that can be said about the human condition has already been said in the first few years of writing.


All subsequent writing is repetition and to make it acceptable it must distinguish itself by its form and setting.


I have therefore divided each major event in More Than a Journey into three categories:


I -  Victor’s subjective first person account of his reactions to events, his hopes, aspirations and disappointments. This should clearly show the reader the personality of the main character.


II - An objective description of the background to the plot. This includes description of localities, people and historical events. It is important to highlight it as we all are shaped not only by our personalities but also by the environment.


III - Plot, actions and dialogues to keep the story moving along.



In conclusion I would like to say that I have worked on the manuscript of More Than a Journey for a number of years and am confident that the book will bring pleasure to anybody who reads it.”




The manuscript More Than a Journey was submitted for professional assessment prior to publication. The main points contained in the assessment are:


A - Marketing potential: “I feel it has great potential and would be enjoyed by anyone who bought it. – Score 9/10”


B - Publishing potential: “It was a great read, extremely well written and researched. I particularly liked the style in which it was written, as it kept the reader up-to-date with what was happening to other characters in the book as the story progressed. –  Score 9/10.”


C - Summary: “Wow! What an interesting and adventure-filled saga.”