Dreaming the Dead: Trying again

It isn’t just that I didn’t get much written last night. I’ve discovered I really don’t like the bit I got.

So my notes for the night, in my attempt to get take two of this scene right:

Critical questions for “Out the service door” (I name my scenes on my index cards)…

1) Why does the hero retreat from Coat Guy? SHOW the threat.

2) Why does the hero pursue Aleksa? Show the need.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

2 comments… add one
  • Rob Charron Jun 2, 2009 @ 22:50

    Great way to subtly reinforce the adage “Show don’t Tell”.
    Great post/blog: I expect nothing less from you 🙂
    Love from Canada

  • Jamie D. Jun 2, 2009 @ 22:29

    Wishing you a better scene the second time around – good luck. 🙂

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