In writing, we’re told to “kill our darlings” and get rid of the bits of writing we love if they don’t serve the story.
But what if we could take those little scenes and transform them into something useful, incorporating the elements that are near and dear to our heart with the plot?
It won’t always work–some writing is just too self-conscious, too pretentious, and too wordy to survive the editing process–but you have some options of what to do with those scenes besides sending them to the chopping block…
Continue reading on Andrea’s blog: 4 Ways to Make a Scene Matter
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And just because something doesn’t belong in “this story” doesn’t mean you can’t use it in another story, or build one around it. When so many search for inspiration I like to keep every idea I can hold onto, jotting them down in computer files full of random bits of flotsam.
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