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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Just Ask Yourself . . .

Raymond Obsfeld, in Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes, advises
When you finish reading a scene, ask yourself, "So what?" Is this scene necessary?" Read the scenes before and after the one in question and ask yourself if it really matters. Does whatever happens deserve its own scene? Could the information be placed in one of the neighboring scenes?

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