clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Roll the Dice

I'm struggling through a story just like a lot of you out there do during the holiday. There is nothing like having ample time for writing to doom the pen to garbage.

I'm starting one over. How ?

I listed the facts of the story I intend to keep from the original three passes.

I've saved a handful of exchanges I liked. I'l probably not use them again; but, I liked them.

I took a deep breath and decided to start the story at a different place: one deeper in the action.

I also am including enough exposition at the beginning to ground the reader in the setting. The environmental details of setting in this tale provide key aspects of emotional connection to the reader. What would The Road be without the omnipresent sense of decay ?

So, I roll the dice. I have some handholds left from the previous passes. I will use them as I claw my way in rising action.

I hope you are finding plentiful handholds this holiday weekend, too.

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