Saturday, June 15, 2013

Reaction


My writing was stumped. I had written a section and got all the action in, but it was boring. Then the words of a critiquer friend came through. How does the character react to things?

Brilliant. My main characters run down a road then into a woods. They were going somewhere, but the story wasn’t. My chatter about land description and running and what the scenery looked like was just babble. How to break the monotony? Show how they react?

Thanks, critiquer friend. Your advice was given months ago, but still works.

A narrative is a series of events. Story comes from how he characters react to those events.

Two more sleeps until WIFYR. Yeah.

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