Revising – Splitting Scenes Part 2

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Revising – Splitting Scenes Part 2

Why Didn’t I Do This Earlier?

Read about beginning scene splitting.

Still riding in that car…slinking away from sunlight baking the back seat…tire humming…drowsy. I will die in the car, but they will keep driving…forever.

Am I done splitting scenes?

Nope.

The good news…only five scenes to go.

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Revising – Splitting Scenes

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Revising – Splitting Scenes

How Did They Get So Big?

Read about revising a romance triangle.

Remember riding in the car…mile after endless mile…asking…are we there yet? Their answer? Nope. And the journey went on, and on, and on. Who knows how long…maybe an entire hour…ha.

Foolishly, I thought my second revision nearly complete, with a few warts to correct first.

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Revising Characters – Third Side of Romance Triangle

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Revising Characters

Third Side of Romance Triangle

Writing The Girl Friend Vs The Other Woman

Read about completing the MC’s arc with the other woman.

Finally, we get to the fun part of the romance triangle…her vs the other her. We’ve all seen these, or experienced a couple, to know understand their workings, and ways to write them. One wants to keep their property. The other wants to take it away. And, depending on our story structure, we cast them as both good, bad, or one of each.

And I’m leaning toward the other woman maybe getting her man…if she wants him.

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Revising Characters – Second Side of Romance Triangle

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Revising Characters

Second Side of Romance Triangle

Writing the MC vs His Girl Friend

Read about completing the MC’s arc with his current girl friend.

How do we approach the other woman? She might be a beady-eyed conniver intent on destroying a marriage…an unwilling recipient of unwanted attentions from the guy…or, maybe they both suffered bad luck until their chance for true happiness occurs…or, whether they both drift into it, trying to avoid it, but, nevertheless, become involved.

I selected the last…something that crept up on them. Surprised, they struggle to master their emotions.

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Revising Characters – First Side of Romance Triangle

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Revising Characters

First Side of Romance Triangle

Writing the MC vs His Girl Friend

Read about completing the MC’s characterization.

Did you study for your quiz question? Oh no…too late now. Here comes the question.

When writing a romance triangle, where do we start?

Draw a blank?  Me, to.  Then lightning struck. Duh. Why not start at the beginning…with the MC and his girlfriend? After all, if beginning works for everything else, shouldn’t that hold with our perfect couple.

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Revising Characters – MC Arriving Gate 9 3/4

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Revising Characters – MC Arriving Gate 9 3/4

So…How Did I Know I’d Finished?

Read about…that unending struggled with my MC’s arc.

Last night, I typed in the final time my MC used his favorite phrase. He began a sentence with AYE for the last time. And his final line compliments the story’s opening line.

And…I’m done installing his character.

How do I know?

If the list has no empty boxes, we’ve arrived.

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Revising Characters – Herding Scenes

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Revising Characters – Herding Scenes

Is Herding Cats Easier?

Read about…that unending topic…revising my MC’s arc.

Remember the old Chinese saying about the longest journey beginning with the first step?

Inspiring?

Maybe.

But, eighteen days later and I’m finally three-quarters done with my MC. Yikes. I’m finding ways to get two scenes a day, but I’m struggling. When I’m finished with all this, I need to do some serious thinking regarding accelerating this because it’s taking an eternity to finish.

I am shocked, almost beyond words.

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