Packaging The Story – Blurb? Huh?
Remember Dust Jackets?
In the age of Kindle, when did we last wander through a library, or a book store, with hard back books? Did those plastic book covers, adorned with cover art, title, and author’s name, catch your eye?
Were you sufficiently intrigued to open it, read the description, and continue on to the back cover? On paperbacks, you might have turned to the back cover.. On e-books, click Read More.
We sometimes call them blurbs.
Revising – Trimming Scenes – Finished – Wooo Hooo
Read about trimming scenes.
A week after setting out to align character styles in the remaining scenes, I stared at the enter key. Then, with baited breath, I ran the script against the final character in the final scene, and…nothing popped up.
Nineteen scenes. One week.
Revising – Trimming Scenes
Snip, Snip, Snip
Ever finally arrive with sky-high hopes, and…kept going?
I finished splitting nineteen scenes into thirty-nine. And, along the way, I revised characters into their final styles.
With that, I’d planned on fixing SPAG errors and send it to a Trusted Reader.
Revising – Splitting Scenes Part 2
Why Didn’t I Do This Earlier?
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?
The good news…only five scenes to go.
Revising – Splitting Scenes
How Did They Get So Big?
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.
Third Side of Romance Triangle
Writing The Girl Friend Vs 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.
Second Side of Romance Triangle
Writing the MC vs His 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.