Revising – Trimming Scenes

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Revising – Trimming Scenes

Snip, Snip, Snip

Read about finishing scene splitting.

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.

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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 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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