Working with my critique partner recently, I learned how hope can make a scene irresistible. (This is not a writing advice post.)
I don’t do writing advice posts. Nope, nope, nope!
But occasionally I discover something about writing I want to share, and do so in a post. This is one such post.
Recently I’ve been working intensively with my new critique partner, both giving comments and suggested edits, and receiving and implementing them.
I’ve also been on a bit of a writing craft bender. I haven’t been counting, but I’ve probably read a good five craft books in the last few weeks. Not new ones, just some of my old favourites from the bookshelf.
All this means I’ve done a lot of cogitating about what makes a scene work, what’s different about the scenes that excite me or suck me in, and how I can implement this magic in more of my writing.
(I’ve also discovered I’m addicted to the words “something” and “filled” and the phrase “going to die”. You decide what that says about my WIP.)Continue reading “How hope pulls a scene”