Writing Peripheral Scenes

One strategy during revision is to write the scenes that take place outside of the narrator’s experience. What happened before he entered the room? Those scenes can help me imagine everything from the posture to the motivation of the various characters when our narrator does arrive. So here’s a scene that drives action in the... Continue Reading →

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Red

I’m not sure why I remember her that way, dressed in red, but I do. She’s wearing a big dress, the fancy folds of material cascading around her, held aloft by some cage of hoops and petticoats. She looks like something out of a film, her hair swept away from her face, her neck bare... Continue Reading →

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