Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Fiction Feed - ((Quiet))

Writing is a busy thing. Books are a busy thing. I suppose nobody is really interested in reading a book about silence and calmness; that would be boring.

But I think it is important for characters to get a breather every now and then, partly because it bring issues to the surface (hopefully issues with other characters, which create further issues, which create new plotlines...). If we cram something in every minute of our character's lives, they don't have a chance to think about everything.

And maybe you'll delete those moments once you're editing, but at least you gave the characters a chance to do something.

So let a character reflect this weekend. Think. Be quiet. See what trouble they will get into when there's nothing but themselves to trouble them.

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