Scenes: Remember the Emotion

Scene Emotion

I’m going through second-draft hell with a novel I’m ghostwriting. I need to weed out several characters and a sub-plot. It’s not fun.

Then I read this post, Interview with Jo Knowles on writing process, writer advice & SEE YOU AT HARRY’S – Inkygirl: Guide For Kidlit/YA Writers & Artists –, and found this delightful tip:

“3. Think of the strongest emotion conveyed in the chapter and write it at the top of the box.”

I thought YES! immediately, and tried it.

Here’s the big benefit: it’s given me a much better grasp of the novel. Plus, it’s helping me with the pacing. Thank you, Jo Knowles. 🙂

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