Friday, February 11, 2011

392 Words and Lost in Action

So I know my antagonist's motivation, and know how my MC stands in the way  of her achieving her goal, but I'm really having trouble writing the steps in between and the action to fill it in.

Any tips for me?

Words Written: 392


  1. hmmmm.... Richard Harland's Writing Tips are an AMAZING resource ( I mention it here, because something he wrote sprang to mind:

    When you plot then write, there are always those scenes that are a necessity - of themselves they don't excite you, but you need to go through them to get from A to B.

    He suggests approaching them as though you would have written them anyway.

    So - is there some aspect of your character you can explore through these scenes? Something you can show them doing that invests us in them?

    I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you can find some aspect of these scenes that links back to the premise of your book - what originally excited you about the project - and really go into that, it might revitalise.

    Otherwise, er, writing's hard. About the least helpful advice ever :-)