Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wasted Scenes

One of the highest compliments I can receive is when somebody tells me that a story I wrote has no wasted scenes. That doesn't mean that it's perfect by any means, but it does mean that I made my scenes efficiently. 

I hate the idea of a wasted scene. When I see two characters talking on and on and it doesn't further the plot or develop the characters, it makes me upset that I read it. It was a waste of time. 

Don't waste scenes. Lots of things go on in your world that you don't write about. 
If a scene doesn't add something new and useful, then don't write it down. 

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