Jan. 5th, 2013

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I thought I'd give you a glimpse into the revision process of While We Run, where I am currently smushing chapters together, grouping characters in different alliances, and inventing new locations.

(Why do I do this to myself?)

(… oh yeah because I think this will be a better book when I'm done)

When writing revised scenes, I tend to plan out a scene before I write it, first briefly while I outline the chapter, and then in more depth, so that the actual writing doesn't involve too much, "And then what happens?" No, that's an attitude for the first draft!

However, when I say "in depth", I don't mean "formal". For example, to conclude an argument between characters about what they should do next:

[Tegan says that she’s been praying, and she thinks this is the way to go. Bethari nods.]
[Abdi and Joph are like, atheist eyeroll, unite!]


And that's how we make literature!

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